Just a little story I would like to share. I buy cheap houses in great locations and renovate them into wealthy residences and this is a story about how a yard improved my profit. I bought a $320,000 home in Paradise Valley, AZ (upscale city) and spent around $180,000 to make it into someones dream home. Well after I had finished with everything the residence was 4 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3800 square feet (appx). I had shown the house to a few people and so far nobody had been extremely interested ( I was asking $750,000). So I took a look at the exterior and saw 1 thing it was missing, a beautiful lawn. It already had 2/3 acre of lawn, but it wasn't taken care of properly and looked horrible. I spent around $6000 more to re sod it and have a sprinkler system installed and after the lawn had grown to be a normal lawn and not just little green specs of lawn, I put it on the market again. About 2 weeks later, a few more couples took a look at the property and commented on the lawn (I was very happy), and one particular couple had fallen in love with the newly renovated house and the great exterior. At that point I had it listed for $815,000 to cover all the fees for maintenence and they didn't even try to haggle, wrote me a check for the full amount. Just wanted to share a story on how a nice lawn made me a lot of profit.