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The Most Loved Home Features in the U.S.

Friday, February 14, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

The Most Loved Home Features in the U.S.


Which feature made you fall in love with your current home? Was it the view? The in-ground pool? Or was it the in-law apartment that sealed the deal? According to a new analysis by realtor.com®, the most loved home features vary from state to state.

Related: 5 Home Renovations That Will Make You Fall in Love With Your Home Again

Realtor.com analyzed their keyword home search data to determine what the most popular home feature searches were in each state. Some of the results are perhaps unsurprising, like in Oklahoma—which sits in Tornado Alley—the most loved home feature is a storm shelter. In environmentally-conscious California, realtor.com found "solar" to be the most-searched home feature.

"While some of the country's most-loved home features, such as accessory dwelling units or lakefront properties, will likely fetch a premium on the open market, others are more matters of the heart," says George Ratiu, senior economist at realtor.com.

The most common home features on the list are extra living spaces for relatives or other guests. Searches for "in-law apartment," "barn," "ADU," "casita" and "RV parking" topped the list in 13 different states.

Below are the most loved home features in every state:

Alabama Gas stove
Alaska Yard
Arizona Gas stove
Arkansas Lake view
California Solar
Colorado Main floor master
Connecticut Contemporary
District of Columbia Metro (transportation)
Delaware First-floor master
Florida Canal
Georgia First floor master
Hawaii Fee simple
Idaho RV
Illinois Fenced yard
Indiana Pole barn
Iowa Acreage
Kansas Reverse (water filtration system)
Kentucky First-floor master
Louisiana Mother-in-law
Maine Camp
Maryland Rancher
Massachusetts Mother-In-law
Michigan Pole barn
Minnesota Lakeshore
Mississippi Mother-in-law
Missouri Dock
Montana ADU (accessory dwelling unit)
Nebraska Villa
Nevada Casita
New Hampshire Contemporary
New Jersey Mother-in-law
New Mexico Casita
New York Balcony
North Carolina Brick
North Dakota Rambler
Ohio First-floor master
Oklahoma Storm shelter
Oregon ADU (accessory dwelling unit)
Pennsylvania Parking
Rhode Island 1-level
South Carolina Brick
South Dakota Acreage
Tennessee Creek
Texas Modern
Utah Mother-in-law
Vermont Acreage
Virginia First-floor master
Washington ADU (accessory dwelling unit)
West Virginia River access
Wisconsin Country
Wyoming Horses

To view the entire report and a full breakdown of the methodology, click here.

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