You may find a lack of trees on a new property rather disappointing and unexciting. If you noticed, treeless homes do tend to cost less, and take longer to sell because of the lack in curb appeal. These very components, however, are what just might give you the opportunity to make the most out of such an East Vancouver real estate property.
You can take advantage of the low selling price of treeless homes, and then invest in improving its curb appeal, thereby raising the property’s value, by adding trees on the front lawn. This benefit is far from being merely imaginary, too, as a 2010 study published in Landscape and Urban Planning has found that properties with planted trees can easily enjoy up to as much as nineteen percent in value increase.
Which Trees to Pick?
Some trees have large root systems and others do not. Small gardens do better with native trees with long tap-roots and non-spreading root systems. Plant spreading root system trees grow far enough away from the boundaries of the property as well as from driveways and sidewalks.
Also, don’t select just any native tree – soil conditions vary from place to place even within East Vancouver. Many trees grown on East Vancouver real estate have to be carefully selected for size due to the sheer massiveness of many native species. Consider the willow family, bitter cherry, Pacific ninebark, or cascara if you’re hunting for smaller trees. Seek help from your local gardening center.
Which House To Buy For Development With Trees?
Consider the following rules when considering East Vancouver homes for sale for tree development, with the help of professional companies like Real East Van:
1. Borders of the outside space must be 1/3 the height of the width: If a property has a thirty-foot-wide yard, it will need a ten-foot-tall tree at the border in order to produce a feeling of enclosure. Large trees such as oak may produce an undesirably strong sense of enclosure in a small yard as they mature.
2. Small house, big yard: If you’re looking to increase your home’s value with trees, select a big yard with a small house over a small yard with a big house.
3. No narrow yards: If an outside space is less than ten feet wide, no matter how long it is, it won’t make up for the lack of width when it comes to planting trees.
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