Trulia recently combed through real estate copy to find which luxury amenities are the most and least popular compared to this time last year. The most popular amenities are marble (bathrooms, floors), outdoor space (roof deck, terrace), and windows (oversized, floor-to-ceiling, large) and views (breathtaking, ocean). Wine rooms and storage space are also more popular this year than last year.
People seem to care less about their kitchens this year, with custom cabinets, granite counters, double sinks, stainless appliances, and center islands all decreasing in popularity. €œFormal€ living and dining room are also slightly less popular, with a 4% drop. But the real loser is €œBBQ€, which shows up in listings 16% less often than it did in Q1-Q2 2012.
Are buyers taking high-quality kitchens for granted? Overall it seems real estate ads are moving away from talking about cooking and more about enjoying what’s outside the home, whether it be outdoor space, natural light, or views.
Trulia’s Jed Kolko said, €œThe real winner of these recent trends in luxury homes could be fancy restaurants: luxury homes aren’t emphasizing kitchens as much as they used to, but buyers of those homes still need to eat. For some of those luxury-home buyers, the most desirable view out of those floor-to-ceiling windows might be onto a lively neighborhood full of good restaurants.€
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Source: Trulia Blog
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