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Top Ten Home Features Utah Home Buyers Want!



February 28, 2010Large Kitchens with Islands

At a recent home builders show, Paul Cardis of Avid Ratings presented the top ten home features desired by new home buyers. Paul's presentation was to the International Builders' Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 19 to 22. Paul indicates that the features buyers are currently looking for are driven by five key factors--"family togetherness," "cost effectiveness," "casual living," "entertainment" and "flexible spaces". These five factors are expected to drive new home sales for some time down the road.

Avid Ratings conducts an annual survey of home buyer preferences to identify what is most important to current home buyers. The survey found that the kitchen is still the most important consideration for new home buyers. Below are the top ten home buyer considerations:

  1. Large kitchens with an island.
  2. Energy efficient appliances, windows and super insulation.
  3. Home offices.
  4. Main-floor master suite.
  5. Outdoor living space.
  6. Ceiling fans.
  7. Soaking tub or oversized tub.
  8. Stone and brick exteriors.
  9. Walking paths and play areas.
  10. Two car garages but three is better.

3 Big Take-A-Ways

First, Utah home builders can anticipate that new home buyers will continue to demand large family style kitchens. Second, as more and more home owners bring work home, home office demand will continue to rise. Utah has a high number of self-employed workers. These entrepreneurs will likely teach their children these skills and values which will continue to drive demand for home offices. And third, Utah home owners prefer not to climb stairs in order to go to bed. They want their master bedroom on the main living floor. Main floor living will likely continue to grow in demand well into the future.


Source:  MarketWatch, Steve Kerch




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Utah home buyers are expected to demand large kitchens, more energy efficient homes, home offices and more main floor living. Demand for larger garages will likely grow as well.

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