Home on Lake Martin

lake martin real estateLake Martin homebuyers tend to focus most on the size of the home they are going to purchase, but buyers are also starting to focus more on the yard size they prefer. As your Lake Martin real estate agents, we are here to lay out some of the pros and cons of having a large yard, so you can better decide how important this feature is for you.

Here are some of the pros of having a large yard at Lake Martin:

1.  It gives kids and pets somewhere to play outside. Many Lake Martin homeowners who want a large yard also have kids or pets to consider. It’s hard to be cooped up inside all the time, or to have to drive or walk somewhere to get outdoor time. Having a large yard allows you to let your dog out without leaving the home, gives your kids somewhere to play with their toys outside, and provides the possibility of having your own private playground or pool.

2.  You have more entertaining space. If you love to entertain at your Lake Martin home, having a large yard gives you more space to do so outdoors. After all, if you live on Lake Martin, you want to show off your lake views! Having a large yard gives you more space for a large patio or deck, a place to barbecue, more space for outdoor furniture, space for a pool or fire pit, and more party space in general.

3.  It increases your home’s value and appeal. Lake Martin homes with large properties and yards tend to have a higher home value, especially because they’re located on Lake Martin. Buyers want a space to enjoy lake views from, and a large yard is perfect for that.

Here are some cons of having a large yard on Lake Martin:

1.  There’s a lot to keep up with. Large yards are a lot of work. It means more grass to mow, more trees or gardens to groom, more maintenance if you have a pool or yard amenities, more repairs if you have a fence, outdoor kitchen appliances, etc. If you are aging, downsizing or looking to retire, a large yard might not be something you want to deal with. Of course, you could always hire landscapers to help.

2.  The cost is higher. A large yard doesn’t come without a price! Lake Martin homes with large properties tend to cost more than homes with smaller properties (but are worth more, too). Plus, whatever you fill that space with may cost you, such as hiring landscapers, maintaining a pool, purchasing flowers for your gardens, etc.

Ultimately, it is up to you what size yard you wish to have at your Lake Martin home per your needs and wants! When ready to find your Lake Martin dream home, give us a call, the Haynie Team! We can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the entire home-buying process.

Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty