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Curb Appeal in Oregon : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 15, 2017
Marty Hummel asked:
As property owners are very concerned about the curb appeal and property value. How can we mitigate with the municipality.
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Fri Nov 6, 2015
Pj Morgan asked:
Fri Aug 9, 2013
Vincent Meichtry answered:
I am a design remodel contractor with 30 years experience and a real estate broker. This is a very cost effective way to add square footage to a home. I would build it so it could easily be removed when you sell. Take pictures off how it is build so potential buyers can see how to remove the wall if desired. For this reason I would leave the garage door in place rather than do siding. Spend some money on an insulated garage door with windows for natural light and a upgraded design that fits your home to add extra curb appeal. I built a great man cave hangout with a TV and sports hang out for a client and it was great to be able to open the door and have friends and neighbors come over and hang out, BBQ and enjoy the weekend.
Vince Meichtry new dwelling real estate + Living Green Remodeling
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
Farahv answered:
The easement would have little effect on home value. Most clients I work with would not object to a water easement. Other easements that take up more room such as power supply, electrical boxes etc, have some effect but it highly depends on the type of community you are in. If the homes are close together and the front yard is only 10X20 and the easement takes up 1/4 or more of the space it could detour some buyers.

If you can able to add flowers/ small shrubs to distract from the area. As far as the county is concerned you can plant bushes and flowers as long as they can gain access to the area.

Farah de Verteuil\
Principal Broker
John L Scott Market Center
www.johnlscott.com/or/portland/farahv
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