Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ

How Happy Are Phoenix's Homeowners?

Home happiness is heating up in Phoenix, where rising property values, a reasonable cost of living, and newer home construction rank homeowners fifth happiest in the nation. Phoenicians cherish their master bedroom suites and open-concept kitchen and family living areas — and they enjoy easy access to highways and the spas, golf and other leisure activities that put Phoenix on the map. So, what could make them happier? Phoenicians say remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms — and replacing their flooring — would make them happier. Lucky for Phoenix’s homeowners, they’ll likely be able to draw on home equity to make those improvements.

Phoenix'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 the kitchen
  • Remodeled a bathroom

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Paint exterior
  • Replace/add windows

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Happiest Home Features

Phoenix'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
  • Freshly painted interior

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

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

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • In-ground pool
  • Space for animals
  • Trees

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Professional landscaping
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • Outdoor lighting

It's not just projects and features that make Phoenix'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 local services & utilities
  • Reasonable property & school taxes

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...

55%

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 Phoenix home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.2 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:9 years

  • Average square footage:2,100

  • Age of home:35 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):238,000Powered by Redfin

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