Posted by: Sheree R. Curry | June 12, 2009

Sizing Up the Backyard

When you’re touring a home for sale, don’t forget to consider how important the yard dimensions are to you. Read on for how to check.

Looking West: The backyard at 18148 87th Pl N runs 90 feet long from East to West

Looking West: The backyard at 18148 87th Pl N runs 90 feet long from East to West

Some people opt for smaller yards — less to mow! Others may want a larger space where the kids can play ball or the dogs can run, or with a little area to set up a nice garden. If you can combine your yard needs with a tranquil view (such as a pond), you just might fall in love.

When sizing up a yard, don’t just view the yard from the patio or deck, actually go out and walk around back and look at the yard from different angles.

Kids and dogs love to run in long yards like the one at this home for sale at 18148 87th Pl

Kids and dogs love to run in long yards like the one at this home for sale at 18148 87th Pl N, Maple Grove, Minn. (No pets lived here, but they are welcome with new owners!)

Some homes have yards that run very deep outward from the home, whereas others that may appear shallow from the deck, actually might run quite long lengthwise across the house. Don’t let the perceptions fool you.

Record the dimensions
Bring a measuring tape if you must, and add the dimensions to a check sheet so you can compare from house to house.

This lot is about 90 x 140

18148's lot is large, at about 90 x 140

You can check the lot sizes, also, with the county records. Most counties, including Hennepin County, have them online now through the tax assessor’s website.

If you’re one of those who wants less to mow, remember you can always purchase a home with a larger yard and then lessen your mowing duties by opting to add more pavers, a larger playset or sandbox for the children, extend the patio or the size of your flower or vegetable garden — or, hire a lawn service!

— By CurryMedia.com

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