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Features New Home Buyers Want

Real Estate News from   |  Apr 16, 2014   |  By: Erik Gunther
laundry room

Home builders across the United States are most likely to focus on “convenience, livability and energy efficiency” when constructing a typical single-family home today, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

“Home builders are including features that are practical and functional for the daily lives of today’s home buyers. The features that are most likely to be included in a typical single-family home this year are:

  • a walk-in closet in the master bedroom
  • low-E windows
  • a laundry room and
  • a great room.

Energy efficiency is a key theme with Energy-Star rated appliances, programmable thermostats and Energy-Star rated windows at the top of the list.”

Beyond those big three features, plenty of other “practical and functional” amenities were cited by the builders in the survey as key selling points, so we found examples of some of them.

Scroll through the slideshow to see what’s hot in new homes right now.

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