Landscaping is an INVESTMENT
It is important to create value in your home by following the previous 8 tips. Materials that are durable and techniques that create an easy to maintain property are a good investment so it is important to budget to spend money on quality in order to create something that only gets better with time. Good landscaping can be one of the most effective ways of creating value in your property.
Most people screen houses for sale on line first so curb appeal is important. People assume if the state of the outside of your house reflects the state of the whole house so it is important to show pride of ownership. A study at Virginia Tech showed more sophisticated landscaping can add between 30 and 40% to the value of a home.
Realtors say homeowners should balance the short and long term benefits to ensure they get the most enjoyment out of their property while maximizing the return they will get on their investment.
What would you estimate the house in the left to be priced at? What about the house on the right?
You can see how good landscaping can pay for itself when it is time to sell.
-Donna Brown, Landscape Designer, Salisbury Landscaping Edmonton & Area