For example, as actively working in San Gabriel Valley, most of my buyers who are in their 30-50's with kids, budget from 500-800k - school district is usually their primary concern and they do prefer a bigger yard for the kids to play, they will also want an functional/open kitchen and school district is important. Most of them are open to remodeling so they are not picky with amenities.
For the buyers who are young professional or retirees, then they do want a nice remodeled home with nice kitchen, attached garages, convenient location and yard usually is not a concern.
I'll be happy to do a more in depth analysis if you can provide more details. Thanks.
They don't have money left over for frivolties such as a new stove or refrigerator, much less a kitchen re-do.
If you are talking about the upper half; I would say that the Kitchen would be number one: In the last few years, we have seen terrific advances in appliances, solid surfaces and amenities.
Bathrooms would be next.
And yes, since we do so much living in the back yard, they want a nice living/entertaining area.
A new A/C has become one of the most important features, not only because the cooling is so much better, but the new units are about 150-200% more ecconomical.
Solar would be next on the list.
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