If the buyer is 25, a safety net should the buyers economy change.
If the buyer risk aware, get the best value.
If the buyer is riisk oblibious, get the newest mechanics and condition and newest, newest, newest.
If the buyer is entertaiment central, a contemporary floor plan.
If the buyer is a recluse, that 1923 Elisabeathan might do just fine with the high fences and not rear neighbors.
is there a culinary artist in the house....
Lot's of visiting family....
Long term stay family...
Parents soon to stay with family....
Having no parmeters to work with, I would say the home that makes you smile everytime you pull into the driveway.
When I pick a home after location, I'm looking at floor plan and overall value of the home compared to the others in that price range. Since my husband is not a do it yourself kind of guy nor do I have the time, the more updated the better and I'm willing to pay more for that. If the home has an odd floor plan, that will not work for me, it should flow nicely throughout the home.
If it needs new carpet, lighting, paint or appliances, I'm willing to do that on my own.
Good luck to you!!
This is a great question! It's fun to see all of the different responses. I'm going to go a little against the grain here and not say condition. The most important thing I look for is if it fits my specific needs better than any other home. The first home my wife and I bought was in horrible condition, but we knew ahead of time it had the potential to fit our needs perfectly... and it has.
Another important factor, though, is the layout of the house as well as room (i.e., number of bedrooms) and space. Of course everyone has their individual preference, but a house with a floor plan that 'flows' well is highly desired. Buyers typically have a list of necessities in what they want, and a list of 'nice things'.