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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

These Are the Features That Home Buyers Really Want

What do buyers really want? It's a question that perpetually buzzes inside the heads of sellers, real estate professionals, and, of course, home builders, which is why each year the National Association of Home Builders creates their “What Home Buyers Really Want” report. The information in the report comes directly from recent and prospective home buyers, who were asked to rank their most-desired features in a home. The results of the 2019 survey revealed a clear winner, as 91% of buyers prioritized a laundry room as a key feature in their new home. Keep reading to learn about some of the other findings from the report.

Don't Disregard a House Based on Cosmetic Faults

Are you searching for a new place to call home? It might sound obvious, but in considering listings you should always remember to focus on things that you can't change (at least not easily), such as the location, price, size, and serious repairs. While items like these correctly fall into the category of "potential deal breakers", it's also unfortunately common for buyers to get hung up on easily-fixable, cosmetic issues. You might think you're immune to this, but things like unpleasant colors or outdated fixtures can be hard to ignore since they are integral to your subconscious impression of the house. Luckily, as a reader of this blog, you know better than to dive into real estate unprepared! Here are some of the minor issues that are most difficult for buyers to overlook, along with a reality check about their actual importance.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Paddy on the River

It's always fun to show a little Irish spirit for St. Patrick's Day, but first you'll need to find a great party to do it at! Luckily, Poughkeepsie has got you covered with Paddy on the River, an amazing event happening Saturday, March 9th at Waryas Park. Featuring Irish food, vendors, music, beer, and more, this event is sure to be a hit. It might be a week early, but that just means you get an extra weekend to celebrate!