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.
April 4, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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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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Published on Saturday, April 3, 2010 in The Los Angeles Times
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