Zillow, the home listing website, recently analyzed the design features that sold listed houses quicker and at a higher price than expected, and many tile and brick design features came out on top. Looking at listings from January 2014 to March 2016, Business Insider published the Internet listing company’s top 15 design features. Farmhouse style sinks came in third place, selling almost 8% of homes at a higher-than-expected rate, most commonly in Los Angeles, Calif. Subway tile came in fourth place, most common in Philadelphia, Pa., and selling homes 63 days earlier than expected. Exposed brick came in seventh place, most common in New York City, selling almost 5% of homes at a higher-than-expected price. Backsplash in the kitchen came in 13th place, with 4.1% of homes selling at higher-than-expected prices, also most commonly in Philadelphia, Pa. What feature came in first place? Sliding barn doors, selling 13.4% of homes at a higher-than-expected rate and 57 days before expected.
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