Quote: What matters in a new home

“This is a traumatic time in this country and the future isn’t something we’re 100% sure about now either. What’s left? The answer for most home buyers is authenticity.”

– Heather McCune, director of marketing for Bassenian Lagoni Architects in Park Ridge, speaking last month at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

A Builders Show report from MarketWatch outlines 10 “must-have” features for a home in today’s market. They are:

  • A large kitchen with an island
  • Energy-efficient appliances, insulation, and windows
  • A home office or study
  • A main-floor master suite
  • An outdoor living room
  • Ceiling fans
  • Master suite soaker tubs
  • Stone and brick exteriors
  • Community landscaping, paths, and playgrounds
  • Two-car garages

The story also notes that features like granite countertops are a must among move-up buyers but “on the bubble” for first-timers, and that home theater rooms and upstairs laundries are on the way out.

Does this ring true among any of the single-family home / townhome buyers or sellers out there?

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