10 Home Features Buyers Want

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty New Orleans

 10 Home Features Buyers Want

Home designers and builders say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don't have lasting value.

In today's day and age it's all about family togetherness - casual living, entertaining and flexible spaces.

Here are the must-haves in new or re-sale homes:

1. Large kitchens with islands
2. Energy efficiency, including energy-efficient appliances, super insulation, and high-efficiency windows.
3. Home offices
4. Main-floor master suite
5. Outdoor living space
6. Ceiling fans
7. Soaking tub in the master suite and/or an oversize shower with a seating area
8. Stone and brick exteriors rather than stucco or vinyl
9. Community walking paths and playgrounds
10. Two-car garages, but three-car garages are even more desirable

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  1. KARIN SMITH 02/12/2010 12:22 AM
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Rainmaker
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I wish I had a 3 car garage!  Heck, make it four.. never enough room for all the adult toys

Feb 01, 2010 04:15 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Good comments, and think oversized master baths should be on that list -- along with soaker tubs and oversized showers!

joan Cox

www.JoanCox.com

Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.

Denver, CO   80237

Feb 01, 2010 04:17 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Lynda Gomillion
Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC - Pinehurst, NC

Alicia, thanks for the post... I believe you re assessment of what buyers want is right on the money!

Feb 01, 2010 04:19 AM #3
Rainmaker
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GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster
THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279) - Westminster, CO
REOptions LLC

Alicia....great post much success

Gary D in Denver

Feb 01, 2010 04:19 AM #4
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Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Good blog Alicia.  I think gas ranges and convection ovens should also be on the list.  Like Robert, I wish I had a three or four garage too!

Feb 01, 2010 04:20 AM #5
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GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster
THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279) - Westminster, CO
REOptions LLC

OBTW..rooten for your
Saints...

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