Want to boost the price on your house? Go country. Commonly held wisdom is that a prestigious-sounding name can add value to a neighborhood or subdivision. Now the research proves it. Buyers are willing to pay a premium of 4.2 percent for a property with "country" in the name and an additional 5.1 percent for the phrase "country club," according to new research.
The researchers from the University of Georgia looked at data from multiple listing service sales reports in Baton Rouge, La., between 1984 and 2005. Like the country club areas, subdivision names tend to include words suggesting a slower, more bucolic lifestyle -- along with exclusivity and prestige.
For other tips on buying and selling real estate, visit this Palos Verdes Real Estate web site
For more information on homes for sale in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes real estate, palos verdes homes for sale, palos verdes foreclosures, palos verdes real estate market information as well as quality information on homes for sale in Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates homes for sale, Manhattan Beach real estate, Hermosa Beach real estate, Redondo Beach real estate, Torrance real estate, Palos Verdes real estate trends, and real estate trends throughout the Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Estates and the South Bay, visit www.homeispalosverdes.comDRE LIC # 785373Â