Top Six Things People Want When House Hunting

Making sure your remodel will help when you decide to sell your home can make the process less nerve-wracking. USA Today reported the top 11 things that homebuyers are willing to pay more money for.

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Many of the features homeowners desire involve the kitchen. They include stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island. The kitchen is a major focal point for home buyers, said Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com.

“People, in general, have shown more interest in having big and beautiful kitchens, and the kitchen is acting as an informal gathering place,” Samuelson said in an interview with 24/7 Wall St. “We have gone from the ’70s where it was about Hamburger Helper … and now we’ve got the Food Network where people are more interested in exploring cooking.

  1. Eat in Kitchen
  2. Stainless Steel Appliances
  3. Ensuite Main Bath
  4. Kitchen Island
  5. Granite Countertops
  6. New Kitchen Appliances

Eat-in Kitchen

Eat-in Kitchen – Young families particularly want an all-purpose kitchen some even opting for adding TVs to the space and many want it to open into the family room. Percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 40%, Amount willing to pay extra: $1,770.

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Stainless Steel Appliances

According to the statistics, Most people in the 35-54 age range find Stainless Steel more attractive.  Percentage of buyers willing to pay more: 41%, Amount willing to pay extra: $1,850.

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Ensuite Main Bath

Ensuite Main Bath – Homebuyers 35 and older want their bathroom suite area more “homey” even opting for televisions to be installed and demanding walk-in closets off the area.  Percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 49%,  Amount willing to pay extra: $2,030.

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Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island – Most new house hunters want a kitchen island, they feel it’s more organized and makes a nice space for not only serving their family but when they are entertaining. The percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 48%, Amount willing to pay extra: $1,370.

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Granite Countertops

Granite Countertops – The experts say this is purely a style issue. People want beautiful kitchens and granite is still maintaining its popularity. Percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 55%, Amount willing to pay extra: $1,620.

Stainless steel hood and oven

New Kitchen Appliances

New Kitchen Appliances – Those moving into a new home don’t want to deal with repairing or replacing these after they move in, and many want to take advantage of the new smarter appliances. Percentage of buyers willing to pay more: 69%, Amount willing to pay extra: $1,840.

Statistics Source: USA Today

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