Curb Appeal

DEFINITION of 'Curb Appeal'

The general attractiveness of a house or other piece of property from the sidewalk. This term is often used by Realtors trying to sell or evaluate a piece of property.

BREAKING DOWN 'Curb Appeal'

There are many things that can increase the curb appeal of a piece of property. A new paint job, landscaping and siding can go a long way towards accomplishing this. Though not as easily measured as something like square footage, curb appeal plays an important role in property valuation.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Form 4797

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...
  2. Property Manager

    An individual or company responsible for the day-to-day functioning ...
  3. One Percent Rule

    A rule of thumb used to determine if the monthly rent earned ...
  4. Abstract Of Title

    A brief history of the titles for a piece of land. The abstract ...
  5. Sales Comparison Approach - SCA

    A real estate appraisal method that compares a piece of property ...
  6. Curbs In

    A term used in investing to signify when trading curbs are active. ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    The amount of a property tax bill is based on the property’s value, the exemptions it qualifies for, its use and the local property tax rate.
  2. Personal Finance

    The Complete Guide To Becoming A Landlord: Hiring A Property Manager

    A property manager can perform such duties as marketing your rental property, selecting tenants, maintaining the property, creating budgets and collecting rent. You may consider hiring a property ...
  3. Personal Finance

    4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Property Taxes

    Property taxes are often expensive and most don't know they can be appealed. Here are little known ways you can try to reduce your property tax liability.
  4. Personal Finance

    What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Anyone involved in a real transaction can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the different methods of real estate valuation.
  5. Financial Advisor

    Before you Buy That Home: Find a Great Realtor

    Most people think of a good realtor as a successful salesperson, but we should not assume than that's what makes a great or even a good realtor.
  6. Personal Finance

    Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  7. Personal Finance

    Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  8. Investing

    How Property Rights Affect Economies

    Property rights are laws governments create that enable investors to control, benefit from, and transfer property.
  9. Managing Wealth

    How Does a Tax-Free Exchange Work?

    In regards to the sale of property, particularly in real estate, a 1031 exchange is increasingly being recognized for its tax benefits to investors of all levels.
  10. Personal Finance

    The Guide to Investing in REO Properties

    Real estate owned properties present a unique investment opportunity but there are some specific challenges to be aware of before diving in.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How does securitization play a role in the implementation of PACE financing?

  2. What criteria does a property need to meet to be considered an 'investment grade' ...

    Learn what it takes for institutional investors to consider a property "investment grade," such as real estate investment ... Read Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between real estate and real property?

    Understand how real estate is legally different from real property and the implications of that difference for each property ... Read Answer >>
  4. A relative left myself and 6 other family members about 70 acres. If we sell right ...

     The property evaluates at $200,000. If there are any costs involved, about how much would they b... Read Answer >>
  5. What do states do with unclaimed property?

    Understand what unclaimed property is and what types of property can be considered abandoned or unclaimed. Learn what states ... Read Answer >>
  6. How is Net Operating Income (NOI) used in real estate?

    Find out more about net operating income, what it measures and how it is used to analyze a real estate property's return. Read Answer >>
Trading Center