The benefits of gardening: Does it influence property value?

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When it comes to maximising the value of your property, gardening may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, a beautiful garden can have a real impact on the overall worth of your property.

Creating a good first impression

A carefully designed and maintained landscape can instantly grab attention, making your property more inviting and visually appealing to potential buyers.It can create a positive first impression, drawing people in and setting your property apart from others.

Higher valuations

A well-maintained garden can increase the value of your property by creating additional usable space. Garden features, such as patios and decks add functional living areas that potential buyers may find appealing.

Additionally, landscaping efforts could significantly improve the overall quality of a property, leading to higher valuations.

Environmental & Health benefits

Aside from the financial advantages, gardening also offers numerous environmental and health benefits. Gardens contribute to biodiversity, promoting a healthier ecosystem.

Spending time in nature, tending to plants, and engaging in physical activity can improve your mental well-being and reduce stress, contributing to a more appealing living environment.

Beyond financial gains, gardening also offers a multitude of other benefits, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners looking to enhance both the aesthetic appeal and market worth of their property.

If you’d like to discuss the options available to you, contact your adviser today.

Source: Mortgage Intelligence (Published June 2023)

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