The Most Sought after Room in a House

The Most Sought after Room in a House

By Lori Stephan
Country Pride Realty, Inc.

Forty years ago Better Homes and Gardens magazine coined a term that is used extensively in real estate – the “family room.” Since then, the family room has grown into one of the most sought-after rooms by people in the house market.
Consider the following from a consumer preference survey by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes & Gardens:
• Sixty-four percent said that the basic price of a house must include a family room.
• Seven out of ten home buyers said that even with a den, a family room or great room is a must.
• Forty-five percent said that they want kitchens and family rooms that are open to each other, but with a divider, such as a counter.
The survey concluded that an open kitchen-family room will make a house
sell better.
Currently family rooms are larger than early ones. Architects are beginning to design “space zones.” One zone is adult-oriented; another, children oriented. Both are usually connected with the kitchen and deck or patio.

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Tips for Fall Home Sellers

Tips for Fall Home Sellers

Most real estate agents say Spring is the season to sell a home, but don’t rule out fall just yet.  There may be fewer buyers, but they tent to be more motivated.  The key is to find them fast, because you don’t have much time before the holidays kick in and real estate really slows down.  Try these selling tips:

Price Aggressively.  You don’t have the luxury of starting high and making incremental price drops.  Be competitive – price your home 5% to 15% below comparable homes on the market.

State it to sell.  Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, but it can also be hard on home maintenance.  Make sure the front yard is clear of leaves, clean out gutters and downspouts, and touch up paint. In corporate tasteful fall décor.  If you have a fireplace, make it the focal point of the room.

Be flexible.  Bargain hunters are in force in the fall, so don’t be discouraged by low-ball offers. See them as opportunities to negotiate.  If you don’t want to come down on price, be creative, such as offering to pay for closing costs & repairs.

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