Buying a Home

Real Estate Trends to Jump On

August 7, 2018
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So many exciting trends are happening in real estate! Here are just a few to think about when you’re in the market for a new home.

Homes with smaller footprints

The tiny house movement takes this trend to an extreme, but even more traditional homebuyers are considering floor plans with a smaller footprint. This may be for a lifestyle decision or just to keep the price point down. Our answer to this need is the Seasons™ Collection, designed to put the dream of homeownership within reach of a wider range of buyers without sacrificing on style. Homes in this collection start at around 1,400 square feet and include features such as 9-foot main-floor ceilings and open layouts.

Wood-look flooring

Home design finishes are always evolving. In the last few years, flooring manufacturers have expanded their selection of wood-look products. From laminate to vinyl to wood-look tile, there are many versatile options available in a wide range of finishes and plank widths. These new materials can be more cost-effective than real hardwoods with easier maintenance. Check out this video from Shaw® floors explaining the differences between laminate and luxury vinyl.

Choosing new over resale

We admit we’re biased on this topic, but real estate market conditions certainly make new homes an appealing option. Losing a home in a bidding war is a common homebuyer complaint in a hot market. With new homes, it’s a non-issue. Plus, according to a 2017 report by the National Association of REALTORS®, new home buyers are looking to avoid renovations and problems with plumbing and electricity. For buyers who like their weekends renovation free, new homes are the way to go!

Ready to jump on the latest trends with a new home? Start your search now.

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