Ventura County Buyers - What home feature do buyers desire the most?

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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®     Mortgage Pre Approval      First Time Buyers

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What home feature do buyers desire the most? ....A laundry room.

Yes, a laundry room!

They consider it the home feature most desirable, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders.

93 % of buyers surveyed said they wanted a laundry room, and 57 % of those consider it downright essential.

And they don’t want to walk up and down the stairs, 70 % of buyers want their laundry rooms on the 1st floor.

Ceiling fans are add-on buyers are looking for (50% consider them a must-have).

The kitchen also continues to transform from a place where mom made meals to a family gathering spot, where a family can cook, eat, entertain, help the kids with homework and pay the bills.

Adding any kind of table or island with stools or chairs for people to sit and dedicating a cabinet for paper work can make a big difference in how the kitchen space is utilized.

 

Here’s the list of the 10 home features buyers consider most essential in a new home.

 

1. Laundry room: 57 %

2. Exhaust fan in the bathroom: 53 %

3. Ceiling fans: 48 %

4. Double sink in the kitchen: 44 %

5. Exterior lighting: 41 %

6. Shower stall and tub in the master bathroom: 41 %

7. Bathroom linen closet: 39 %

8. Table space for eating in the kitchen: 36 %

9. Energy-Star rated windows: 35 %

10. Garage storage: 32 %

 

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Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Chris B Johnson, Hmmm, very interesting.  I must admit that I enjoy having my laundry room inside the house and on the first floor.

Sep 17, 2015 02:53 AM #1
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Yes Sybil Campbell , my preference differs as I like the Landry Room on the Second floor as most of our laundry is generated on the second floor, the beds and laundry hampers are all upstairs.

Sep 17, 2015 03:02 AM #2
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Chris,

 

My buyers tend to be split on whether they want the laundry room on the first floor or the floor where the bedrooms are. If they want a sink in the laundry room, those are typically on found on ground floor laundry rooms.

Sep 17, 2015 11:57 PM #3
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David Gibson , I guess it depends on where you live. If you have a "mud room" you probably want your landry down stairs. In Southern California the new developements have tiny lots with big homes. All the bed rooms tend to be upstairs so landries are up too.

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