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10 Things First-time Homebuyers Want, but Don't Need


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A Home Theater
Home theaters are becoming increasingly popular in today's real estate market. But they're also increasingly expensive.
Home theaters are becoming increasingly popular in today's real estate market. But they're also increasingly expensive.
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The average person spends about five hours in front of the TV every day. It's mighty tempting to invest in a home that has a space dedicated to making the experience more pleasurable. The only problem is that the urban castle mindset of a few years ago is giving way to a more eco-friendly, minimalist vibe. If you want an energy hog for a home and don't mind the fact that you may be sitting on that extra square footage for a while when it comes time to sell, go ahead and indulge yourself. Otherwise, invest the money in a home with solar panels or triple-paned windows instead [source: Nielsen Wire].


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