The real estate market is currently booming, and homes across Southern California are selling in record time amid the seller’s market. Low rates have continued to encourage homebuyers to enter the market despite the pandemic, keeping demand high amid a countrywide housing shortage. So if you’re ready for a home sale, now is the opportune time for most homeowners to sell for top dollar amid rising prices in 2021.
Searching for more space and a place to call their own, house hunters are very active in today’s market. And if your home has any of these four coveted homebuyer features, then it’s definitely going to get snatched up quickly in today’s market.
With the pandemic forcing many to work from home, buyers have an increased desire – and need – for home office spaces. Our homes have become our offices, classrooms, daycares, and gyms. Buyers in search of a house to fit their new needs are searching for properties with flexible spaces, with room to accommodate work from home and more.
A separate laundry room tops the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) list of most-wanted home features by buyers, with 91% of buyers wanting one in their next home. Having a separate room helps to keep the mess out of your living space. Potential buyers see it as a huge benefit!
The National Kitchen & Bath Association reported a 65% increase in interest among its membership in outdoor living projects in 2020. Stay-at-home orders have left people feeling cooped up, and they want outdoor spaces to enjoy some fresh air. And of course, in Southern California, our outdoor spaces can be enjoyed nearly 365 days a year!
Large Open Kitchen
Having a large, open kitchen offers a central area where the whole family can convene for meals and for arranging schedules. When a home has a bright, airy kitchen area, you can be sure that everyone at home, as well as guests, will congregate there to enjoy food and conversation. Kitchen islands are also a coveted feature of modern kitchens.