These ‘Fixer Upper’ Feature Can Make Home Valuable

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Even though Fixer Upper is over, Chip and Joanna Gaines have influenced home design trends so much that homes with farmhouse-inspired features are selling for way more than expected, according to a new report from

Of the top design features that increased the value of entry-level homes — defined as ones that are priced in the bottom third of the market — a large portion of them are trends that Chip and Joanna Gaines made popular on their HGTV show.

In fact, the Zillow Group site geared towards first-time home buyers found that starter homes with terms like "clawfoot tub," "exposed beams," and "wainscoting" mentioned in their listing descriptions sold for as much as 30 percent above the expected value, after analyzing 1.9 million home sales between 2016 and 2017.

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