Most Popular Home Features of 2015

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Fireplaces, stainless steel appliances, and covered patios were among the must-haves for homebuyers this year.

December 21, 2015
Most Popular Home Features of 2015

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Fireplaces of all kinds were quite popular in 2015. Gas, stone, wood-burning, and brick fireplaces were all selling points for homebuyers.

Realtor.com ranked the 20 most common home features as mentioned in their listings. While various flooring stand-bys like wood, carpet, and tile ranked highly, so did trendier, more luxurious features like chef’s kitchens and garden tubs. 

“Rather than a barometer of trends, these are really adoption cycles,” Javier Vivas, data analyst at Realtor.com, said. “It’s more about how long it takes a particular new feature to become prevalent. It’s like car technology: First you see the cutting-edge stuff in luxury cars, then it spreads into the mainstream.”

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