How A Pond Can Add Value To Your Property
Ponds sure are pretty, but do they offer anything more than just natural eye candy for your property? You bet they do!
Ponds are incredibly valuable assets for virtually any property, and homeowners looking to boost their property value or have a more enjoyable homelife stand to benefit greatly by constructing a pond on their property. The value of ponds far exceeds their aesthetics — you can also enjoy financial, health, and social benefits by adding a pond to your property.
Castle Aquatics is the ultimate resource for pond enthusiasts nationwide, offering both top-tier pond supplies and products, and a vast network of pond experts and contractors in communities across the country. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing the kinds of value you stand to reap by installing a pond on your property. After all, ponds aren’t just for hobbyists and nature enthusiasts — they’re a savvy investment for homeowners and developers looking to maximize the value of their property.
Anyone in the real estate industry knows just how in-demand water features are. For homeowners and developers seeking to maximize the value of their property, ponds are an excellent investment. According to American Forest Management, the addition of a pond can increase one’s property value by an average of six percent, though that number varies by region. Depending on supply and demand in your area and a host of other factors, adding a pond to your property could increase its value by as much as 42 percent!
Based on ponds’ effect on property values, it’s clear most people enjoy the sight of water — and they’re willing to pay extra to get it. For homeowners whose property size or location isn’t quite suitable for a full-scale pond, adding even a small water feature, such as a waterfall or fountain, to your front yard can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal. While the financial value might not be quite as significant as you stand to enjoy by adding a pond to your property, the addition of a water feature will still have a tangible effect on your home’s desirability, and for less investment and work than that required to maintain a pond.
The thing about ponds is that they’re life-sustaining ecosystems. By adding one to your property, you’re adding life that can benefit your own quality of life at home! Properly-shaded ponds support significant tree and plant life around their banks, and those plants will produce oxygen, providing you with more clean, fresh air to breathe.
Ponds are natural hubs for social activities. Most everyone enjoys relaxing by a tranquil pond, and large ponds can be a conduit for water sports and all sorts of summer fun! By adding a pond to your property, you’re gaining a natural space for gatherings and, potentially, special space for more activities.
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Do you want to enjoy these benefits for your property and are interested in learning more about constructing a pond on your property? Check out our previous blog, How To Plan For Building A Pond, and use our Store Locator to find a Castle Aquatics-certified pond expert near you!