What Home Buyers Want – Trends to Consider

Annual Trends

The National Association of Home Builders conducted a survey to find out what trends buyers were looking for in their homes. Here is what this report found:

Energy Efficiency

  • 94%  want Energy-star rated appliances
  • 91% want an Energy-star rated home
  • 89% want Energy-star rated windows
  • 88% want ceiling fans


  • 93% want a laundry room (57% consider this room to be essential)
  • 90% want a linen closet in the bathroom
  • 86% want storage space in the garage
  • 85% want a walk-in kitchen pantry

Read more about this report here.

This blogger’s next home would need more closets as an essential. What would you look for in your next home?


Cincinnati is named "The Most Social City" by Mashable

It’s Social Media Day and Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named “The Most Social City” by Mashable, a web site source of social and digital media and technology.

See the great video about Cincinnati that swayed the Mashable judges! This short videos sites some local social celebrities such as Chad Ochocinco and Brandon Phillips who are avid Tweeters with 2.1 million and 73,000 followers respectively; Porkopolis (a Cincinnati app); the use of QR Codes throughout the city; and the constant use of social media to connect people to local social events.

Sibcy Cline Realtors is a very social real estate company, too. You can follow us on several social web sites including… Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @SibcyRealEstate. Our listings are posted as videos on YouTube. You will also find QR Codes on our For Sale signs, making it an easy “click and scan” to see more photos and information about our properties.

It’s a great day to be social today… especially in Cincinnati!