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March 20, 2013

CBS MoneyWatch – What do home buyers want?

March 20, 2013

CBS MoneyWatch – What do home buyers want?

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(MoneyWatch) What features do home buyers want in a house more than any other?

Air conditioning, walk-in closets and master suites, according to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. For homeowners who have been waiting out the recession before they sell, making sure their properties have some of these popular amenities could help boost the sale price and how quickly the home sells.

Leslie Piper, consumer housing specialist at Realtor.com, said that buyers are looking for long-term investments, meaning homes they can stay in for 20 or 30 years. That’s a marked difference from the pre-recession mindset of staying in a home only a few years before upgrading

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