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General => Real Estate => Owner's Issues => Topic started by: ThirtySomethingWEquity on September 15, 2021, 10:37:02 AM

Title: Landscaping costs these days?
Post by: ThirtySomethingWEquity on September 15, 2021, 10:37:02 AM
Things were fire all summer so I didn't even try to look for landscaping.  What is the going rate to do some nice tile, landcaping, pergola, etc without anything crazy like a pool or ornate water feature?

I've got maybe 600-800 sq ft of yard space.  Just trying to figure out how much of my AAPL I'll need to sell... (or maybe just HELOC?)
Title: Re: Landscaping costs these days?
Post by: nosuchreality on September 15, 2021, 11:25:26 AM
Simple (and smallish) California Pergola - $10K
Tile/Flagstone medium materials with some concrete work $15-$20K. Very sf/material dependent.
Demo $5K
Common plants, planting, etc $5K.
Irrigation, $1200-$2500 depending on # zones.

600sf is very different than 800sf though.  And bigger scales quickly. 

Don't forget to apply any zip code/development premiums.


Title: Re: Landscaping costs these days?
Post by: aquabliss on September 15, 2021, 11:44:19 AM
Just trying to figure out how much of my AAPL I'll need to sell...


lol, I was just thinking the same thing for a solar install :)
Title: Re: Landscaping costs these days?
Post by: sleepy5136 on September 15, 2021, 12:05:54 PM
I personally wouldn't pay taxes if I can avoid paying taxes. I'd do a HELOC instead and slowly pay down the principal + interest. You don't pay taxes on borrowing and on top of that you can deduct the interest from the HELOC if it's used towards improving your primary residence. Especially with the fed printing so much money, I'd stay long in equities in the near future and instead borrow while interest rates are low. 20k today is not going to be 20k next year. You'll also see APPL most likely go above it's current trading value next year assuming nothing tumbles.
Title: Re: Landscaping costs these days?
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on September 15, 2021, 08:21:26 PM
+1 on getting a HELOC.  Try Wescom, Bank of the West, or USC Credit Union.
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