It’s important to keep on top of what homebuilders are featuring in their new homes. In December 2015, a nationwide survey asked builders about the likelihood of certain features being included in their typical single-family homes. Using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not likely at all and 5 being very likely) the builders reported the following as the most likely features to show up in a typical 2016 home.
Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe?s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect?