In today's real estate market, many of the buyers are younger than past generations of homebuyers. Today's homebuyer is tech savvy, extremely familiar with smartphones, apps, and Google. And now, according to Zillow, homebuyers not only want to use technology in their search for a home (much like you are in reading this blog) but want to use technology throughout the home as well.
The new generation of homebuyers on the Eastern Panhandle are rewriting the rules and that begins with what is on their home search list— what they want in their future homes. So what does the new homebuyer want in their home? The following are four new features in homes that are peaking this generation of homebuyer's interests.
1. The Man Cave and the Smart Home
The "Man Cave" or man's media room has been around for the past few years, but now, more than ever, buyers are interested in how well-equipped these rooms are. They want surround sound, large TV's, and more technology than homes have in the past. But you might have also seen or heard of homes who are incorporating technology throughout their homes— the new "Smart Home." These features of a smart home include touch screens to unlock and lock doors, turn on lights, and even monitor their home from smartphones.
2. Elaborate Closets
Who doesn't want more closet space? Movies and home improvement shows are raising the bars for closets and how they can be transformed with multiple organization systems. A walk-in closet is on many Eastern Panhandle homebuyers' wishlists. Some homeowners are now even taking a spare bedroom and turning it into even bigger of a walk-in closet. A large closet will never go out of style and is likely a great investment on the market today.
3. Home Office
As more companies allow their employees to work from home, a home office space is becoming increasingly valuable. Some will create one with built-in desks and shelving all in the name of having an isolated place in their home for their laptop and work essentials. While built-ins are appealing, it may be best to always keep the option of changing the space back to a bedroom.
4. Hardwood Floors
If a home has sat idle for a while, you will probably notice carpeting from wall to wall. Carpeting may have been appealing to the past generation of homebuyers, but our new buyer is looking for hardwood. Giving their space a clean and updated feeling, hardwood floors are becoming a staple on home search wishlists. If you see a home you love and it does in fact have carpeting, ask what might be underneath— you might be surprised to find great floors hiding.
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