Tuesday, August 24, 2010

End of the McMansion Era

Theyve been called McMansions, Starter Castles, Garage Mahals and Faux Chateaus but heres the latest thing you can call them � History.

Reports CNBC: In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of references made to the �McMansion glut� and the �McMansion backlash,� as more towns pass ordinances against garishly large homes, which are generally over 3,000 square feet and built very close together.

What sets a McMansion apart from a regular mansion, according to Wikipedia, are a few characteristics: Theyre tacky, they lack a definitive style and they have a �displeasingly jumbled appearance.�

Well, count 2010 as the year the last nail was hammered into the McCoffin: In its latest report on home-buying trends, real-estate site Trulia declares: �The McMansion Era Is Over.�

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