Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati, OH

How Happy Are Cincinnati's Homeowners?

Not only do we have Cincinnati to thank for some delectable chili, but George Clooney was born in Cincinnati, Cincinnati is the Cornhole capital of the world, and Cincinnati’s Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli makes a 6-pund pretzel for parties. So, homeowners in Cincy have a lot to be happy about. What could make them happier? Remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, window and driveway replacements, and new porches and patios, say Cincinnati’s homeowners. And they’d also like some professional landscaping and fresh exterior paint to top things off.

Cincinnati's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Install or replace driveway or walkway
  • Replace/add windows
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room

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Happiest Home Features

Cincinnati's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • New windows

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Improved insulation
  • New windows

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • Front porch
  • Space for animals

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • Outdoor lighting
  • New roof

It's not just projects and features that make Cincinnati's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Easy access to highways
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Good municipal services
  • Can live & work in close proximity
  • Lots of green space

Overall Home
Happiness

84%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

61%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Cincinnati home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:12 years

  • Average square footage:2,100

  • Age of home:44 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):142,000Powered by Redfin

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