Kitchen and Master Bedroom Most Important Features to Todays New Home Buyer

Top 3 Key Features Wanted in  HomeToday’s new home buyer’s most important features are the kitchen and master bedroom, according to a survey conducted by PulteGroup.  The kitchen was chosen as the most important feature in a new home by 29% of those surveyed, followed by the master bedroom with 22% picking that as their top feature.  So, the bottom line is, the most important thing to new home buyers is to eat and sleep!  ;)

As for kitchen features that new home buyers are looking for, 23% aid a large eat in area was the most important feature of the kitchen, followed by 22% that said an oversized island was and finally 19% that said an oversized pantry.

In the master bedroom, 31% said the top priority was his and her closets, followed by 23% that had a spa-like bath as a top priority in the master bedroom.

A nice house beats a smart kid any day…

The thing in the survey that jumped out at me was the fact that over a third of the people surveyed (35%) said they would give up better schools in order to get a home with the features important to them.  Looking at it from the “glass is half full” perspective, I’m going to say that perhaps those were just the people without school-age kids.

Size matters..

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Over half (51%) of the adults in the survey said they want their next home to be bigger than their current one and almost two-thirds (64%) said they want their next home to be move-in ready.

Jack n Jill and a cup of Joe…

There were some regional variances with regard to features the people surveyed were looking for in a new home.  Here in the Midwest region, Jack n Jill bathrooms as well as coffee bars were popular features with those surveyed.

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