More Summer Houses Articles New research has suggested that attractive garden buildings like summer houses and log cabins can help sell a home.
The survey of 2,000 British homeowners by multimedia retailer QVC found that 67 per cent of people would be put off buying or renting a property if it had an unattractive garden, the Shropshire Star reported.
In addition, 45 per cent of those polled said they would expect to be able to negotiate at least £5,000 off a house price as compensation for an unkempt garden.
QVC gardening expert presenter Richard Jackson said: "There's no excuse for allowing your garden to become unruly, especially when it comes to selling your home."
The research discovered that the most important thing home buyers look for in a garden is privacy with 61 per cent of the vote. Such a benefit is one of the many advantages offered by garden buildings like summer houses.
According to QVC's findings, home buyers are also more likely to notice an unattractive garden than low level damp.
Posted by David Webb -
28 January 2011
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