Top 10 New Must-Haves for Homebuyers

Most people have experienced lifestyle changes as a result of Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines. These changes have led to a shift in must-haves for some local homebuyers.

Giselle Feiger and Aileen Stapleton, real estate brokers at Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty, have seen a recent spike in buyers’ requests to view homes with the following features: 

1. Homes with great interior lighting and plenty of windows 

3322 Alamance Drive, Raleigh, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/008109g

2. Homes with a designated office space

2719 1/2 St Marys Street Raleigh, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/008109f

3. Multigenerational homes

1800 Chester Road Raleigh, NC | hodgekittrellsir.com/008109u

4. Homes with access to high-speed internet 

3115 Stockdale Drive | hodgekittrellsir.com/00810cv

5. Homes with a designated space for projects and hobbies 

3201 Churchill Road, Raleigh, NC | hodgekittrellsir.com/0080fz0

6. Homes with large pantries for food storage 

1504 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/00810cr

7. Homes on large lots in more rural locations  

6417, 6423 and 6435 Pathway Court, Chapel Hill, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/008109j

8. Homes with a private pool 

1715 Picadilly Lane Raleigh, NC | Details: https://www.hodgekittrellsir.com/008066l

9. Homes with a private gym

4705 Brook Top Court Raleigh, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/008109m

10. Homes with an entertainment room 

1820 Oatlands Court Wake Forest, NC | Details: hodgekittrellsir.com/00810cu

Many homebuyers are focused on finding a home that provides comfort and a high quality of life. As many people begin to work remotely, it’s especially important to find a home that includes designated spaces for work, family time and home projects. 

If you are currently on the market for a new home, be sure to make a list of must-haves to review as you browse new listings and go to showings. You may be surprised how your own needs have changed in just a few weeks.  

Contributors: Giselle Feiger, Left, Aileen Stapleton, Right

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