How Curb Appeal Has Changed For 2018

Posted by brainjmedia03 on Friday, February 16, 2018

Stone Bridge Mortgage_How Curb Appeal Has Changed For 2018

One of the most suggested renovations for homeowners preparing to sell is to add curb appeal. Your home’s landscaping is something that will draw the attention of potential buyers as well as add value. But the very idea of curb appeal has changed greatly since the term was coined in the mid-1970s. Today’s curb appeal is less about decorative garden beds and more about sustainability, local flora, and reclamation of materials like concrete and stone. Take into account these modern landscaping trends as you prepare your home for sale in 2018.

Wildlife Habitats

Landscaping for hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees not only results in some of the most beautiful and colorful outdoor areas, it’s environmentally resourceful. For larger homes, this makes for a particularly attractive feature for families with young children.


Portland is a dog town — dog parks abound, walking trails are replete with canine companions and several local cafes and watering holes happily accept patches on their patios, even offering them water and snacks. Landscape for pet-friendly families by implementing broad lawns and sporadic trees.

Stone and Fire

Decorative masonry a la fire pits and stone patios is a fantastic way to increase the value of your home while maximizing the livability of your outdoor spaces.

Stonebridge Mortgage Group can help you with your Reverse Mortgage, Real Estate Loan, and many other mortgage solutions. We serve the greater Portland area and are located in Gresham, Oregon. Call us today at 503.661.5580

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