The Importance of Curb Appeal

If you’ve ever bought a home, or even looked intently at houses while walking down the street, you know that curb appeal is vital. In fact, we’ve discussed the importance of curb appeal many times on this blog! From having clean, dent-free front and garage doors to ensuring the home’s entry is free of debris, there are many aspects of curb appeal to consider. But did you know that there is even more to it?…

Home Size in Today’s Real Estate Market

There are many reasons why people move: from job changes, to schools, to lifestyle desires such as urban or rural living. But did you know that over 60% of Americans wish to downsize their home? Home size is a major factor for owners, renters, and house hunters alike. Only 32% of Americans would choose a home the same size as the one in which they currently live. And among affluent Americans, 53% wish to downsize. According…

Today’s Model Home Features

Are you curious about what today’s home amenity trends are? There are so many aesthetics to choose from that it can be difficult to decide where to start. One great way to get acquainted with current trends is to look at model home features in brand new developments. It’s no secret that a stone countertop has been the classically trendy way to go for years. But which stone should it be? Granite was in for…

Eco-Friendly Living by the Numbers

Eco-friendly living is a hot topic for renters, home owners, and businesses alike. And we all love saving money on water and energy bills! But what about eco-friendly living by the numbers? While 83% of millennials believe green living is important, only 65% of the Greatest Generation agree. In fact, the numbers decrease with each generation: 73% for Gen X and 71% for Baby Boomers. We see the same correlation between urban and suburban/rural areas….

Today’s Home Buyers

It’s no secret that the housing market has been hot for the last few years. In America’s most popular metro areas, there simply is not enough supply to meet today’s housing demand. High demand makes prices sky rocket, of course, which begs the question: who are today’s home buyers? Did you know that 44 is the average age of 2016 home buyers? Gen X is still a dominant presence in the housing market. If you’re…