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5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Choose a New Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value - How to Choose a New Home that will Sell

Building a Home with Resale in Mind

When building a custom home, keep in mind how many years you plan to live in it. It may be important to balance your wish list with features that will gain you the highest resale value.

Here are the five best ways to increase the resale value of your new home, when custom building in central North Carolina:

1. Main Floor Master or One Story Floor Plans

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

The most sought-after type of floor plan is a main floor master or one story home.

Main floor master homes are perfect for retirees with future mobility in mind, or empty nesters who no longer need to be next door to small children.

One story homes cost more per square foot than two story homes, but adding a basement or room or two upstairs (like a game room for the kids to hang out in) can help with the cost difference.

2. Open Island Kitchens and Homes with an Open Layout

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

Open floor plan designs are extremely popular among homebuyers - and open kitchens with an island and eating bar can be a must for many families.

"Open floor plans" can mean different things to different homebuyers. 

A home with the kitchen open to breakfast and great room, 9 foot ceilings, archways, and fewer formal spaces can have a higher market value.

  

3. Plans with 3 or 4 bedrooms5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

Floor plans with three or four bedrooms are some of our most commonly searched for homes.

Two bedroom homes are hard to appraise, and hard to sell.  A four bedroom home is most often the starting point for home searches.

 

 

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

 

 

 

With home offices becoming more common, a fourth bedroom gives homebuyers the flexibility they need as families grow and needs change.

 

 

 

4. Green Homes with Energy Saving Features

The new ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements are now in place, and have placed ENERGY STAR homes at the front lines of energy efficiency, again.  

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

ENERGY STAR and Green Certified Homes were found to have a statistically significant market advantage, compared to similar code-built, uncertified homes, in each of these categories:

 - Selling for a higher sale price

 - Selling for a higher price per square foot

 - Having spent fewer days on the market prior to sale

 

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing Market

The greater up-front cost of "going green" also pays off with:

 - Reduced energy bills

 - Reduced reliance on natural resources and greenhouse gas output

 - Savings through government incentives and energy company discounts

 - Healthier indoor air

 

5. Homes with Two Master Bedrooms

5 Ways to Increase Resale Value | How to Beat the Housing MarketA second master suite can add value to your investment.

Two master bedroom homes in high demand can contain:

 - A 2nd master bedroom

 - An in-law suite 

- A guest bedroom with attached private bathroom (especially a guest bedroom on first floor)

Each of these second master bedroom types will add instant resale value to your new home. And each can be designed to be very different, in reflection of lifestyles and preferences.

Read more about adding value to an NC custom home, in each of these related articles:

How Tall Should Ceilings Be for Best Resale Value?  

Open Concept Floor Plans - What does an "open floor plan" look like?

Main Floor Master Homes - Floor Plan Ideas

One Story Homes - Floor Plan Options 

Built-in Home Offices - What Features are Important to Homebuyers?

Energy Star Homes Sell for More

How Two Master Bedroom Homes are Worth More in the Market

 

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New Mother in Law Floor Plans | Custom Homes with Mother in Law Suite

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 05:12 AM

Looking for Homes with a Mother in Law Suite or Apartment?

New Floor Plans Available!

Stanton Homes is now offering a new series of floor plans with a Mother in Law Suite added. 

Mother in Law Suite Home

Homes with Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans have been growing in popularity, particularly among custom home buyers who are looking for something unique that can accomodate an extended family.


Adding a full mother in law suite or apartment is a great way for multi-generational families to be comfortable – and a second suite can add value to your investment.

A mother in law suite floor plan offers a second master bedroom, with a private bathroom and large closet, and optional living room or kitchenette. A separate entrance for the mother in law suite is also available.

Here are two examples of the Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans Stanton Homes is now offering.  Or ask how we can design and build just what you have in mind!

  The Eleanor

    Mother in Law Apartment Floor Plan

Mother in Law Apartment Home

Number of Floors: 2

Square Feet: 2,840

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5 

     


Click here to see more Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans

If you're interested in floor plans with two master bedrooms, you may also like these:

Are 3+ Baths Still Requested in New Homes? 

"Stanton Homes for Heroes" Featured in N&O - Accessible Homes Possible 

How to Get Started Looking for an Accessible Home

Is Universal Design Right for You?  Questions to Ask

Dual Master Suite Homes

Mother in Law Floor Plans | Mother In Law Suite Homes | Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans
 

 

*All floorplans and images copyright Frank Betz, Stanton Homes, or others as applicable.

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