If you want your home to sell or rent at a higher rate, remember to consider the outside of your home as well as the inside. Take a good look at your landscaping. While many people tend to focus on newer kitchen appliances, plush carpets, and trendy hardwood, go against the flow and focus on what really counts: landscaping.
Landscaping Improvement Can Increase a Home’s Value by 20%
According to a report released by Real Estate via the Herald Tribune in June of 2013, the value of a home can increase by 20% instantaneously if homeowners focus on landscaping. Lovely patios, rockeries, shrubs, and trees can give a house the face lift it needs, allowing the homeowner to raise rental rates or sell the home in a higher price bracket.
Homeowners are becoming more and more focused on the outside of their home’s, the article notes. After their belongings are unpacked, most new residents immediately set to work improving their new home’s outdoor design. This is why a house that is already landscaped well will undoubtedly fetch a much better price in today’s housing market. Also, this applies to landlords of rental homes who want to raise their rates.
5-10% Landscaping Investment Can Yield A 20% Increase in Value
The Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) suggests you spend 5 percent to 10 percent of the total value of your home on landscaping improvements. If your home is worth $250,000, you should consider investing at least $12,500 in your landscaping. However, they also emphasize that this doesn’t have to be done all at once! Steady, affordable improvements over time will eventually add to the sum of a 20% increase in home value. For a $250,000 home, these landscaping improvements can raise the home’s value to $300,000! All it takes is a little work.
At B&D Rockeries, we’re able to provide an integral component of your new landscaping design. As rockeries increase in popularity because of their trendy, modern look and low maintenance qualities, they’re becoming a fantastic addition to any landscape design plan. To learn more about our services, feel free to give us a call, or fill out our contact form.