The Property Brothers have built their careers buying and selling homes, so as we look into the state of the housing market in 2023, it seemed only natural to turn to them for insights: What’s the biggest mistake people make when buying a home these days?
There was no hesitation—the problem they’re seeing today is the same one they’ve seen for years. “People focus on the pretty and get stuck,” Drew Scott told PureWow over the phone. “They say, ‘The kitchen’s just been renovated, and it’s so beautiful; I’ll never find another house like that.’” (That room, in particular, can really make or break a space: A December 2022 Chase Home Lending survey found that a large kitchen was the most in-demand feature of a dream home. The brothers recently partnered with the bank to discuss these trends, hence our interview.)