A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders asked potential home buyers to name the features they wanted in a home and also the things they could do without. The results mirror what many recent surveys have shown. Specifically, that the features home buyers want most this year largely have to do with energy efficiency and include things like energy-star rated appliances, energy-star windows, and ceiling fans. Today’s home buyer wants a home that’s both efficient and organized. In fact, 93 percent of respondents said they needed a laundry room and 86 percent want space in the garage for storage. But, on the other hand, what features do buyers have little interest in? According to the survey, 70 percent of buyers said an elevator. Other luxury items that made the list include a wine cooler, wet bar, outdoor kitchen, and game room. Buyers also rejected houses on golf courses, homes in gated communities, and two-story family rooms and entry foyers. The survey reveals that today’s buyer is less interested in luxury and is instead putting a priority on green features, storage space, and organization. More here.