Does a small water garden add or detract?
Last year was the year of the addition and kitchen, and this year was supposed to be the year of the pond expansion. Was being the operative word.
Dh thinks the pond as small as it is now will turn off buyers and a larger one even more so. He is also tired of the maintenance and I am too, but I really enjoy the fish, the lilies, and the sound of the water fall.
We aren't planning on selling this year, although we are working to get the house "sell ready" so when the time comes we are ready.
If you've followed my posts, I've talked about selling for years, and at one time we were thinking of selling this house and buying/building something in town so we could be near in-laws as fil's health was failing. They moved into senior apartments, eventually fil moved into a nursing home, and he died last year. Right now mil is ok but I can see that she is slowing down and slipping.
I'd like to stay in this house until dh retires in a few years and then I'd like to move closer to my kids, but we'll stay here as long as mil needs us. I wouldn't leave her here alone or move her to another state where she doesn't know anyone.
So back to my question, does a water garden help or hurt when it comes to selling a house? Would you leave the small pond or take it out?