Selling a home takes time a patience. Today’s home buyer has options, with the crash in the housing market leading to lesser priced mortgages and property values than in the past. Finding the right way to appeal to a growing segment of the market that is looking for more than the next house–a home if you will–is difficult and time-consuming.
Also, it may cost a lot of money.
Today, homeowners struggle with the basic finances needed to help their houses grow as investments, even as property values stagnate or even decrease around them. Property values have the tendency to rise and fall in accordance with other properties; a big development near you may raise your property value and impact your mortgage.
But at the end of the day it may help to raise the selling price of your house when you choose to sell it, which is hopefully well down the road after the property values have grown for a little bit, and then stabilized. Your goal as a homeowner is to make you house be as ready for the market as possible when it comes time to sell.
Preparing it for the market means that the renovations must be done in a way that is quick, efficient, cost-effective, and overall raising the worth of the property. This can mean many things. It can mean hiring a landscaper to do your work on the lawn. Or installing a shed in the backyard. Or putting in those tile flooring in the bathroom like you had planned.
The issue with buying a home, is that the person is looking for someone who has treated the house well and without disruption. That means having a hole in the wall or a bent in ceiling or a garbage disposal that hasn’t been jarred with hundreds of spoons or caked with a bunch of nasty cooking oil.
The challenge when it comes to renovating a home is that the work is costly and can either be done yourself (at a much lesser cost) or by someone else (mostly likely with a better completed job). If you are someone who can do the work well without the help or aid of someone else, that is a good start to increasing the investment that is your home.
Those that are looking to renovate may look at specific areas where it is obvious the house needs work. That can mean the living room, with the carpet being pulled up and hardwood floors being put down, or the dining room, where the lighting could be better, or the bathroom, which needs those tile floors, or the kitchen with a new set of appliances.
Of course, all the work indoors makes a good investment when it comes time to sell the home. All that work in the bathroom and the kitchen and the living room creates return on investments easily; you’ll enjoy the flooring and the new appliances while they are there, while reaping in the rewards of a renovated place.
But with all that said, one of the best investments a person can make to improve the property value of his home and land is the land itself–the yards. Landscaping:
- Can increase a home’s resale value by 14%
- Is recommended by 90% of real estate agents before putting a house on the market.
- In the form of maintaining a yard, is important to 90% of Americans.
Landscaping increases a house’s value, sometimes by double digit percentages. The return on investment for landscaping is sometimes 140%. It’s a great investment for making a house look nice for when home buyers stop on in. It’s a beautiful image to see when looking in from the street–a well-manicured lawn.
Landscape services or landscape architecture services can add a great deal of value to your home. Landscape architecture services can put together that pleasing image that you’ve always want to see in your lawn. Landscape architecture services can help make your lawn look pleasing and well-maintained to the eye.
While most think about landscape architecture as simply the creation of parks and monuments, landscape architecture has applications to every home that wishes to purchase the time of a landscape architect. Landscape architecture services can make your lawn look immaculate, while giving in an eye-catching appeal.