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Curb Appeal in 78729 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 6, 2015
Thomas Hess answered:
I am a real estate broker but have a history in landscape design. I just completed a 3 home complex in Clarksville. I used to lecture on xeriscaping and native plants and was a frequent guest on KLRU's Central Texas Gardener. I also have a degree in Environmental Design. There is no charge to meet up and I can give you a quote at that time once I understand the size and scope of the project. Normally the fees for a total master plan drawing might be between $400 and $500. I can also assist in locating plant material and giving instructions for do it yourselfers or refer quality contractors.

Let me know if I can assist.

Tom Hess
Real Estate Broker
Certified ECO Broker
Cell: (512) 567-8522
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Greg,

It depends on what the green space is zoned for. If designated green space (owned by the HOA, or other entity that will hold it as green space in perpetuity, then yes, it adds value. Then it depends on what type of space it is. If it’s a relatively solid forest with some depth to it, or is a large field with trees that limit visibility beyond the green space, it’s valuable. If it’s more of just “space”, but you can see beyond it, it depends on what you “see” beyond it.

But more typically, the green space in outlying areas is just undeveloped land, then it depends on what it’s currently being used for, and what the likely potential future uses are. I have a brokerage client (I am also an appraiser) that bought in Liberty Hill in the Cierra Springs neighborhood. They have an Eastern rear exposure (highly desirable) and back up to a longhorn ranch. They are on a 1-acre tract and highly value the ranch land behind them, but know that it could someday be sold for other similar SFR homes. The value to them was on the order of $20K.

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Jeffrey
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
In many instances for historic homes in order to purchase if zoned in historic city as restrictions anything for replacement has to that time period.
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Thu May 19, 2011
Maxwell McDaniel answered:
If it's a public street, unfortunately for you, not much. I'd start by asking your neighbor nicely and see how far that gets you. Do you have some viable reason for the request (ie you're moving in/out or need handicapped access) or do you just not like the way that the cars look in front of your home?

Your only other option is if the cars stay there for an extended period of time then you could conceivably have them towed as abandoned vehicles.

Best of luck,

Maxwell McDaniel
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