Monday, April 7, 2014

Landscaping and Curb Appeal This Week At REI

We have our member and friend, Jeane Dixon at the upcoming meeting to talk about landscaping and curb appeal. Creating an attractive yard is something that is suited well for taking advantage of while you have a rental. 10 or 15 years down the road you may be ready to sell. At that point the trees planted will be large and well established creating the intended environment which will add quite a bit to the value of your property if done correctly.

Good curb appeal not only helps your house increase in value but it also is one of the few things you can do that pays for itself as a fresh coat of paint does. While waiting for it to establish your attractive yard will make your property rent for more to cover your costs of getting it in order. An extra $25 dollars a month translates to $300 per year in additional rent. But that’s only if you jack the rent by $25. I see so many landlords do upgrades to their property and not get it back in rent. Crazy! Do the right upgrades and you can get it every time. Do the wrong ones and they will never pay back.

I won’t be able to make it to this meeting unfortunately as I’m going fishing for a week with Roger and Dan at Dan’s place in Nags Head NC. Sharks and Sting Rays are on my menu. I wish I could because Jeane has some great ideas and really knows her stuff. I have also been told that she has very fair pricing for her services as well. When I get back I’m going to ask her if she could brainstorm for me and develop a plan that I can hire her for to landscape my new house out in Salem. All with beneficial plants such as fruit and nut trees, and herbs.

No, not the Wacky Tabacky kind of herb…

Come on down to the weekly Shindig. Will be fun as usual and it’s always good to spend a little time every week with good like minded people that are driven towards success. It keeps your head in the game and your eye on the prize.


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