Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What Buyers Are Looking For - NAR Report

The National Association of Realtors recently released a report on what buyers are looking for in a home. I think it's very interesting that one of the items they say they are looking for is oversized garages. Read more in this news release from NAR:


Of course this is a nationwide report but certainly most buyers will want air conditioning, and in our area it's hot in August for sure. Walk-in closets and large master suites are also asked for quite often.

Interesting these days you are seeing garden tubs instead of whirlpool tubs, but a very nice feature is both a whirlpool or garden tub and a separate shower.

In our area buyers are very focused on location, proximity to work, and schools. Of course we have incredible schools so that's a perc for sure!

I've got a great bargain home for sale right now with an oversized garage, and it's priced at the Albemarle County assessed value, reduced almost $40,000. It's on Amberfield Drive in Forest Lakes and is now listed at $359,700, with four bedrooms and 2,400 sq.ft. The Forest Lakes community features a pool, tennis, clubhouse and more, as well as great schools.

What would be on your wish list if you were a buyer?


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