I was curious about what style of homes are selling in comparison to others last year. So I decided to run the numbers. I only ran homes that sold last year in Windsor in Weld County. What I found is this: 54% of the homes that sold were Ranch style, 4% were Bi-Levels, 6% Multi Level and 36% were 2 Story homes.
We already know that Ranch homes are more expensive do to the building costs. We also know that anyone can buy a ranch home, due to the lack of stairs and accessibility. Multi level homes and 2 stories still appeal to many people, if we were to add them as one group they would make up 42% to the total market. Bi-levels unfortunately come in as the least desireable, due impart by the amount of bi-levels available. Bi-levels do have a part in the market place due to the cost affective way they are built, home buyers can get a lot of finished square footage for the dollar.
So what does this information mean to the consumer? When purchasing a home keep in mind the amount of time you plan on staying in the home. If you plan on selling the home in a few years you may want to pick a floor plan that sales easily. The more you customize a home the harder it may be to sell.