Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN

How Happy Are Memphis' Homeowners?

The birthplace of Graceland, Memphis-style barbecue, and rock and roll music, Memphis has much to offer. But when it comes to their homes, the city’s residents say there’s much to be desired. Memphis homeowners tend to live in average-aged, average-sized homes. And while they enjoy comforts like central air, adequate storage space and lots of natural light, many homeowners wish for modern upgrades. Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, new appliances and windows, and marble and quartz kitchen countertops top Memphis homeowners’ wish lists. And they’d also like to spruce up their home exteriors with some professional landscaping and a fresh coat of exterior paint.

Memphis'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
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Planted a garden/landscaping
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Replaced roof

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

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

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Happiest Home Features

Memphis'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
  • Adequate closet/storage space

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

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

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
  • New roof
  • Outdoor lighting
  • In-ground pool

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

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Good municipal services
  • Reasonable property & school taxes
  • Can live & work in close proximity

Overall Home
Happiness

80%

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...

58%

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 Memphis home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:12 years

  • Average square footage:2,200

  • Age of home:30 years

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