A Money tree?

February 16, 2010

It’s not Arbor Day, but plant a tree!  Why? A recent report shows that front yard trees can add almost $9,000 to the value of homes and reduce the time on market by almost two days.  Trees ad major curb appeal and are inexpensive to add to your yard.  They shade our home, saving in cooling costs and they can be very beautiful.

Many subdivisions in Waukesha have tree lined streets – trees planted by the city.  I happen to live on one of those streets and while I never attached a dollar value to the trees, they give the area a certain feel that made me want to buy the house.  Now, I believe these trees are Ash.  And the Emerald Ash Borer has me a little worried.  Please do not transport firewood!  The loss of these trees would certainly affect the home values in this neighborhood.

Our homes are our sanctuary and certainly an investment. During these changing times, it is important to remember that real estate is a long term investment.  Buy your home to make a home, not a quick profit.  While such profits did occur for numerous years, the tables have turned a bit. Real estate has been an outstanding long term investment.  Make the return a little better and try planting a tree.

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