Big homes are still a big market according to sister sites Builder and Metrostudy. As a result of the recession, builders have been targeting move-up home buyers to compensate for high labor and construction costs. The result has boosted the median size of single-family homes to 2,450 square feet. To examine the data, Builder and Metrostudy put together an interactive chart exploring the top markets:

So, we've mashed up 2015 home-closing data from Metrostudy with the NAHB report to provide a more up-to-date and drilled-down look at big-home markets. Within each of the nine regions, we've identified five markets (at the MSA level) with the largest median square footage. For consistency with NAHB, we've only include data from single-family new home closings.

Head on over to Builder to read the full analysis of the data and see the interactive chart.

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