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Do fruit trees generally increase the desirability or resale value of a house?

Asked by Trulia Chicago, Chicago, IL Wed Mar 6, 2013

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Bill Eckler-Florida,’s answer
You never know what is going to stroke the buyer's attention. We've seen pet occupied homes that have actually contributed the the sale of a property.

Basically, what is percieved as a "turn off" by an individual may be a huge plus to another.

Bill
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Fruit trees are a pleasant feature to a property that most likely fits the theme of the area and nature of the property the viewer is targeting. As in " Shop, orchard/fruit trees, large gardening area, RV parking."
Fruit trees in bloom and fruit add photo appeal for sure...
Now pools are another story!
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Fruit trees can affect your future enjoyment of the property and garden. They can add to your property's resale value!
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I can't imagine why a fruit tree would have any bearings to property value.

Janet Nation, CBR
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Fruit trees bring a lot of flies and gnats if the fruit is left unattended.
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Yes, they will if you tell the buyer about them and the buyer likes free fruit and pie....
I enjoy showing homes with fruit trees during harvest time. It is always fun and tasty.
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I think the net gain/loss is zero. Some buyers will like the idea of home grown fuit: while others do not want the bugs, animals and mess of fruit trees.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
312.515.7823
Ivan@atproperties.com
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I dont think so at all. 0% in Chicago.
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Only in Florida. That's actually the end of my answer but Trulia needs more characters.
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