Homeowner and Homebuyer Impressions of Visitable Features

IMGP0308 20percentContrary to the rhetoric of developers, the bottom line of this research by Jack L Nasar and Julia Elmer, shows that “both homeowners and homebuyers preferred to buy houses with visitable features, thought they would sell faster, and rated each visitable feature as having favorable effects on the qualities, even though they expected houses with visitable feature to cost more and to house an older person or a person with difficulty walking.” 

For more information on methods and findings, go to the link for the full abstract, but there is a fee for access to the full document if you don’t have university or institutional access.