Top Home Feature in 2019

March 11, 2019
More than any other home or community feature, laundry rooms are the most highly-prized home feature for homebuyers in 2019.
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More than any other home or community feature, laundry rooms are the most highly-prized home feature for homebuyers in 2019.

The finding comes from the National Association of Home Builders' annual "What Home Buyers Really Want" report, based on national survey data of buyers from the previous three years or who plan to buy within the next three. Not only are laundry rooms the most highly-sought after, they are also the top home feature, ranked by essential/must-have shares, accounting for 54 percent of homebuyers.

After a laundry room, the most wanted feature is ENERGY STAR windows, with 89 percent of home buyers rating it as essential/must have or desirable. It is important to note that two other ENERGY STAR-related features make the top ten list: ENERGY STAR appliances was rated essential/must have or desirable by 86 percent of home buyers and an ENERGY STAR rating for the whole home was rated essential/must have or desirable by 81 percent. The fact that these features made the top ten list indicates that energy efficiency is very important to home buyers.

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