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Today’s Deal Breakers May Surprise Longtime Homeowners

Today’s Deal Breakers May Surprise Longtime Homeowners

If clients have been in their homes for decades, they may not know what home features are dealbreakers today. When they last bought or sold, the must-haves may have been extra garage space, that fourth bedroom, in-unit washers, and dryers in condo purchases. Expectations have changed, found NAHB in its study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition (https://bit.ly/3zUoyki). Today’s dealbreakers may surprise some of your sellers. The survey asked what features are essential (unlikely to buy a home without the feature), desirable (seriously influenced to buy the home if included) indifferent

Planning Phase for Home Remodeling Can Last Longer than Construction Time

Planning Phase for Home Remodeling Can Last Longer than Construction Time

When planning a home renovation, most people focus on how long they’ll be inconvenienced by a home that’s torn up. But what your clients may not factor in is the amount of planning time it takes to get a project off the ground. That’s one takeaway from the “2020 Houzz & Home Overview of U.S. Renovation in 2019 & 2020.” Though construction required between 2.7 and 4.5 months on average to complete various projects that the survey examined, the planning phases took nearly twice as long. Kitchens, for instance, required an average of 8.3 months of planning and only 4.5 months of actual