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Likely Builder Features for 2010

Today’s blog information is taken directly from the Buyer’s Rep, a publication of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, Inc.

Since we’ve seen a crunch in the nationwide real estate industry, not only have there been changes about the economics, but there also has been some mindset shifts on part of the buyers. Apparently, economics and mindset changes have caused many buyers to look at the size of their properties before making that all important purchase decision.

Presently, there is a forward push from builders, architects and designers about gaining increased spacial efficacy within smaller home designs.

According to the National Association of Home Builders Survey - The 10 Most Likely Features that builders will include in 2010 are as follows:

  1. Walk-In Closet in master bedroom
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Insulated front door
  4. Great Room
  5. Low-e Windows
  6. Linen Closet
  7. Programmable thermostat
  8. Energy Efficient appliances and lighting
  9. Separate Shower & Tub in master bedroom
  10. 9-Foot Ceilings or higher on 1st Floor

Feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:

2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

The originating source for this blog is derived from www.selleygroup.com.

Comment balloon 8 commentsCherise Selley • April 19 2010 03:06PM

Comments

Cherise,

Sounds like all great features for a home.....

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 10 years ago

Nothing too out of the box there!  For 2010 around here, the builder feature most seen so far has been bankruptcy . . .

Posted by Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate (American Foursquare Realty) over 10 years ago

It is interesting to see what is considered important to today's buyers. Things have changed in the past 25 years in a substantial way. The amount of bathrooms is one major factor and walk in closets is another factor. The list is not big in the viewpoint of the near past, but lookin at it over a longer period of time, things have changed substantially.

Cal

Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 10 years ago

The closets are the big thing here.  The older homes just don't have that feature and it is always harder to sell them since clients want the space.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 10 years ago

Ann - Looks like the typical list.  My buyers actually seem more finicky.  Cherise

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Richard - Perhaps so, but for 2010, we're seeing a huge upstart with new home building permits.  Hope PA experiences the same, Cherise

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Cal - Can you imagine what the list will look like in another ten years, just considering GREEN requirements? Cherise

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Paula - I'm like your Texas clients, needing major closet space. LOL...Cherise

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

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