Many people will create a list of things they want or must have when purchasing a home. Lists will range from things such as extra closet space and swimming pools to bigger kitchens or a garage. While these seem like more common wants there are a few that may not always be noticed. For example there are many individuals that prefer a home with a fireplace.
A fireplace can be a additional bonus for those who either are into decor or those who choose to be more traditional, enjoying being warmed by a fireplace. The most common room for a fireplace is the family room with this being the most used room of the house in an average household. A fireplace can be used for a focal point in any room which allows decorating the room to become easier.
Unless buyers are specifically looking for a home with a fireplace it normally doesn't do much for your resell value.
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Gary Allalouf- RA
Hawaii Realty International
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