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Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space

Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space

On April 23, 2012, in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

More home owners want more space in their kitchens and are expanding the kitchen’s use for more than just cooking, according to the latest findings from the American Institute of Architects’ quarterly Home Design Trends Survey. The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of 2011, focused on kitchens and bathrooms.

“Kitchens seem to be regaining their function as the home’s ‘nerve center,’” says AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker.

During the housing downturn, kitchen design fell as a priority for home owners, Baker notes. But as the market has picked up, Americans’ interest in kitchens has been renewed.

“The last few years have seen kitchens take on new functions with dedicated computer areas and recharging stations,” Baker notes.

The kitchen products and features growing the most in popularity, according to the survey of architects, are:

Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space.


September 2016 | Market Update

We are located in Holmdel, Shrewsbury, Middletown, and Rumson, New Jersey and serve real estate buyers and sellers in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Before buying or selling real estate our clients consistently ask –– What homes have ‘SOLD’ in the neighborhoods we are looking to purchase or sell real estate?

With this information in hand, we post a monthly Market Update Report by town; and includes both the List and Sold prices, as well as Days on Market and Sold Date. This report includes all single family, condominium, and adult community homes sold from September 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016, in Monmouth County, New Jersey per the Monmouth/Ocean Multiple Listing Service.*

You can find our monthly market report by CLICKING the photo above or visitingwww.MonmouthCountyLivingUpdates.com .


Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage company.  The firm’s Corporate Headquarters is located at 834 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702. For additional information, including office addresses and phone numbers as well as our associate directory, please visit our website at www.HeritageHouseSIR.com.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 18,800 independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

*Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed Copyright 2016 by the Monmouth County Association of REALTORS®.


Houseguest III | Telluride, CO

“Houseguest” is a custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found in their extraordinary accommodations.

Episode III follows NYC executive that trades skyscrapers for mountains as she travels to a ranch in Telluride, CO.


Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage company.  The firm’s Corporate Headquarters is located at 834 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702. For additional information, including office addresses and phone numbers as well as our associate directory, please visit our website at www.HeritageHouseSIR.com.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 18,800 independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.


The Best Times of Year for Real Estate

   Fall and Winter

Early fall is also a very popular time to list property. Buyers will find a good number of listings hitting the market by those sellers who were not quite ready to list over the summer. If you're a buyer, the winter is also a great time of year for buyers as sellers who are motivated and eager to sell will have no issue listing in the winter and making a deal. Listing in the winter allows sellers to get what they want for their property rather than feel pressured to make quick decisions in the spring or summer when competition is hot.

 

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Real Estate in General

The real estate market in the U.S. will always see motivated sellers and buyers throughout the year. There are times in each season when listings and properties will be more plentiful. But it's important to remember that while there might be more properties in the summer, that doesn't mean the market will be any less competitive. Competition is the name of the game in many U.S. markets; if you're interested in a new home or property, start your search as soon as possible.

Spring and summer will see more properties and greater competition while the late fall and winter will attract more serious sellers and buyers will find less competition overall. If you're looking to buy or sell remember to enjoy yourself, and work with your agent or Realtor so you have the best real estate experience you can have.