Landscape ROI

I have always said that adding and maintaining an appealing landscape will add value to your home and can help sell your home faster.  Today, the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) posted this information in their weekly tips:

Landscape Return on Investment – 

SculptureGdn_DesignscapesWith drought, water restrictions and conservation on everyone’s mind this season, it’s tempting to ask “Why should I bother?  Is the landscape really worth it?”

Here are a few things to think about that might help answer those questions:

Landscapes give curb appeal you can cash in.
Did you know that landscaping can add as much as 15% to the resale value of a building and speed up the sale as much as 6 weeks?  On the other side of the equation, homes with poor landscapes sell 8-10% below equivalent homes with good landscape curb appeal.

With spring officially here and the home selling and buying season gearing up, now is a good time to evaluate your landscape and curb appeal.  Please read my previous blog from March 31, 2012 to see all of the ways you can increase your curb appeal and increase the value of your home.  

Happy Spring!

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