Before taking the dive into homeownership, people shopping for homes consider millions of factors, especially when it comes to interior features. Many people are willing to spend thousands of dollars to achieve the home of their dreams. Below are six of the top features most people are willing to spend extra for:
1. A Home Less Than 5 Years Old
The simple fact here is that people want a newer home. Something to keep in mind is that maintenance costs are considerably lower in new homes compared to older homes. I know... Not much help right? Sometimes, the truth hurts.
2. Stainless Steel Appliances
Here is an easy one! Stainless steel appliances are incredibly trendy right now and more and more people are drawn to their sleek look. A lot of brands are now putting out cheaper (but reliable) modules too. So you can present a modern kitchen without having to go overboard.
3. Beautiful Walls
New and beautiful walls go a long way in improving the atmosphere and energy of a room. More and more real estate agents are suggesting that sellers redo their walls and the addition of an eye-catching accent wall can really tie the room together and give your entire house a modern yet homely feel. See our full list of walls here.
4. Hardwood Floors
Hardwood flooring has a variety of advantages including a traditional beautiful style and low maintenance. More than 28% of homeowners say that hardwood flooring is “very important” when looking for a home.
5. Granite Countertops
In today’s generation, there has been a huge emphasis on having a beautiful kitchen and granite countertops help achieve that look. Not only are they incredibly durable, they add a unique beauty to any kitchen or bathroom.
6. Central Air-Conditioning
In older homes, this may not be an option. In a recent survey, nearly seven out of 10 homeowners said they would be willing to shell out more than $2000 on central air conditioning. Not only that, but a newer module that is still under warranty is a huge plus to a lot of home owners in hotter climates.
Author: Ian Mankins