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What Home Buyers Are Looking For to Accommodate Today's Covid Era Lifestyle

By Lydia DeLeo

Real Estate Agent with Compass 475.125122

Covid-19 has not only kept most of us confined to our quarters for the past six months, it has altered the definition of home.

- LAUREN LEAZENBY, Chicago Tribune

Buyers are increasingly seeking out pandemic friendly features in a home, here are several topping their wish list.

1) Home Office, ideally with a door and plenty of natural light, is now at the top of most buyers’ wish list.

2) Larger Homes, once lingering on the market, are being scooped up by buyers eager to find space the whole family can spread out and enjoy.

3) Out Door Space to serve as an extension of the living space. Fenced in yards, private decks (or patios), outdoor kitchens and pools are resonating with today's home buyers.

4) In Home Gyms or at least space to put the Peloton or treadmill.

5) Walkability continues to be of importance, especially the ability to walk to amenities in town and to public transit.

6) All Done. Many Millennial buyers are working full time and are caring for their children, which may include remote learning. Therefore, the less updating that needs to be done…the more appealing.

Thinking about making your move or interested in a market analysis of your homes current value, we would welcome the opportunity to serve as your local resource. We are a top team of real estate agents specializing in the lakefront communities of Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe and surrounding areas. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call at 847.682-7321 or send us an email

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