When searching for your dream home, what do you look for? What does the kitchen look like, or the front yard? Is a garage a must, or do you have stronger feelings about a walk-in closet? And how do those preferences reflect where you’re from, or where you want to live?
At Orchard, we’ve talked to thousands of people looking for a new home. All the details, big and small, matter to home buyers. We noticed those details change depending on where people are and where they want to go.
Using insights from our Home Match quiz, we’ve compiled some fascinating statistics about what people are looking for in a home. How similar are you to people in your city? Or are you one of the 1% of people in Austin who don’t think having garage space is important?
Let’s take a look at what people in Orchard’s markets want in their next home. See the must-haves, the nice-to-haves, and then take the Home Match quiz to see what’s available.
Home buyers in Atlanta, GA told us through Home Match that they wish the Falcons hadn’t blown a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. Just kidding—they told us this instead:
Home buyers in Austin are looking for a house that lets them cut to the front of the Franklin Barbecue line. Well, no, they didn’t say that, but they did say this:
Do home buyers in Charlotte want to be within walking distance—okay, how about a short drive?—from the NASCAR Hall of Fame? Maybe. They also want this:
Dallas-Fort Worth residents don’t just want their kids to get drafted by the Cowboys. They want the following:
Denver home buyers didn’t say anything about wanting to build a brewery in their basements, but then again, that’s not part of the Home Match quiz (yet). Here’s what they said:
Everybody in Houston agrees there's no need to hear another “We have a problem” joke in their lives. Here’s what else they’re looking for:
We have to imagine that something like 100% of Raleigh-Durham home buyers are looking for the nearest Cheerwine fountain. Other than that?
Most home buyers in San Antonio, it’s safe to say, don’t want their home to be in nearby Austin. What else do they want?
Folks in the D.C.-area (sometimes called DMV, for D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) are probably tired of everyone assuming they work in the government or IT. They just want a house with the following:
Curious to see homes with the features that matter the most to you? Take the Home Match quiz, even if you’re just browsing for fun.
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