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Buyers Report Increased Desire for Private Home Suites

Homebuyers are seeking out properties with private guest suites for home offices or multigenerational living

April 18, 2022
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Buyers are showing increased interest in homes with private guest suites, particularly in multigenerational households and among remote workers looking for undisturbed home office spaces. A recent Home Buyer Preferences report conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that 34% of recent buyers would have been more likely to purchase a home that included a suite with a private entrance, and 18% of new buyers planned to house and accommodate an adult child, elderly parent, or other family member/friend.

Our Home Buyer Preferences report found that 40% of homeowners agree with the statement “I often have guests in my home and need extra room(s) to accommodate them.” The Sabino plan of Lofts at Haven allows for the inclusion of guest space without forcing the homeowner to trade off a bedroom: what comes standard as a game room can be upgraded into a full guest suite, complete with a kitchenette, attached bathroom, and walk-in closet. 

The second-story casita of the Banyan Collection at Isles of Collier Preserve is modeled as a formal office, a smart choice today as our Work-from-Home report indicates that 51% of workers will work from home part or full time this year, up from 33% before the pandemic. 

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