Home Buyers Change Their Wish Lists

The ability to work from home has motivated buyers to reevaluate the function and location of their home. The result is buyers are willing to search for properties outside their current neighborhood and even outside metropolitan areas to find homes offering items new to their wish list.

Working From A Home Office

Buyers are seeking additional space for a dedicated office. Working from home has become a common corporate policy and this trend may continue indefinitely. Workers who temporarily used a makeshift workspace at the dining room table now prefer their own area separate from the busy part of the house. If they don’t have the extra bedroom to convert, they are likely shopping the market for a new home with an office.

Families Want Room To Gather

When it’s time to celebrate an event or just unwind after a long week, many families are choosing to gather safely at home. They also desire a kitchen and recreation room with open concept so guests can congregate in one unified space. A home that used to feel big enough can suddenly feel small when everybody is together.

No Commuting Opens New Location Options

Not having a commute to work allows buyers to consider homes further from their corporate office. This opens up new search areas for buyers, and homes typically become more affordable outside of metropolitan areas.

Expand your search into Mel Foster Co.’s subdivisions to see how your budget can stretch to meet your new space demands. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include:

Bettendorf, IA – Century Heights

Davenport, IA – Georgetown Square

Eldridge, IA – Townsend Farms

Park View, IA – Dexter Acres

Geneseo, IL – Maple Leaf

Find a Mel Foster Co. agent if you’re ready to begin your search.

Parade of Homes Fall 2020

See the latest trends in new home construction at the Fall  2020 Quad Cities Parade of Homes. Admission is free! QCBR recommends practicing social distancing and encourages wearing a mask.  The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 3 & Sunday October 4 from 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, October 7 from 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, Ocotber 11 from 1pm-5pm

4820 Lakeside Dr, Bettendorf, IA Parade of Home

4820 Lakeside Drive, Bettendorf, IA
4 BR, 3 BA
Model Home
Large Walk-In Pantry
Open Great Room
Community Pool & Stocked Lake


5653 E. Creekside Lane, Bettendorf, IA Parade of Home

5653 Creekside Lane, Bettendorf, IA
3 BR, 3 BA
Accessibility Options Available
Lots with Mature Trees & Pond View


1439 251st Ave Bettendorf Parade of Home

194325 251st Avenue, Bettendorf, IA
5 BR, 3.5 BA
Nearly 1 Acre Lot
Stunning Pond
Paved Golf Cart Path to DCC


6205 Lille Ave Davenport IA Parade of Home6205 Lillie Avenue, Davenport, IA
3 BR, 2.5 BA
Massive Center Kitchen Island
Trible Sliding Glass Dinette Door
HUGE Master Bedroom Suite


To see all the homes in the parade and learn more about the Parade of Homes, visit Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association.


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