When you sell a house - first home, secondary residence, rental property - you pay the capital gains tax on the difference between the sale price and your adjusted base. The base is the original purchase price, which you adjust for the improvements you have made to the property over the years. If you're installing new plumbing, remodeling the kitchen or paying for some important landscaping work, it's an adjustment.
The landscaping gives an individual character to the house, which is particularly important in areas where all houses have a similar design. A properly planned landscape can benefit from a property by providing a natural canopy in summer while conserving energy in the winter. Trees and hedges reduce the noise of the road and provide privacy while offering a windbreak against cold winter winds or channeling summer breezes. Landscaping requires an investment of time and money, but there are many rewards like a more enjoyable outdoor environment and increased property value. The first step in developing a landscape of the house is to draw a scale drawing of the property and the house. It should show all existing buildings, trees, septic system and water, electrical lines (above and below ground), street, sidewalk, slope of the land and the north / south orientation of the property. See Figure 1 Landscape Planning. All distances between objects must be measured accurately. The location of existing doors, windows, driveway and service areas (clotheslines, trash cans, etc.) should be indicated. Using scale drawing, develop a plan for use of the land area.
I am completely distraught about the landscaping, but this spring, I hope to finally make the empty beds in front of my house. I will definitely be back to refer to this post as soon as all the snow melts here at IL. So many good tips! Ã ‰ Pingler! Thank you very much for making the link with Best of the Weekend! Thank you very much! I just put this bookmark for the future. I really hope to get my yard back a bit this year (take it slow - not a lot of money or energy). This will really help. I am so happy to have clicked on your link at SITS. I will also go to Pinterest and check your stuff there.
Once again, thank you for an excellent tutorial. Hi Leslie, I found your blog through the Say G 'Linky Day Day Party (82), wow I'm so glad I did! Let me explain ... We moved into a modest 2 bedroom terraced house 5 years ago, four of these years have been dedicated to the improvement of inside the house and all we did outside was to keep it clean. It is a virgin canvas garden, a scrappy lawn and an old terrace badly laid in the first place. We are putting up to £ 1000 (about £ 500 of your US dollars, I think) to replace the first decking. The base was made last summer. This year again using what is left over from last year, we add to the terrace by going up to add height to the garden.
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