Buying a stick-built house is almost always a good idea if you have the opportunity – unlike mobile homes, a site built one will appreciate in value. However, the amount that it appreciates over the years will be in direct correlation to the amount of improvements that you do on it. Here are a few of the top landscaping additions that you can make that will ensure your house sells for a higher price tag.
- Build a pond. You don’t even have to keep fish in it – a simple garden pond with some water lilies will do perfectly. Adding a pond is one of the top ways to add more value to your home. However, before you set out to have one built make sure you keep in mind that a pond will require some hands-on maintenance.
- Grow a garden. With the trend of going organic on the rise lately you can add some serious value to your house if you add a garden to it. Most people love the idea of growing their own food, but very few have the perseverance to actually grow the vegetables from seeds – a mature vegetable garden can attract more buyers to your listing.
- Add a few mature trees to your yard. Everyone loves a large tree – especially since one that has mature leaves and branches can add a lot of privacy to a house in a highly-trafficked neighborhood. Mature trees take a lot of time to grow, and this only makes them worth more in the end.
The above ideas are only a few ways that you can add value to your home – there are all kinds of ways that a well-thought out landscape can take you. Just be creative and do what looks best with your house.