The National Association of Home Builders report that appliances and improvements with Energy Star-rating are the number one item home buyers seek when purchasing a new home. Appliances and windows with energy and cost-saving capabilities are two of the most important items buyers seek in the new homes they purchase. In the recent survey homebuyers were willing to spend $7,095 more on a home that could save them $1,000 or more a year. As it relates to existing homes, when remodeling or replacing items in the home, it makes sense to invest in these appliances and improvements to add value for a future sale.
Storage is the second most important feature, home buyers are looking for in a new residence. Some of the items they seek are a laundry room large enough work and store items, a bathroom that has a linen closet and three car garage to store toys and tools, allowing two cars to also be stored undercover.
Outdoor items attracting new home buyers are water-saving landscaping such as native and drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and flowers. Stamped concrete, aggregate and professionally installed pavers are at the top of the list as well as elaborate outdoor lighting systems that highlight the beauty of the home and add an element of element of safety.
Inside new home buyers want hardwood floors, open kitchen floor plans with good dining areas. Well-apponted bathrooms are significant as well.
For the 12th consecutive year, white or creme cabinetry is the number one for the kitchen. Timeless backsplash choices as neutral stone and tile which allow owners to change mood easily with a pop of color using paint appeal to many buyers. Big paint colors seen in model homes are yellows, greens, plumbs and greys in 2014.