The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want!
In a market where current inventory is low, it is normal to think Buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there is still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here is a look at the two surprising things Buyers seem to be searching for in today’s market, and how they are impacting new home builds.
Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Garages
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released an article showing the percentage of new single-family homes completed in 2018. The data reveals,
64% of new homes offer a 2-car garage
21% have a garage large enough to hold 3 or more cars
7% have a 1-car garage
7% do not include a garage or carport
1% have a carport
The following map represents this breakdown by region:
Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Patios
Patios are on the radar for buyers as well. Community areas are often common amenities in new neighborhoods, but as it turns out, private outdoor spaces are quite desirable too. NAHB also found that,
“Of the roughly 876,000 single-family homes started in 2018, 59.4% came with patios… This is the highest the number has been since NAHB began tracking the series in 2005.”
As shown in the graph below, the number of new homes built with patios has been increasing for the past 9 years. Clearly, they are a desirable feature for new homeowners too.
Homebuyers are looking for garage space and outdoor patio living. If you are a homeowner thinking of selling a house with these amenities, it appears Buyers are willing to spring for those key features. Let’s get together today to determine the current value and demand for your home.