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Men and Women Somewhat Agree in Home Must-Haves

This post was written by jd on July 9, 2010
Posted Under: Real Estate

It’s true. Men aren’t looking for exactly the same things women are when they go home shopping.

A recently released survey by ZipRealty found men often seek luxurious bathrooms, guest bedrooms, dining rooms, and views in homes, whereas women most-often desire home offices when searching for a home to purchase.A recently released survey by ZipRealty found men often seek luxurious bathrooms, guest bedrooms, dining rooms, and views in homes, whereas women most-often desire home offices when searching for a home to purchase.

ZipRealty surveyed 1,000 home shoppers and concluded that while about an equal number of men and women sought green features – about 27 percent – and 35 percent of both sexes put a high priority on a home office, there is disparity in the desire for other features.

Both sexes did agree on the biggest turn-offs: structural damage, bad odors, a busy street, and an awkward floor plan.

Here are the top 10 features most desired by men:
1. Garage or designated parking space, 85.5 percent
2. Master suite, 79.8 percent
3. Ample storage space, 71.2 percent
4. Guest bedroom, 70.2 percent
5. Large closets, 64.2 percent
6. Outdoor entertainment area, 63.4 percent
7. Gourmet or updated kitchen, 59.1 percent
8. Breakfast room or eat-in kitchen, 55.2 percent
9. View, 44.5 percent
10. Large yard, 43 percent

Here are the top 10 features most desired by women:
1. Garage or designated parking, 87.7 percent
2. Master suite, 77.8 percent
3. Ample storage space, 72.7 percent
4. Large closets, 68.7 percent
5. Outdoor entertainment area, 64.2 percent
6. Guest bedroom, 63.9 percent
7. Gourmet or updated kitchen, 61.8 percent
8. Breakfast room or eat-in kitchen, 56.1 percent
9. Large yard, 43 percent
10. Wood floors, 40.9 percent

Source: ZipRealty.com (06/10/2010)

Reader Comments

Anonymous on Zip Realty. If Zip Realty spent more time trying to figure out what buyers and sellers of houses wanted instead of what men vs. women want they might be able to make a profit. After all, they have not been profitable since the company was started. Why hasn’t the Board of Directors done its job and changed top management to try to protect the stockholder’s investments?

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Written By Anonymous on July 9th, 2010 @ 12:42 PM