How Many Homeowners Have the Amenities They Want?
July 30, 2019
Most buyers have to face a hard reality: They can’t expect to get everything they want in the home they buy. There often have to be some compromises—but those compromises don’t have to lead to regret.
Porch.com, a home remodeling website, surveyed more than 990 homeowners to learn how their expectations match up to the reality of homeownership. The majority of current homeowners ranked having a backyard, central heating, and central air as the most desirable amenities, and most say they got all of that with the home they purchased. But the top homeowner regrets after a purchase also include a lack of desirable amenities (58.3%); configuration and layout of their home (56.3%); and location of the home (49.4%).
Updated: September 23, 2021