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It’s summer … time to take yourself outside to increase the value of your home! Improving your curb appeal can significantly increase the value of your home. Landscaping is one of the top investments that can bring the biggest return. According to a survey of 2,000 brokers conducted by HomeGain, an online real estate marketing site, an investment of around $400 or $500 dollars in landscaping, can bring a return of four times that – up to $2500! An appealing exterior can also make a significant difference in the price buyers are willing to spend. While nobody particularly likes spending money,landscaping might be the best investment in your property. The benefit to increasing your “curb appeal”is that you can enjoy your beautifully landscaped yard while at the same time increasing your home’s value!
3 simple projects for increased curb appeal and property value
Prune your current landscaping: Well-kept trees and shrubs will improve a home’s visual appeal, while also enhancing the structure and longevity of your landscaping.Mulching around trees, shrubs and flower beds gives the yard a tidier appearance. It helps retain moisture for roots and reduces weeds.
Add seasonal balance: Although you may be focused on planting summer annuals to brighten up your current landscaping, consider planting perennials now to make your landscape attractive all year long— blooming bulbs for spring,shrubs with brightly colored leaves in the fall, and evergreens for the winter.
Mow and edge your lawn: Edging along driveways, sidewalks and garden beds a shows prospective buyers how meticulous you have been concerning the property’s upkeep. They’ll know that if you’re willing to keep the edges of your yard looking nice, the rest of the property is likely in pristine condition, too. First impressions matter!
If you need help tackling these projects, or want to invest in more extensive landscaping projects, your local “Hometown” Realtors from Farrelly Realty Group suggest calling the following local landscape companies-
If you are contemplating selling your home, call Farrelly Realty Group at (978)664-3700 and start your landscape projects now!