For many young couples, starter homes start big

DETROIT — With their wedding day just three weeks off, Bryan Carter, 28, and Lisa Valesano, 30, have the traditional tokens of young people starting a marriage: the rings, the flowers and a place to live.

That place will be their brand-new, 3,100-square-foot house in Macomb Township, Mich., with hardwood floors and granite countertops.

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