With some predicting that inflation will become an even bigger factor for rising home costs, the stressors that surround home sales have reached fever pitch. ZeroDown analyzed its proprietary data, last updated April 7, 2022, to determine the 10 most common features that homebuyers list as must-haves when searching for home listings.
People who categorize feature as a must-have: 375 (3.8% of respondents) Convenience for people who live in a walkable neighborhood, or a residential area close to public transportation and amenities, is only one of the many positives that homebuyers are looking for.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 440 (4.4% of respondents) It’s no secret that humans are hard-wired to appreciate beauty, and it’s an evolutionary trait that helped everyone’s ancestors survive by looking at the attractive qualities of a fresh apple rather than one past its expiration, for example.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 659 (6.6% of respondents) Even buyers looking for the hippest neighborhood near the trendiest bars and nightclubs still need peace and quiet when they close their eyes to sleep at night.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 764 (7.6% of respondents) Whether it’s a den, over-garage room, basement, or something else, a bonus room is extra space that could equal extra money for sellers when listing their homes.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 913 (9.1% of respondents) People are thinking about their psychological and physical health more than ever, which is why proximity to green spaces may be so popular when looking for a new home.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 931 (9.3% of respondents) They say a dollar goes a long way, and research has found that’s true when it’s spent on education.
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 989 (9.9% of respondents) In 18th century Colonial Williamsburg, historical records indicate that Martha Jefferson, first lady of the United States at the time, considered owning 16 gowns as “too much clothing.”
– People who categorize feature as a must-have: 1,352 (13.5% of respondents) Around 70% of all households in the United States have a pet, and while cats, chinchillas, hamsters, iguanas, and ferrets make up some of that percentage, dogs are by far the most popular pet.
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