By Les Christie
The McMansion is back. After shrinking for three years, newly-constructed homes are growing again.
For the first time in six years, Americans are asking for more square footage in new home designs, according to a recent report from the American Institute of Architects.
Existing homebuyers are thinking big, too -- especially in markets where home prices have been hit the hardest like Phoenix, said Jed Kolko, chief economist for real estate website Trulia.
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