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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Rick Bennett, Agent, Boise, ID
Wed Mar 6, 2013
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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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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Mon Mar 11, 2013
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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Kelly Miller, Home Owner, Santa Ana, CA
Mon Mar 11, 2013
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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Janet Nation,…, Agent, Baldwin, NY
Wed Mar 6, 2013
I can't imagine why a fruit tree would have any bearings to property value.

Janet Nation, CBR
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Wed Mar 6, 2013
Fruit trees bring a lot of flies and gnats if the fruit is left unattended.
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Bob Brandt, Agent, Schaumburg, IL
Wed Mar 6, 2013
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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Ivan Sagel, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 6, 2013
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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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 6, 2013
I dont think so at all. 0% in Chicago.
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Sari Levy, Agent, Addison, IL
Wed Mar 6, 2013
Only in Florida. That's actually the end of my answer but Trulia needs more characters.
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