McMansions in Foreclosure

Large houses have increased in popularity over the last few years. This is somewhat unusual given that the average family has not increased. In fact, according to statistics from the National Association of Home Builders, the average American household has declined from 3.1 people in 1970 to 2.5 in 2006, while the average home grew from 1,500 to more than 2,400 square feet.
Why is the demand for larger homes growing if it