FIGURE 2. HOME FEATURES BUYERS CONSIDER ESSENTIAL
Source: NAHB Economics & Housing Policy Group.
First-Time Buyer

1. Living room (61%)

2. Laundry room

3. Dining room

4. Garage storage

5. Walk-in closet in master bedroom

6. Both shower stall/tub in master bath

7. Front porch *

8. Great room

9. 2-car garage

10. Kitchen double sink (40%)

* does not appear on other list

Second-Time+ Buyer

1. Laundry room (72%)

2. Living room

3. Walk-in closet in master bedroom

4. 2-car garage

5. Garage storage

6. Kitchen double sink

7. Dining room

8. Patio *

9. Table space for eating in kitchen *

10. Both shower/tub in master bath

11. Hardwood flooring *

12. Energy-Star appliances *

13. Great room

14. Granite countertops (40%) *