Research using Williamsburg Multiple Listing Service was conducted for homes sold over the past year (May 2011 to May 2012) within James City County and the City of Williamsburg with Laminate counter tops, Corian counter tops, and Stone Counter tops.
Type of Counter Number Sold Range Median Sales price
Laminate Counter tops 191 $41,000 to $555,000 $259,000
Corian Counter tops 71 $187,500 to $1,285,000 $400,000
Granite Counter tops 216 $200,500 to $1,285,000 $408,375
If the searched was narrowed for homes built since 2003, the numbers are as follows:
Type of Counter Number Sold Range Median Sales Price
Laminate Counter tops 58 $110,500 to $396,805 $261,500
Corian Counter tops 21 $255,000 to $1,010,000 $367,000
Granite Counter tops 94 $200,500 to $1,275,000 $408,375
This shows that new construction higher end homes are typically Corian or Granite. Houses with granite counter tops have a higher median sales price by approximately $41,000 than Corian counter tops. The median sales price for granite homes is $146,875 higher than that of homes with laminate counter tops. The highest sales price over the past year of a house built since 2003 with laminate counter tops is $396,805. It was located in the Marywood subdivision.
This information listed above does not indicate an adjustment for granite versus Corian versus Laminate; however, it does suggest what price ranges are expected to have upgraded counter tops.