Tag Archive for ‘What Home Buyers Really Want’

Home Buyers Want Energy Efficient Windows

Previous posts reported on home buyer preferences for kitchen and bath features, from NAHB’s recent study What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.  The same study also asked the panel of 3,247 recent and prospective home buyers to rate a dozen different window types and materials on the following four tier scale: The general window characteristic that home buyers value more… Read More ›

New Home Prices Squeeze Buyers Out at the Low End

Recent Census data, combined with NAHB survey results, illustrate the way in which home buyers in the lower one-fourth of the market have been squeezed entirely out of the market for new construction, and forced to look exclusively in the stock of existing homes—where the inventory of homes available for sale remains in a historically low range (at a 2.5-month… Read More ›

Buyers Insist on Both a Shower & Tub in the Primary Bath

Last Thursday’s post reported on home buyer preferences for kitchen features, from NAHB’s recent study What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.  That study also asked the same panel of 3,247 recent and prospective home buyers to rate 18 bathroom features on the same four tier scale: Results show that bathrooms, especially the home’s primary bathroom, tend to be very… Read More ›

NAHB Study Finds Double Sinks & Pantries the Most Popular Kitchen Features

In the recent NAHB study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition, side-by-side double sinks and walk-in pantries ranked as the most popular of 30 listed kitchen features.  This result is based on a comprehensive, nationwide survey of 3,247 recent and prospective home buyers conducted in the summer of 2020. Among other things, the survey asked recent and prospective buyers… Read More ›

Most Home Buyers Want a Home Office

Lock down orders implemented across the US to fight the spread of the coronavirus have given rise to more people working from home and engaging in other activities indoors that they would normally do in public spaces. With the major shift in where people spend their time, it is important to examine the data currently available on home buyers’ preferences… Read More ›

Specialty Rooms Wanted by Millennial Home Buyers

A laundry room is the most popular specialty room (anything other than a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen) among Millennial home buyers, with 86 percent of them reporting that it is a desirable (36 percent) or essential/must have (50 percent) room (Figure 1). This data comes from a recent NAHB report, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition), which is based… Read More ›

Top Bathroom Features Among Millennial Home Buyers

The most wanted bathroom feature among Millennial home buyers is ‘both a shower stall & tub in the  master bath’, according to a report recently published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition). Seventy-six percent of Millennial home buyers want this feature. The report is based on a survey that asks prospective… Read More ›