KITCHEN MOST IMPORTANT ROOM, HOMEBUYERS SAY - Carey Hagglund Condy - Luxury Marin Homes

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July 14, 2014

If you’re preparing your home for sale within the coming months, you’d do well to pump a healthy portion of improvement funds into the kitchen, a new survey finds.modernkitchenAccording to the poll conducted by homebuilding firm PulteGroup, 29 percent of respondents said the kitchen was the most important room to consider when purchasing a property. Twenty-three percent said an eat-in area was the top kitchen feature, while 22 percent cited the importance of an island. The survey notes that spice kitchens are becoming particularly en vogue with California buyers. In Silicon Valley high-end kitchen appliances and countertops greatly appeal to home shoppers. PulteGroup’s study also discovered that more than one-third of buyers say coveted home amenities trump location and even schools. Source: