Mar 25, 2024 - Economy

Boosting home sales through the backyard

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Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Homes with premium backyard features can boost sale prices, new Zillow research across 2023 sales suggests, Hope writes.

  • Homes with an outdoor TV can boost sale prices by nearly $11,000, or 3.1% more than expected.
  • Outdoor showers can help push sales higher by 2.6%.
  • A bluestone patio can lead to a 2.3% increase.
  • A "she" shed — by 2%.

The intrigue: Make them part of your listing if you have them, Amanda Pendleton, a Zillow home trends expert, tells CNBC.

  • Yes, but: "I wouldn't go out of my way to install these features and expect these kinds of sale premiums," she noted.

This story was an excerpt from Axios Closer, a recap on the day's biggest business stories.

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