Your naked backyard is costing you money

Ariel Kormendy

Ariel Kormendy

Co-owner of the KT Team and Renti, Ariel Kormendy has been a resident of Milton and Oakville for over 20 years. With a lifelong passion for real estate, Ariel brings a blend of sales expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the team. An early riser, Ariel enjoys starting his day with a workout and a good coffee. When not working, you’ll find him at the cottage, enjoying summer days by the lake. Ariel’s favourite movie is “Home Alone,” and he loves indulging in a classic pork souvlaki dinner or his grandmother’s traditional schnitzel.

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If you’re like us, you decided to purchase a newer home that happens to be built on a smaller lot, and you’re likely staring at your neighbours at some point. Maybe it doesn’t bother you, maybe it does.

Hey, we all can’t afford an Estate property.  Lets face it, newer homes have their ups and they have their downs.

Most newer homes have beautiful open-concept layouts and are designed for today’s modern families and are more fitting to the way we use our homes today. Gone are the days of the separate Kitchen or sunken living room, or ugly cabinets or floors. Home builders like Great Gulf Homes, Branthaven Homes, Country Homes and Mattamy homes have been offering some great home options for a few years now.  And, of course, the upgrades they make available to purchasers are simply delightful, and yes, at a premium price.

Here’s the problem… most buyers of newer homes spend their time, money and effort improving the inside of their houses and in some cases they might be better off focusing some attention on the outside as well. Many buyers agree, one of the biggest problems with a newer home is the lack of privacy. A fix to this issue is actually fairly easy and budget-friendly… plant some trees!! That’s right… Improving the privacy of your new home is as simple as planting some trees, just most people fail to do it as most are focusing on countertops, floors, etc.  Those that do, enjoy the benefits for many years to come and you can always do that other stuff later!

Add Privacy + Add Shade

Planting trees in your backyard will not only increase privacy, once matured, they will also add some shade to help keep energy bills low during the summer. This is why newly built homes with premium lots are some of the most valuable ones on the market today.

 Privacy Raises Resale Value

Most trees mature in about 4-5 years, which really isn’t that long. If you plant a tree today, the next owners of the home will certainly appreciate you did that. And chances are it will sell at a higher value than if it wasn’t upgraded with privacy trees. There are lots of buyers who are looking for turnkey properties they won’t have to put much more time or money into and most buyers now want that ready-to-use outdoor space, so you should definitely consider this investment. This is one that you’ll enjoy too!

Types of Trees for Privacy

The best types of privacy trees are ones that grow tall and grow fast. They should also be easy to maintain. You don’t want to plant trees that will shed too much come Fall as the upkeep can be frustrating. If you need help, talk to our friends at Terra Greenhouses for some ideas and options on what work best in your area, with your needs and with your lot. They have many wonderful options!

If you own a home that isn’t that old, remember, newer homes usually lack the backyard privacy desired by buyers. So take a look in your backyard. How would you rate it out of 10?

Increase your home’s privacy and its resale value by simply planting some trees this year.

Yes, it really is that easy!

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