REALTOR®.com Report: The Most Loved Home Features in the U.S.

Dated: February 16 2020

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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®, the most loved home features vary from state to state. 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, 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

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:

AlabamaGas stove
ArizonaGas stove
ArkansasLake view
ColoradoMain floor master
District of ColumbiaMetro (transportation)
DelawareFirst-floor master
GeorgiaFirst floor master
HawaiiFee simple
IllinoisFenced yard
IndianaPole barn
KansasReverse (water filtration system)
KentuckyFirst-floor master
MichiganPole barn
MontanaADU (accessory dwelling unit)
New HampshireContemporary
New JerseyMother-in-law
New MexicoCasita
New YorkBalcony
North CarolinaBrick
North DakotaRambler
OhioFirst-floor master
OklahomaStorm shelter
OregonADU (accessory dwelling unit)
Rhode Island1-level
South CarolinaBrick
South DakotaAcreage
VirginiaFirst-floor master
WashingtonADU (accessory dwelling unit)
West VirginiaRiver access

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


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