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Homebuyers Prioritize a Big Backyard for Property Purchasing

Oct 16, 2019
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When it comes to choosing the ideal residential property, most prospective homeowners will pass on a house if it lacks a large backyard, according to a new study released by Porch.
 
In a poll of 987 adults spanning multiple generations–87 Baby Boomers, 266 Gen Xers, 620 Millennials and 14 people from other age groups–nearly 70 percent said a large backyard was on their wish list during the homebuying process. Other must-haves from the respondents included a large front yard (64 percent), a swimming pool (roughly 63 percent) a back deck (51 percent), outdoor entertaining space (46 percent) and a large front yard (nearly 35 percent).
 
And what happens if there is no large backyard on the property? Nearly 77 percent of people who desired this aspect of the property admitted to passing on a home that didn't provide enough space, followed by 64 percent who did the same for a large front yard. As for those who envisioned their own pool, almost 63 percent of people who wanted one turned down a home because it didn't come with this feature.
When it comes to choosing the ideal residential property, most prospective homeowners will pass on a house if it lacks a large backyard

 
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