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Home Buyers Love:Hardwood floors, New Appliances & Fireplaces

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Blog by Mary Roy | May 2nd, 2013

Buyers Will Pay Extra for These Features

The most coveted home features tend to center around the kitchen, such as stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island, says Errol Samuelson, president of realtor.com.  24/7 Wall St. used data from the National Association of REALTORS® to determine some of the most desired home features. Here are eight features that made the list and how much extra, on average, buyers say they’re willing to pay for having that feature in a home: 



  • Central air conditioning: $2,520
  • New kitchen appliances: $1,840
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom: $1,350
  • Granite countertops: $1,620
  • Hardwood floors: $2,080
  • Ensuite master bath: $2,030
  • Kitchen island: $1,370
  • Stainless steel appliances: $1,850
  • Home less than 5 years old: $5,02
  • One or More Firepalces:$1,400
  • Eat-in Kitchen:$1,770 

SOURCE: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/04/29/buyers-will-pay-extra-for-these-features DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013