April 10, 2014

What Are Most Home Buyers Looking For in Their New Home?

Exterior of an American Luxury Wooden HouseWhen the economy was still booming, things of excess like wine cellars, movie theater rooms, and big pools were what home buyers wanted in their new homes. But since the economic recession, those looking for a new home haven taken a second look over their wish lists and got a lot more practical.

These days, energy efficiency is all the rage. Findings from the National Association of Home Builders show that home buyers are looking for homes that offer Energy-Star Appliances, Energy-Star windows, and an overall Energy-Star rating for the entire home. These changes may be a little more expensive than the old-fashioned conventional way, but they lead to huge savings in the long run.

Home buyers are also looking for home office space in their new homes. Technology improvements have made working at home easier and more ideal, especially for many working moms. Since telecommuting has grown by more than 80 percent since 2005, providing a home office space is a huge selling point for homeowners now and will continue to be in the future.

With help from some of these quick and easy changes, homeowners can help make their home more attractive to buyers this year. From new home staging to small-budget updates, talk to your Realtor about how to make your home more appealing.

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