The 20 Hottest Home Features Right Now

    Must-have home features are constantly evolving. After all, just a half century ago, shag carpeting in all hues – gold, orange, and purple – were all “in.” But what’s hot with home owners and buyers now?

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    Realtor.com® set out to find out, evaluating what must-have home features are hot right now by analyzing millions of listings at its site for the most commonly used phrases of home features.

    The following 20 features were most often used in listings on realtor.com® in 2015:

    1. Fireplace (gas fireplaces were the leading type of fireplace mentioned)
    2. Wood floor
    3. Carpet
    4. Granite counter
    5. Stainless steel appliances
    6. Open floor plan
    7. Walk-in closet
    8. Formal dining room
    9. Vaulted ceiling
    10. Open kitchen
    11. Tile floor
    12. Covered patio
    13. Finished basement
    14. Breakfast bar
    15. French doors
    16. Chef’s kitchen
    17. Crown molding
    18. Central air
    19. Separate shower
    20. Garden tub

    View more information about each of these “hottest” home features at realtor.com®.

    Source: “Garden Tubs Are In, Spa Tubs Are Out: The Hot List of Home Features,” realtor.com® (Dec. 21, 2015)

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