10 features homebuyers want

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- Feb. 2, 2010 - Home designers and builders speaking at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas say that buyers are seeking cost-effective features and rejecting things that don't have lasting value.

"It's all about family togetherness - casual living, entertaining and flexible spaces," says Carol Lavender, president of the Lavender Design Group in San Antonio.

Paul Cardis, CEO of Avid Ratings, which conducts an annual survey of buyer preferences, identified these must-haves in new homes:


• Large kitchens with islands

• Energy efficiency, including energy-efficient appliances, super insulation, and high-efficiency windows

• Home offices

• Main-floor master suite

• Outdoor living space

• Ceiling fans

• Soaking tub in the master suite and/or an oversize shower with a seating area

• Stone and brick exteriors rather than stucco or vinyl

• Community walking paths and playgrounds

• Two-car garages, but three-car garages are even more desirable

Source: MarketWatch, Steve Kerch (01/30/2010)

Comments (1)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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I think these features home buyers are looking for are wonderful-if a buyer can't have them all they will need to decide which ones are the most wanted unless they build which is an option.

Feb 02, 2010 08:06 AM