Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I like the one in the picture. Fireplaces are not terribly common here because frankly we don't even use heat that much. In newer homes, they're usually gas log.

Jan 24, 2018 07:57 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

We are a more outdoor fire pit kind of place

Jan 24, 2018 07:29 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the person, more gas than wood but both are popular.

Jan 24, 2018 07:27 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

New Construction in our market is almost 100% GAS

Jan 24, 2018 07:21 AM
ERA Key Realty Services - Chelmsford, MA
First Time Buyers, Seniors, Luxury homes, Relo


Jan 24, 2018 12:27 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

A fireplace is one of the best features here in CT. We have an abundance of wood from all the trees out here. Some people like wood burning & some just want to flip a switch. Usually the townhomes want gas because they don't have space to store all the firewood outside.

What is really popular now is reclaimed BARNWOOD or some old knotty wood used to make the mantel. Thick cut & the more distressed the better.

Jan 24, 2018 09:48 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

After being on so many home inspections with Jay Markanich , I think anyone using them for heat needs to avail themselves of more information.  

In my area, gas fireplaces are the norm.  Mostly decorative.  And more and more home owners are turning off the gas and blocking them from adding a draft in the home.

Jan 24, 2018 08:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have all kinds of fireplaces in the County.  In the wine country where you really need a fireplace (it gets frosty) it is mostly for heating.  A

Jan 24, 2018 08:50 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Wood burning Fred.

Jan 24, 2018 08:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of the fireplaces in our area are gas fired. Wood is expensive and difficult to store in our urban area.

Jan 24, 2018 07:41 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

New construction is propane gas.


Jan 24, 2018 07:08 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A little bit of everything around here. Wood, coal, pellet, and gas stoves. masonry fireplaces, gas log conversions, inserts. Construction can be brick, stone, faux stone, thin cut real stone, and occasionaly tile. Some newer homes have zero clearance prefab fireplaces with double or triple wall metal chimneys run up through wood chases. Many people never use fireplaces, or use them on holidays only. Others burn 5-6 cords of wood a winter and use them to heat their homes.

Jan 24, 2018 07:02 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

mostly gas... although I prefer wood

Jan 24, 2018 01:26 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

True fireplace, once all brick. Has to be woodburning not one of those junkie 'box' inserts.

Jan 24, 2018 01:06 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I prefer a wood burning fireplace, which is what I have in my home, but it is a personal preference.. There are many who prefer a gas insert...

Jan 24, 2018 10:54 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

We have a mix around here. Older homes are wood of course. New construction is gas insert without a chimney with the rare exception. If people use fire for heat, it is usually a free-standing wood-burning stove. 

When we built our house, we chose to have a hearth and mantle rather than have the fireplace insert just hanging in the wall. I like to have it on a few times a year during the winter. It has come in handy when the power was out but we couldn't turn on the fan so it was more for light. 

Jan 24, 2018 09:24 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Gas fueled outdoor living features.

Some of kept the fire and ditched the fireplace with those alcohol fueled lakes of fire with the pool in the foreground.

Jan 24, 2018 09:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

99% of them are decorative.  I have one neighbor a few blocks over that I'm sure uses their for heating... since it's on every time it's cold out.  Wood burning too.  Love it!


Most fireplaces are gas only, some lame EPA thing.  Wood ones tend to be worth a little more to people from outside of CA.  Out here they mainly need to look nice and keeping with the theme of the house.

Jan 24, 2018 09:16 AM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Not so common in Central Fl, but when we do see them , most are wood burning albeit seldom used for heating the home.
I had one in our last home and used it for its ambiance during the 1 or 2 weeks of winter that we get.

Jan 24, 2018 09:09 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In New England, nearly everyone loves a good, wood burning fireplace with a gorgeous mantle. Some prefer gas as it's less messy. With wood-burning ones, it is wise to install an insert that actually blows warm air back into the house as opposed to up and out the chimney.

Jan 24, 2018 08:23 AM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

People love their wood fireplaces in NorCal, but air quality is such a problem that in the Bay Area, I'm not sure you an build a house with a wood burning fireplace anymore.  All new construction is natural gas.  A lot of peeps are installing wood inserts into their  old masonry fireplaces which at least helps cut down emissions.

To answer the question, wood fireplaces are frequently on the list of desired items .  

Jan 24, 2018 08:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

masonry in our area is very expensive.... builders use gas inserts and use a direct vent (power vent) so there's no chase.... if there's no gas available, they use a zero clearance wood burning with a chase.... wood burns too hot for a direct vent.... luxury homes will have at least one masonry fireplace plus several zero clearance gas burning....

we use it for a complement to our central heat....not many rely solely on the fireplace system.... our temps are too cold unless the home is small...

Jan 24, 2018 07:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

New construction is mostly gas without chimneys. We have every kind of fireplace imaginable and a lot depends on the budget of the buyer. I have a gas fireplace in my home that's been turned on maybe half a dozen times in 12 years.

Jan 24, 2018 07:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I always thought the smell of the different woods, the crackling of the fire and the way it flamed out was the way to go i.e. real wood. However, you cant beat the no muss or fuss instant on gas units and they give out heat too

Jan 24, 2018 07:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Different buyers prefer different types of fireplaces! Most new construction homes have gas logs; however, many buyers prefer the older, high-end homes in-town with wood-burning fireplaces.

I've had both and right now, I have two fireplaces and both have gas logs - I am not into lugging firewood into the house anymore! We don't use them for heat unless we have an ice storm and lose power (about every other year). They are mostly used about 10 times a year - more for ambiance!

Jan 24, 2018 09:40 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Personally I like wood burning and I have one going right now. In our area most new homes have gas, but in the older resales and historic homes you will find many wood burning and some that have been converted to gas.

Jan 24, 2018 07:57 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I grew up with and still 11 to go to fashion wood-burning fireplace maybe with a little help from a gas starter but unfortunately no new builds in California or rebuilds are allowed to be woodburning they’re basically outlawed in California

Jan 24, 2018 07:08 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Gas type, hearth type, DC 12 volt starter. It actually keep the room warm while not polluting.

Jan 24, 2018 05:55 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most of us in CA likes to have them, but rarely anyone is using them.

Jan 24, 2018 05:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Natural gas and ventless for downtown apartments!

Jan 24, 2018 05:20 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

It is really mixed. Some people only want gas and other love wood burning fireplaces. I have gas because I love the fire, but I don't like the mess. A lot of the newer ones are gas inserts with no brick. Mine is brick.

Jan 24, 2018 03:56 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In my area, new construction can only build with gas. We have spare the air days when we cannot burn wood in a wood burning fireplace. Most just don't use a fireplace.

Jan 24, 2018 02:55 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

 fireplaces still very desirable in this area. many wood burning fireplaces, newer construction is mostly gas but with tile, stone or masonry hearth and mantel.

Jan 24, 2018 02:07 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most homes have gas fireplaces.  Newer construction trends have stone surround and often a concrete hearth. Mostly decorative, but some fireplaces can also put out a lot of heat.

Jan 24, 2018 02:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We tend to see more gas rather than wood burning, and buyers want them, even though our weather is pretty temperate.

Jan 24, 2018 07:59 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 24, 2018 07:59 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Gas logs without a true chimney.

Jan 24, 2018 07:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Denver, we have bad air quality, and is called NO BURN DAYS.  Having a wood fireplace won't work on those day.    We have buyers desiring both gas and wood though.   Having the smell of a wood burning fireplace is always nice.

Jan 26, 2018 03:58 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Wood buring fireplaces built from floor to ceiling.. rock ..hearth to sit on and yes we use the fireplace in Texas. 

Jan 25, 2018 08:03 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

We're in older and colder part of the country so regular wood burning comes w/ most homes.  I can't imagine anyone using them to heat the house.  That is crazy.


But, I guess it depends what century.  I have worked on some homes from 1700s and some from 1800s where there was a fireplace in each room to heat it up.  But, now those are decorative and not really used.

Jan 25, 2018 08:30 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH Pellet stoves are red hot as they actually heat and look good and alot less messy and less work than a wood stove. Many homes though have wood stoves, as many lots are large and inexpensive for people to heat their homes with wood and some work. Gas fireplaces are all the rage in newer homes, they look great and throw some heat, but gas can be pricey

Jan 25, 2018 05:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not that many fireplaces around here.  Buyers prefer gas over the others.

Jan 25, 2018 05:39 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jan 25, 2018 05:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

All of the above. In the houses I showed yesterday, we saw gas, wood, and decorative fireplaces, and then I came home to my wood burning stove. It does get cold here.

Jan 25, 2018 03:19 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - for some good reasons, people prefer GAS fireplace. Just turn on the switch and...

Jan 24, 2018 11:06 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

newer homes have ventless gas logs in icky prefab fireplaces.  My current and my next home has a woodburning stove for heating.  It's a different kind of warm and I love it.  When I get too old to carry firewood I guess I'll get gas logs.

Jan 24, 2018 09:23 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Jan 24, 2018 08:02 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Over 30 years old were woodburning with chimneys. New homes now have ventless fireplaces.

Jan 24, 2018 05:45 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Gas, oak mantle and surrounding box.   Used for both heat and ambiance.

Jan 24, 2018 02:50 PM