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By Amy Underwood | Agent in Denton, TX

10 Features Builders Will Most Likely Include in 2010!

10 Features Builders Will Most Likely include in 2010.

1. Walk-in closet in master bedroom

2. Laundry Room

3. Insulated Front Door

4. Great Room

5. Low-E Windows

6. Linen Closet

7. Programmable Thermostat

8. Energy Efficient appliances and lighting

9. Separate Shower & Tub in master bathroom

10. 9 foot ceilings or higher on 1st floor.

Amy Underwood
North Texas Home Finders
Cell: 972-921-8787
Source: January 2010 Nation Association of Home Builders survey of builders


By Amy Underwood,  Mon May 17 2010, 12:40
I think builders in DFW are a little ahead of the curve compared to the US as a whole, but there are still "starter" home builders (F&J/DR Horton/Legacy) in 150-200K include about 70% of these features, but not all. You would be surprised at how many don't. Not all have 9 ft. ceilings and sep. tub and shower, and energy effiecent lighting standard. Builders will introduce a low base price and not include the before mentioned to get traffic in the door. That is why pros like us can help these buyers negotiate the upgrades for free.

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