Landscaping Increases Value of Encinitas Homes for Sale

Increase the value of your Encinitas homes for sale by doing some landscaping this summer. 

Summer is upon us, which means it is the perfect opportunity to get out and do some landscaping on your property. Whether you are looking to sell your home in Encinitas or just want to increase the value, landscaping is one of the best ways to improve the look and value of your home.

Landscaping is one of the home improvements that you can make that not only immediately adds value to your home, but will also increase in value as the years pass; interior home improvements may go out of style after several years and new appliances or other systems experience wear and tear due to use over the years.

Research from Virginia Tech showed that on a home valued at $300,000, a well-landscaped home could see a significant price advantage of 5.5% to 12.7% over a home that has no landscaping.

What are the best ways to perform landscaping to increase the value of your home? These tips from HGTV will help you increase the value of your home in Encinitas through landscaping:

  • Planting Shade Trees – Planting a tree that will provide shade to your home can cut down on your cooling costs by as much as 40%. Many landscaping companies are able to provide mature trees, which may be beneficial if you intend to sell your home soon, or you can plant a tree that will mature over time yourself.
  • Low-Maintenance Landscaping – Shrubs and plants that are native to Encinitas, such as the Mountain Lilac or Santa Lucia Manzanita, and are also drought-resistant will not only add curb appeal but will add savings on maintenance as well. Any of these drought tolerant plants will make a great addition to your home.
  • Shaping – Making sure that you have shaped any plants or bushes that currently occupy your property will help to increase curb appeal.

Follow a few of these tips from your Encinitas real estate agent and you can add value to your Encinitas home in both the short-term and long-term.

By Linda Moore

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