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Homeowners Reveal Their Top Nonnegotiable Amenities

Dated: 09/25/2018

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September 24, 2018

Home shoppers are unwilling to negotiate on certain amenities, and prime among them are central air conditioning and a private patio or backyard, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 homeowners conducted by remodeling site Porch.com. On the other hand, prospective buyers are less likely to consider stainless steel appliances or a swimming pool as deal-breaking must-haves.

Renters and homeowners differ quite a bit in their priorities, the survey found. While homeowners ranked central air, private backyard areas, and guest bedrooms as high priorities, renters ranked central air, an in-unit washer and dryer, and pet-friendly building policies as their top amenities.

Flooring matters to many homeowners. More than one in four consider hardwood floors to be the most essential amenity in their house, according to the survey. So what are homeowners most willing to splurge on? It differs by age group, according to the chart below.

Source: 
Important Amenities,” Porch.com (September 2018)

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