Does your yard have a freshly-painted fence, a smooth, green lawn and a
well-trimmed hedge? A well-groomed yard is one of the most important indicators
of proud ownership. Neighborhood pride can pay impressive dividends to
Even if you don't plan to move right away, a well-groomed yard could help your
neighbors sell their home. Yard work and gardening can be relaxing and rewarding
hobbies that can pay off in beautiful flowers--and higher property values.
If everyone does their share to make the neighborhood look terrific, the demand
for homes like yours will increase among prospective buyers, and nearby homes
will also sell for top dollar. When you are ready to sell or refinance, the
comparable homes in your neighborhood will support a higher price for your home.