Homes Resale Value – Landscaping

Although most real estate value is typically concentrated in the building, the property is important also. It should be as level as possible. Assuming the property is in a typical neighborhood, the lot should be more of a rectangular shape, no odd shaped lots or oddly situated lots.

Yard sizes are usually smaller in modern homes than in older homes, but there should still be a decently sized front and back yard. Do not buy a house where the entire back yard is taken up by a swimming pool, or unusable space.

Moreover avoid purchasing over-landscaped properties. You would normally pay a premium for that, which you may not be able to recover when you sell. You will get your best value if the house is moderately landscaped or even under landscaped for the neighborhood. You can always improve the landscaping yourself by improving the grass and adding bushes and trees. Just do not spend too much on landscaping.

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