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Improvements in Your Yard That Will Raise the Value of Your House 

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When it comes to raising the value of your property, don't underestimate the power of landscaping. 


Although if the real estate market is flourishing and home prices are already at record highs, it can't hurt to optimize the value of your property, especially if you plan to sell it. Investing in a well-chosen Paving Stones Driveways is one method to increase the value of your house. Pick an update that will wow potential purchasers and convince them to pay a little more to complete the transaction. 


“The potential of landscaping to improve your house's worth cannot be underestimated when it comes to securing the greatest price for your property,” says Beatrice de Jong, broker and consumer trends expert for Opendoor. “First impressions are essential, and potential buyers see curb attractiveness first… It will indicate to buyers that the inside and bones of the house will be the same.” 


Plant some trees. 

Trees, in a nutshell. Planting trees is the one landscaping item that almost every expert suggests for raising the value of a property. 


“Trees can add up to $9,000 to the value of your home, but you should grow them away from the septic system, driveways, and the house itself to avoid any potential interferences,” says Bryan McKenzie, co-founder of Bumper Crop Times. “Otherwise, the value of your home may be reduced because buyers may anticipate expensive issues.” 


Improve the front walkway. 

A potential buyer's first impression includes your pathway. Thus, put in some effort to make your walkway and entrance look Paving Stones Driveways. “A well-decorated walkway quickly provides a wonderful mood for the house,” says Dawn Templeton, owner and real estate broker with Templeton Real Estate Company in Idaho. 


Invest in a well-kept lawn. 

Another important aspect of curb appeal that can never be underestimated is the impact of a well-kept grass or front yard. A well-kept front yard has a significant impact on the overall desirability of your property. 


“My usual rule for landscaping is that the house should look at least as great as the neighbors' houses,” de Jong says. “At a minimum, home sellers should have the grass mowed, trees groomed, weeds picked, and garden spruced up with some beautiful seasonal flowers because curb appeal is crucial when selling a home.” 


Install outside lighting. 

Attractive landscape lighting not only improves security surrounding your home, but it also boosts the value of your property. 


“A well-lit yard automatically improves the entire appearance of the house, therefore increasing its value,” explains Beaulieu of Burlington House Buyers. “In recent years, solar-powered and LED lighting options have developed as viable alternatives to traditional hard-wired lighting. They provide nighttime illumination for your yard, highlight your trees, minimize tripping, and deter criminals.” According to Beaulieu, LED lighting (Better Homes & Gardens Beckon Solar Powered LED Path Lights, $20, Walmart) can increase the value of your property by 1% to 3%. 


Build a fire pit. 

Built-in and freestanding fire pits (Better Homes & Gardens 37-inch Round Propane Fire Pit, $339, Walmart) skyrocketed in popularity during the COVID pandemic while we were all stuck at home, and they continue to be a major outdoor landscaping attraction that improves property value. “A fire pit is an undoubtedly universally valued home feature, ideal for families, young couples, and anyone who enjoys hosting and entertaining visitors,” de Jong explains. 


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