Americans Prefer Smart Growth Communities

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker-Shooltz Realty

Americans favor walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, 56% of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors.

walkingDifferent home buyers are looking for all kinds of neighborhood settings, home buyers want walkable, transit-accessible communities.

Walkable communities (Village of Oxford) are defined as those where shops, restaurants and local businesses are within walking distance from homes. According to the survey, when considering a home purchase, 77% of respondents said they would look for neighborhoods with abundant sidewalks and other pedestrian-friendly features, and 50% would like to see improvements to existing public transportation rather than initiatives to build new roads and developments.

The survey also revealed that while space is important to home buyers, many are willing to sacrifice square footage for less driving.

Community characteristics are very important to most people. When considering a home purchase, 88 percent of respondents placed more value on the quality of the neighborhood (Lake Orion, MI) than the size of the home, 77% of those surveyed want communities with high-quality schools.

If this is the type of community that appeals to you, let's talk about how to make that dream a reality in the Village of Metamora. You need to contact me TODAY at 248-969-8065 or dhorne@cbshooltz.net
references: michelle wardlaw, NAR, donsrealty.net

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