should we (or do we need to) have our porch screened in for our new house in Piperton, Tenn.?

Asked by Jack, 38017 Thu Dec 25, 2008

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Jo Shaner, Agent, Memphis, TN
Fri Dec 26, 2008
Hi Jack,

A screened in porch is a preference type thing in this area. Many new homes in the upper price range are going with outdoor kitchens as the new rage - in that case a screened in porch doesn't fit the bill, unless you install an elaborate exhust system. Homes next to ponds or water sources (canals, rivers, small lakes) seem to fair well with screened in areas because of mosquitoes, gnatts, etc.

As far as adding value - do it right - give your patio the WOW factor and you will get every penny (maybe more) back when it is time to you will have a feature that you can enjoy!

Hope you have a happy Home-warming & best always,

Jo Shaner
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Thu Dec 25, 2008
Ask your buyers agent for their opinion it could either add value to your home or decrease value. You want confirm any money vested updating a home standards within a community . Check city and subdivision deed restrictions you could be in violation if you added a screened in porch. Any additions requires city permits and approvals.
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