When it comes to buying a home, the exterior is a major selling point. It provides that all-important first impression, and certain features can make the difference between love-at-first-sight and onto-the-next. And according to a recent study by Homes.com, the one curb appeal component buyers covet the most is large, plentiful windows.
The company surveyed more than 5,000 U.S. adults about the importance that certain home features played in their homebuying decisions. Beating out always-popular features like porches and patios, windows snagged the top slots, with just over 19% of respondents naming the size of windows as the most important exterior item they look for. As a close second, about 18% said the number of windows was a crucial factor. The presence of a porch or patio came next at 17%, followed by elements like roof shape and siding style.