Survey Reveals What’s Hot and Not in Home Features

What are some of the most popular home features luring home buyers? The real estate brokerage Redfin surveyed 435 of its real estate professionals across the country to find out what the biggest real estate trends are with home features.

According to the survey, real estate professionals identified the following features as the most popular among home buyers:

• Open floor plans
• Move-in-ready homes
• Granite in areas such as bathrooms or kitchens
• Upgraded windows
• Locations near public transportation
• Energy-saving appliances
• Large closets
• Updated lighting fixtures
• Two-story home with a bedroom on the main floor
• Wood floors

The survey revealed the following home features are not popular with home buyers:

• Popcorn ceilings
• Carpet
• Lack of parking
• Small kitchens and bathrooms
• Minimal amount of natural light
• Dated homes
• Wallpaper
• Low ceilings
• Limited storage space
• Loud location on a busy street

Source: “Real Estate Trends: Redfin Agents Tell Us What’s HOT and What’s NOT,” Redfin Blog (May 13, 2014)

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