The outdoor features of a property can be the deciding factor for many buyers. Whether you’re considering a move in the near future, or just looking for ways to make your property more appealing, there are certain outdoor features that can increase your property value. When constructed in a professional way, these features not only add enjoyment to your home for you, but also may get you a higher price if you do decide to sell your house in the future.
Outdoor Features: Pool
An in-ground pool can add value to your property if you choose your options wisely. Pools will increase the insurance costs associated with home ownership so it’s wise to only invest around 10 to 15 percent of what you paid for the home into your pool construction. Pools are most popular in areas where it’s warm year-round and in neighborhoods where most other homes have pools. Be sure to consider the size of your lot so that the pool and surrounding patio still leave room for grass and foliage as most prospective home buyers will appreciate some grass in the backyard.
Outdoor Features: Putting Green
If you live in an area where golf is popular, adding a putting green to your yard can be a great investment. In addition to adding some extra fun to your yard, a putting green made from synthetic grass decreases water costs as well. There are several different turf varieties that can be used for backyard putting greens. You should consult a professional service to help you choose materials that will work well in your space.
Outdoor Features: Fenced Backyard
While a fence doesn’t contribute the same element of fun as the previous additions, it can still be a positive for many home buyers. Privacy fences are especially popular in areas where neighbors are close. Families with pets and small children also look for fenced in backyards for safety reasons. The most important consideration when adding a fence to your home to increase property value is to choose a professional builder and materials that will withstand the outdoor conditions in your area.
Even if you’re not considering listing your home for sale in the near future, it can still be beneficial to add outdoor elements that are appealing to prospective buyers. An in-ground pool, putting green, and professionally built fence all allow you to better enjoy your space. These outdoor elements can also create much more interest in your house when you do decide to sell.
Steelbridge Realty LLC is a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage that utilizes cutting-edge marketing techniques and data-driven Real Estate solutions in today’s ever-changing environment. Our group of professionals have decades of experience and have navigated through many business cycles. Our diverse background gives us the tools to guide people towards successful decisions.
During the beginning of the housing downturn, Steelbridge Realty LLC was the Brokerage arm of several private equity entities. We assisted them with asset modeling and market metrics. Many prominent local commercial projects were included in this scope of transactions. in 2012 Jeff and Cristina bought the other partner out and relocated the company to North Fort Myers. It now serves as a boutique style firm to cater to its clients and the community at large.
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