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Who Makes 90 % of the Decisions -New Home Construction? Women!

Who makes 90 percent of decisions about new home construction? Women! And now the statistic verifies my assertion ( a number of years ago as per this post I just updated  with current stats that a trend toward a big demand for Healthy-Built Homes is at hand.  You know that this means: Builders are  paying attention to what women want! Yes!

 

What Do Women Want? (It's OK- go ahead and chuckle) Joanne and janeAnne- Asheville NC Healthy Built?

 

Check out this article from REALTOR® Magazine.

 

 

Women have varying desires some of which include:

a)    “…geometric shapes and unusual features (such as a J-shaped peninsula kitchen island as opposed to a traditional rectangular island), and she prefers edgy, European-influenced trends. A work area, library, or inspiration room is also desirable since she’s work-oriented.

b)    plenty of storage, a large laundry room, and a floor plan that comfortably fits her family lifestyle. This woman is more likely to go with a traditional design, such as a country kitchen

c)     fabrics and crown molding. Claire appreciates symmetry in design and wants polished, sophisticated spaces for formal entertaining. She’s also drawn to arched openings, columns, and a gourmet kitchen

d)    comfort and function and tends to want less square footage because it means less upkeep. Like many of her sisters here in Asheville, she also tends to prefer "green" design and low-maintenance products since she’s on the go ... is casual when it comes to a home’s design and desires flexible spaces that she can tailor to accommodate her hobbies…”

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Comments

I like the comments.  I find builders do fall down on some kitchen design.  They should talk to more women.

Posted by Gail Fabiani (Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Finally-I think woman understand the benefits of a well designed house over their counterparts. Very good.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) about 7 years ago

Gail~ It is a good thing (as someone we know might say) =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Ha - Martha aside - It is a good thing! I love that women are getting some of the props for their "smart" thinking concerning house design and sustainability. Nice post janeAnne. Content is Queen!

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 7 years ago

Interesting post JaneAnne, I believe this to be true. My wife says it is!    :)

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 7 years ago

JaneAnne, Thanks for the post. I agree that most women look for  homes with lots of storage space

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 7 years ago

Adrian~

It does seem like progress...the J-shaped kitchen was quite an interesting feature for me...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Debb~

"Props" is right!! Green is Golden. And sustainable innovation is Queen =) Here in Asheville, we have over 500 newly constructed homes that women adore...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

Tom~

 

I had to laugh as I read our comment. I am glad that you trust your wife's judgment...and she is lucky to have you around in case your home needs a little special touch...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

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