If you are listing a home for sale in North Dakota, there are two words that will make that home much more appealing.

Those two words are 'gas furnace.' The popular real estate website Zillow, looked at the one item each state looks for the most when looking for a home.

It turns out in North Dakota, one of the most important items for both buyers and sellers is a gas furnace. This is not surprising.

We all know how brutal North Dakota winters can be and according to the rates listed on the Montana-Dakota utilities website a gas furnace is one of the cheapest ways to heat your home.

It seems a gas furnace may be one of the best investments you can make for your home both short term, to save money on your heating bills, and long term, for when you plan to sell your home.

[Zillow]