1. WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN.
2. Outdoor Living Rooms
In a Better Homes and Gardens survey, 77% of next-gen buyers said they wanted a relaxed outdoor retreat.
3. Updated Interior
Next-gen buyers don't have the time, extra money or desire to renovate.
4. Smart Home Devices
Think self programming, thermostats, wireless security cameras and smart phone-controlled entry locks.
5. Low-Maintenance Flooring, Counter-Tops, Decks
6. Energy Efficiency
Next-gen buyers are willing to pay 2%-3% more for improvements that would lower their power bills.
7. Home Office For Telecommuting
Nearly 40% of American workers now work from home at least part of the time, according to a Gallup Inc. survey, and next-gen buyers telecommute frequently.
8. Separate Laundry Room
55% of next-gen buyers wouldn't buy a home without one, according to an NAHB study.
Sources: Realtor.com, National Association of Home Builders, Better Homes and Gardens survey, Gallup, Inc.