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Why The Kitchen Is Important For Home Buyers
Home ownership is commonly associated with a sense of accomplishment and success and this certainly rings true in the bay area with the high cost of housing. Just this year, the median home price for the bay area hit an all time high of $709,000. Given the lack of inventory this figure will move higher by the end of the year. However, despite the low inventory and high demand, buyers are still picky about what home will work for them as they see this purchase not only as a home but a great long term investment.
Even more important buyers are looking for a place to call home and gather with friends and family. Because of this, buyers have always focused on kitchens during the home buying process. However, not only for functionality, but how the kitchen is incorporated into the rest of the living space. A common question buyers ask is how can I prepare and cook, while still being involved with entertaining family and guests? While on showings with our buyers, if the kitchen is not functional or incorporated properly with the living areas, the focus then becomes, how can I take down a wall and is it possible so I can have visibility to the living room area? A kitchen that opens to a living space creates a vision of entertaining while cooking and dining with friends as opposed to a sealed off kitchen with no visibility (visualize a galley kitchen).
This trend is continuing as Millennials are spending more time in the kitchen than past generations. As a seller, kitchen improvements have one of the highest returns on investment. So if you are considering improving your home, a well thought out kitchen is very important. We welcome your thoughts on this topic.
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Kevin & Naomi Kieffer, Broker Associate, Team Leaders for the EastBayPro Team of Keller Williams Realty
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