Making Property Value Go Up in OKC
Have you noticed all the houses around your neighborhood that are listed for sale? Summer is the primetime to sell a home, as home sales peak in June, but no matter how many houses sell during this time, there will always be some that fall short. You’ve seen that one house that’s been on the market forever. You know – the one with the faded for sale sign and overgrown lawn. Why does this happen? Buyers see less value in these stagnant, overlooked houses because they are lacking in the landscape department, obviously. At Red Valley Landscape, we have the knowledge, vision, and tools to help with this, which is why today’s blog covers four ways to increase home desirability and property value with Oklahoma landscaping.
- Plant trees
While trees increase property value, they also help with carbon dioxide reduction, energy savings and a decrease in storm water runoff. Every tree provides a different type of benefit for you. Because of this, Red Valley Landscape carries several species of trees to choose from for Oklahoma landscaping, including Crape Myrtles, Red Buds, Dogwoods, Oaks, Bald Cypress, Cedars and Pines, among other species native to Oklahoma. Red Valley Landscape can also schedule a consolation with you for tree pruning and care at your home if you already have several trees planted. Check out this national tree benefit calculator to find out which species yield the highest dollar benefits depending on your home’s climate zone and zip code.
Xeriscaping is just a fancy word for planting plants that are native to your home’s geographical region. This is a hot trend in landscaping right now, as it helps wildlife and increases property value. For example, in Arizona planting local plants such as Saguaro cacti increases property value from $500 and all the way up to $5000. Some native Oklahoma plants carried by Red Valley Landscape include Desert Willows, Crape Myrtles, Yuccas, Perennials and Indian Hawthorns.
3. Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is an investment. Did you know that outdoor, landscape lighting is near the top of the most wanted aspects of outdoor living features in the National Association of Homebuyer’s (NAHB)’s “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey? This is because it raises property value, increases home security, makes walkways safer and gives your home a sense of class. Red Valley Landscape specializes in LED lighting, low voltage lighting, outdoor security lighting, custom holiday lighting and recessed can lighting.
Fences are another great way to increase property value, but not just any type of fence. The best types of fences for raising property value are privacy walls made of brick or stone and cedar fences. Red Valley Landscape’s design team can build either type in addition to fences made of custom iron, brick or stone as well. If you really want to go all out, we can add on a custom gate or screen to it, also.
Red Valley Landscape and Construction is Oklahoma City’s (OKC) premier outdoor living design and construction firm. We specialize in full, custom outdoor kitchens, swimming pools and landscape designs, including master plans while providing 2D and 3D renderings so you can see your project come to life before the construction phase begins. Our team services all of Greater Oklahoma City (OKC), Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, Deer Creek, Edmond, Guthrie, Norman, Moore, Del City, Midwest City and other nearby areas. Schedule a pressure-free appointment with one of our design experts and let us help you get started today.
Call us today at (405) 509-2300.
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