Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Buyers Want In Homes Today

Buyers have a long list of what they want when home shopping, but one of their biggest desires is a good deal. But that's not all they want. Here are the top four things that made the list of top home buyer preferences.

1. Homes that are in good condition. Many buyers would rather spend more money upfront to get into a house in nice condition rather than spend money later on to fix it up.

2. A bargain with incentives. Buyers will look at short sales or foreclosures, but they don't want to do the fix up work. They are looking for sellers who will give them gift cards for new furniture or paint to seller paid closing costs.

3. Outdoor living areas. Buyers want homes with outdoor kitchens, screened porches, and two-way fireplaces.

4. Open kitchens. The kitchen is the gathering place of the home and buyers want open, flowing floor plans.

Information courtesy of Realtor Magazine.

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