With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional.Real estate
4 Landscaping Trends For 2017
4 Landscaping Trends for 2017
With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get your yard in shape for summer. Keep this year's top five landscaping trends (according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals) in mind as you get started.
1. Going green (the color)
Combine different textures and shades of green for a more dramatic lawn. Think of mixing leaves of different size and shape as well as plants with a variety of verdant hues.
2. Going green (the earth-friendly strategy)
More sustainable landscape designs have been becoming more popular over the past few years. Why? They're better for the planet and can reduce maintenance costs. For example, more homeowners are planting "smart" lawns – varieties of grass bred to stay green with less water.
3. Giving bees a chance
With bee populations in trouble, people are actually starting to welcome the stingers in their yard by planting native plants that provide the nectar they feast on. The efforts to save vital pollinators is another sign of consumers seeking more green, sustainable practices for their yards.
4. Going Danish
The Danish concept of hygge is about creating an atmosphere of coziness by embracing life's simple pleasures. How do you implement hygge in your yard? Add features that promote mindfulness, such as water fountains or aromatic flowers, and arrange seating in a way that encourages conversation. And don't forget to include spaces that inspire play – for kids and adults. The experts at Gardendesign.com note an uptick in requests for things like bocce courts, fireplaces and hammocks, features to help home owners relax and play outdoors.
Looking for a new home with space for a bocce court? Talk to a RE/MAX agent.
Raul Acuña - Raul has been in the Real Estate Industry since 2005. Raul began working at an REO brokerage before opening his own REO company in 2010. Raul has a business degree from Cal Poly Pomona, ....