I came across an interesting front yard recently while snapping comp photos during an appraisal inspection in West Sacramento. None of the eclectic lawn decor is actually fixed to the ground, so it’s considered personal property and could easily be removed. But situations like this bring up the principle of conformity in real estate, and cause us to ask questions. Could it impact market value when the front yard presentation doesn’t fit with the look of the rest of the neighborhood? Would an atypical lawn potentially dissuade you from purchasing the house next door? What might decorations like this do for relationships with neighbors – both good and bad?
Comments are welcome below. I’d especially like to hear from home owners as well as real estate agents. Share your story.