Amenities of 2013….

“Marble, windows, and booze” are the most sought after luxury amenities among those searching for a home, according to a new report from Trulia.com.

Trulia looked at all the words and phrases that appear in luxury listings, identifying 20 phrases that trended upward most strongly in the past year compared with the previous year.

At the top of the list were “marble flooring” (up 30%), “marble baths” (up 78%), “windows” (up 56%), and “wine rooms” (up 30%), meaning having a well-stocked stash is still a priority for most. Other noteworthy mentions include “outdoor space”, “roof deck and terrace”, “breathtaking ocean views”, and fitness-related amenities. Luxury listings are 28% and 24% more likely to mention “gyms” and “tennis courts”, respectively

We covered windows with this sale for sure….

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Marble….one of my favorite bathrooms in our listing at  Stonebridge Road

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Booze….makes you want to have just a splash

Great wine bar off kitchen and mudroom

As the saying goes, what goes up must come down. The amenities that are now shifting downwards in overall mentions include formal rooms, like “formal dining rooms” and “living rooms”, both down 4%. Kitchen appliances, BBQ’s, and double sinks were also less likely to be mentioned in listings compared with the previous year.

 

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