Features That Are Becoming Standard in New Homes

First-time and repeat buyers looking for Homes For Sale Southern Pines NC, say they’d rather have a smaller home with high-quality amenities than a bigger property. This means fewer such features, according to a survey the National Association of Home Builders released during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The NAHB’s report, titled “What Home Buyers Really Want,” identified the following features as being most desired by both segments of buyers.

  • Laundry rooms
  • Energy Star–rated windows
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Walk-in pantries
  • Patios
  • Ceiling fans
  • Kitchen double sink

Builders reported that designers are including flexible spaces that add greater functionality to laundry rooms. They’re also creating more outdoor spaces to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living.

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The survey uncovered even more. Most likely features that single-family homebuilders say is becoming standard in most new homes built today. Especially: walk-in master closets, low-emissivity (low-e) windows, and laundry rooms. Furthermore, builders say they’re more likely to add energy efficient features. Not only … but also: lighting, programmable thermostats, and Energy Star–rated appliances. An open design concept, along with great rooms. In addition 9-plus-foot ceilings on the first floor, is also becoming common in newly built homes, the survey finds.

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