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What don’t buyers want?


CHICAGO – March 10, 2016 – Popular home features come and go, and some once-high-demand attributes have started to fade. In a new survey of 4,300-plus house hunters of all ages, the National Association of Home Builders identified the top 12 items they say buyers today don't want in a new home:

  1. Elevator (63 percent say they don't want one)
  2. Pet washing station (54 percent)
  3. Wine cellar (53 percent)
  4. Golf course (53 percent)
  5. Daycare center in the community (52 percent)
  6. High density – smaller lots and attached or multifamily buildings (46 percent)
  7. Cork flooring on the main level (45 percent)
  8. Dual toilets in master bathroom (44 percent)
  9. Two-story family room (43 percent)
  10. Wet bar (42 percent)
  11. Two-story entry foyer (40 percent)
  12. Laminate countertop (40 percent)

Source: "Housing Preferences Across Generations (Part I)," National Association of Home Builders Eye on Housing Blog (March 7, 2016)

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