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What Do Home Buyers Want in 2016?

2016 Home Buying TrendsAccording to Redfin, spring is one of the best times for selling your home, and some say that starts right after the Super Bowl! The Redfin Studyanalyzed more than 7 million homes in 2010 through 2014, 39% of homes listed in the spring sold within 30 days, and 15% of them sold for more than list price.”

As we begin this busy time for selling homes, I reached out to Realtor, Liz Facenda of RE/Max Preferred and asked what to expect in 2016 in the Real Estate market and these are her comments:

“Going into 2016 today’s buyers still want a turnkey home that they can move into with a minimal amount of work to do. They are looking for updated kitchens and baths, and primarily low maintenance homes. What they don’t want is to be “tied” to their homes spending all their free time maintaining the home. They are much too busy working, exercising, socializing and starting families.

Buyers are looking for homes that have space for a home office since more millennials are working from home part of the week. They are also looking for eat-in kitchens that flow into the family room for ease of entertaining. Formal dining rooms are still not high on the list of must-haves for these buyers. Instead, they truly want a move-in ready home.”

Based on a study done by Microsoft the digital attention span is now eight seconds, what does this mean to you? The majority of buyers, the millennials, are all online shoppers. They are using online apps and sites and swiping through photo after photo. You will want professional photos, but first you have to display your home in the best way possible always accentuating the positive aspects of your home.

Did you know that the best salesperson in the house is how the furniture is set up? Correctly setting up rooms will take the guess work out of where the prospective buyer will put their furniture. Home staging can help you prepare your home for sale to attract the greatest number of buyers and for top dollar! Click here to learn more about home staging and watch my informational video.

Redesign RightIf you need help with staging your home for sale, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or click here to fill out the interest form!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

2016 Decorating and Home Electronic Trends

Decorating Trends2016 has some lovely trends in home decorating ideas and friendly electronic uses. As I described in my article titled, 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, Pantone has selected Rose Quartz and Serenity (a pale blue with a tendency toward periwinkle) as their colors of the year, and you will see these colors in every room of the home in 2016. Other decorating trends for 2016 include:

  • Mixed metals
  • Fabric wall art
  • Wallpapers that include natural facades, retro looking geometrics with an Asian flair, metallic and matte tones, and combinations of calm and muted colors.
  • Pendant Lights
  • Black metals
  • Rounded Furniture
  • Decorations including brocades, tapestries, fringe, cording and tassels.

These are some of the electronic highlights showcased in the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show:

Family Hub Refrigerator by Samsung

You may want this in your kitchen renovation! Here is some information from Samsung about the Family Hub Refrigerator which sounds amazing:

The Family Hub is just that – a hub of household connections, but with a thoroughly digital twist. All communications are housed and displayed on a 21.5 inch full HD LCD resolution screen located on the upper right exterior door. As the refrigerator’s digital family command center, the screen allows you to post, share and update calendars, pin photos, share treasured kids’ works of art, and leave notes – all with the ease and convenience of your smartphone.” (Article source.)

Personal Lighting System by Hue

Want a different look in your living room whenever you feel like a change? By using an app with the Personal Lighting System from Philips Hue system, you can change the color of the light in a room. Changing the color of the light instantly offers you a different feel to your wall and furniture color! How cool is that?


If you are planning to purchase a new TV in 2016 or create a “movie” room, consider LG’s OLED 3D TV. It is very thin, and the screen is shaped to your natural field of vision as the product description states, “Witness dazzling images and immerse yourself in lifelike action from any angle.” I bet you didn’t think displays could get any better? This product, based on the description, is stunning.

Redesign RightFor all your interior redesign, color consultations, and home staging needs call Debbie 610.955.8202 and feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you in 2016! Note, I have a certified 5-day hands-on Interior Redesign and Home Staging Class, click here to learn more, for all of you who love home decorating!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .