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What is curb appeal exactly?
Well, according to Investopedia.com
, curb appeal is defined as
"The general attractiveness of a house or other piece of property from
the sidewalk. This term is often used by Realtors trying to sell or
evaluate a piece of property.
There are many things that can increase the curb appeal of a piece of
property. A new paint job, landscaping, and siding can go a long way
toward accomplishing this. Though not as easily measured as something
like square footage, curb appeal plays an important role in property
"This article lists and describes
5 projects that are changing Philadelphia for the better, in what they
are calling a "cultural face-lift." As an agent, I would call it curb
Curb appeal plays a big role in why someone would buy or rent a home.
For starters, it's their first impression of the home. Have you ever
heard the expression, you eat with your eyes first
? The same is
true in real estate. Your impression of the exterior, yard, and block
are the first things you digest (no pun intended) when looking at a
Hence, curb appeal is important.
That's why I'm classifying these projects as enhancements to our city's curb appeal
They make the city more attractive, and more desirable, to those who
are looking to move here. Whether you grew up in the surrounding metro
area, or you're relocating from the west coast, Philadelphians are
putting time and effort into making their city more appealing to the
You can see the difference for yourself.