From the California Association of Realtors, and Realtor.com:
these are the attributes most likely to be seeked by homebuyers:
Another thing that I would definitely add to this picture is, for buyers 55+ and older:
- a one-level property with no stairs.
... and in general, my experience is that would-be home buyers are more attracted by homes with a lot of natural light and an open floor plan, and will sacrifice other features in order to get that.
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