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Buying a new home is a big proposition.  In Colorado, the tight housing market is making buyers carefully consider their “wants” and their “needs” in a new home. 

The latest What Home Buyers Really Want survey reveals the top 10 features buyers are looking for:

1. Laundry Rooms:  Positioning laundry rooms strategically between the hallway and master suite is smart and efficient.   Creatively planning extra room for folding and ironing a plus.

2.  Energy Saving Appliances: For more and more home buyers, energy efficiency has moved from a “want” to a “need.”  Energy Star rated appliances are standard in many new home builds.

3.  Home Storage:  With smaller homes gaining popularity intelligent storage solutions are in demand. The advice is to build in, not out, converting wall space into storage space. 

4.  Open Kitchens: No surprise that 86% of home buyers prefer open kitchen and dining areas.  

5.  Hardwood Flooring: 66% of homeowners would want hardwood flooring in their dream home with wood-like flooring gaining in popularity.

6.  A Patio: The line between indoor and outdoor living is blurring.  What used to be a relatively unused slab of concrete has become vital living space and a colorful extension of the home.

Buyers find features they want and need in Oakwood Homes communities

Oakwood Homes consistently innovates building and design by using local materials and local manufacturers to create energy efficient and highly customizable homes.  Customers appreciate a straight-forward buying process, and a creative design experience in their state-of-the-art design center.  Master planned communities across the front range feature award-winning amenities and homes for every stage of life. 

Oakwood Homes Communities are open to tour in several select areas along the front range including: Reunion in Commerce City and Fairway Villas in Denver.  Learn more by visiting OakwoodHomesCO.com.

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