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Curb Appeal?? Little insight!

Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness and overall appeal of a property when viewed from the street or curb. It is an important factor in creating a positive first impression for visitors, potential buyers, or anyone passing by.

  1. Exterior Appearance: Curb appeal primarily focuses on the exterior of a property. It includes elements such as landscaping, paint or siding, roof condition, windows, and overall cleanliness.

  2. Visual Appeal: Curb appeal is about creating an inviting and visually appealing appearance. It involves ensuring that the property stands out positively, with well-maintained features.

  3. Landscaping: A well-maintained landscape can significantly enhance curb appeal. This involves having neatly trimmed lawns, manicured bushes, and defined walkways.

  4. Maintenance and Repairs: Properties with good curb appeal are typically well-maintained. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the exterior, repairing any visible damage, replacing worn-out features, power washing, and ensuring proper functioning of systems like lighting.

  5. Attention to Detail: Curb appeal lies in the details. Small touches like attractive door hardware, well-placed outdoor lighting, a clean and welcoming entrance, window treatments, and a clutter-free appearance can make a significant difference in how a property is perceived.

  6. Overall Presentation: Curb appeal is about presenting the property in its best possible light. This involves keeping the exterior free from debris, organizing outdoor furniture, removing unsightly items, and paying attention to the overall tidiness of the property.

In summary, curb appeal refers to the visual attractiveness and overall appeal of a property from the street. It encompasses various elements, including the exterior appearance, landscaping, maintenance, attention to detail, and the overall presentation. Good curb appeal can enhance the property's value, and create a positive first impression.

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28 juin 2023

Thanks Chris. Curb Appeal is a term widely used by realtors when valuing homes. If all our homes had high curb appeal then our neighborhood property prices would rise faster than that of our neighbors in an up market (and fall slower in a down market. We all want higher property prices, ergo we should all want higher curb appeal. Please mow and edge your lawns and attend to your trees, bushes and shrubs. The HOA's Deed Restrictions state that the HOA (or their representative) can come onto your property to do it for you, and charge you, if you won't. Please don't force our hand.

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