A survey sponsored by Realtors illustrates that home buying is more like a prix fixe menu than ordering a la carte. Would you like the mixed-use neighborhood? That comes with a side order of access to culture and transit. Another choice is the large-lot house on a cul-de-sac. That comes with the longer commute and the drive-only traffic stew.
I'm sorry ma'am, substitutes are not allowed. And sir, we are running short on the mixed-use neighborhood tonight.
Joseph Molinaro of the National Association of Realtors explains the organization’s consumer preference survey.
The survey results are conflicted at times — reflecting Americans’ attitudes toward houses and communities.