Honey, I stretched the house -- again

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Whether or not Americans are better off these days is a loaded political question. But one thing's for sure - their homes keep getting bigger.
According to the annual American Housing Survey released this month by the Census Bureau and other reports, Americans are building bigger, fancier houses and loading them up with more features and systems than ever.
The average new home grew to 2,434 square