A beautiful white picket fence was once considered an icon of the ‘American Dream’ house. Traditionally, fences were used to determine property lines or spaces for social interactions. While still prevalent today, not every home available for purchase has a fenced-in yard.
So how important is a fenced-in yard to homebuyers today?
A recent study revealed that the desire to have a secure yard and a space for their dog influenced 33% of millennials’ decision to buy a home. Without a sturdy fence, pets can quickly dart out the door and become exposed to danger. Fenced yards also allow pups to roam freely throughout the yard, promoting unlimited playtime and exercise, which is particularly crucial for unique situations like right now, when not everyone can take their dog for long walks due to social distancing. Having a fenced-in yard is like having a private oasis for your furry friend!
Does a fenced-in yard increase the value of a home?
A fence certainly increases the value of a home. However, the value of the fence is different for every individual and cannot necessarily be monetarily defined. A fence is considered a significant benefit for dog owners and those with small children. We think it’s fair to say that the majority of Americans can appreciate the value of some additional privacy from the neighbors. Also, a beautifully fenced-in yard adds curb appeal and promotes excitement for the endless possibilities of what a homeowner can do with the yard! A fence will increase the purchase price of a home and allow for a quicker sale.
If you are looking for a home with a fenced-in yard, we can help you find and purchase one, with our online, one-stop, home shopping and digital mortgage tool.
Ready to start your search? Here are some beautiful homes for sale in the Southeast with fenced-in yards for you and your pup to enjoy:
For Sale: $235,000
Beautiful built brick ranch home with 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths, plus flex room that could be office or 5th bedroom. The kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances. The large formal dining room and living room with fireplace are perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The outdoor area is privacy fenced with a large patio area and separate fire pit.Check out the backyard and the interior of the home here.
For Sale: $359,900
This lavish four-bedroom, three-bedroom home has an interior that can provide you and your pup (or your growing family) with everything you want and need. The exterior of this home is also great, with a private fenced-in backyard, a covered porch, and an inground pool, you, your family, and your beloved furry friends will thoroughly enjoy this private outdoor oasis. Let’s see what the rest of the home has to offer.
For Sale: $495,000
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has everything you have been searching for with an open concept floor plan and a gourmet kitchen, plus additional amenities like a theatre room and an art studio. The exterior of the home has a lot to offer as well, with a large covered patio and a hookup for grilling, a pergola, a lavish swimming pool, and lots of green space entirely enclosed by a wooden fence, this backyard is the perfect spot for you and your furry friend. Check out the rest of this home here.
For Sale: $270,000
This gorgeous four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is situated on 1.5 acres of land completely enclosed by a fence. This home offers a ton of running room for your furry friends and many opportunities for fun for you with an inground pool, a covered deck, and pool shed. Show me the backyard!
For Sale: $275,000
This beautifully remodeled home offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an oversized fenced backyard for you and your beloved four-legged friends to enjoy. Do you enjoy spending your evenings sitting outside in your back porch, enjoying the outdoors and taking in the sounds of nature? Does your furry friend enjoy running around in an ample space while breathing in the fresh air? If so, you will fall in love with this home. Check out the interior here!
For Sale: $275,000
A move-in ready three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a huge fenced backyard with lots of playroom for pets and humans alike! The interior of this home has a lot to offer as well, with a spacious kitchen with plenty of counter space, large bedrooms, a master suite, and an open concept floor plan. Check out what the rest of this home can do for you here.
At Resource Financial Services, we love making people’s dreams of home ownership a reality. Visit us online today at rfsmortgage.com to get started. Then contact a Resource Financial Services mortgage banker at 877.797.4545 to discuss your mortgage options and your financial goals. Let us walk you through the process and welcome you home to a better mortgage.