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What Home Buyers Want in 2016

Selling a House 2016

Cleaning, organizing, and staging aren't the only steps to take these days when you sell a house. In this fast-paced world, buyers are searching for specific features to lure them into making an offer. Buyers want convenience, and the right amenities. If you're looking to list your home in 2016, here is our list of 10 features buyers want to see.

1. Updated Kitchens and Baths – Most people want modern spaces, but it is especially important for homebuyers in 2016. Rather than the potential of how great a kitchen or bath could be, they want the updates and renovations already incorporated. It lets them spend that money on down payments and furnishings instead of remodels. The key to a good update is choices that appeal to a wide variety of people, even if it's not necessarily your taste.

2. Clean and Healthy Home Systems – Today's buyers are conscious about water and allergens. A whole house water filtration system is a big draw. Other features people like are mudrooms so you can avoid tracking in environmental pollutants, Quartz counters which have antibacterial properties, and flooring and fabrics that don't trap dust and dirt.

3. Open Living Spaces – Both designers and realtors are on board with the open floor plan. When kitchens open into family rooms or living rooms, it holds great appeal. People want family-friendly spaces with plenty of storage. If you make it so the flow includes the outdoors, even better. People want outdoor living spaces to become an extension of their indoor family areas.

4. Softer Palettes and Materials that Soften Stark Modern – Clean, simple, flow, function are all buzzwords in the real estate market. That said, people are trending away from sharp, severe modern. Soften spaces with natural materials, rustic touches, and soft, layered color palettes. It's all about tranquility and a welcoming vibe.

5. Sustainability Features – If you're house is equipped with features that are sustainable and green, buyers will most likely shift it toward the top of their list. Some of the things people are looking for are drought-resistant landscaping, water-saving fixtures, LED lighting, recycled and reclaimed finishes, and energy-efficient heating/cooling systems.

6. Home Office – Telecommuting has become very popular, whether it's done one day per week or all five. A well-planned home office is a big bonus for many buyers.

7. Technology – Can your home control its heat from an app? Does your oven communicate with your phone? Any trendy technology features you can add are a wise investment. Home buyers like smart homes with charging drawers and access points.

8. Low-Maintenance Residences – Time spent on career, playing, and hobbies are the priorities. If a home possesses a large expanse of grass that will require frequent mowing, you may lose out on millennial buyers. Younger homeowners are looking for low-maintenance finishes and selections that will free up their time for their priority endeavors.

9. Luxury Touches – A unique feature becomes a big focal point for home buyers. Offering a couple luxury additions is helpful. Some of the hottest items are outdoor showers, walk-in pantries, or an adult-style tree house.

10. Multi-generational Spaces and Dwellings –The price of todays homes in cities like Seattle, San Francisco, and New York are gasp-worthy—and other cities face the same issue. Prices—along with busier lifestyles—have drawn families back together. Mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, the kids and grandkids, are moving back in together. Homes with MIL spaces or a second dwelling are highly sought after.

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When you're looking for expert real estate advice about buying and selling a home in the local Canton, MI real estate area,  contact our team of REALTORS® at Remerica Hometown 3.


Canton Michigan Winter Homes

Canton, Michigan has been recognized as one of the state's fastest growing communities with over 90,000 residents.  Its location between Detroit and Ann Arbor makes it desirable for both residents and businesses alike.

But What Makes Canton So Appealing to Newcomers?

A strong community spirit makes Canton an excellent choice when relocating to the area.  This family-oriented community has an excellent educational system, a nationally recognized public services department, top notch community facilities and a wide variety of local eateries and shops.  Six community parks, a state-of-the-art community center, two golf courses, and a world-class theater, add to Canton's resume.

Canton real estate opportunities range in price depending upon square footage, land and location.  Home buyers can choose from cozy, one- and two-story, single-family homes in established neighborhoods to newly built homes in one of Canton's growing new home community developments.

Would-be home owners choosing to build their dream home may opt for one of the area's new home developments like Hickory Ridge or Westridge Estates.

Hickory Ridge

Hickory Ridge features 42 homes on two private cul-de-sacs located southeast of Ford and Ridge Roads.

If you're looking to call Hickory Ridge home, you're in luck because it has so much to offer. Hickory Ridge is part of the award-winning Plymouth-Canton School District that includes Workman Elementary, Pioneer Middle School, Plymouth/Canton/Salem High School, and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

Whether it's shopping, dining at a nearby eatery, attending a sporting event or a cultural performance, there is always something to do when you own a Hickory Ridge home.  Canton's state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center provides outstanding entertainment opportunities. Only 2.5 miles from the Ford Road Shopping District, you can find restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues.

Nearby Plymouth and Northville provide a more charming setting for one-of-a-kind specialty shops and restaurants. With Ann Arbor and Detroit only a 20-minute drive away, cultural and entertainment attractions are offered on a larger scale to locals and visitors.

Westridge Estates

Westridge Estates is found just south of Ford Road on the west side of Ridge Road in West Canton, Michigan.  It is Canton's only new luxury home community with resort-style amenities.  Homeowners will have exclusive access to a beautiful clubhouse complete with a fitness center, gathering room, kitchen, locker rooms and veranda plus an outdoor lap pool, kiddie pool, a volleyball court and walking paths.

Westridge Estates original community development plans include the construction of 94 luxury homes with a total of 274 homes ranging in size from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet.  Homes are expected to include a list of can't be beat features plus hundreds of pre-priced options to make your home uniquely yours.

Children can attend the acclaimed Plymouth-Canton (P-CCS) school district which serves the majority of homes for sale in Canton MI; however, several private schools are located nearby from which you may choose.

Westridge Estates is located only minutes from the area's best arts, recreation, and shopping opportunities.  Locals can choose from a performance at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill or a round of golf at Pheasant Run Golf Course.  Get your daily workout in at Canton's Summit on the Park or hike through the areas nearly 15 miles of nature trails.

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Living in Canton Michigan

No matter what part of Canton, Michigan you choose to call home, it is a growing community whose people are offered an excellent quality of life.  There is a warm and friendly community spirit that welcomes new neighbors and friends.  If you are interest in becoming a part of the Canton community, contact our team of local REALTORS® at Remerica Hometown III.