I’ve recently been reading the book Freakonomics and I was surprised to find references to Corian, granite and maple in a chapter on the real estate industry.
In chapter two of Freakenomics the authors, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, identify five terms that appear in real estate ads which are linked to optimum sale prices. The appearance of Corian, granite and maple in a set of house details led to a high eventual sale price.
When you think about it, this is obvious – Corian, maple and granite worktops are all used in top of the range kitchen designs. A potential house buyer would associate these terms with a quality property even if they don’t particularly favour these types of surface themselves.
So, if the price of granite worktops or Corian worktops is putting you off making a purchase, just think of it as an investment which may help you to sell your house more quickly or to maximise your home’s sale price.