Miami, FL

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Miami, FL

How Happy Are Miami's Homeowners?

Miami, aka the Magic City, is known for its seaside vibes and Latin traditions — both of which go a long way in contributing to the happiness of the city’s homeowners. But for all the city celebrates, it lacks in functional home features. While Miamians enjoy more pools, walk-in closets and private master baths than most American homeowners, they also have far fewer laundry rooms, basements and attached garages. Fortunately, property values are on the rise in the Magic City. So, homeowners will soon be able to add the practical amenities that are important to them. And they’ll also be able tackle the kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects they say will make them happiest.

Miami'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

  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Painted exterior

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/add windows
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Professionally organized closets

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Happiest Home Features

Miami'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
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Tile flooring
  • Up-to-date bathrooms

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

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

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Trees
  • Attached garage
  • In-ground pool
  • Front porch

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • None

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

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Good local services & utilities
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Good municipal services

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...

57%

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 Miami home:

  • Homeowners have:3.1 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:12 years

  • Average square footage:2,000

  • Age of home:42 years

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