There are a number of amenities and attributes that stand out as important to today’s home buyers — especially Millennials, who represent an increasingly sizable buying pool. Quality of the neighborhood is a big must for many. Convenience to one’s place of business also ranks high, as does affordability and quality of schools. A recent poll showed that almost 45 percent of today’s buyers are willing to pay a premium for quality schools. More and more of today’s buyers also are looking for properties that will meet their needs for the next 15 years. That deviates from just five years ago, when buyers were looking to stay in their home only about 10 years. Energy efficiency is also an increasingly important consideration for many, along with open floor plans, high ceilings, and technological amenities. | Read More