Top 10 Outdoor Features and What You’ll Pay

May 31, 2016

As temperatures heat up, more home owners and buyers are taking a closer look at a their home’s outdoor features. Realtor.com®’s research team took a look at 10 popular outdoor home features to find the premium that owners will pay. They also identified the regions of the country that are most likely to feature these popular outdoor amenities.

Treehouses

  • Premium: 5.2% higher than similar homes in the same ZIP code
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Asheville, N.C.

Gazebo

  • Premium: 7.6%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: McAllen, Texas

Putting green

  • Premium: 11.4%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Phoenix

Hot tub

  • Premium: 11.8%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Bend, Ore.

Tiki bar

  • Premium: 13.8%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Key West, Fla.

Tennis court

  • Premium: 14.6%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Los Angeles

Outdoor fireplace

  • Premium: 21.5%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Dallas, Texas

Outdoor kitchen

  • Premium: 26.2%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Naples, Fla.

Private dock

  • Premium: 44.7%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Traverse City, Mich.

Infinity pool

  • Premium: 56%
  • Where you’ll most likely find them: Kahului, Hawaii

Source: “Where to Find the Hottest Outdoor Home Features This Summer, and What You’ll Pay,” realtor.com® (May 28, 2016)