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Bathrooms over countertops: how COVID-19 changed home listings

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The Business Journals | Andy Medici

Move over granite countertops — Covid-19 changed the top selling points in home listings.

In 2019, the most popular home features and amenities in home listings were granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. But now, after 18 months of a global pandemic, the top amenities listed in homes for sale were garages, walk-in closets and full bathrooms, reflecting the changing desires of potential buyers.

The findings come from, a Yardi Matrix company, which analyzed 43 million words from across all listings in the United States that were active in April 2021 and ranked the keywords according to the number of times they appeared in home descriptions. The company then compared that to its 2019 analysis before the pandemic.

Learn more: Bathrooms over countertops. How Covid-19 has changed home listings.

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