Posted by: Nick Fundytus
How much does have a ravine/green space at the rear boost a property’s value vs comparables?
For more context, it backs on to trees with a walking path and a stream. No chance of future development.
The politician’s answer here is “it depends.” The guesstimate is 5-10% premium, but that can vary a lot. It depends upon:
Ideally, a couple of other homes have sold on the street/in the neighbourhood that can be compared on the ravine/interior side which will give you your best idea. What you describe (forested green space with a walking path) is pretty close to ideal if it’s a quiet area. If not, look for similar areas in that part of town and extrapolate from sold records in that area.
Source: I’m a Realtor in Ottawa, Ontario. My team employs a lot of these tactics on our listings and tend to follow Buyer clients around very closely unless we know them quite well.