People who are in the market to purchase a home usually have a specific list of items that they are looking for when searching for the perfect residence. While most people will be happy to find just a small percentage of these items in one home, others will refuse to settle and pay a great deal more than they had planned to spend to make sure that every item on their list is found in their prefect home. Desirable in a home range can be major items like a swimming pool to more minor aspects like a kitchen island. There are a handful of common items that are usually on every home buyers list and Four Points Construction lists them below for your consideration.
Custom or Spec Home VS Tract Homes
There is a specific type of home buyer that has a very specific detail on their list when it comes to purchasing the perfect home. That detail is that the home must be a custom or spec built home with different upgrades to choose from. Many people do not want to live in a neighborhood where all of the homes look alike or a “cookie cutter” neighborhood. Tract homes are usually much more affordable than custom homes but don’t offer near the quality and value. The benefit of purchasing a custom home is that it also normally sits on a much larger piece of property than that of a track home.
How Important is a Good School District when Buying a House?
Another bullet point on a home buyer’s list is the school district. Families with young children consider the schools that their children will be zoned for and this can play a large part when decision making time arrives. A school district that has a high rating is attractive to families with young children as it also usually reflects on the quality of neighborhood the home is located in as well. Location is another huge reason why a home buyer will even consider looking at a home. In Martinsburg, West Virginia, many school districts have an above average rating.
The Kitchen is One of the Most Important Features to Home Buyers
The part of the home that makes the most impact when potential buyers are viewing the home is the kitchen. A kitchen will make or break a deal. If the kitchen is large, has a nook and updated appliances, it is a huge bonus and buyers are much more likely to make an offer on a home that has an immaculate kitchen. In our Communities of Burwell homes for example, we offer many exciting kitchen features such as granite countertops, stainless steel energy efficient appliances, upgraded cabinets, large corner pantry, Moen faucet fixtures, nickel lighting, hinges and hardware accents, LED recessed lighting and USB ports at the kitchen desk to name a few!
Open Concept Floor Plans
Many home buyers also enjoy an open layout, when there are few walls separating living space from the kitchen. A home that is spacious and open in its layout is another bullet point that many potential home buyers have on their list.