What size home are you looking for? Turns out, the size of your desired home might have something to do with your age. This probably doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to many people who are looking at property sales in Jacksonville. After all, your age will have a huge impact on what you are looking for in a home. The young couple with a growing family needs something different out of a home than a retired couple looking to downsize. While there are certain common trends, the example doesn’t always make the rule. Residential land surveying contractors can provide you with a written description of the property, the street address, the location of buildings and adjacent properties, and any improvements a homeowner can make to the land.
Who Wants What?
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a survey recently to find out what potential buyers are looking for. This is especially helpful information to home builders as it lets them know what they should be creating if they hope for the homes to sell at a reasonable pace.
The NAHB interviewed about 3,600 people and determined that the average home size on the minds of those looking at property sales and foreclosures in Jacksonville and around the country is about 2,220 square feet. However, as expected, this desire shifts with age. Specifically, the Nationally Association of Home Builders found that those looking to buy homes while under the age of 35 were looking for more space, or about 2,500 square feet in a home, while older buyers, those over the age of 65, were looking more in the 2,000 square foot range.
Despite your age, think long and hard about what you want out of a home before making any decisions. You might find that the home sizes ideal for your peers are not quite right for you. It is your personal needs that determine the ideal size of your potential home. If you need help figuring out what that might be, then it could be time to talk with your real estate specialist on the subject.