Must-have Features to Look for When Buying a Home

Posted by Steph Kaye on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 5:57pm.

While you might have an idea of certain amenities you want from a house, we found some suggestions for must-have features when looking for a house. 

One of the first things is a separate laundry room. Having this space independent from other living areas is a key must-have. It allows you to create and organize the area in an efficient way that works for you while avoiding intermingling with other living spaces.

 

Another popular feature that is a value-add in a number of ways is a patio. The pleasure of enjoying spring, summer and fall days is an unparalleled luxury. Of course, patios serve as wonderful places to entertain friends and family and help keep those memories coming.

 

Hardwood floors are another feature that can add value to your home or are assets to look for in a home. The wear on hardwood floors is less than carpets. Additionally, the look of a hardwood floor can boost the design aspect of the home and increase value.

Be careful about falling in love with a home and forgoing examining the neighborhood. Do the neighboring houses have well-kept lawns and are the homes in good condition. The neighborhood directly impacts the value of your home and a well-maintained neighborhood is nothing but a value-add.

An updated kitchen is a huge feature sought out by those looking to purchase homes. As the most used room in the house, it’s good to have an island, if possible, updated appliances, and good storage space.

It’s important to note that these features are not so-much wishlist desires but the popular must-haves that people consider when buying a home. So whether you’re buying or selling keep these features in mind and happy hunting.

 

 

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