Spring is here, and that means it’s time for landscaping, cleaning, and an acceleration in the real estate market. If you’re going to jump in as a buyer this season, an irrigation system should be on your must-have list. Why? Let’s talk about it.
Benefits of an irrigation system
There are many benefits to buying a home with an irrigation system. Here are a few:
Convenience: A programmable irrigation system can save you a lot of time and hassle, as you won't have to manually water your lawn. That means no more dragging around hoses and sprinklers, and no more standing outside with a watering can for ages. This is especially helpful if you have a large yard, a lot of landscaping, or if you travel frequently.
Consistent hydration: An irrigation system will help you keep your lawn and plants healthy and green. This is because it will automatically water at regular intervals, ensuring that your plants always have the water they need to thrive.
Long-term cost savings: An irrigation system can help you save money on your water bill. This is because it will use water more efficiently than other methods—especially if you opt for high-efficiency sprinkler heads for your lawn and a drip system for your plants.
Enhanced resale value: An irrigation system can increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell down the line. It is currently the #1 Most Valuable home feature in Raleigh on Redfin. The median home listing price for homes with an irrigation system is $1,450,000 (compared to a $390,000 median sale price overall), and homes with this feature have a 107.7% sale-to-list price ratio.
Overall, there are many benefits to buying a home with an irrigation system. If you are looking for a way to save time, money, and hassle, an irrigation system is a great option.
Types of irrigation systems
Several types of irrigation systems are available, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few of the most common types:
Drip irrigation: Drip irrigation is a low-flow irrigation system that delivers water directly to the roots of plants. This system is very efficient and can save a lot of water. It’s also relatively easy to install and maintain.
Sprinkler irrigation: Sprinkler irrigation is a high-flow irrigation system that delivers water in a wide area, simulating natural rainfall. This system is less efficient than drip irrigation but more effective for watering large areas, such as grass lawns. It is also pretty easy to install and maintain.
Surface irrigation: Surface irrigation is a gravity-fed irrigation system that delivers water to the soil over a large area. This system is the least efficient type of irrigation but is also the least expensive to install. It is also fairly easy to maintain and is commonly used to water large crops.
Subsurface irrigation: Subsurface irrigation is a type of irrigation that delivers water to the soil below the surface of the ground. This system is very efficient, but it is also the most expensive type of irrigation. It is also more difficult to install and maintain, and it’s usually used in hot, arid areas with limited water supply.
Typically, residential homes use a combination of drip irrigation for trees, shrubs, and flower beds and sprinkler irrigation for the lawn. The best type of irrigation system for your needs will depend on the size of your yard, the type of plants you have, and your budget.
Homes with irrigation systems for sale now in Raleigh
1. 4608 Keighley Place, Raleigh, NC 27612 - $1,125,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,371 square feet
Listed by Sonia Daswani • Savi Real Estate Group, LLC
2. 719 Sasser Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 - $1,200,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,238 square feet.
Listed by Angnes Lam • Universal Realty
3. 3620 Griffice Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 - $950,000
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,180 square feet
Listed by Summer Bowen-Adams • Sold By Summer Real Estate
4. 12400 Birchfalls Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614 - $2,700,000
5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 6,705 square feet
Listed by Jim Allen • Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
5. 2204 Center Spring Court, Raleigh, NC 27603 - $1,000,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,602 square feet
Listed by Emina Wayne • EXP Realty LLC
6. 404 E Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 - $2,200,000
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,082 square feet
Listed by Allison Caudle • Southern Lux Living
7. 3801 Westbury Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 - $1,095,000
4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,442 square feet
Listed by Rex Osborne • Windjam Properties
8. 5100 Gansett Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612 - $1,250,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,043 square feet
Listed by Sara Chorba • The Sold It Again Team, Inc.
9. 6130 Ricker Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 - $430,900
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,999 square feet
Listed by Linda Davis • Wheeler & Wheeler Realty, Inc.
Listed by Isaac Wheeler • Wheeler & Wheeler Realty, Inc.
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Last updated on 3/24/2023 at 11:50AM.
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