Main Street Businesses Expect Growth to Continue in 2020
Friedrich says, “While there continues to be speculation over an economic pull-back on Wall Street, Main Street businesses are expecting the momentum to continue for them so long as they stay competitive in the race for talent.”
Builders Shrink Home Sizes to Appeal to More Buyers
"After years of catering to move-up buyers with substantial budgets, builders are introducing new models with lower price tags and smaller footprints — oftentimes the size of a two-bedroom apartment. They’re doing so by building on smaller lots, skimping on high-end materials, such as granite and brick, and designing floor plans that eliminate formal dining and living rooms, foyers and other spaces that often go unused.""...homes with the smallest floor plans — the 1,200-square-foot “Adams” model and 1,400-square-foot “Taft” — account for nearly 60 percent of sales, according to the builder, PulteGroup of Atlanta. Both models are built on 40-foot-wide lots and have three bedrooms and two bathrooms."
This can be part of the solution in Blaine County. We need zoning districts that will allow for the small lots however.
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