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3 Home Buying Trends for 2014 and Beyond

homeIt’s pretty safe to say that as the man or woman that is buying a home evolves, the home does as well. While some real estate agencies like Re/max All American in Hinesville, Georgia offer more traditional homes for sale, more and more young professionals around the United States make up the buyer’s market in today’s economy, and these tech-savvy men and women want their homes to have the same technological capabilities that they enjoy on a daily basis.

Gone are the days of newlyweds searching for a starter home to raise a family in. Below are three shifts that you can expect to see in homes in the next few years.

Smart Homes

With the emergence of the “man cave” a few years back, a lot of home buyers prefer to have a room full of high-tech gadgetry like the latest A/V equipment, surround sound systems and huge TV’s. Of course, we knew it wasn’t going to be long until one room turned into an entire home.

Home owners now have the luxury of securing their homes remotely, heating up or cooling off the house before they get home, and even keeping an eye on the family dog with the use of a webcam. Expect these trends to continue to evolve and get even “smarter” than they are now.

Huge Closets

It seems that ever since Carrie Bradshaw’s character in the first Sex and the City movie got a huge closet, more and more women (and men) want exactly the same thing. In fact, recent trends suggest home buyers and apartment renters will actually give up a room of their home in order to turn it into a walk-in closet of gigantic proportions.

The Home Office

A growing number of large companies have gone on record as saying that they not only approve, but encourage employees to work from home. While some home buyers don’t like the idea of having an entire built-in office in their home, more and more folks are opting to convert a room into a home office. After all, business doesn’t stop at home anymore.

Look for home buyers to enquire about existing home offices, and sellers to begin touting their in-home business construction.