7 Things Home Buyers Want Most

Selling your house? These features are in demand.

1. Laundry Room

Cost to install: $1,000 to $10,000

2. Exterior Lighting

Cost to install: $63 to $135 per fixture

3. Energy-Efficient Windows and Appliances

Cost to install: Appliances vary; $270 to $800 per window

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4. Patio

Cost to install: $961 per 120 square feet of concrete

5. Hardwood Floors

Cost to install: $1,473 per 120 square feet of unfinished hardwood

6. Garage Storage Space

Cost to install: $2,025 to $2,363 for a 380-square-foot space

7. Eat-In Kitchen

Cost to install: $1,000 to $10,000

Learn more about the 7 features that will sell your home faster.

Rebecca Dolan
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Before joining the Kiplinger team as Online Community Editor in 2013, Rebecca was associate travel editor at the Huffington Post, where she also handled the travel section's social media. She landed at AOL/HuffPost after earning an MS in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School, with a concentration in health and science journalism. Prior to that, she covered lifestyle at Jacksonville Magazine, in Jacksonville, Fla., preceded by a stint at American Cheerleader magazine. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary.