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How do the new artificial lawns affect home values?

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If the house is in an area where it is a high monthly cost to water the yard and there is no irrigation, I say go for it.  It may not add an extra 5k to your selling price, but is a unique feature and will most likely help your house sell quicker.  In the Boise market, most new subdivisions are required to have irrigation to offer the homeowners, but there are certain neighborhoods in the foothills that would the homeowners would be very excited for such a thing.  No mowing, no watering...I'm in!  
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December 16 2013
While this is an old question, if anyone searches artificial turf, they will see this question and answer.

Our company recently wrote a blog discussing this very topic.

We found that artificial turf can impact home values and even re-sale values because it qualifies the home for a more green environment. Think about the following points:
--There is less money being spent on watering and replacement products
--It helps prevent certain pests from damaging your home (does not encourage termites at the base of your home like wood mulch can)
--Landscaping equates to 5-15% of the home's value

Hope this answers your question!
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December 16 2013
To be very honest, I don't see any additional value to the property.  It may be a selling point, but it would most likely not affect value.
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October 18 2009
In the local market artificial lawns are a specialty interest. I mean most folks prefer natural turf. Artificial lawns do not affect value as much as the number of prospective buyers.
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October 18 2009
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ah its funny how old things fall in and out of style... nothing new about artificial lawn.

i would think that desert landscape would probably hold resale better. i dont believe artificial grass will be fashionable for the long term. if you were thinking about ways to fix up your home to sell, i would minimize. at this time very few upgrades are garnering 80% back at sale.
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September 29 2009

This is a first for me! You must be in California - I hear the trends travel West to East!  Check with your local planning and zoning board.
Are you in an area where there are incentives for not watering your lawn?All the best!
Margaret Shea, Realtor, e-PRO, CDPE

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