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3 features Americans want in their dream home

Most Americans have a clear idea of their dream home — and it doesn’t involve living large.

Most prefer modest, modern homes.

Fewer people think owning their own home is part of the “American Dream” in 2015 than they did five years ago (71% in 2015 versus 77% in 2010), according to a survey of 2,000 adults carried out by Harris Poll on behalf of real estate site Trulia. Homeownership has become as much of a lifestyle choice than an obligatory milestone, says Selma Hepp, chief economist with Trulia; 75% of married people with kids under the age of 18 say they plan to buy a home to be their primary residence versus 69% of single people with no kids

Here are the three most popular features people want to live in a home happily ever after:

Americans aren’t big fans of mansions like the kind favored by 50 Cent. In fact, they’re more likely to follow the lead of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg, whose primary residences are suburban homes fit for a middle class family rather than members of the 1%. In fact, 45% of respondents want an average-sized home between 1,401 and 2,600 square feet — choosing a home that is not too big or too small.

When describing where their dream home is located, most respondents are evenly split between wanting to live in the countryside (27%) and the suburbs (27%) rather than in the heart of a major American city (8%). And this varies, depending on where in the country the respondents were located. Midwesterners and those living in the northeast prefer the suburbs, southerners want to live in the countryside and Westerners were more likely to say they want to live in the mountains.

By Quentin Fottrell:  Personal Finance Reporter @ MarketWatch

 

 

 

 

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