Category Archives: Landscaping Real Estate Value

3 Ways Sellers Can Show Off Outdoor Space

Courtesy Realtor Mag, Daily Real Estate News.

Enhance Outdoor Space. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer

Enhance Outdoor Space. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer


Take a close look at your listing from the eye of a home buyer. Are the bushes overgrown around the front windows? Has the mulch all washed away? Is the paint on the shutters fading?

These are the questions Jon Coile, chairman of the multiple listing service MRIS in Rockville, Md., asks in a recent column at The Washington Post that aims to help sellers examine the exterior of their homes. Here are some simple ways to solve common curb appeal issues: Continue reading

Leafy Mature Trees Add Premium to Real Estate Value

Like an ocean view or a Park Avenue address, majestic old-growth trees have become invaluable commodities in luxury real estate. Inspired by their sculptural beauty,

Leafy Mature Trees add Premium Value to Real Estate

Leafy Mature Trees add Premium Value to Real Estate

architects are designing or remodeling entire homes around them. High-end developers—once known for stripping tracts of land to the dirt and planting saplings after construction—are now calling off the bulldozers.

“You can’t go out and buy a 50- or 75-year-old oak tree,” said Jack Perkins, vice president of Elm Street Development, a residential developer in Washington, D.C. Elm Street bought an 8½-acre estate near Georgetown to build 1801 Foxhall, a community of 27 multimillion-dollar homes. Before breaking ground on the project, the developer dispatched an arborist to catalog and evaluate every mature spruce, sycamore and poplar tree.

CLICK HERE or for the article by AMY GAMERMAN Wall Street Journal