Millennials were born between 1975 and 1995 and currently comprise about one-third of the total population in the United States. Recently, trends that have weakened our buying power include increased student loan debt, delays in marriage and starting families, a weak job market and a focus on paying off debt. This boils down to the fact that millennials may be more particular when it comes to purchasing homes than generations before us.
The amenities listed below seem to be trending for the millennial buyers seeking their first home. Do you consider yourself a millennial? Do these amenities appeal to you? Regardless of your generational label, I would love to help find the home that fits your needs. It is my job to find the amenities that you want and provide you with the home of your dreams.
Open Floor Plans
Typically, growing a family comes later in life and the focus is on quality times with great friends. This means that entertaining – and the room to do that entertaining – is critical. We like the idea of being able to mingle, watch the big game, eat food, and enjoy the company of friends.
We work interesting schedules that might be outside of the traditional 9-5, and we have full social calendars. It is important to us to be able to drop everything to leave town for a few days without much notice. This means that we need a home with less maintenance. Homeowner Associations with lawn services are appealing due to the fact that yards that require little to no maintenance are appealing. The less responsibility as it relates to keeping the curb appeal high, the better.
No Formal Dining Rooms
It was a tradition that lasted for centuries. However, today’s home buyers eat on the go or in front of the television. This means that dining rooms are less important than home office space – especially since many of us work on the side, run our own businesses or work from home.
We like to do our part to help the environment and we appreciate the long-term cost savings that comes with it.This means that energy-efficient appliances and greener ways to heat and cool the home might be the tipping point that sells us on one house over another.
We do not have time, or interest, in maintaining clean carpets, especially if we have pets. This means that we prefer hardwood and laminate flooring that is easy to mop up when there is a mess. It goes to show that less maintenance is better and equals a happy buyer.
When we are not on the go we want a place to unwind and relax. Personal space still matters. This means that bedrooms and master baths should be designed with comfort in mind In addition, fireplaces, warm colors and reading spaces all help in this area.
We rely on our electronic devices for work, social activities and play. A home should have excellent cell service and connectivity to appeal to millennials.
Millennials should consider these quintessential preferences when shopping for their first home. We have different ideas of what is right for us, and sellers must be willing to meet our needs.So before you make that life-changing offer on the house of your dreams, be sure to evaluate how much money you will need to spend on remodeling. Lastly, be sure to find a Realtor that fits your needs and that you feel comfortable working with during the home buying process.
My name is Kelley Kemmis and I would like the opportunity to help you find exactly what you want. Please feel free to call me or text me at 602-531-5514 or e-mail me at email@example.com to see if I am the Realtor for you.
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