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Contemporary: Nontraditional and Distinct

Contemporary homes represent an evolution of home design that came as city-dwellers made their way to the suburbs. The hallmark of a Contemporary home plan is its “simplistic distinctiveness," according to

"Contemporary homes tend to be a little grander and more modern. They aren't quite so ground hugging as, for example, a Ranch style of home," says Nyman. People attracted to this type of home like newer construction and all that comes with it, including more energy and cost efficiency as well as more space.

Where to find it: Contemporary homes can be found throughout the country, with more populated states like California, Texas, and New York boasting a higher volume of this type.

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