Grow Your Curb Appeal

Grow Your Curb Appeal

As we finally come out on the other side of what feels like a long winter hibernation, it’s exciting to see buds on the trees and the first pops of life push their way through the earth. Whether or not you enjoy gardening, as a homeowner you’ll want to capitalize on the opportunities your garden provides. It could be for your own pride of ownership, or to create natural curb appeal for a quick sale, or to invest in your yard for future increased home value.

If you’re interested in adding trees to your property, know that as they physically grow, they will also contribute to growth in your property value. How?

  • Curb appeal & house value. A property with healthy, mature trees creates a visual appeal that can translate to a selling price of 5, 10 or even 15 percent more.
  • Energy savings. Trees help to block the wind and also trap heat in the cold winter, while providing shade to help cool down our houses in the summer. Properly placed trees can not only save 20 to 50 percent in heating costs, they can also reduce your air conditioning needs by up to 30 percent! Trees can lower the air temperature by reducing glare and increasing humidity; the moisture evaporation from one large tree can have the same effect as ten room-sized air conditioners running all day.
  • Breathe easier. Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborn particulates and reducing smog, enhancing the respiratory health of the local community and reducing the overall concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

There’s no better way to “grow” value at home than by planting and maintaining trees!

Article sources: www.moneysense.ca, www.fs.usda.gov, www.houselogic.com, www.earthday.ca

Corinne Mash

Being a full-time working Mother of 2 lovely little girls, I really get the value in multi tasking. And that is exactly what comes into play in most real estate transactions. Being able to keep all of the moving parts in order, to ensure that my clients are comfortable, calm and happy with the outcome. I have striven to build my business on the basic and time proven principles of truth, integrity and the highest possible level of professionalism. Those foundations are what drive me and my business. I am a Member of the Durham Region Association of Realtors - DRAR Member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario- RECO Member of the Canadian Real Estate Association - CREA Member of the Ontario Real Estate Association - OREA Member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario – ILCO. As a Law Clerk, I have a strong foundation of legal concepts and applications relevant to residential real estate including: land division in Ontario, the many faceted land registration system, surveys, title insurance, ownership, the agreement of purchase and sale, the numerous applicable statutes, purchasing, selling, and closing the transaction. I am Smart Certified and have kept up to date on all the latest advancements in the Smart Housing sector. I love working with first time buyers or clients with families. I have high regard for attention to detail, because, ultimately, that will guide a smooth transaction and make the experience a pleasant one for my clients. If they are happy, then I certainly am too. On a personal side, I am involved in numerous Charitable Foundations. I have always felt strongly about giving back to the community and love paying it forward. At CB RMR I am on the Community Committee that is charged with creating fun outings for our large client base. That’s just one more way of giving back to both the community and our clients.
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