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Beautiful Landscaping Can Increase Your Home’s Value

April 5, 2014

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Improving the landscaping of your home can make a big difference by increasing a home’s real estate value. Home improvement experts say that landscaping could swell a home’s value anywhere from 10% up to 25%. Landscaping is more than just pretty flowers. Done properly, it can add as much to your home’s value as a new kitchen or bathroom.

A well-planned professional landscape design gives a property a polished look. The first step in any landscape transformation is a thorough property assessment. We meet with the homeowner to discuss their goals, their budget and work out the details. 

Talk to any real estate agent and they’ll tell you that curb appeal is very important to their clients. To most homebuyers, the first impression of a house is very important. If a potential buyer likes the house from the outside, it usually adds to the first impression.
Landscaping can make the home more desirable and also give you one step up in the market. Many home buyers will also look at a property and calculate what it will cost to improve the landscaping. If it is already done, it makes the property that much more desirable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Some home sellers will also invest in exterior lighting to improve the property’s appearance at night. People will drive around that look at the property at night and it will have a different look with the trees and shrubs all lit up. Landscape lighting can create an atmosphere, an elegant look with a lit walkway and the shadows created by the lighting.

The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends that homeowners invest about 10 percent of their home’s value in landscaping. Besides plants and lighting, this includes fencing, garden paths, fire pits, swimming pools and ponds.
Outdoor living areas, outdoor kitchens, terraces, pergolas and decks are also high-yielding investments.

www.jagerlandscaping.com

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