06/17/13

Curb Appeal

 

Curb appeal

……… when you drive by a house and the outside is so appealing that

 

………..the urge to knock on the door and go inside is overwhelming  …  honey that’s curb appeal.

 

Curb Appeal is so  critical to the first impression potential home buyers

will have of your home.

That  old saying rings true for our homes,

“you only have one chance to make a good first impression.”

 

Me and my new camera took a tour of nearby neighborhoods.

Pictures of homes  with good curb appeal and a few  with not so much.

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Over all very good curb appeal.  Cutting back the bushes and trimming the tree will showcase the house even better.

After all the rain we have had lately, it has not been easy to keep everything trimmed.

First pictures 109

As you can see, lawn trimming  and sidewalk edging would greatly improve this property.

A pop of color on the door and colorful pots of flowers on each side of door would put it toward a good first impression.

First pictures 131

What a cozy cottage……………….. complete with a white picket fence. Lots of curb appeal.

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Front porches are good selling features. Too much clutter can eat up valuable space making the porch seem smaller.

First pictures 143

 Paint colors are wonderful. Some might prefer a brighter door, perhaps red to stand out. But the black door is nice and easily painted.

First pictures 145

Love this front porch on this lovely brick home. The white trim framing the southern porch gives a very inviting look. That is a sipping ice tea ….with a friend ……on a hot summer day, kind of porch.

 

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Other than a trim job on some of the shrubs and trees around the door, this house is picture perfect.

 

First pictures 150

 

This is a corner house and has a very inviting side entrance.  I was hoping that I would get an invitation to see the inside,  but no one was outdoors. (like they really would invite a total stranger in) . I know I have an honest face, but still…..an invitation inside, seriously?  The  wrought iron fence around the property with a  front gate into the courtyard reminds me of so many of the homes in Charleston SC.

 

First pictures 156

  Nice curb appeal!!

 

First pictures 139

Beautiful landscaping!