A recent survey from Zolo—one of Canada’s most popular national real estate marketplaces—found that homebuyers are prioritizing features related to saving money and dedicated living spaces.
According to the findings, 73 per cent of respondents said they wanted a detached house, 70 per cent said they wanted one with a garage, 68 per cent said they wanted one with an en-suite washroom, 49 per cent said they wanted two bathrooms, and 40 per cent said they wanted a home with three bedrooms.
However, when it came to features based on gender, things were slightly different—the top priority for women, 73 per cent, was a newer furnace and central air conditioning unit, while the top priority for men, 71 per cent, was a private outdoor living space.
The second-most sought-after feature for women was a patio or deck, 65 per cent; followed by an updated kitchen, 64 per cent; followed by walk-in closets, 60 per cent.
For men, the second-most sought-after feature was an updated kitchen, 67 per cent; followed by energy-saving appliances, 60 per cent; followed by hardwood floors, 57 per cent.