Is the Tiny House Trend Over? Survey Reports Homeowners Regret Not Buying Bigger Homes
Tiny house nation may only exist on TV, a new study finds.
This article originally appeared on People
After polling 2,264 U.S. adults ages 18 and up, Trulia unearthed what real estate missteps haunts homeowners most. And the response rails against a property trend America is obsessed with: tiny houses. Real homeowners, it turns out, don’t want to live in 400 square feet — they’re not even happy with their average-size homes.
The biggest thing buyers wish they had ponied up for, according to the report? More space.
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When asked if they wished they had chosen a larger home, 33% responded with a resounding “yes,” and only 9% revealed they would rather be indulging in the tiny house trend.
The same survey also asked renters about their housing regrets, and the answer is not so surprising: renters regret renting instead of buying. Forty one percent said they wish they had purchased a home of their own, with 28% of that group falling between the ages of 18 and 34.
Regardless of whether they’re paying a mortgage or monthly rent, millennials are groaning about the moving process, the report finds, with 71% agreeing that they had qualms about what and how they chose their living situation.