The Changing Interests of Homebuyers Throughout the Decades


1. Homes in the 1950s often had more bathrooms (an average of 2.35) than bedrooms (1.5).

2. Buyers in the 1970s craved appliances in funky colors like avocado and harvest gold.

3. In the 1960s, the average home size was 1,200 square feet.

4. Average home square footage increased by 21 percent in the 1990s compared to the 1980s, but the number of rooms stayed the same.

5. In the ’80s, the average number of televisions per household was 1.50, and the average listing price was just over $216,000.

6. In the ’90s, the average square feet per home had nearly doubled from the ’60s, moving up to 2,080.

7. By 2010, the average television per household jumped up to 2.93—that’s just under 3 televisions per house.

8. Today, buyers seek homes with flexible spaces, connectivity between rooms and the outdoors, and opportunities for personalization.

Until next time…..


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