10 things homebuyers can expect in 2016

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    If you're planning to buy a house in 2016, you're in good company.

    A recent survey of current renters by real estate website Zillow estimates that about 4.9 million Americans are interested in buying a home in the coming 12 months, said Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell.

    So, what will the market look like this year?

    Homebuyers should be on the lookout for slightly higher home prices and mortgage rates, and they may want to look toward the suburbs for more affordable options, Gudell said.

    Homebuilders say they expect a city aesthetic to follow homebuyers to the suburbs, with interior finishes such as industrial fixtures and exposed brick walls among desirable features.

    Click ahead to see the 10 things homebuyers can expect to find next year while searching for their dream house.

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