HERE'S WHAT HOME BUYERS WANT IN 2019
According to the latest What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 edition) survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), laundry rooms and energy-saving features such as Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient windows and whole house green certification are among the most wanted home features.
The data, collected from a survey of nearly 4,000 home buyers—those who have either recently purchased a home or plan to purchase a home within the next three years—ranked 175 features based on how essential they are to a home purchasing decision.
Buyers are also selecting smaller homes, a result of higher home prices and tightening affordability. The NAHB noted a continued decline in the average home size since 2016 and decreased demand for upscale features such as three-plus-car garages. (Read more about garage trends here).