The Top 5 Features Homebuyers Want in Their New Homes

Dec 16, 2015

Whether you’re looking to buy a home in a new development or an older home that has been lived in, there are some common things that many homebuyers are looking for when searching for their new home. If you’re selling your home, it is good to know what homeowners are looking for so you can increase your chances of not only selling your home, but also getting closer to your asking price. Homebuyers today are looking for homes that are move in ready.

5 features that homebuyers want in their new home include:

  1. Hardwood Floors

Who doesn’t love hardwood floors? Not only does hardwood match with any décor or colour scheme, it’s also easy to clean! If you have allergies then you definitely want to get rid of any carpeting in your home. A lot of newer homes are built with hardwood floors and it is often offered as an upgrade when purchasing from a builder. If you find a home you love but can’t see past the wall to wall carpeting, ask your real estate agent what’s underneath it. If you’re lucky there will be hardwood floor. A little sanding and polishing is all you need to do to get the updated look you want.

  1. Updated Kitchen

The kitchen is often the heart of the home. Not only is it where a lot of families spend most of their time, but also it’s the room that people spend the most money on when making upgrades to their home. This is what makes the kitchen the largest selling feature. An updated, well-designed kitchen can give a home that wow factor that homebuyers are looking for. When moving into a new home the last thing you want to do is spend thousands of dollars remodelling the kitchen. Changing out old appliances for stainless steel appliances alone can make a dramatic difference.

  1. Open Concept Floor Plan

Newer homes are now being built to satisfy this want, but it is hard to find an open concept living space in an older home unless you’re willing to knock down some walls. Open concepts are great for families and for entertaining. You can see your kids in the TV room while you’re making dinner in the kitchen. When entertaining, instead of your guests being confined to separate rooms, they can easily mingle in what feels like one large room! Homebuyers are always looking for more space, and an open concept provides just that.

  1. Home Offices

With more and more people working from home these days, a home office is important for many homebuyers. Even if the room is not staged as a home office, an extra room that could be turned into a home office is what homebuyers are looking for. This dedicated space is important for homebuyers because it helps those who work from home to stay focused and concentrated and avoid distractions.

  1. Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Arranging a pre-listing home inspection reassures homebuyers that they won’t run into any unexpected surprise expenses. Creating a sense of transparency by showing homebuyers you have nothing to hide will alleviate any concerns and suspicions they may have.

How do these 5 things compare to your wish list? Please share!

If you’re trying to sell your home but it’s been on the market for a while now, you may want to consider making a couple of the changes above to your home. A little can go a long way!

Moving into Trafalgar Ridge

Trafalgar Ridge is an exclusive community of 112 luxury townhomes located at Trafalgar Rd. and Dundas in Oakville that is sure to meet the items on your wish list. Residents will be near lots of shopping centres, dining, entertainment and parks. Homes are functional and spacious and range from 1,940 to 2,800 square feet and feature 3 bedrooms plus den, 2-car garage, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. You can choose from our unique home layouts, customize your home and create a style that is your own. Trafalgar Ridge will be a beautiful and accessible community for many years to come. Register for summer 2016 move in today! Click to view Trafalgar Ridge floor plans. Have questions? Feel free to contact Dunpar Homes at anytime.


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