Buyers of All Ages Are Willing to Pay Extra For One-Level Homes

July 21, 2020
One-level suburban home
By Iriana Shiyan

One-level homes have remained popular amongst older buyers, as eliminating stairs creates easy accessibility to the entire home. Now, one-level homes are gaining popularity with younger buyers, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Their popularity has grown so much that developers pay extra for land fit to build a one-level home because they know buyers will pay more as well. Some developers even demolish older buildings to make way for single-story homes, or take on the additional work needed to move land around to make it flat.

It might seem like Washington County real estate developer F. Lynn Foltz is a creature of habit when it comes to building houses.

He’s lost count of how many housing units — more than 200 — he has built in this region since the late 1990s, but they all have one thing in common: The master bedrooms are located on the main floor.

His business model had a specific generation in mind from the start.

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