Gone but not forgotten are the avocado kitchens, the carpeted bathrooms and the sponge-painted walls. I’ll bet that some of you are still rocking one of those beloved trends in your home. You know who you are. But home trends for 2016 are on more on the clean living side.
The share of real estate sales claimed by first-time homebuyers reached 35 percent in the National Association of Realtors’ most recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. That represents the highest level since 2013 and an upswing from 2015’s 30-year first-time buyer low (32 percent).