Most Wisconsin home buyers have become happy homeowners, according to a study by Lawnstarter.com. The survey asked over 5,500 home buyers nationwide, who bought in 2019, how satisfied they were with their new home and neighborhood. The survey included 118 questions, breaking down to 7 main issues:
- Financial aspects of home buying
- Quality of the home for the money
- Neighborhood quality
- Strength of local job market
- Friendliness of neighbors
- Suitability of location to raise a family
- Compromises made in home selection
Wisconsin buyers were the second-happiest of all homeowners surveyed, falling short of #1 by less than a half-percent. The “Happiness Index” of Wisconsin homeowners came in at 86.37% out of a “perfect” potential of 100. Iowa barely edged ahead of Wisconsin at 86.67%.
When it came down to making home buying compromises, Wisconsin buyers were least likely to give up having a garage. They also resisted accepting a fewer number of bedrooms.
On the other hand, Wisconsin buyers were most likely to accept a home with older appliances, or to choose a home with a longer commute to work.
The secret to becoming a happy homeowner comes down to knowing what you want, and being financially prepared for your purchase. It also helps to work with local real estate experts who can help you with the entire home buying process!
When you are ready to buy a home in Northwest Wisconsin, Six Lakes Realty offers the very best in real estate guidance! We are a locally-owned family business with over 40 years of experience. Our friendly, hometown service is just a call away!
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806