Virginia Home Buyer/Seller Guide-5 Most desirable features in any Home for 2011 .....

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Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

While we all are getting ready to say good bye to 2010 and welcome to 2011 there are trends that are here to stay with us.
Reading through the blogs, working with buyers, sellers over the 2010 it seems like we do have a strong opinion about what the trend forecast for the Virginia home owners are:

1. Granite: Gourmet kitchen or simple kitchen, having granite counter tops makes buyer feel having updated and luxurious kitchen. So granite is still the choice of kitchen counter tops for most of the Virginian buyers..

2. Center Island: Irrespective of style of homes (single family, townhomes or a condo) families love to gather around Kitchen. Hand in hand with the Granite will be center islands in the kitchen. Perfect place to serve food, open a bottle of wine and create memories with friend and family.

3. Upper level Laundry room: Seniors and parents love and desirable to have laundry at bedroom levels over in the basement and/or on main level. For simple fact they don't want to drag the baskets up and down. Most of the new construction homes in and around Virginia especially in single family homes and townhomes offer this feature.

4. Finished Basements: Buyers would rather have a fully finished home over spend money down the road to finish the basement. Having bonus room, media rooms, and/or wet bar are desired features in the basement but nothing beats a simple, open finished basement.

5. Large Family rooms: Single, married or with you are parent of dozen kids ...every one loves to spend evening in the family room. More buyers are leaning towards having no living room and have a large open family room.

 

 

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Rob Magnotta
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Great ideas, and a nicely written blog. Thanks for sharing, Ritu!

Dec 14, 2010 02:22 PM #1
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Ritu, this seems like a pretty thorough list of what buyers want. Finished basements are key here as buyers don't want to finish it themselves down the road and prefer immediate gratification. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 14, 2010 02:24 PM #2
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I think people want a 3 car garage, a view, large bedrooms and closets, and most of all a really low price.

Dec 14, 2010 02:24 PM #3
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Ritu

Your 5 most disirable features are right on target, thanks for sharing the tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 14, 2010 08:53 PM #4
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Ritu

Your 5 most disirable features are right on target, thanks for sharing the tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 14, 2010 08:53 PM #5
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Ritu Desai
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@Rob, thanks this list seems to be one of the things that won't just last in 2011 but also through next decade.

Dec 15, 2010 07:59 AM #6
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Ritu Desai
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@Dan, I agree. Most home builders in Virginia are offering finished basement and/or partially finished basement. That's the trend home buyers are also looking for.

Dec 15, 2010 07:59 AM #7
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@Lori, Virginia land is very expensive and three car garage are found typically in high end luxury homes. Most of our home buyers are content with either one or two car garages.

Dec 15, 2010 08:03 AM #8
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@Lou, thanks for reading the blog.

Dec 15, 2010 08:03 AM #9
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Ritu, this is a very DEFINITE list of current buyers' desires, and will need to re-blog this!

Dec 15, 2010 10:58 AM #10
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Rita - 

I agree with them all except for basements...  We don't have them in Florida, but we do have "bonus rooms" and most folks from "up north" use them just like a basement.

Dec 15, 2010 05:46 PM #11
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Hello Ritu and a wonderful post full of some great information ...

Vegas Bob ;)

Dec 15, 2010 07:28 PM #12
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Great post! Each market is a little different but in my market, people are also looking for the same thing.

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