mcmansion

10 Top Fads of the Last Decade

It's hard to say if any of the fads of the past decade will be as memorable as, say, the Hula Hoop or Frisbee. But like every decade, the 2000s...

The end of the McMansion era

American homes are shrinking, as people downsize their costs and lives. After years of growth, the Census Bureau says the average size of a new home...

Not a Single New McMansion Sold in June or July

Not only did new-home sales plunge in July to a record low, the McMansion market saw no activity whatsoever -- for the second month in a row. An economist says the high-end market "is becoming non-existent."

McMansion today, tenement tomorrow?

A piece in the latest issue of the Atlantic Monthly looks at a disturbing trend. With foreclosures on the rise and a glut of new homes, suburban...