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Home Living : September 20th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5 » ADVERTISING FEATURE Gardens grow your profit Australians realise a well-kept garden can add to their home investment Australians who invest in a well-kept garden can expect it to increase their property sale price by 12 per cent, or $65,000. According to Husqvarna Global Garden Report 2011, Australians seem to know this too, with 63 per cent sharing that they consider their garden as an investment. The report focused largely on the return on investment of a home garden. A survey of 5000 homeowners from nine different countries, as well as a global panel of 44 real estate agents and 120 garden designers, was conducted to quantify the impact of a beautiful garden on property prices. The report said that when it came to the return (payback-if-sold) on a well- maintained garden, Australian home owners will receive an average 3.6 times more than the amount invested in it, if sold. Investment in a garden is measured through time and money spent on maintenance, makeovers, plants and garden accessories. Australians and Americans were the most investment savvy of the nations, revealing that their efforts in the garden are first and foremost to increase the sale appeal of their property. Husqvarna Australia general manager of product marketing Stephen Clark said the front garden was the first thing potential buyers saw, while the backyard was always eagerly inspected for space and usability. The top-five garden elements that Australian home owners believe contribute most to the value of a property are a well-maintained lawn; inviting social area; designed stone paths; decorative trees and decorative bushes. The Global Garden Report The Husqvarna Global Garden Report (GGR) is annual research commissioned by Husqvarna to identify and compare key global gardening trends. A survey was conducted of 5000 homeowners across France, Japan, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, UK, Russia and the US. HOMELIVING World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our qua lity never b efore offered a t thes e prices S ALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB CREMORNE 261 Military Road Ph 02 9904 5422 | Open 7 days pfitzner.com.au everything adjusts Comfort is... when to your needs. Celebrate Stressless® 40th Anniversary with special o ers on Australia's best selling Stressless® sofa range. * Savings based on RRP of the 3 seater high back Windsor sofa in Paloma leather. Offer available on all Windsor and Buckingham sofas in Paloma leather. See in store for details. P4877 up to $ * SAVE See us at the Better Homes & Gardens Expo this weekend Give your windows & doors a new look. Widest range available. Internal and External Timber and Aluminium, Internal Shutters, Motorised Blinds, Blockout Blinds, Roman Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds and more... Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9981 4443. www.boomerangblinds.com.au Blinds &Shutters TEMPO INTERIORS 515 Military Rd MOSMAN 9960 2844 www.tempointeriors.com.au 2058904 20/9 AWNINGS, EXTERIOR ROLLER BLINDS & RETRACTABLE ROOFS Helioscreen
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