Built Green and Sustainable LivingFor BuyersFor HomeownersReal EstateRemodeling and style trends January 7, 2011

Do You Want to Buy a Home This Year? Think of the Hot "New" Trends

Some people will buy a home in 2011. These buyers will move for more space, downsize for less space or relocate, the typical  reasons to make a move.  If you’re buying in 2011,  think about selling that home in the future. Make an investment that works for now and for later.  It’s important now, more than ever,  to make a wise investment, an investment that works for your lifestyle and finances.  So think location, commute, schools, and amenities.

But also think like builders. Builders do the research to check out what’s new and hot.

The real estate buzz words for new construction in 2011 :

  • functionality
  • practicality
  • smaller
  • greener
  • value

Think smaller homes. Make the” Old Woman in The Shoe” proud.   Look at homes with smaller footprints.   Think  “green.”  Think front porches.  Get our your rocking chair.

Front porch homes

Homes with Front Porches

Think one level homes. Think getting a smaller package with green, functional features wrapped up in a good value.

Buy a home you love, but also buy a home that’s a good investment.  Think about what people are looking for today, so you have a good home to sell tomorrow.

But if you’re Rapunzel looking to hang down your hair  from your castle’s turret, you may be out of luck in the future. Simpler, less fussy styles are in.