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The real estate market continues to hot in Minnesota these days and this is the one thing Minnesotans are looking for when buying a new home.

If you've watched any of those real estate homes on HGTV (like House Hunters-- my wife and I watch that show all. the. time!) you know that there are a few things that are constants on those shows:

First, both partners want a totally different style of home-- they can usually never agree on which house they like. Second, their budgets seem totally unreasonable and they seem to be able to afford homes that are WAAAY more expensive than most of us could afford. And, third, just about everyone wants a home with a... wait for it... open concept, right?

A model home with open cocept floor plan. (Thinkstock)
Model home with open concept floor plan. (Thinkstock)

Well, they want an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite (or marble) countertops, too, but the open concept floor plan is usually at the top of the list. And, it turns out that's the number-one thing home-buyers are looking for here in Minnesota, as well.

That's according to a new survey from home design website, Joybird. The team at Joybird just surveyed over 3300 people across the US to find out what the biggest homebuying must-haves and compromises are across the country, like design, privacy, and location.

Respondents in Minnesota said their must-have feature when it comes to buying a home is an open floor plan, and they were most willing to compromise on a pool.

Having an open concept floor plan was also the feature home-buyers want most over in my home state of Wisconsin, in Iowa, and both North and South Dakota too. Interestingly, in Illinois, having a home with a laundry room was the most-wanted feature for which home-buyers were looking.

Speaking of things home-buyers want, keep scrolling to check out all the incredible features in THIS home that's for sale right now in Rochester!

Courtesy Joybird
Courtesy Joybird

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