You are selling your home and you have a big Center Hall Colonial. You probably feel pretty good in that you have a very desirable style of home. Sorry to tell you, but you are wrong.
According to a recent survey, 42% of all home buyers are looking to purchase a ranch style home.
Okay. So you think you have the second most desirable home, sorry, but no. The next largest group, 28% of buyers, are looking for a contemporary home.
The younger buyers are looking to purchase a townhouse or a condo. As they get older, this attraction to attached homes seems to fade. At that point they seem to prefer purchasing single-family homes.
If we look towards other features that today’s home buyers desire,75% of those home buyers want a home with two bathrooms. And over half of the buyers are looking for homes that have 3 bedrooms or more. Large private backyards are desirable, especially to the home purchasers who have young children.
These buyers are also looking for homes with remodeled kitchens and baths. These buyers, 80% of them, rate the kitchen as one of their three favorite rooms. They are also looking for a master bedroom suite and a garage. Things they said they do not want in their new home or a guest house a mother in-law suite or a man cave.