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Brought to you by Lake Oswego Realtor Justin Harnish - Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -

Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesNow that the sun has finally returned, you're probably looking for ways to get outside as much as possible. You may also be noticing that after a long winter, your outdoor spaces are in need of some refreshing, especially if you're thinking about putting your home on the market.

Extending your living area outdoors can give you the extra space you need at a fraction of the cost, and it can increase the value of your home. A 2017 survey by the American Institute of Architects found that outdoor living spaces are the most sought after special function rooms for the sixth consecutive year.

Where once a patio table and a few chairs were sufficient for an outdoor gathering place, today's home buyers are looking for a space that is an extension of their indoor living area. More buyers today prefer a house with features and amenities over just size, and an outdoor fireplace, kitchen, or gathering place can set your home apart from the competition.

Even something as small as updating your landscaping or adding new lighting can make your yard or patio a more inviting space. Keep in mind which additions will give you the best return on your investment, and take into account the current value of your home, where you live, and the size of your space.

If you're looking to prepare your house for sale, or searching for a home with the ideal outdoor living space for your family, our experienced team at Harnish Properties can help.

Harnish Properties

201 B Avenue, Suite 101

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com

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