Before home buyers even begin their searches, they have to make one very crucial decision: would they like to buy a resale or do they want a new construction? Many people choose resales because they have been lived in before and may have some nice upgrades and charm from the previous owners. However, they also may need some work and don’t always have the latest in appliances, so they can be a bit of an investment for some buyers.
Looking into modern homes that are newly constructed, however, can give buyers exactly what they are looking for. Working with a home builder allows buyers to customize the features of their homes, choosing from several modern home plans and picking out the right lot in a master-planned community.
But just what features do most buyers want in today’s modern homes? Here are just a few of the most popular amenities and design features that these properties offer:
- Modern Home Design: Today’s floor plans for modern homes aim to offer the most usable space to home buyers. Open concept living is especially sought after, so look into this if you like having a flow from one room to the next. Other popular features include en suite bathrooms or master suites, finished basements, and kitchens with islands. Ask your builder about your options.
- Community Amenities: One of the perks of community living is that it offers a park-like setting without having to travel too far. Many of these communities have hiking trails, pools, tennis courts, and other great outdoor features. They also offer club houses and more shared spaces that are available for use by neighborhood residents.
- Great Locations: The amenities inside the planned community aren’t the only things to consider. The location of the neighborhood is also crucial and is usually determined by school district boundaries. As many as 20% of home buyers will give up additional features in a home, like a garage or extra bedroom, just to send their children to a better school. In fact, 91% of buyers in a Realtor.com survey said that they consider school district to be very important in their home search. Commuting distance and nearby shopping centers are also important to factor in, so make sure to think about which area near you where your family can flourish.
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