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Not Just Bricks & Mortar

Lewis | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is standard procedure for house-hunters to have an inspection administered by a professional before they commit to buying their apparent dream home. However, one of the biggest contributors to a home’s value is so often neglected. You guessed it! The landscape that a home comes with, such as the back garden for example, can be easily forgotten about in this regard, and it can potentially leave a sour taste in the mouths of these newcomers to the housing market, not to mention a potential monetary pitfall.

It can be easy to dismiss this when reading something online, but when put into perspective, it is a different story. Think of those who have plunged their life savings into what they believe is their dream house, but the irrigation system is the back garden is out of date. That leaves them even further out of pocket. The more logical solution is to have an inspection done, be entirely happy with your new home, and then actually commission the landscaping you want done, rather than just rectifying a problem that shouldn’t have been your concern.

With families making more use of outdoor areas, especially during the summer months, it is vitally important these inspections are carried out. Not only will it ensure of your financial stability in regards to that, it will give you the knowledge of your garden being a ‘blank canvas’, if you will. This allows you to, if you wish, landscape your garden without any surprises along the way!

An added benefit of getting an inspection done, you house-hunters, is that if a landscaping problem is found, it isn’t necessarily the end of the world. For one, the issues can passed to you for a suggested fix, and as such it may be a factor in price negotiations. On the other hand, it could totally break the deal. But rather that than sink a lot of money into something that would cost you more in the long-term.

Oakleigh Manor are full of good ideas, huh?!