The National Association of Home Builders did a national survey recently and, surprisingly, the most desired upgrade in homes costing $500,000 or more (which by the way gets you a starter home in the local San Ramon Valley market) is a warming drawer. Some 42% of respondents considered the kitchen appliance either essential or desirable.

Here is what the rest of the top 10 list looks like:

(1)    Two Story Family Room

(2)   Wine Cooler

(3)   Outdoor Kitchen (passé for California buyers since 2009)

(4)   Two Story Foyer

(5)    Elevator

(6)   Wet Bar

(7)    Exercise Room

(8)   Community Golf Course

(9)   Game Room

Near misses to the top 10 list include his/her bathrooms, a laundry chute, an outdoor fireplace, sensor faucets, and a media room.  Check out the link  for more details on the survey and don’t forget to call Brenda or Barry of The Zwahlen Team to list your home or find you that perfect home with all your desired “bells and whistles”