Just in time for Valentine’s Day, realtor.com have released their “Home Crush” survey.
If you’ve found yourself swooning over a home, you are not alone. 69 percent of the 1,000 people who responded said they have had a “home crush” – a home they liked so much that they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person.
As with romance, men and women respond to their home crushes differently. Women were more likely than men to have a crush on a home that was out of their league financially, while men moved from one home crush to another more frequently than women.
Men and women tend to fall for the same things when it comes to real estate. 54 percent of women and 46 percent of men said they tended to fall in love with outdoor living spaces. Women also swooned for open floor plans and appliances and fixtures, while men’s hearts raced over a good garage and curb appeal.
Top attributes that make consumers fall in real estate love:
- 54% found that outdoor living spaces trigger real estate love
- 42% shared open floor plans
- 29% swoon for curb appeal
- 29% revealed updated appliances and fixtures
- 46% indicated outdoor living spaces make them fall in real estate love
- 40% swoon for garages
- 35% reported curb appeal
- 30% revealed open floor plans
If you’re looking for your perfect real estate match, stop by one of our Open Homes this weekend. Our New Home Consultants will help you convert your home crush into homeownership love. You may also call us at (716) 651-HOME or contact us online.