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

Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesIf there's one thing homeowners have learned over the last year, it's the value of space. More and more buyers are prioritizing larger living spaces with more amenities. Even if you're not looking to sell right away, investing in your outdoor space will provide a refreshing retreat after a long winter indoors, and a selling point in the future.

Extending your living area to the outdoors can give you the space you need at a fraction of the cost of an addition. A 2017 survey by the American Institute of Architects found that outdoor living spaces are the most sought after special function rooms.

Even a small backyard space can be a big selling point if utilized well. How should you go about creating a space that's both functional and inviting? Landscaping and outdoor lighting can go a long way to create an inviting space and give you some of the best return on your investment. Divide the space between landscaping, grassy area and patio, and keep your patio proportionate to your yard.

If you're selling, use the backyard to show off how the space can be used for entertaining. Stage your furniture strategically to create small scenes where buyers can envision themselves sitting or dining.

For advice on making your outdoor and indoor spaces market-ready and getting top dollar for your home, give our team at Harnish Properties a call.

Harnish Properties

201 B Avenue, Suite 101

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com

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