2006/12/Whats In Whats Out With Homebuyers In

IN

-The housing correction.
-Homes that are priced right.
-Online home valuation sites (Zillow.com). (Brian says: So will be out soon IMHO)
-Market timing.
-Savvy buyers.
-Third places or officetels.
-Upscale garages.
-Caving.
-Two home offices.
-Rejuvenation rooms.
-Heated patios, walkways and driveways.
-Snoring rooms.
-Modular Housing.
-Sustainable Design.
-Structured wiring.
-Mixing finishes on kitchen base and wall cabinets.

OUT

-“As is” in home sale marketing.
-Buyer incentives.
-Endless Open Houses.
-Over-full-price offers.
-Bedrooms not large enough for a bed.
-Loads of glass upper kitchen cabinet doors.
-Bowl-shaped above-counter bathroom sinks.
-Any shiny metal finish.
-Stainless-steel refrigerators and dishwashers are a fading trend.
-Spiral staircases.

On the way out
-Bamboo floors.
-Hardwood laminate floors.
-Home sellers who smoke in their home while it is being marketed.

Source: What’s In, What’s Out with Homebuyers in 2007 by Mark Nash is based on a survey of 923 real estate agents, managing brokers and association executives who responded to a survey request in Agent to Agent ezine, published by Mark Nash.

Link (copy & paste): http://www.rateempire.com/mortgage/12_06_06/news71164.html

Discussion: http://www.illinoisrealestate.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32 – What is your opinion on what’s in and out for 2007?

Brian Nygard