What Home Buyers Really Want In 2015

Posted by John Sabia on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 12:09pm.

What do homebuyers really look for? A new survey conducted by the Demand Institute contradicts the conventional wisdom of what is typically thought to be the top features the average home buyer looks for when looking at homes for sale.  Conventional thinking ranks huge back yards, quality schools and closeness to work and public transit as top on the list. However, the latest results from the survey show conventional wisdom is incorrect.

Just 25% of those surveyed said being near public transportation was important to them while 44% considered it unimportant in their buying decision. Along the same lines, quality schools and proximity to employment were also ranked very low on the list. So, what do buyers consider to be most important today when considering a home or condo for sale?

Surprisingly, respondents ranked pet friendliness, large windows, extra storage and laundry facilities inside the home as just some of the top items.  Central Air, however, was the number one item on the list mentioned by 75% of those surveyed.

So what have we learned? Huge yards and a quick commute will be attractive to many home buyers - but homes without central air conditioning will not attract the majority of buyers. Read more here...

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Location! Location Location! Fantastic Cute Waterfront 1 Bed / 1 Bath Unit With An Amazing Water View, Rare Chance To Live Or Invest In Fort Laude...

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Justice & Associates Realty
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