How Landscaping Can Improve Home Value By 12 Percent Or More

Professionally done landscaping has many immediate benefits. It immediately improves the curb appeal of your home, it creates an inviting atmosphere before someone even steps in your home, and it will increase the value of your property. It is one of the more cost-effective ways of improving the resale value and appeal of your home. With professionally done landscaping your property value can increase by as much as 12.7%, and asset-based funding can help provide the required funds needed.

Landscaping Should Be Effective, Yet Relatively Simple: Try not to make your curb appeal too “busy”. Too much foliage, a lot of colors, different textures, and too many trees can be distracting – even getting in the way of reselling or flipping your home. As a homeowner, you will be overwhelmed with the diversity of flora that you can use to improve the curb appeal. It is best to use plants that complement the color scheme of the outside of your home. Adding a few colorful shrubs to bare spaces, using flower beds to create a pathway, or using vining plants for aesthetic reasons are all viable ways that you can add character to the outside area of your home.

Too Much Is Not Good: Trim Excess Growth: There are also scenarios where a homeowner has too many plants and flora taking over the front and back yard. Consider trimming plants that have overgrown their quarters. Overgrown bushes that are blocking windows, thick rooting plants that are leveling and disrupting paved areas, and old trees that have seen better days should be professionally removed. For landscape restoration, consider hiring a professional landscaper.

Hiring A Professional Landscaper If you have a large property, or a unique challenge that you feel will overwhelm you, consider hiring a professional landscaper. A landscaper can revive your curb appeal and include plants that are compatible with your local climate. A landscaper is also something akin to a designer. They will be able to utilize the plant’s unique growing patterns, foliage, and colors to improve the curb appeal of your home. Landscapers will tweak different elements to create a more inviting space. Plants can help designate entrances, and provide privacy. Remember that a professionally designed front and back yard typically translate to a higher value for the home.

Factors To Consider When Selecting Foliage For Curb Appeal, Plant Maturity and Size: For people who may want to purchase your home, flippers, and individuals who want to invest in your property, a properly maintained outside space typically indicates that the homeowner has also taken care of the interior of the home. A well-manicured front yard is advantageous for owners.

It’s More Than Plants, Consider Seating Areas: Many flippers and homeowners sometimes forget that they are selling more than just a brick and mortar building – they are also selling property, including the space immediately surrounding the home. Consider building or renovating a patio space. It’s a living space that is at the mercy of outside temperatures and precipitation, but it is a living space that needs as much attention as other parts of the home. Also, if approved by your local homeowners association, consider a fire pit for added drama.

Asset-Based Funding For Renovations

When considering funding for planned renovations for an investment property, asset-based funding is a viable solution if you do not want to go through the bureaucracy of securing a loan from traditional institutions. It can help investors who are interested in flipping a property and who need the funds to do so. Contact us to learn more about how we can help fund properties that traditional investors will not.

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