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A VALENTINES DAY REAL ESTATE UPDATE: MEN & WOMEN FALL IN LOVE WITH HOMES DIFFERENTLY

Sixty-nine percent of consumers recently admitting to having a “home crush”—a property they liked so much they were drawn back tolooking at it more than once online or in person, according to a new realtor.com® survey of 1,000 consumers. But men and women respond quite differently to these crushes, according to the survey.

For example, the survey found that women are more likely than men to have a crush on a home that was out of their financial league. Forty-one percent of women revealed their home crush is out of their price range, compared to only 30 percent of men who said the same.

Men were more likely than women to move from one home crush to another. Thirty-six percent of men surveyed say they find a new house crush weekly, compared to 29 percent of women.

But when it comes to true love, the sexes agreed on one thing that makes them most fall in love with a home: outdoor living space. Both men and women identified this feature as the top attribute in a home.  Women's hearts tended to be set a-flutter by open floor plans, great curb appeal, and appliances and fixtures, while men said they swooned over good garage space, curb appeal, and open floor plans.

Majority of all surveyed consumers report having a home crush:

  • 69 percent of those surveyed said they have had a house crush
  • 31 percent said they have not had a crush on a house

Women are more likely to cultivate crushes on homes that are out of their league financially:

Of the women included in the survey…

  • 41 percent revealed that their home crush is out of their price range
  • 59 percent reported that their home crush is in their price range

Of the men included in the survey…

  • 30 percent indicated their home crush is out of their price range
  • 70 percent shared that their home crush is in their price range

How often men and women establish a new crush on a home:

Of the women included in the survey…

  • 29 percent indicated they cultivate a new house crush weekly
  • 26 percent believe they develop a new house crush monthly
  • 17 percent reported that they develop a new crush on a house quarterly

Of the men included in the survey…

  • 36 percent indicated they find a new house crush weekly
  • 19 percent shared that they establish a new house crush monthly
  • 15 percent revealed that they develop a new crush on a house quarterly

Top attributes that make consumers fall in real estate love:

Of the women included in the survey…

  • 54 percent reported that outdoor living spaces make them fall in real estate love
  • 42 percent shared open floor plans
  • 29 percent swoon for curb appeal
  • 29 percent revealed updated appliances and fixtures

Of the men included in the survey…

  • 46 percent indicated outdoor living spaces make them fall in real estate love
  • 40 percentage swoon for garages
  • 35 percent reported curb appeal
  • 30 percent revealed open floor plans

 

Love is in the air and now is the time to find your perfect “Dream Home”! Search though our extensive list of potential on-line “Love Matches”. You can sort by distance, size, number of bedrooms, golf course, lake front, school district, price and just about any other criteria that makes your heart flutter!

Once you find one you like give a quick “Wink” by hitting the Inquire button

 

Jared Tadique - Real Estate Broker

Cell: 206-948-4320

jared@thecascadeteam.com

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