Here’s why more homebuyers prefer space over convenience these days.


Would you rather live in a smaller home that’s closer to your neighbors and amenities like schools, restaurants, and shopping, or would you rather live in a larger home further from your neighbors but also further from those amenities? A recent survey says that six in 10 U.S. adults would choose the latter. People value space over amenities 7% more than they did in 2019. Back then, the majority was flipped, and more buyers wanted to be closer to amenities. In 2021, it turns out that Americans want more distance from their neighbors. A recent Pew Research Center study showed a shift in home preferences since the pandemic, with more consumers saying they’d prefer a larger home even if the location was less convenient.


"What’s your preference?"



I live in the North end of Boise and love it. We have plenty of access to trails and a lot of local city amenities. Many of the people moving here are looking for more space in a more rural setting. What’s your preference? If you’d like to discuss further or have any other real estate-related questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.