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Home design MORE important than price to new homebuyers

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 05:07 AM

What matters most to new home buyers in the Raleigh, NC area?

Home design rated as MORE important than price (and equal to location)

According to a survey of more than 20,000 home buyers completed by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, design matters more than price when purchasing a home.

Raleigh new home design | Survey of home buyers

2012 is the second consecutive year that home shoppers rated design above price.

Today's homebuyers are more intuitive about look and feel, long-term value and personal space and are turning to custom builders like Stanton Homes to work with them to create an environment with everything just the way they want it.

In fact, the overall appeal of a new home is so important to today’s buyers that respondents even ranked home design above safety and community design, followed by accessibility and prestige.

Here’s what the survey says about the important characteristics in new homes:

Raleigh new home design features | Home Buyer Survey

 

What’s so special about today’s new home designs?

With custom design builders like Stanton Homes, it means creating living space around lifestyles, with special function rooms like huge mudrooms, family centers, and customized island kitchens, and better living flow than can be found in box homes built by the block, or older homes with closed in spaces.

Buyers who decide to build a home increasingly look for a design team that can wrap ideas into a floor plan that’s perfect for the way they live – beautiful, functional and energy saving.

New home tip: When looking at your own new home design, don’t just pick a pretty plan. Talk to the builder, and find out how much he really knows about the kind of home you have in mind. A knowledgeable builder can create your vision with a design that’s all your own – at a lower price than you might imagine.

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

Read more about the John Burns survey here.

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