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How much more value does a fence do for a home?

  • June 23 2009 - Denver
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I have sold homes sight unseen to clients from out of town that were relocating that had pets. Since many people today have pets, and also others like their privacy, I feel it is a plus.....at least in the area of the country where I live.
  • October 07 2010
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Although this was asked 16 MONTHS AGO! 

I would say " I do not want a bloody fence, how much would it cost to be removed?

Or "Is the crime so bad there you need to be fenced in to be safe?"

  • October 06 2010
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changing the subject a little; why have the availability of inserting a link here if not allowed? Links help our individual sites on search engines being found, and see below my comment does not make much sense with [link removed by moderator] inserted where appropriate word/phrase once was. Again, would honorably ask why having the availability of text links here, if not allowed in the first place.
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  • October 06 2010
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Depending on where you are located very little. Some areas would require one for neighborhood consistency. But it really is only a value if you need one.
  • October 06 2010
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Depends on where the home is located. In Houston most homes have privacy fences. If a buyer looks at a home without a fence the extra cost to add a fence comes into play . In Houston and surrounding areas it is an important factor, out of the city and into the country, not so important.
  • October 05 2010
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I must point out a fence always can be added by the new home owner. It is not a big project like refinishing a basement and most Realtors and up on how much it will cost to do so.  Some areas have fencing rules which is great for consistency. People with pets and young kids do appreciate fences. Some however realize that a fence means more yard work like trimming which has to be done.  Lots backing to commercial properties and streets that are fenced tend to have the biggest return especially when the fence is a high quality cedar and well maintained. A chain link fence in most incidents will bring down a homes value and most cases.
  • October 03 2010
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It depends on where the home is located  if its on a Main road yes it does.If its on a cul de sac I don't think so. Its hard to answer that question unless you tell the area and are familiar with that partular place.
  • October 02 2010
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On the other hand, could mean lots of value, gained or lost, forgetting [link removed by moderator] and fence painting a moment. Having ranch property, a home's value could be retained or lost, owning say a 100 head of cattle and a few horses. 
  • October 01 2010
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A block wall will add value?  Depends on the neighborhood.  Where we live, it would be so out of character it would decrease the value.
  • October 01 2010
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not much ... just keep the value at par... a block wall however will ad value to the property... done correctly ofcourse..
  • October 01 2010
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Great answers, adding a freshly painted fence would keep the value consitant, a fence in disparate need of paint could see some deductions, just like the interior or exterior of home for that matter.
  • September 30 2010
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In my neighborhood, no value.  If in bad condition, I would deduct a few k from the offer price.
  • June 25 2009
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Do you live in a neighborhood where fences are the norm, or if the demographic group (most probable buyer) most likely to purchase your house has young children or pets?  Offering a fence (that is consistent with the neighborhood) may not actually increase the asking price of your house, but it may help hold the asking price (see sunny's comment about considering the cost of fencing in her offer).  And, it may increase the number of people willing to make an offer (a lot of people are not as flexible as sunny - they want the fence to already be there). 

If at least one side of your yard is already defined by a neighbor's fence, give serious consideration to finishing the job.
  • June 24 2009
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I think it depends on the house and the fence. Fences that make the yard more private or more useable for families or pet owners I think add value. How much is anybody's guess, but if it make the house look better then it might be worth it. If you are selling, you are trying to paint a picture for the new owners. If a fence says safety, privacy, usability to a potential buyer then I would think that would give you a better offer in the end. I considered houses with no fence, but I always planned for the cost of installing one in my offer price. Some people won't consider an unfenced yard, while others like the open feeling of no fence. It really depends on target buyer. For a family house, I would think a fence would add value for most buyers especially with children or pets.
  • June 23 2009
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Fence does not add $$ value to a home, but it may make potential buyers willing to consider it (and chase away other potential buyers).   With my screen name, you can guess my opinion easily.
  • June 23 2009
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From an Appraisal standpoint a simple fence will add no discernible value to the home.

If it's an elaborate custom made wood or metal fence it may help the home stand out from other homes therefore making the home more marketable if you were trying to sell the property.
  • June 23 2009
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  • June 23 2009
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