The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

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In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here’s a look at the two surprising things buyers seem to be searching for in today’s market, and how they’re impacting new home builds.

Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Garages

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released an article showing the percentage of new single-family homes completed in 2018. The data reveals,

  • 64% of new homes offer a 2-car garage
  • 21% have a garage large enough to hold 3 or more cars
  • 7% have a 1-car garage
  • 7% do not include a garage or carport
  • 1% have a carport

The following map represents this breakdown by region:The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want | Simplifying The MarketEvidently, a garage is something homebuyers are looking for in their searches, but that’s not all.

Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Patios

Patios are on the radar for buyers as well. Community areas are often common amenities in new neighborhoods, but as it turns out, private outdoor spaces are quite desirable too. NAHB also found that,

“Of the roughly 876,000 single-family homes started in 2018, 59.4% came with patios…This is the highest the number has been since NAHB began tracking the series in 2005.”

As shown in the graph below, the number of new homes built with patios has been increasing for the past 9 years. Clearly, they’re a desirable feature for new homeowners too.The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

Homebuyers are looking for garage space and outdoor patio living. If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling a house with these amenities, it appears buyers are willing to spring for those key features. Let’s get together today to determine the current value and demand for your home.

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A Timeless Countryside Barn Split Into Two Contrasting Halves

The idea behind this rather unusual-looking building was to create a structure which doesn’t follow any trends and is not defined by time, technology or by a specific style. That effectively turns this building into a timeless or better said atemporal construction. The inspiration for its design came from the typical sheds found in the Chilean countryside which surrounds the house. This was a project completed in 2019 by architecture studio 2172 / asociados.

The top and bottom sections of the house have two very different and contrasting designs
The top and bottom sections of the house have two very different and contrasting designs
Inside the shed there are two main voids/ one being on the ground floor
Inside the shed there are two main voids/ one being on the ground floor
A selection of locally-sourced materials was used to create a sense of belonging and to help the shed blend in
A selection of locally-sourced materials was used to create a sense of belonging and to help the shed blend in

The site on which the structure was built is quite large and surrounded by trees. It slopes down towards a lake and offers a series of beautiful and relaxing views. The house itself seeks to become a part of the landscape and it manages to do that by retaining a shed-like design and using locally-sourced materials which reference the surroundings. The horizontal bottom half of the house is clad in wood and has a barn-like design. The top half has a gabled roof, clean lines and a mode abstract and modern appearance.

At the center of the house there's a double-height space, this being the second void
At the center of the house there’s a double-height space, this being the second void
The bottom half of the building blend in with the landscape, making the top half stand out by contrast
The bottom half of the building blend in with the landscape, making the top half stand out by contrast
A variety of different styles and materials were used throughout this project, the goal being to create something unique and timeless
A variety of different styles and materials were used throughout this project, the goal being to create something unique and timeless
The bottom half of the shed blend in with the land while the top half blend in with the sky
The bottom half of the shed blend in with the land while the top half blend in with the sky
The site features a steep slope which goes down towards the nearby lake
The site features a steep slope which goes down towards the nearby lake
This atemporal artifact is located in Chile and was completed in 2019
This atemporal artifact is located in Chile and was completed in 2019


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