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  • The Times, 07/04/17

    How not to add value to your home.


    By George Barkes of Stacks Property Finders 


    Many house-hunters are looking for more space, but there are limits. Overextend and you could lose money if the garden ends up too small. George Barkes, of Stacks Property Search, says: “I saw a farmhouse that had been overextended. The accommodation was more than 9,000 sq ft, but the garden was tiny. The house, marketed at £1.95 million, eventually sold for less than £1.5 million.” The size of a garden is key, especially in the country, says Rachel Johnston, a buying agent at Stacks Property Search. “A six-bedroom rural house should have an acre of garden, a five-bedroom house should have

    The size of a garden is key, especially in the country, says Rachel Johnston, a buying agent at Stacks Property Search. “A six-bedroom rural house should have an acre of garden, a five-bedroom house should have three-quarters of an acre, and a four-bedroom house should have half an acre.”


     

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