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A new Avid Ratings poll of more than 22,000 recent homebuyers shows some of the 'in' things homebuyers want these days as well as some that are no longer in favor in this age of frugality. The poll is used by home builders to try to address the moods and wants of the home buying public as buyers are demanding more and paying less.
Some items that are in demand right now:
Space is in - but not necessarily huge homes. More livable space
Big kitchens with an island
Bigger secondary bedrooms
Home offices or studies
Main floor master bedrooms
Large showers with sitting area
2 and preferably 3 car garages
Nearby children's playground and walking paths
Green features - appliances & windows
Community health clubs
Dominant or focal point stairways
Too much glass
Interesting to note how tastes change every few years. Of course large kitchens and bedrooms have always been popular but as more people tend to 'nest' in their homes, the kitchen - great room is even more popular. Formal dining rooms have been going out for years now yet many builders still incorporate this traditional touch. Media rooms were popular a decade ago as the trend to mini-mansions was in vogue. Buyers today are looking for practicality and usability over ostentation. Some amenities that used to command premiums like golf courses and community facilities are deemed not worth the extra cost by many - although a segment of the population will always demand and expect those little niceties.
And of course foremost on everybody's mind, though not addressed in this poll - affordability, low interest rate and EQUITY. I know that's what I'd like to have in my home. I suspect a lot of folks would give up a lot of must have's and don't cares for a few grand in equity.
Feel free to listen to my Radio Show to learn more about the phoenix real estate market, new trends, and the latest opportunities. The Real Estate and Beyond Radio Show Airs every Saturday from Noon-2:00pm on Conservative Newstalk KKNT 960am in Phoenix, Arizona. You can listent to past shows, or stream on-line.
Intended to share information, ideas, and tips on buying and selling real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. Written by realtor and radio host, Harry F. D'Elia. This Blog focuses on the creation of wealth through real estate and is involved in teaching others how to conservativley buy and sell real estate to enhance one's current portfolio. Agent's are welcome to follow along and learn from Harry how to successfully meet your clients needs.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.