5 Features That Attract First-Time Buyers

There’s a growing number of young Americans who say they want to buy a house sometime in the next few years. In fact, a recent survey found large majorities of people between the ages of 18 and 34 who are planning to buy. That means, there’s going to be growing demand for midsized homes. Specifically, midsized homes with features that millennial buyers want. But what are those? Well, for one, a backyard deck. According to Trulia, 59 percent of millennial home buyers say they want one. An almost equal number of survey respondents said they’d like a balcony with a view. In other words, like most buyers, younger Americans want outdoor spaces that extend their living space and can be used for entertaining family and friends. Similarly, they also prefer an open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen. Kitchens, of course, are always important with buyers of any demographic. However, there is one feature nearly half of all surveyed millennial buyers wanted that is easy to add to your existing home without breaking the bank: A vegetable garden. A renewed interest in simple, healthy lifestyles has made vegetable gardens – or, at the very least, a good spot to start one – a must for 40 percent of younger home buyers. More  here.

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