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By Natalia Hunter | Agent in Woodstock, GA

Most Popular home improvements buyers looking for in the Kitchen

In today's market buyers are looking for few things in a home and willing to pay more for it as well. If you are selling you home you might want to consider getting some of these items.  Here is a list of few:
1. New Kitchen Appliances. According to Yahoo: "Amount willing to pay extra: $1,840*"  Buyers love new appliances, it gives them a peace of mind.  New appliances means manufacturer warranty, so less expenses, and less chances that it will stop working shortly after they purchase a home.
2. 
Stainless Steel Appliances. "Amount willing to pay extra: $1,850*"  This one is hard to explain, other that most buyers consider stainless steel more attractive and it seems to give updated look to pretty much any kitchen.
3.
Eat-In Kitchen. "Amount willing to pay extra: $1,770*"  It today's busy world we like to multitask. Buyers like larger eat-in kitchens, especially if it is opens to the family room. I found myself, loving my eat in kitchen, while I am cooking I can see my TV in the Family room, as well as sitting at the table, I could watch my morning news while drinking my morning cup of coffee.
4.
Kitchen Island. "Amount willing to pay extra: $1,370*"  Islands are perfect for families, it can be used to serve dinner on or as an additional eating place.  Seems like everyone in the kitchen likes to gather around it.
5.
Granite Countertops. "Amount willing to pay extra: $1,620*"  The durability of granite countertops are much higher than Corian solid surface.  You can take a pot from the stove and set in on the granite without damaging it. And, of course, the looks! Granite gives most kitchens "rich" feel and look.
* Data provided by Yahoo Homes

Comments

By Kris M. Grimes,  Fri May 3 2013, 06:04
Hi Natalia,
Interesting information. Different sources give different results. I read somewhere that stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops are off the list of buyer 'must have' features.

Kris Grimes
Maximum One Realtors
770-885-0521
krisgrimes@ymail.com
http://www.cobblakehomes.com
By Natalia Hunter,  Fri May 3 2013, 06:41
Kris, in personal experience, I found that most of my buyers prefer granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Especially given the choice with or without. How about you?

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