More homeowners who have recently tackled a kitchen renovation added high-tech features and appliances, while open floor plans remain a popular reason for upgrading.
Nearly 60 percent of newly constructed homes come with patios. Also: The best two American cities for tech workers are located nearly 3,000 miles from the Bay Area. Get quick takeaways from the latest housing headlines in Pacific Union’s weekly Real Estate Roundup.
Homeowners in San Jose and San Francisco spent more on remodeling projects in 2017 than anywhere else in the country — indoor shark tanks not included. Also: Pending home sales rise in the West and drop in the South.
Fire pits are the most popular outdoor home addition in 2018, and they can add more than 20 percent to a property’s price per square foot. Check out the latest local housing headlines in Pacific Union’s weekly Real Estate Roundup.
With the official beginning of summer just a couple of weeks away, the high season for backyard barbecues and pool parties will soon arrive, and a significant number of American homeowners are upgrading their outdoor spaces with entertaining guests in mind.
While most American homeowners and prospective buyers probably do not ponder the construction sector on a regular basis, current trends in that industry could affect their wallets in the coming months.
About six in 10 U.S. homeowners are planning to spend money improving their properties this year, and an even larger amount will do at least some of the work themselves.
Homeowners who hire a housekeeping service can expect to fork over nearly $300 each month. Find out how much it costs to outsource some common home-maintenance jobs.
Last fall, a survey found that San Francisco homeowners spend the most money in the U.S. when remodeling their homes’ master bathrooms, and it turns out that the same trend applies to kitchens.