Building Trends For 2009

By
Real Estate Agent with Lyoness USA

Coming to Las VegasWelcome to Las Vegas Home Builders

 

The National Association of Home Builders did a recent survey of 2,300 home owners, 50% of those surveyed said they would pay $5,000-$11,000 for a new home if it could save on their utility bills. 
Could 2009 be the year that GREEN goes mainstream?

As home buyers become more aware of the products that are offered and what is Eco-Friendly and available now I believe the trend will defiantly head that way.  I am very excited over the new products that are becoming more and more mainstream.

Along with homes being small and smarter, buyers expect the homes to have these options:

According to the surveys these building trends are on the top of consumers lists.

SMART STORAGE 

  • Making every inch count
  • closet organizing systems
  • Home entertainment Centers
  • Laundry rooms with lots of built in storage

CLEANER AIR

  • Builders are using paints that are lower in volatile organic compounds
  • Improved air filter systems that trap allergens

VERY FUNCTIONAL KITCHENS

  • The kitchen is still the most important room in the house
  • Buyers want the kitchen to be great looking
  • Lots of cabinetry
  • Spacious center islands
  • Highly efficient and great looking appliances that look built in

PAINTING AND INTERIORS

  • Tranquil home environments
  • Coming back into style is the 50's and 60's style of soft pastels
  • Leading trend seems to be shades of gray on the walls,and soft pinks
  • Bright and vibrant colors on back splashes in the kitchen and bath

FLEXIBILITY

  • As Baby Boomers age (that would be me!) manufactures are producing new products and rethinking others
  • Shelves that slide out for easy reach
  • Homes with wheel chair mobility in mind
  • Dishwashers that can be loaded from a wheel chair

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

  • Outdoor living is still very much a trend buyers are moving toward
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Elaborate grills
  • Refridgerators
  • Televisions
  • Wine coolers are much sought after
  • This trend is holding true for not only single family homes but Condos and Townhouses also.

This is an exciting time we are living in and there are many builders that are doing a great job of building green.  I wrote about one not to long ago  VILLA TRIESTE  Now is a good time to buy.

 

 

 

close

Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Buying
Location:
Nevada Clark County Las Vegas Summerlin
Groups:
ECO ALL-STARS & GREENIES
Las Vegas, NV Area Real Estate Professionals
Almost Anything Goes
LAS VEGAS - NEVADA
ActiveRain Carnival of Consumer Content
Tags:
builders
real estate trends
green trends
green builders

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
363,351
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hi Chris, I'm hoping to go greener... by going smaller... in an Airstream!! Interesting trends that you posted.

Feb 11, 2009 07:40 PM #1
Rainer
15,273
Chris Shouse
Lyoness USA - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas

Susie and would that Airstream have a hitch on it for the horse trailer?

Feb 12, 2009 04:04 AM #2
Rainmaker
185,767
Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate

Green is good and yes, I would pay $5K to $10K - it would be so quick to recoup.

Long time no talk... miss you!

Feb 12, 2009 04:43 PM #3
Rainer
15,273
Chris Shouse
Lyoness USA - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas

Irina I miss you too but April 2nd is coming:) I would also pay extra if the house of green and had all the new products in it. 

Feb 13, 2009 08:23 AM #4
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
15,273

Chris Shouse

Realtor - Las Vegas
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information