Homeowners Take Notice!

Homeowners take notice!  You may think you know where to put your money for a great ROI (Return on Investment)… kitchens, bathrooms, and masters.  Right?  NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) released a report called What Home Buyers Really Want that may surprise you.  Two panels were surveyed – Home buyers who had recently purchased a home (in the previous 3 years) and Individuals expecting to purchase a home (in the next 3 years).
To begin with, we were surprised at a few things home buyers DIDN’T want.  Here are a few features from that list:
  • Elevator
  • Gated Community
  • Laundry Chute
  • Game Room
  • Wet Bar
So what features DO home buyers really want?  A walk-in pantry may not surprise you, but would ceiling fans?  Ceiling fans are a great feature, but we were surprised to find them among the MOST WANTED.  85% or more of home buyers rated these 11 features as their most wanted:
  • Energy-Star Appliances
  • Laundry Room
  • Energy-Star Rating for Whole Home
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Bathroom Linen Closet
  • Energy-Star Rated Windows
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Garage Storage
  • Table Space for Eating in Kitchen
  • Walk-in Kitchen Pantry
What is YOUR most wanted feature?  We'd like to know!


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