Back in the day, ranch-style homes were thought of as basic starter homes... Today, they are anything but the basic offerings of years past. New home builders such as Lennar Homes are having great success building ranch homes in the Algonquin, Huntley & Crystal Lake area. Ranches have become one of the most popular styles in today’s home-buying market. Why Are Ranch Homes Popular?
One of the key factors is the "baby boomer" generation... The last of the baby boomers are into their 50's now... Increasingly, 60 has become the new 50 and the baby boomers are reshaping the housing market. But what are they looking for?
Safe & Accessible Ranch Homes
The aging U.S. population is either finding it increasingly difficult and dangerous to climb stairs, or is anticipating it as an impossibility in their future. As homeowners get into their 50's and 60's, they're facing hip surgeries, knee replacements, or just overall are having a more difficult time going up and down stairs. Downsizing is a popular trend, and a good ranch home helps solve any issues.
That is the beauty of a ranch home - all of the living space is on one level. They are designed to be highly functional for years to come, enabling people to stay in their homes longer.
Ranch Design Options
The challenge of designing floor plans which keep everything on one level has forced builders to get creative with their one-story offerings. No longer encumbered by the structural demands of a second floor, builders like Lennar are now able to take advantage of the freedom to offer taller ceilings, vaulted ceilings, and larger windows which add to a feeling of spaciousness and grandeur.
Efficient Space Offering in Ranch Style Homes
Gone are the chopped up floor plans resulting from the need to support an upper floor. Fewer walls make for more open floorplans, and combined spaces such as the Great Room can serve the multiple function of living room, dining room, and family room, merging these individual rooms into one, large open space where family and guests can comfortably gather. It's a win-win for all.
Strong Resale Value
According to the National Association of Home Builders which tracks consumer housing preference, the demand for one-story, ranch-style homes becomes higher with each passing year. Your home is likely to be your most important investment. An increased demand for and a severe shortage of ranch home inventory means greater resale value for you!
Your one-story home is an excellent investment!
If you have any questions about ranch homes available in the McHenry County area, feel free to reach out anytime! I always know where to find them. :)
-Pat Kalamatas, 103 Realty. 312 217-4398 or firstname.lastname@example.org