Home Selling September 7, 2012

Six Factors OUTSIDE a Home that Affect Value –

We all look at the INSIDE of a home when we think about what affects value, and that's rightly so.  But it's easy to overlook the important neighborhood factors that also have a significant impact on a home's value.

  1. Schools and their quality
  2. Public transit access
  3. Walk Score*
  4. Front Porch
  5. Low maintenance exterior
  6. Parks and/or dedicated open space

*Walk Score is a 0-100 rating based on how close a home is to shopping, restaurants, library, coffee shop and the like.  It's something probably half of the Portland buyers I work with rate as one of their top three most important factors.  It's at  http://www.walkscore.com/ or there is a link on my home page.