Home trends are not one size fits all. Article after article states what is “in” and what is “out”, but before taking any of these ins and outs too seriously you should consider that every home and homeowner is individual. Santa Barbara homeowners certainly may differ in needs from those in other parts of the country. A Santa Barbara luxury home will have more expected features than the Santa Barbara entry level home. Not many people fit into a mold, so why should our homes.
Certainly the recession made everyone take pause and consider simplifying, downsizing, and limiting the luxury, but how much is individual. Current trends for newer homes, for example, are negating the formal living room and formal dining room in many cases, but if we read between the lines we could also take this as a change in our society and an acknowledgement that today’s homeowner lives a more relaxed lifestyle, typically.
While they say most people are interested in smaller homes these days, a certain pro football player and his supermodel wife recently bought a home that was over 20,000 square feet in size. Real estate is local. If you are remodeling or building a home in Santa Barbara, you know your community, you know what is common in your community, and you know what people are looking for. The best news is that if you don’t know, all you need to do is get in touch with an experienced Santa Barbara REALTOR® for a little guidance. Please go to www.SantaBarbaraRE.com to view homes for sale in Santa Barbara and feel free to contact me for guidance.
Click here to read “Remodeling Improvements That Entice Buyers” from Realty Times.