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Family rooms, landscaping add value and make the home a useful place

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May 13, 2018

Reading Eagle - The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute shares the top ways family yards and other living landscapes add value to a property and extend the usefulness of the home.

As you know, curb appeal is an important factor in determining overall property value. After all, the the first impression on a home is made before buyers even walk through the door.

According to the National Association of Realtors' "2016 Remodeling Impact: Outdoor Features" study, 99 percent of Realtors have suggested that sellers improve their curb appeal before putting their home on the market, and 98 percent think curb appeal is important to potential buyers. That's good advice. Studies show that improving overall curb appeal, which includes a beautiful lawn and landscape, can boost property values as much as 17 percent, according to a study by Texas Tech University.

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