Trend Report: Buyers Expect Amenities With Rural Living

Buyers today want to live in a rural area, but not without the convenience of the suburbs

September 1, 1996

We see a lot of interest in rural homes, but many buyers hesitate because of the lack of conveniently located shopping, entertainment, and medical facilities. We find that there has to be a blend of development in a rural area to draw people. Buyers think they want only fresh air and trees, but they actually expect more than that.
Lynne Mattner, Associate broker, Leo F. Ferris Real Estate, North Syracuse, N.Y

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