Real Estate Trends Fredericksburg, VA Granite or Quartz?
Granite Kitchens vs. Quartz
Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most common renovation projects, and countertops are often a focal point of these redesigns; however, choosing the right countertop can be overwhelming. To help make the difficult decision a little simpler, here's some insight on two of the most popular choices:
Granite Still Trending Fredericksburg, VA
Granite countertops have long been the mainstay of a beautiful kitchen or bathroom. Granite is a natural stone, quarried from large stone deposits around the world. It can have many different variations of patterns and colors, giving each slab a unique appearance that is visually rich and dynamic.
In addition to its distinctive beauty and classic elegance, granite is also extremely durable. When selling a Fredericksburg, VA home this is typically always on the wish list. Granite is highly resistant to heat and scratches and, with proper sealing, offers good water and stain resistance, and is easy to clean.
Granite typically needs to be sealed, both prior to installation and at least once per year. If properly maintained, a granite countertop will last for as long as you own your home, making it a potential long-term investment.
Quartz The New Trend
Quartz is another popular choice for countertops due to its durability, stain resistance and ease of maintenance.
It's an engineered product made mostly from up to 93 percent quartz, a non-porous natural stone, combined with a small amount of binder and color. Small particles of glass or reflective metal flakes can also be added to some quartz designs to achieve a more unique look. The result is an attractive slab that can be made in a wide variety of tones and colors and can be finished to duplicate high-gloss, polished stone.
Quartz is one of the most durable countertop materials and one of the easiest to maintain. It is highly resistant to heat, water and stains, including stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and more. Unlike granite, quartz does not need to be sealed, making it easier to maintain over time.
Housing Inventory Trends Get Detailed Information Fredericksburg Real Estate Inventory
The number of active listings in FREDERICKSBURG (22407) increased by 5.8% from the previous month.
The median number of days active properties have been listed is 62. This is significantly shorter than the national average.
The number of sales in September dropped by 94.6% from the previous month.
Courtesy Pam Martin, Keller William Realty Stafford, Fredericksburg, VA