How a View Plays a Part in Buying a Home

Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Published on August 23, 2018

When looking for a new home, you might put a lot of emphasis on the size of the property, the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms that the home has and how old it is. Unfortunately, not many homeowners consider the view from the backyard until they’re already moved in and do not like what they see. Whether you’re living in the heart of the city or you’re in the country, you need to purchase property with a great view so that it benefits you and your loved ones.


Why the View from Your Backyard is Important


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Views can often change, especially if there is a lot of development in the area. For these reasons, some say to enjoy it while it lasts before a home or business gets build behind your own property. However, if you have plenty of acreage or you have neighbors already, there is a good chance that you can pick and choose the view according to this need. The view from your backyard is critical because it helps you and your family to feel more relaxed in the yard and actually want to spend more time outside.

City Living

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For those who are living in the city, it can be downright painful to find and purchase property that has a good view. Most people have to deal with businesses, stores, restaurants and heavy traffic. However, there are ways for you to find a home with a good view even in the city. Instead of moving in behind a store, try to look for one near a park or playground, which allows you to enjoy the view that you have.

Country Living

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It is often much easier to find a good view when you’re living in the country. However, while it might be a given that every single country property has a good view, this isn’t always true. Depending on your neighbors and the location you’re looking to buy, you might find that the view is less than desirable and makes you want to move from that location as quickly as possible.

Buying or Building a Home with a Gorgeous View

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There are two different ways for you to get a view that you’ll enjoy. One is to search for a home or property that has a great view and move in. The other option is to find land where you can build a house and pick your own view. You get full control over the look and size of the home, so this is often a better option for individuals who would like to be able to easily move in and not have to worry about neighbors or anyone else.

The Value of the Property

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Believe it or not, the view from the backyard can make or break the value of the home. If you have a gorgeous view, your home could be worth thousands more than if the view wasn’t so great. This is why it is also a good idea to look for a better view, as it is going to help retain the value of the property better than if you simply purchased a home without a nice view. The view makes all of the difference when buying property or a pre-built home.

Examples of Where to Buy for a Great View

If you’re looking to buy in the country, search for properties and homes that overlook mountains, lakes, and fields. You will be able to find a good majority of these as options since many people in the country look for these specific pieces of land to build rather than in the city. However, if you’d rather buy and own in the city, look for homes or apartments that overlook beautiful scenery like gardens and parks.

By putting some effort into where you’re going to buy, it is going to be a whole lot easier for you to make use of the view and know that it is going to encourage you and your loved ones to spend more time outside. This is the reason a lot of people are choosing to put more emphasis into the way that their backyard looks to increase the overall value of the home and make it more comfortable for the whole family to live together. Be sure to search for different houses and to work with a realtor so that you can be sure you are choosing an option that is going to work well for your needs as well as your budget.

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