BUILDING A NEW HOME THIS YEAR?

Whether you're a professional house builder or planning your own dream home this is an interesting read because most people want the end result to be good for resale.

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AVID Ratings Co. is a customer loyalty and survey management firm that works with the home building industry. AVID recently released its annual survey of home-buyer preferences, revealing these 10 most-desired features of new homes:

  1. Large kitchens, with islands and granite counter tops. These are most popular among buyers trading up or buying custom homes.
  2. Energy-efficient appliances, insulation and windows. Rising energy costs are making these the most sought-after ‘green’ selling features.
  3. Home office/studies as alternatives to formal dining rooms.
  4. Main-floor master suites. These are must-haves for empty-nesters, says the survey.
  5. Outdoor living rooms. Livable outdoor spaces are gaining popularity in both Canada and the United States.
  6. Ceiling fans.
  7. Master suite soaker tubs. Large showers with seating areas are also becoming desirable.
  8. Stone and brick exteriors.
  9. Natural surroundings. These include community landscaping, walking paths and playgrounds.
  10. Two-car garages.

AVID Ratings Co. is a customer loyalty and survey management firm that works with the home building industry, and presents annual customer experience awards to builders in both Canada and the United States.

Barb Giblin

Barb Giblin

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CENTURY 21 Northern Realty
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