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A complete list of home amenities and features for home buyers

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Home amenities and features are details with which I am intimately familiar, Linda. So, you have come to the right place for answers. One of the really great things about giving your agent a list of amenities and features is that your agent can utilize technology to find that perfect home for you from this list.


Most MLS systems that agents use to find homes contain search parameters. Some will let you exclude certain types of criteria, which might be more helpful to you than you may first think. If, for example, you absolutely do not want to buy a home with carpeting, your agent can exclude all homes with carpeting from your search requirements. You might want to consider carpeting only for the bedrooms and installing hardwood-like floors elsewhere.

The more closely you define parameters, the fewer homes you may find that are available to you. If you include too many parameters, you may not find any homes at all. If is best to be more general and less specific. Plus, bear in mind that information exported is only as good as the information imported, and some agents might leave blank certain fields.

Home amenities and features are details with which I am intimately familiar, Linda. So, you have come to the right place for answers. One of the really great things about giving your agent a list of amenities and features is that your agent can utilize technology to find that perfect home for you from this list.


Most MLS systems that agents use to find homes contain search parameters. Some will let you exclude certain types of criteria, which might be more helpful to you than you may first think. If, for example, you absolutely do not want to buy a home with carpeting, your agent can exclude all homes with carpeting from your search requirements. You might want to consider carpeting only for the bedrooms and installing hardwood-like floors elsewhere.

The more closely you define parameters, the fewer homes you may find that are available to you. If you include too many parameters, you may not find any homes at all. If is best to be more general and less specific. Plus, bear in mind that information exported is only as good as the information imported, and some agents might leave blank certain fields.

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A complete list of home amenities and features for home buyers

  1. 1. A COMPLETE LIST OF HOME AMENITIES AND FEATURES FOR HOME BUYERS
  2. 2. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION THIS IS THE FIRST RULE OF REAL ESTATE. LOCATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT YET THE MOST OFTEN OVERLOOKED RULE. IF YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A HOME WITH ALL OF THE AMENITIES YOU WANT IN A BAD LOCATION OR A HOME IN A GOOD LOCATION WITH ONLY SOME OF THE AMENITIES, CHOOSE THE HOME WITH THE GOOD LOCATION. YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD AMENITIES, BUT YOU CANNOT CHANGE A BAD LOCATION. TYPES OF LOCATIONS VIEW OF COASTAL, CITY OR HILLS WATERFRONT -- RIVER, OCEAN, LAKEFRONT GREENBELT GOLF COURSE SUBURBAN CITY RAISED ELEVATION OR MOUNTAINS CUL DE SAC DEAD END STREET GATED COMMUNITY 01
  3. 3. CONSTRUCTION, EXTERIOR, STYLE, ROOF AND YARD AMENITIES AND FEATURES AS A CHILD, I DREW HOME LAYOUTS IN THE STREET WITH DRYWALL CHALK FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION SITES. MY DREAM HOME BACK THEN LOOKED LIKE CINDERELLA'S CASTLE AT DISNEYLAND. WE ALL HAVE SOME IDEA OF WHAT OUR PERFECT HOME WOULD LOOK LIKE. BUT AGAIN, YOU'LL GET BETTER RESULTS FROM EXCLUDING CERTAIN TYPES THAN BY CHOOSING TOO MANY PARTICULARS. 02 HOME CONSTRUCTION ADOBE BRICK CONCRETE BLOCK LOG METAL STONE STRAW WOOD HOME EXTERIOR BRICK CEMENT SIDING LAP SIDING METAL SIDING VINYL SIDING SHINGLE STONE STUCCO VENEER WOOD STYLE OF HOME A-FRAME BUNGALOW COLONIAL CONTEMPORARY COTTAGE DOME LOG MEDITERRANEAN RANCH SPANISH TUDOR VICTORIAN ROOF COMPOSITION SHINGLE CONCRETE TILE METAL ROCK SHAKE SLATE TAR TILE WOOD YARD SIZE OF LOT SWIMMING POOL / SPORT POOL SPA SAUNA STEAM ROOM FIREPLACE OR FIRE PIT BUILT-IN BBQ OUTDOOR KITCHEN COURTYARD PATIO -- COVERED OR UNCOVERED DECK TENNIS COURTS TREES AND LANDSCAPING GARDENS LAWN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS / DRIP / MISTING SYSTEM
  4. 4. BASIC HOME AMENITIES, TYPES OF ROOMS AND FLOORING RATHER THAN PICKING A SPECIFIC AGE OF HOME, TRY CHOOSING A RANGE OF YEARS. IF YOU DO NOT WANT A NEWER HOME, YOU CAN ASK YOUR AGENT TO LIMIT YOUR SEARCH TO HOMES BUILT PRIOR TO A CERTAIN YEAR. BEAR IN MIND THAT IF YOUR CUTOFF IS HOMES BUILT BEFORE 1970, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A HOME LISTING FOR A HOME BUILT IN 1971. 03 SINGLE FAMILY -- ATTACHED OR DETACHED -- DUPLEX, HALFPLEX, CONDO, TOWNHOME, MANUFACTURED HOME AGE OF HOME / YEAR BUILT NUMBER OF BEDROOMS NUMBER OF BATHS NUMBER OF STORIES OR LEVELS ORIENTATION (DIRECTION HOME FACES) UTILITIES -- GAS / ELECTRIC HVAC -- CENTRAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, PROPANE, GRAVITY, FLOOR OR WALL PARKING / GARAGE RV PARKING OR BOAT STORAGE TYPES OF ROOMS NUMBER OF MASTERS / JUNIOR MASTERS / ENSUITES LOFT DEN BONUS ROOM GREAT ROOM HOME OFFICE AREA HOME THEATER MEDIA ROOM FAMILY ROOM GYM / WORKOUT ROOM LIBRARY BUTLER'S PANTRY SUN ROOM DOWNSTAIRS' BEDROOM BASEMENT GUEST QUARTERS WINE STORAGE FLOORING CARPETING CONCRETE BAMBOO STONE TILE LAMINATE CORK VINYL / LINOLEUM MANUFACTURED WOOD MARBLE WOOD WATERPROOF VINYL PLANKS
  5. 5. SPECIFIC HOME AMENITIES AND FEATURES HOME BUYERS OFTEN DESIRE CERTAIN FEATURES IN 4 AREAS OF THE HOME: THE KITCHEN, MASTER, BATHS, AND DINING ROOM. IN ADDITION, I SOMETIMES HEAR BUYERS STATE PREFERENCES FOR HOME ENERGY FEATURES, INCLUDING DISABILITY FEATURES. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE CAN BE ADDED AFTER PURCHASE AS A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, SOMETIMES THE COST TO DO SO IS PROHIBITIVE. HERE ARE MORE SPECIFIC AMENITIES AND FEATURES TO CONSIDER: 04 KITCHEN FEATURES AND AMENITIES APPLIANCES -- BUILT-IN OR FREE STANDING -- STAINLESS / COLORED / CABINETRY MATCH COUNTERS -- GRANITE, MARBLE, CERAMIC, STONE, WOOD, LAMINATE OR SYNTHETIC ISLANDS AND WET BARS DINING BARS UNDER CABINET LIGHTING / RECESSED LIGHTING / PENDANTS FARMSTYLE SINKS, DUAL OR TRIPLE SINKS, METAL, STEEL, CAST IRON WARMING DRAWERS, WINE REFRIGERATORS, TRASH COMPACTORS REMODELED / UPDATED DINING FEATURES SPACE IN KITCHEN / BREAKFAST NOOK DINING / FAMILY COMBINATION DINING / LIVING COMBINATION FORMAL DINING ROOM OUTDOOR KITCHEN MASTER SUITE AMENITIES AND FEATURES LARGE VS. SMALL BALCONY OUTSIDE ACCESS PRIVATE PATIO REMOTE AREA OR SITTING ROOM / OFFICE GROUND FLOOR VS. SECOND FLOOR SURROUND SOUND FIREPLACE WET BAR DUAL WALK-IN CLOSETS BATH FEATURES DUAL / TRIPLE SINKS BUILT-IN DRESSING VANITIES VANITY SHELVES & MIRRORS IN SHOWERS / TUBS JETTED OR SUNKEN TUBS SEPARATE SHOWER RAINSHOWER HEADS STONE / TILE SURFACES OUTSIDE ACCESS SKYLIGHTS HEATED FLOORS REMODELED / UPDATED
  6. 6. SOURCES: HTTPS://WWW.THEBALANCE.COM/H OME-AMENITIES-FEATURES-HOME- BUYERS-1798249 HTTPS://ARTESIANTITLE.COM/

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