Remember when you first bought your home? How excited you were to move in and make it yours? Those are memories you’ll never forget.
Whether you’re moving to a new city, upsizing, downsizing, or simply ready for a change, keep those feelings in mind as you prepare your home for sale, because you want prospective buyers to feel the same way when they look at your house.
It’s exciting to search for your next (or first) home…checking out the new listings, going to open houses, and dreaming of what life would be like in your new home.
But one important factor you don’t want to gloss over is whether or not your dream home is in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association (HOA).
Imagine returning home, after a long, tiring day, and relaxing in your own private retreat. A room, bathed in a soft glow of ambient light, and air infused with the soothing scent of essential oils.
As you sit, relaxed, you feel the stresses and worries of the outside world slowly slip away, replaced by a sense of tranquility that permeates your mind and soul.
Fortunately, it is possible to create such a place…all it takes is some time, some materials and a plan.
Like it or not, lawn care and maintenance are often part of the homeownership experience. A small lawn or yard space can be a blessing in disguise, though. Less space means less upkeep, but it introduces some design challenges, too.
Your lawn is an inescapable part of your home’s “curb appeal”. Like it or not, its appearance will shape the opinion of prospective home buyers, your neighbors, and, not to forget, your HOA or other interested parties.
Recently, a Reddit user shared what they are doing with their own lawn, posting the following, along with an image of their yard.
Can’t wait for spring!! Going to expand quite a bit this year, including making the pollinator garden 50% larger if I have enough energy. The goal is to reduce the lawn by another 800 sq ft or so this year.”