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The average size of a new house rose to 2,720 square feet last year, an increase of about 2% from a year earlier, and higher prices are making it more difficult for first-time buyers to afford a new home. Citing figures released by the National Association of Homebuilders, The Wall Street Journal said that the industry seems tilted toward high-end buyers these days. The number of starter homes hasn't gone up significantly because of rising land and construction costs and because of a shortage of mortgages available to the less affluent. The average price for a new house last year was $351,000, an increase of $100,000 since 2009. Almost half the houses started last year had four bedrooms, and a quarter of them had garage space for three or more vehicles. The increase in square footage surprised Rose Quint, assistant vice president of survey research at NAHB National Associa...

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