3 Important Things Homebuyers Are Searching For In 2017

new homesCurrently, homeowners across Philadelphia are searching for perfect new homes. Whether they are buying a new home or browsing old homes, however, they want to make sure that their needs are being met and all the items on their home buying checklist are being crossed off.

Though the top three goals among all current home buyers are family needs, privacy, and asset accumulation, there are plenty more property aspects being sought after on the market. Here are some of the most popular features that homebuyers are searching for:

The Perfect Location
Nowadays, for most homeowners, the perfect location isn’t actually in one specific location. An area can only be dubbed the perfect location if it has the necessary locational factors. Buyers aren’t as concerned over long drives or gas prices as much as they used to be, but rather are searching for more up-to-date amenities. Homebuyers want to have access to ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft so they don’t have to worry about transporting themselves. Additionally, they want to be able to walk around outside with no disturbance.

“Younger buyers look for properties that are in proximity to public transportation and that have a good walking score,” said Allison Charlton, a real estate managing broker.

Smaller and Smarter
In the past, homebuyers wanted to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase the biggest luxury homes available. That’s not the case anymore. Homebuyers would much rather go for simplicity with a tech focus than have a large and elaborate home. Buyers — especially millennial buyers — are looking for smart new homes with simple designs.

Energy-Efficient Properties
Though younger buyers certainly emphasize environmentally friendly as top features, the rest of the housing market is leaning towards that way, too.

“Today, not only younger buyers, but buyers in general, are looking for energy-efficient homes,” said Beverly Hills real estate agent Jeff Hyland.

Homebuyers are much more concerned with insulation, seasonal efficiency ratios, and other aspects of energy conservation.

As long as you’re doing plenty of research doing your search and know what it is you and your family actually want in a home, you’ll likely find exactly what you’re looking for. If you want to check out some great new homes in Philadelphia, contact Creekside at Llanerch today.