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10 Features Buyers Are Looking for in a Post-Pandemic Home

The ongoing global pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives, from how we work and learn to how we shop and socialize. This shift has led to significant changes in what Long Island homebuyers are looking for. At Jones Hollow Realty Group, we’ve identified the top 10 features that are now in high demand among buyers. Whether you’re planning to sell your home or buy a new one, understanding these trends will help you make informed decisions.

Home Office Space: With the rise in remote work, having a dedicated office space has become a top priority for many buyers. This space allows for focused work time without the typical distractions found in common areas.

Outdoor Living Areas: As more people spend time at home, the demand for outdoor spaces for relaxation, recreation, and dining has increased. Spacious yards, patios, decks, and features like outdoor kitchens and fire pits are in high demand.

High-Speed Internet and Tech Infrastructure: As work, education, and entertainment have moved online, a reliable, high-speed internet connection and good cellular reception have become essential home features.

Room for Fitness/Wellness Spaces: Gyms and wellness centers have faced intermittent closures, driving a trend towards in-home fitness spaces. A room that can accommodate exercise equipment or serve as a meditation/yoga space is a major plus.

Updated Kitchens and Bathrooms: The heart of any home, kitchens, and bathrooms continue to be a high priority for buyers. Updated appliances, plenty of storage, and modern designs can significantly increase a home’s appeal.

Eco-Friendly Features: Sustainability is increasingly important to buyers. Energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, high-quality insulation, and other green features are attractive additions to any home.

Multiple Entertainment Areas: With more time spent at home, having multiple entertainment areas, such as a game room, a home theater, or a children’s playroom, has become desirable.

Touchless Home Features: Touchless technologies, like smart door locks and light switches, or faucets with motion sensors, add both convenience and a measure of germ protection.

Flexible Floor Plan: As homes have become multi-functional spaces, buyers are looking for flexible floor plans that can easily adapt to changing needs.

Local Amenities: Proximity to parks, walking trails, shops, and restaurants has become more important as people seek recreational activities close to home.

At Jones Hollow Realty Group, we understand that these features reflect the changing lifestyle needs of Long Island residents in a post-pandemic world. Whether you’re looking to buy a home that meets these new demands, or you’re a seller wanting to highlight these features, our team is here to guide you through every step of your real estate journey.

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