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Lisa_schulz, Home Owner in Oro Valley, AZ

How much value does adding a pergola yield for a desert home with the patio facing west?

Asked by Lisa_schulz, Oro Valley, AZ Fri Aug 2, 2013

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I guess it depends on where you live. I live in an area with a lot of southbound exposure so we have strong sun! The perloga is really nice for this. If you don't think people will use it than I wouldn't add it though. http://www.modernplasticsandpergolas.com.au/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 23, 2014
That's probably a huge component when considering the value a pergola would add to your house. I mean you brought up a good point as well, Lisa. If you live in the West, a pergola facing the West might be a value-addition considering the placement. That might be your best bet for pergola location. http://www.perfectpatios.com.au/about.html
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That's probably a huge component when considering the value a pergola would add to your house. I mean you brought up a good point as well, Lisa. If you live in the West, a pergola facing the West might be a value-addition considering the placement. That might be your best bet for pergola location.
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I love pergolas, so I think that adding one is a good investment. It is always nice to have shade in a hot climate. Pergolas are also fantastic places to hold family gatherings.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 18, 2014
As the others have said, it will not add to the appraised value, but it may make your home more marketable so it sells quicker, and that can save you money. My vote is for a tree that bears fruit. My lemon, grapefruit and orange trees are beautiful, they don't lose their leaves, so it reduces work, and they attract birds and grateful friends who share the bounty.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Lisa,
Adding shade in a desert environment is always an asset - pergola, gazebo, trees.
Pergola with an awesome design will be attractive to the right buyers. I would encourage you some of the desert shade structures that Architect Benjamin Hall has created; some of them are actually in Tuscon. Very inspiring. You probably will find them by just typing his name in google. I will be happy to email you links.
Steffy

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Opinions vary, I would not add anything when looking at comps and working on a CMA. You can always call an appraiser, see what they say. In today's market a property is only worth what it can appraise for.

I advise home owners to make changes to the property that they need or want, not so much for the potential value it adds.


Good luck.

Spirit


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A good thing to keep in mind, is that a lot of people really like the look of pergolas. That could raise the value, if people want one. It'll definitely be an added bonus for those considering buying! http://www.proformpergolas.com.au
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Lisa, it won't add much in the way of 'actual dollar value' but it may help in eliminating some buyers concerns over the west facing rear yard. If you do it, do it because it makes you happy, not because you want to garner more value out of the house. A word of caution - don't use wood, use aluminum as the wood will not weather well in that type of heat. If you need a good contractor, let me know and I'll be happy to recommend one.

Pat Leahy, Assoc. Broker
ABR, CRS, GRI
Tierra Antigua Realty
541-647-8417
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