Now that the weather is holding steady at a comfortable temperature (well, except for this cold front which had me hurrying through a 50-something degree morning), it's time for some outdoor projects around the house. I have been itching to whip our back deck into shape, but just haven't budgeted enough for it. I'm also a little lacking when it comes to outdoor decor vision...But I'm not giving up yet.
Killer curb appeal is something we all strive for and don't always find it easy to achieve. Here are our top 10 tips on why curb appeal is important and how your home can have curb appeal that will be the envy of all your neighbors.
1) Why curb appeal? First impressions are everything whether selling your home or staying put.
Imagine you are the potential tenant. You are looking for a home to rent. You turn down a street that would be a convenient and desirable location for you to move to. You see two houses on the same block with “FOR RENT” signs showing. The first home has an overgrown lawn, the bushes are unkempt and the trash cans have blown over in the wind.
So the Realtor just installed a For Sale sign in your front yard. Considering the fact the lawn is nearly as high as the sign more than likely signifies a problem ... you think? Come on, can you say 'unkept lawn'? Dead leaves, fallen branches and interesting looking weeds are the main attraction when potential buyers pull up in front of your home.
So our first house is pretty standard for the neighborhood: 30-something year old split level with shutters and ho-hum landscaping (on our giant to-do list) on a corner lot. The hubby and I both have laundry lists of things we would like to do to the house to make it "ours"... among those things is the outside of the house. As I drive through the neighborhood each day I notice the "curb appeal" throughout.
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
Where will you get the most bang for your buck you are asking? Well this link will provide you with cost versus resale value on a few projects that Buyers Love in a Home! Homeowners attention if you are considering selling in the future you might want to check this out as well. Where are your dollars best Spent.