What new homebuyers want

February 27, 2019 11:42 am

A new survey reveals what new homebuyers want in 2019.

And many featured are provided in Qualitas’ affordable Cape Coral homes.

Energy Star appliances, windows and whole house certification are among the most wanted home features. That is according to survey results from the National Association of Home Builders.

NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers. These included those who have either recently purchased a home or plan to purchase a home within the next three years. They ranked 175 features based on how essential they are to a home-purchasing decision.

What new homebuyers want

The top 10 features also included home-storage needs, such as garage storage and walk-in pantries, as well as hardwood flooring, a patio and exterior lighting.

Qualitas houses, which start from just $219,900, include a range of quality features and finishes, including new stainless-steel appliances, a spacious garage and a landscaped lot.

In 2018, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average home declined to 2,576 square feet — down from its peak at 2,689 square feet in 2015 — driven in part by increased production in townhouses, which comprised 14% of new home starts.

Rose Quint, AVP of survey research at NAHB says. “Builders are trying to meet demand where it’s hottest, and that is at the lower price points.”

Suburbs are the most desirable home location (64%), followed by a rural setting (24%) and the central city (11%). Millennials are the most likely to want to buy a home in a central city (23%), compared to Gen X buyers (11%), baby boomers (8%) or seniors (3%).

According to NAHB’s survey, 86% of home buyers prefer their kitchen and dining room to be completely or partially open. Top finishes include stainless steel appliances (67%), granite or natural stone kitchen countertops (57%) and white kitchen cabinetry (32%).

Additional details on the NAHB data are featured in the full 300-page report, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 edition).

For more details about Qualitas new houses, go to http://qualitasglobalrealty.com/construction/.

Source: http://nahbnow.com/2019/02/what-home-buyers-want-in-2019/