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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Energy efficiency after our brutal winter!  Good windows & doors, good insulation, newer furnace not electric or oil !  Preferably Geo Thermal.  The decor is just a bonus and can be easily rectified.

May 27, 2015 10:29 AM
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4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Updated kitchens and ope floor plans.

Jan 08, 2019 07:40 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We're in a 2nd home market but #1 is open concept, large kitchens, fabulous baths.

May 27, 2015 11:28 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Holly - Over the last year or so, I have noticed that buyers want homes in perfect condition, not matter how old the property is. They don't even want to paint a wall or anything, and yes they want all the upgrades; granite counters, stainless appliances, tile or hardwood flooring.

Between 2008-2012, people didn't care what the home looked like as much. They could get in cheap and fix it up.

I guess with the higher sales prices, they want all that done already.

May 27, 2015 03:53 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think there are more people looking for USDA area homes this year.

May 27, 2015 12:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes they are pickier and want more upgrades in the home. They will turn their noses up if it doesn't have granite, tile and hardwood. A privacy fence and refrigerator are a must. As I said picky.

May 27, 2015 12:07 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Even in the lower priced homes, I am seeing buyers wanting granite and SS appliances, and definitely A/C.  Our summers are getting warmer and warmer.

May 27, 2015 09:16 AM