Fountain Hills Home-Buying Trends

What is the trend with Fountain Hills home- buyers these days? Most buyers want an open floor plan, large kitchen with island, and walk in closets. Another requirement that has been requested is a separate guest house, or commonly called a casita , which is perfect for aging parents or just a place to tuck away your guests when they come for a visit.

Casita in Fountain Hills AZThe original definition of a casita referred to a small crude dwelling forming part of a shantytown inhabited by Mexican laborers in the southwestern U.S.In recent years, the term has been used to describe living quarters detached from the main home. But casitas don’t come cheap nor are they that common. Out of 187 single family homes for sale in Fountain Hills, there are only 15 homes on the market which offer casitas and 25 that have  guest quarters with separate entrance , ranging in price of a  250,000-2,400,000.

A relaxing outdoor area is always high on the list for Fountain Hills home buyers. With over 300 days of sunshine you tend to spend more time outdoors and you was a place to hang. Mountain or wash views for privacy are requested most, nicely landscaped yard , pool and fountains are always an added bonus!

Casitas are more common to the southwest so you won’t find them on this list, but here are the 5 new building trends in new homes nation wide according to the National Association of Home Builders..

Interested in purchasing a Fountain Hills home with a casita or guest quarters? Contact me at 480 888 6708 or email me for quick answers to your questions regarding  neighborhoods, price trends, short sales, etc.


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