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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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Appliances: What to Buy and Where to Shop

September 23, 2015 1:15 am

Homeowners have spoken.

A recent J.D. Power study named the top appliance brands and retailers most popular with homeowners, chiefly based on attributes available on their respective websites. With a majority of consumers seeking information online before purchasing, website content, navigation, speed and design all played a vital role in the ranking.

According to the study, the top 10 appliance brands based on website satisfaction are:

1. GE Appliances
2. KitchenAid
3. Amana
4. Kenmore
5. Bosch
6. Maytag
7. Electrolux
8. LG
9. Samsung
10. Frigidaire

The top five appliance retailers based on website satisfaction are:

1. Lowe’s
2. Best Buy
3. The Home Depot
4. Sears
5. h.h. gregg

Per the study, homeowners place high value on product reviews and pricing when it comes to making an appliance purchase. More than half of appliance shoppers who experience a “less complicated” visit on a brand website “definitely will” consider purchasing other products by the brand.

Source: J.D. Power

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The Green Home, Defined by Buyers

September 23, 2015 1:15 am

Depending who you ask, a green home can be associated with anything from “high efficiency” to “lower utility bills.” But what is a green home, really?

To find out, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently surveyed a sample of homebuyers, gathering perceptions and preferences that can help homebuyers in the market for a green home decide which items to prioritize on their wish lists. According to the survey, the top influencers in the green home purchase decision are:

- Safe community (90 percent)

- Energy-efficient (88 percent)

- Low maintenance (85 percent)

- Lower operating costs (85 percent)

- Durability/resilience (84 percent)

The survey also found most homebuyers (32 percent) seek out terms like “efficient,” “energy-efficient” and “water-efficient” when shopping for a green home. Fifteen percent of green homebuyers look for terms like “eco-friendly,” “environmentally-friendly,” “environmentally-responsible,” “environmentally safe” or “environmentally-conscious.” Just 8 percent of green homebuyers seek homes outfitted with “solar,” “solar power,” “solar energy” or “solar panels.”

Source: NAHB

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