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Amenities vs. Square Footage: What do buyers prefer?

Amenities vs. Square Footage: What do buyers prefer?

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As first-time Millennials prepare to invest in their first home we see the average size of new homes decreased in 2016  and a willingness to choose amenities vs. square footage.  According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the typical square footage of new home in 2016 was 2,634 square feet

Why Amenities vs. Square Footage?

Recent studies show that features like a separate laundry room, large baths, and open kitchens are at the top of wish lists. Equally important are amenities for outdoor living.  They often include vegetable gardens, "she-sheds", and gathering areas with fire pits and seating. Spending less of their total income on the home and buying in an urban area makes it an easy decision.  The new generation of home owners want to entertain, but do not seek elaborate or large house plan designs.


Amenities vs. square footage | Archival Designs | 2,605 sq. ft.

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