curb appeal


Definition of curb appeal

: the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street

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What's on the outside definitely matters to anyone on the lookout to purchase their dream home, especially one particular aspect of the ever-important curb appeal. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You’ll Never Guess The Number One Thing Buyers Look For When Purchasing a Home," 9 Apr. 2019 Before, this 160-year-old Italianate Victorian home had a ho-hum gray shell which provided little curb appeal. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Modern-Classic Mix Brings This Revamped Victorian to Life," 2 Sep. 2015 But just like the rest of Hotel Joaquin, its curb appeal is backed up by soul. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "First Look: Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, California," 30 Nov. 2018 In a survey of 6,911 real-estate agents conducted earlier this year, 94% of respondents suggested improving the home’s curb appeal before putting it up for sale, according to a the National Association of Realtors. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "The Secretly Stylish Interiors of Undercover Luxury Homes," 30 Aug. 2018 But some homeowners would rather put their trust in neighbors to maintain curb appeal than receive threatening letters about grass height and roof color. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area neighborhoods with no HOA," 15 May 2018 Topics: why barbering is a growth business, marketing your barbershop, hiring the right team, customer service, strategies for fostering curb appeal, and the use of technology in your business. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here's what to do in Louisville: Kids Fair, Film Festival and a gravy competition," 21 Feb. 2018 The home’s exterior has been framed in redwood, giving it a curb appeal unlike any other in the community. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "Maryvale teachers turn John F. Long house into a carpenter's dream," 22 June 2018 The contrast between One Dalton’s opulence and the MidTown’s modest curb appeal is striking, defining two distinct eras of the city. Tim Logan,, "Boston’s retro-style MidTown Hotel may give way to development," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of curb appeal

1975, in the meaning defined above

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