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We Know What Home Buyers Want

July 26, 2021

The recently released “What Home Buyers Really Want” study from the NAHB highlights the most highly desired features in new homes. (As noted in a national survey of more than 3,200 recent and prospective home buyers.) New Tradition Homes can proudly state that we not only know what you want in a new home… it’s already here! 

Among the most desired features is, surprisingly, a laundry room. Our homes have laundry rooms to love, with plenty of light and space, customized cabinetry, and convenient locations on either the first or second floor. (Say goodbye to your dark, dank and cramped laundry room!)

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Other “most wanted” features are energy efficient windows, appliances, and lighting. We’re all over those, too. New Tradition Homes is a RESNET Energy Smart Builder®, and each home we build is 100% ENERGY STAR® 3rd party certified. In fact, New Tradition Homes began our partnership with the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program in 2004, pioneering the way for this program in the Pacific Northwest. We are proud to have recently received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR® by the US Dept. of Energy. 

Our high performance windows minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that comes in through the glass while reducing heat loss. We always include highly efficient water heaters, lighting and appliances, which save you money while saving precious resources. Every home is verified by a third party through a HERS rating system.

Rounding out the list of features that buyers want? 

  • A patio and a front porch. Yup, we have those… in a variety of sizes & styles. 
  • A walk-in pantry. Oh, yeah. Plenty of room for your culinary requirements. 
  • Ceiling fans and hardwood floors. Of course. Wouldn’t be a New Tradition home without them! 


No doubt about it. When it comes to the essentials, the must-haves in your new home, New Tradition Homes knows what you want. And we’ve already included them. All you have to do is pick your community! For more information, visit or call Shelley and Nick at 360-787-9352.

I don't remember the first time I saw a New Tradition home, but it was MANY years ago. During the internet evolution, I have watched New Tradition evolve into a great company. I don't know why, I guess it was my dream to own one I just didn't know it yet. Years later, my husband and I decided it was time to build. After looking at all the builders and communities we stopped into a New Tradition home and he fell in love! (I was already there). 4 months later the floor plan of our dreams came available and we were hooked. 1 year later, we are now in our New Tradition home and I couldn't be happier!

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