Dallas, TX

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Dallas, TX

How Happy Are Dallas' Homeowners?

Dallas’ 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.

Dallas'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

  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Planted a garden/landscaping

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Replace/add windows

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Happiest Home Features

Dallas'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
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Lots of natural light
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • New windows
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Organized closet/storage space

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • In-ground sprinkler system
  • Fence

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue

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

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Good municipal services
  • Lots of green space

Overall Home
Happiness

88%

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...

60%

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 Dallas home:

  • Homeowners have:3.4 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.5 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:10 years

  • Average square footage:2,400

  • Age of home:27 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):300,000Powered by Redfin

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