When you want to make sure the new Somerville real estate you are buying for yourself and your family is your dream home, you must not neglect your always-wanted-to-have list. After all, purchasing a home with some of your in-demand features already built in proves much more cost-efficient than spending extra to add them yourself. Moreover, these amenities are ready for your indulgence the moment you move in.
That said, you may have some blank spaces on your must-have list—merely because you may be too busy looking instead of keeping your list updated. You can be assured of not missing any luxuries by viewing some of the more popular amenities and features requested by other homebuyers in the same Somerville real estate market.
Preferred by 90 percent of all homebuyers, exterior lighting refers to all the fixtures that allow a better view outside and on the perimeter of the house. It brightens up the evening while adding some security against prowlers and, ultimately, break-ins. Some homebuyers take security one step further by opting for a home with motion-sensor lights outside. These lights automatically turn on if it senses any movement outside.
Believe it or not, as many as 92 percent of homebuyers have said they prefer to buy a house featuring a separate laundry room. Gone are the times when you don’t mind doing your folding and ironing out in the living room or kitchen. Now, homebuyers simply want a place where they can perform these tasks undisturbed.
Ideally, you want a laundry room with ample space for washer, dryer and even a closet where you can keep all your laundry accessories. This can be located in the basement or somewhere closer to the bedrooms.
If there’s one common feature that homebuyers absolutely want, it’s more space to store their stuff. For instance, they want a kitchen that hosts a myriad of cabinets and a pantry with lots of shelves. Meanwhile, some homebuyers prefer clever storage spaces around the house. For instance, the space under a staircase can be easily fitted with another closet.
Wouldn’t it be great if your new home helps you save on utility costs? This is exactly what most homebuyers are thinking nowadays, which is why they are looking for some green features around the home. These include solar panels on the roof and energy efficient windows.
Homebuyers today, often very mobile, are also looking for various types of smart technology in their homes. They appreciate appliances and fixtures that can be readily controlled remotely using their smartphone or tablet. These include lights, air conditioning units, and even the sound system.
Keep these features in mind as you explore the new home market for you and your family. Get real with yourself and think about which ones are your non-negotiable features. Once you have established this, discuss your must-haves your with your exclusive buyer’s agent who can help narrow down your list in accordance to your preferences. A smaller list also makes it easier on your feet and leisure time.
Buyer’s Choice Realty can help you find the ideal property. Call us today at 1-800-252-8937 for a no-obligation free consultation.
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