Realtor.com has released their findings from their survey of buyer’s preferences, including reasons why they are choosing to buy a home.
Of buyers aged 25-34 the majority of them cited financial stability and the positive investment that home ownership brings. Older buyers, however, primarily cited having features that make the home more physically comfortable or enhance their daily living experiences as their top priority. Also, of the respondents that listed ‘considering retirement’ as their primary reason for moving this year, the age when this started to be top priority was as young as 45.
Other findings include:
Older buyers would prefer an updated garage over an updated living room
40% of buyers age 25-34 think they will buy a townhouse or attached rowhouse
43% of shoppers searched for ranch style homes
At every age group the vast majority of respondents were looking for a two-bathroom house.
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