Infographic: What do new home buyers want?


Quality construction, neighborhood safety and floor plans they can live with are the three most important features buyers want in a newly built home, according to Builder Homesite’s National Home Shopper Survey.

A consortium of 32 home builders, Builder Homesite released the survey results to help kick off to raise awareness about the the new home option.

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Builder Homesite says existing homes are often outdated and unpredictable and that can lead to costly repairs and maintenance.

New construction, on the other hand, is move-in ready, warranty-backed, laden with the latest energy efficient materials and systems and allow home owners to focus on their gotta-have list, rather than their “must-do” list.

New home sales rose in September to the highest level in more than two years, according to the Commerce Department

Sales sold at an annual rate of 389,000 homes in the month, according to the Census Bureau report, up more than 27 percent from a year ago – without the assistance of a tax credit.

The last time the new home sales pace was this brisk, in April 2010, sales were boosted by the now expired home buyer’s tax credit.

Hover your mouse over the infographic below and click to expand to see what homeowners want in regions throughout the nation.

Buying The American Dream: What Matters Most to Home Shoppers

Infographic by BuilderHomesite. Browse more infographics here.

About the author

A DeadlineNews.Com Silicon Valley Contributing Writer, with a penchant for the quick, story-telling capability of infographics, Mark K. Hicks is broker/owner of The Seabrooke Group in San Jose, CA. Hicks, who takes a "client for life" approach to business, has more than 20 years real estate experience, including creative financing, foreclosure acquisition, probate sales and tax-deferred exchanges. Network with Hicks on LinkedIn.

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