Curb Appeal and Why It Matters
What does curb appeal really mean? Why does it matter so much? These might be questions you ask yourself when you put your house up for sale and the phrase “curb appeal” comes up with your local Realtor. Curb appeal can be anything from the planters in front of your door, the wreath on the door, the manicured lawn and so much more. It’s the first impression your home makes to potential buyers and guests. It’s the invitation to go inside.
Updating simple things like a fresh coat of paint on the front door, planting some flowers in your front yard to something that takes more time like painting your home, replacing your mailbox, windows, shutters or doors. Curb appeal is definitely a key element in selecting a home. Just this weekend I recently took a drive around my neighborhood and instead of putting myself on auto-pilot and going home, I decided to slow down and start really looking around at my neighbors’ homes. What I noticed was the flowers in the planters and in the front yard, the doors and other cosmetic changes like painting, etc. The lawns are being mowed, the trees are being trimmed, and other improvements are being made. It definitely showed a sense of pride that my neighbors take in their home and in our neighborhood. With that I began to think about our current inventory at Al Filippone Associates … homes we have with spectacular curb appeal that appear to be straight out of a luxury magazine, to see for yourself, click here.
No matter where you look from Fairfield’s Greenfield Hill with its manicured lawns, Southport’s spectacular Harbor Views, or even Darien’s bucolic enclave of Tokeneke one thing is certain, the amount of curb appeal these homes have is inspiring. If you are at a complete loss you can always check Pinterest, YouTube or visit your local garden shop. Just keep in mind some say that curb appeal can carry about 20% of your home’s value, which can rival the Kitchen or any Bath makeover. If you would like to read the article in full click here.
What does curb appeal mean to you?
7/23/17-7/29/17 Weekly Real Estate Activity for Darien, Connecticut
|307 West Avenue||Noroton Heights||$849,000|
|15 Country Club Road||$1,295,000|
|15 Wilson Ridge Road||$1,395,000|
|17 Marianne Road||$1,900,000|
Previous List Price
|45 Greenwood Avenue||Noroton||$609,500||$550,200|
|1 Oak Park Avenue||$879,000||$819,000|
|67 Dubois Street||$1,025,000||$999,999|
|16 Mayflower Road||$2,495,000||$2,375,000|
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|7 Robinson Street||$749,000|
|199 Hollow Tree Ridge Road||$799,000|
|20 Dickinson Road||$925,000|
|274 West Avenue||Noroton||$999,000|
|14 Circle Road||$1,650,000|
|21 Halter Lane||$2,850,000|
|256 Brookside Road||$3,950,000|
|276 West Avenue||Noroton Heights||$745,000||$680,000|
|14 Henry Street||$759,000||$775,000|
|11 Garden City Road||Noroton Heights||$950,000||$815,000|
|2 Laforge Road||$995,000||$900,000|
|27 Edgewood Road||$995,000||$985,000|
|264 Noroton Avenue||Noroton||$1,145,000||$1,060,000|
|46 Locust Hill Road||$1,174,000||$1,100,000|
|101 Kensett Lane||$1,425,000||$1,425,000|
|10 Circle Road||$1,699,000||$1,500,000|
|21 Oakshade Avenue||$1,649,000||$1,651,250|
|16 Phillips Lane||$2,095,000||$1,880,000|
|105 Raymond Street||$2,149,000||$2,035,000|
|12 Parsons Walk||$2,375,000||$2,400,000|
|9 Windsor Road||$3,450,000||$2,825,000|
|41 Hancock Lane||$3,495,000||$3,325,000|
Data source: Greater Fairfield County Consolidated Multiple Listing Service
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