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The Value of Hardscaping at Your Home


Curb appeal is one of the biggest factors when selling a home. Keeping the exterior of your home tidy and aesthetically pleasing can keep your neighborhood beautiful, encourage other homeowners to take pride in their homes, and attract more buyers if you are trying to sell.

While something as simple as a neatly cut lawn and spruced up mulch can go a long way, it can be beneficial to invest in some longer-lasting upgrades to your home’s exterior. Hardscaping, or hard surface landscaping elements, is durable, attractive, and often adds to the value of your property.

DIY or Professional

Many hardscaping projects can be tackled by an amateur do-it-yourselfer in a weekend. Others require specialized tools or skills and are best left to the pros. Consider your skills and experience, as well as your budget and time, when you decide if you want to DIY your hardscaping project or get the help from a professional.

Keep in mind that hardscaping projects are often more expensive than other landscaping due to the materials needed. If budget is an issue, you may be able to find a class at your local hardware or garden store to learn skills that can save you money. Talk to an experienced hardscaper about what materials you can use to keep your vision but save on cost.

That looks nice!

There are a variety of hardscaping projects to take on and they can all be fun. Browse some home interest or gardening magazines for ideas. You can even take a walk or drive around your neighborhood to get in-person inspiration from others.

Popular hardscaping projects include:

– Patios and decks
– Retaining walls
– Walkways and paths
– Fences
– Arbors and pergolas
– Gazebos and other structures
– Fountains and ponds

Meet Johnny Iniguez with ING Mortgage Corp
Founder and principal of ING Mortgage Corp.
Johnny is no stranger to the real estate industry or entrepreneurship. Born in Ecuador, Brother of 6 siblings. Graduating from Berkely college in 1998 with a degree in business management and graduating from Bloomfield College in 2003 with a degree in finance. At Bloomfield college, Johnny was a resident advisor and a NCAA soccer player and the first sibling in the family to graduate from college with a full scholarship.

A longtime Mortgage Consultant success, Johnny has had a diverse client range from first time home buyers to the Presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies working for Bank of America, Citibank and Morgan Stanley in the Private lending High-end net worth.
Broker owner of ING Mortgage Corp and licensed in the States of New Jersey and Florida. Johnny has over 20 years of experience and the knowledge to open all the right doors for you as your trusted confidant and Senior Mortgage Loan Consultant and as a Real Estate Sales agent.
Johnny has worked for the Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, & many other financial institutions. With over 20 years of experience as a Senior Mortgage Loan Consultant, Johnny brings with him keen knowledge of the real estate and mortgage industry, poised to assist you with the most important decisions you will make when buying, selling and/or refinancing your home.

Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing, Johnny’s priority when meeting a new client is to find out how he can "BEST" help you in a mortgage or real estate transaction. Johnny has mastered the unique skill of "listening" which helps him gain a precise insight of how to best assist you to meet your Real Estate and Mortgage needs and goals.
You can reach Johnny at any time for any questions or concerns at 201-736-9180
Johnny Iniguez
Broker/owner of ING mortgage corp.

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