A new generation of home buyers is redefining the way we look at home ownership. After interviewing the industry’s top agents, here is what buyers really want and the top five trends attracting buyers now.
Great Outdoor Spaces - Screened-in porches and outdoor kitchens are a must for buyers - think versatile seating, lighting options, built-in grills, pools, Sport Courts and all-weather flat screens.
Whether hosting friends for the Super Bowl or celebrating the Fourth of July with a pool party, the home at 1220 Wyndham Hill Lane offers outdoor spaces that welcome every event. It is listed by Nancy Dennis for $2,160,000.
Open Concept Kitchens - Open, airy floor plans are a must for today’s buyers with a need for space that allows people to interact while they cook, lounge or take in the big game.
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Versatile Rooms – Mixed-use rooms like the exercise/craft room/kid's study are becoming more popular. It’s all about maximizing space without skimping on function and having the flexibility to allow rooms to evolve with changing needs. Buyers are opting for a library/study/man-cave over formal living and dining rooms, and instead using these spaces for something else, like a pool table.
The Home Office – A personal office space is now more desirable than ever because technology has made it possible for people to work from home. Having a separate space for business is essential for most buyers.
Technological Capabilities – A recent study on Zillow.com reveals that 77 percent of Gen X and Gen Y buyers want their homes equipped with technological capabilities—remote control of security systems, thermostats, window shades, media systems, etc. Briggs Freeman Southeby’s agents confirm the trend, and say the desire for smart homes will only continue to grow with technological advances.
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