It’s hard to believe 2023 is behind us. And while Taylor Swift and economic trends may have ruled many of the main media headlines over the course of the year, here at the New Homes Guide we explored many other hot topics affecting real estate and new-home builds throughout our region.
While the trends are forever evolving, many will continue to be relevant throughout 2024. Here’s a quick wrap-up of some of our greatest resources and new-home trends from 2023.
2023 School Rankings
Every year, the U.S. News and World Report puts out listings, ranking high schools across the nation. The comprehensive list includes more than 25,000 public high schools, magnet, and charter schools, and numerous D.C. area schools make the list. If you’re considering relocating to the DMV and have kids, check out which schools ranked the highest in Northern Virginia, D.C. proper, and Maryland this year.
Bathrooms continue to be more than just a place to bathe; they’re a key space that attracts buyers and serves as a personal oasis. From edgy color palettes to elegant finishes and next-level fixtures, there’s no shortage of ways to elevate your bathroom’s vibe. Take a look at some of the year’s innovative bathroom design trends for tips and inspiration to incorporate in creating the new-build-home bathroom of your dreams.
It’s long been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where everyone tends to congregate at gatherings, and where family circles up for meals and conversations. So, it stands to reason that this space, especially, should be feature worthy. Make your new-build kitchen remarkable with ideas from our list of 2023 kitchen trends for every price point.
Overall building trends
From inventory swings to design features and fixtures, the way homes are built and what’s considered “standard” is continually evolving. And while change is inevitable, there tends to be a continuation or growth in new-build homes, rather than an abrupt turn to the opposite, such as one might experience in fashion. Here’s a quick roundup of the things we saw evolve in popularity throughout the new-build experience and overall scheme, along with some floor plan trends we love, from the past year. Chances are good that most, if not all, will stay the course into 2024.
Market takeaways and trends
The National Association of Realtors releases a wealth of data regarding home sales, inventory, and other notable real-estate influencers on a regular basis. We periodically compile key takeaways that affect the DMV to see where things are headed and what buyers can likely expect as a result. See where we landed in Q1 of 2023 and compare with our mid-point report.
While 2024 will undoubtedly build its own trends, taking a look back at recent history can provide a good indication of what’s to come.