Amenities Worth Sacrificing For

When looking for your next home, there are always sacrifices to be made. According to the latest Home Index Survey conducted by PulteGroup, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, home buyers are willing to sacrifice some key draws about a property for certain features.

Of the 1,000 adults surveyed, almost half of them said they were willing to give up location near public transportation in exchange for must-have features in their new home. 35% of them said they would give up proximity to shopping and even give up better schools for these desired features.

So, what are these features worth such compromise? Here are some key features home buyers are looking for:

  • “His-and-her closets” in the master bedroom (31%), and spa-like master bathrooms (23%)
  • A large eat-in kitchen (23%) and kitchen island (22%)
  • At least one bathtub in the home (54%)

Executive Vice President of homebuilding operations, marketing and sales, Ryan Marshall says, “Consumers today aren’t just looking for the biggest house on the block. They’re looking for more efficient use of space and a greater area allocated to ‘workhorse’ spaces, like the kitchen.”

The kitchen ranked as the most important room when buying a new home, according to 29% of those surveyed. Second to the kitchen was not the bathroom as most would typically think. The master bedroom was the second most important room to home buyers at 22%. Ranking third was the living room at 18%.

What are you not willing to sacrifice in your search for your new home?

About Daniel Di Matteo

Realtor at CENTURY 21 Award, Daniel was Voted U-T San Diego’s Best Real Estate Agent in 2014. A Husband, Father, and most recently, accomplished Blog writer, which explains your visit today.