Factors Affecting Cost of Single Family Dwellings in Bryan and College Station, Texas with Emphasis on Curb Appeal
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The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether curb appeal has any effect on the property value of a single family dwelling. Curb appeal is generally defined as the general attractiveness of a house or other piece of property from the sidewalk, often used by home builders or realtors to evaluate a piece of property. It continues to be used as an indicator of the initial appeal of a property to prospective buyers. For this study, curb appeal has been measured by the level of maintenance of front yard, external features of a house (as viewed from the street side), landscaping, and territorial personalization of the yard. Some known predictors of the property value of a single family dwelling, such as total built-up area, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, and location has been included in the statistical model for the study a sample of 112 single family dwellings from twelve neighborhoods in two neighboring towns in Texas, USA. The statistical technique used for data analysis is General Linear Modelling. Results show a statistically significant relationship between curb appeal and property value of single family dwellings in Bryan & College Station, Texas.
Wadhwani, Yatin Mahesh (2017). Factors Affecting Cost of Single Family Dwellings in Bryan and College Station, Texas with Emphasis on Curb Appeal. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from