Home Features Repeat Buyers Call Must-Haves

March 14, 2018

Consumers who’ve bought a home before know what they want the second time around, but some may be surprised to learn that the laundry room is ranked so highly. Seventy-two percent of second-time buyers called the room an essential home feature, the top ranked item in a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders. Here are the top 14 features ranked in order of importance:

  1. Laundry room
  2. Living room
  3. Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  4. 2-car garage
  5. Garage storage
  6. Kitchen double sink
  7. Dining room
  8. Patio
  9. Table space for eating in the kitchen
  10. Both shower and tub in master bathroom
  11. Hardwood flooring
  12. Energy Star appliances
  13. Great room
  14. Granite countertops

Source: “Home Features Buyers Consider Essential,” National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing blog (March 5, 2018)