70% of Homebuyers Say They Would Pass on a Home Without This Feature
Over the past year and a half home trends have significantly changed. What buyers were looking for
most often in 2019 was not what a majority hoped to find in homes in the spring of 2020 and are
still looking for today.
According to a recent survey conducted by the website porch.com a whopping 70% of homebuyers are
looking for one important feature in a home right now and a large percent of that 70% said they
would pass up purchasing a home if the property did not have it.
That most wanted feature of the 980 surveyed was a large yard. To be exact 69.7% of survey takers
said they want a home with a large backyard. 51.1 % want a back deck, 46.1 % are looking for any
outdoor entertaining space, 34.7% would like a large front yard, 29.9% are hoping for a front deck,
and 25.5% of buyers would like a home with a private pool.
When the people who took the survey were asked if they would pass up a home if it did not have a
certain feature, a whopping 76.7% said they would pass on a home and keep looking if the property
did not have what they felt was an adequate backyard space. Looking at the other most wanted
attributes of outdoor spaces in a property 63.9% would pass if a home did not have a large front
yard, 2.7% would pass on a home without a pool (significantly increased from the number of people
looking for a home with a pool), 55.4% would pass on a home without a front deck, 51.7% would pass
on a home without a back deck, and 48.5% would pass on a home without an outdoor entertainment
Porch.com also reports that on average, a homebuyer will look at around 10 properties over the course
of 10 weeks before deciding on what home they really love. For those currently hunting, the outdoor
spaces of a property have become more of a priority than in the recent past and a non-negotiable top
priority at that.
Those who took the survey were also asked about the main reason they were searching for more outdoor
space and many of those reasons had to do with homeowners and their family being able to freely
enjoy more time outside. Coming in behind being able to freely enjoy time outside was wanting to
live a more active lifestyle and feeling outdoor space and amenities would help in that. Another top
reason for wanting outdoor space had to do with curb appeal and the overall look of the
Health research does show that spending more time outdoors is beneficial to a person’s health.
Studies have shown that spending more time outside can lower blood pressure, boost mental health,
and even lower the risk of some cancers.
Outdoor spaces are in high demand especially in gorgeous areas where enjoying the outdoors is a main
activity like here in Mesquite
Nevada For more information on homes for
sale in Mesquite NV and other surrounding areas of Clark County Nevada, please contact us