Hot and not-so-hot features in new homes

By Lacey Everett

MIBOR My 4 Walls

With new construction moving in the right direction in central Indiana, you may be making plans to build your new home instead of purchasing an existing property.

The National Association of Home Builders has done significant research on new home features least likely to be included and most likely to be included in most building projects. 

Overall, an increased interest in energy efficiency is leading a lot of builders to move away from two-story foyers and rooms that consumers feel are energy inefficient. With utility prices on the rise, that is not a surprising trend.

Features you’re not likely to see in a new home this year include:

Outdoor kitchens
Laminate countertops
Whirlpool in the master bath
Carpeting, especially on main level

So, what will you see more of in a new home?

Walk in closet in the master bedroom
Energy-star rated appliances
Guest room (kitchen-family room-living room)
Two-car garage

See the full lists of least likely and most likely to be in a new home, here.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell this season we always encourage you to contact a REALTOR® – they are the experts you need on both sides of the transaction! 

Read more interesting articles about this topic here at the MIBOR blog, My 4 Walls.