Pools and Pool Decks

On this post we will focus on pools and the value that they add along with a nice looking pool deck for a home. Pools are a funny thing, and in some areas actually may decrease the value of a property since a lot of buyers don’t want a pool for their house. In the south, they are nice to have essentially because it is hot and sweaty six months out of the year. Especially in Florida where it is hot and sweaty more like eight to ten months out of the year. They do require a good bit of upkeep though, so it is important to remember this and the area in which you live to determine if it is a good fit or not.

We actually bought a house several years ago in Lilburn, GA and were rehabbing the property to put back on the market to re-sale. It had a pool that was left un touched for several years and required a lot of repairs. The budget was tight on that home, and after getting a few repair quotes for the pool around $6,000 to fix, we opted to fill it in and landscape the area that only costed around $2,000. Sometimes you have to just cut bait and cover the pool up to get the home sold since a lot of people may not want the pool, or it could just be too expensive to repair the liner, pump, and filter system. We also had the gutters repaired by my friend at gutter cleaning Johns Creek. The home ended up selling but we ended up breaking even on this one since it took almost seven months to sell.

Getting back to the pool and the landscaping areas around it, you really need to determine what kind of neighborhood you are in with the home first. So, if it is a middle class median priced home, a regular pool with a nice concrete deck Continue reading Pools and Pool Decks

Landscaping Secrets, Front and back yard.

This blog post I figured I would do something out of stealth mode to give you some insight on exactly what to spend the money and time on in the front and back yard. The back yard isn’t quite as import and as the front yard overall, but still part of the strategy nevertheless.  My partner who does some house deals with us over at carpet cleaning lawrenceville, ga knows a thing or two about sprucing up the front yard, as well as the back yard. He likes to do a fire pit in a lot of his renovated properties, just to give it the sizzle factor. That is one thing that every home needs is a sizzle factor, meaning a feature that is over the top or something that everyone in today’s market is looking for.

A few of these sizzle features that you may want to consider are Continue reading Landscaping Secrets, Front and back yard.

Welcome to my new blog about Landscaping!

Welcome to my web page about landscaping to any residential establishment to add curb appeal and the inviting feel that it provides for the front of  a home. We buy houses around Atlanta and have come to find out that landscaping around the front and side yard of a home means a world of difference in sales times and overall price of the home sale price in general. When you compare a home for sale with a musty, dingy and stale front yard with no trimming, bushes, or pine straw around the house and trees, it really is not very appealing versus one that does have it. It is the number one factor in determining if someone will want to see the home further.

Lets take a gander at what I am talking about. The inside of house can be perfectly updated with the latest kitchens and bathroom fixtures, tile flooring and appliances. Hardwood floors, light fixtures and the whole nine, but no one will ever see it if they drive up and around the house and see an awful front yard. We see it over and over again, homeowners who are just unwilling to spruce up the front yard for maximum curb appeal. Heck, I have an attorney friend at Bankruptcy Attorney Norcross, GA who does this to a tee. It really is not that expensive, you can have grass seed make the grass greener which is a huge part of it, put down some Continue reading Welcome to my new blog about Landscaping!