Curb appeal: 7 ways to make your home look sweet from the street


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Improving your home’s curb appeal does more than make it look good. It can put money in your pocket by increasing your home’s value. Real estate agents and interior designers agree that curb appeal is one of the most valuable features of a home that’s on the market.

A study by the National Association of Realtors found that investing just $330 in standard lawn care adds about $1,000 to the selling price of a home. If the outside of the home is in excellent condition, buyers expect that the rest of the home will be in good condition, too.

Here are seven ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.