Home builders in Surprise Arizona have to be tuned in to what potential home buyers want. After all, if they're building new homes that don't have the features and amenities that new buyers desire, they're going to have a hard time selling houses.
That much is obvious. The harder decision is determining what will be the most sought after new home features from year to year. Fortunately, the National Association of Home Builders conducts a nationwide survey each year to drill down on what builders say are the most popular new home features.
For example, according to the most recent survey results, the number one feature most likely to be included in newly built single-family homes this year is a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. That shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, though. Storage areas are always big with new home buyers.
Other features that made it near the top of the amenities list include low-energy windows, laundry rooms, energy-efficient lighting, a central kitchen island, energy star appliances, and great rooms. At the bottom of the amenities list, cork flooring, geothermal heat pumps, solar water heating systems, dual master-bath toilets, and laminate countertops were picked as the features least likely to be included in new homes this year.