Homebuyers Want Spaces, Not Rooms

A new survey of buyer preferences says that most would be more practical and make sacrifices like giving up the upstairs laundry room.

Lew Sichelman reports on the survey of 22,000 owners conducted by Avid Ratings of Madison, Wisconsin: "For example, a community clubhouse is "not a big deal anymore," Avid Chief Executive Paul Cardis said at the recent International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, where he detailed his findings on a panel with design experts. Health clubs that people end up using "maybe five times a year" can be eliminated, as can dog parks and golf courses -- even 24-hour security."

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