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When smaller is better

Builders shrink and simplify home designs in response to changing demand by buyers

Jessica and Christopher Snow and their dog, Maisie, have settled into their new home in Groton, after ruling out anything larger than 3,000 square feet as excessive. Jessica and Christopher Snow and their dog, Maisie, have settled into their new home in Groton, after ruling out anything larger than 3,000 square feet as excessive. (Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe)
By Scott Van Voorhis
Globe Correspondent / March 25, 2010

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With plans to start a family, Christopher and Jessica Snow knew they wanted a new house as they began scouting out small towns last year along the Interstate 495 beltway. (Full article: 940 words)

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