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Old 05-26-2016, 11:11 PM   #1
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Instance Privacy fencing options


Hello, Please see the photo (Sorry for the sloppy photo). There is a fence next to the trashcans but that is not really giving any privacy.

What are some options that I can explore to add on to the fence that can give instant privacy and also does not look bad ?

We can add another vinyl fence but that will be expensive.

Any ideas ?
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It's kinda like cars. How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have?

Instant...Does not look bad....Cheap

Pick any two.

The big question....who owns the chain link fence? If you, then you can attach anything you want to it. If you don't own it....you can't touch it.

You can go 6' without a permit (I'm assuming LA County area). Even at 6', not that much privacy.

Why the big need for privacy?

Long term....your best bet is trees and shrubs.
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It's kinda like cars. How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have?

Instant...Does not look bad....Cheap

Pick any two.

The big question....who owns the chain link fence? If you, then you can attach anything you want to it. If you don't own it....you can't touch it.

You can go 6' without a permit (I'm assuming LA County area). Even at 6', not that much privacy.

Why the big need for privacy?

Long term....your best bet is trees and shrubs.
The fence is owned by us. On the other site school stadium is under construction. It does not provide good visual. we plan to list the house for selling in the next 45 days.
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Then don't do anything. The new owners may have different ideas. Chances are they would prefer something more permanent. The money and time you toss into it will not be returned.
Fix'n it likes this.
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Then don't do anything. The new owners may have different ideas. Chances are they would prefer something more permanent. The money and time you toss into it will not be returned.
Ok. I am under the impression that it will turn the buyers away or we may not get the price we are looking for it.
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I really doubt it will make that much of a difference. Looking at that yard, you have bigger issues with 'appearance' if you think the view past the fence is an issue.

You have 2 kinds of buyers.....those who want a 'ready to live in' place and don't want to do anything......and the others 'hey, we could do this and that and this'.....

Unless your house is a fixer-upper, there is not a big difference in the above prices. Based on what I've seen friends go through....the money they tossed at a house to 'raise the sale price' was more than the added value. In other words, they didn't get their money back. About the only exception is maybe landscaping and paint.

The 'ready to live in' buyers are typically a real PIA to deal with. They nick pick every detail.

The others....they see past the minor problems, see the potential and can envision the final product they want. That is the buyer you want.
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I really doubt it will make that much of a difference. Looking at that yard, you have bigger issues with 'appearance' if you think the view past the fence is an issue.

You have 2 kinds of buyers.....those who want a 'ready to live in' place and don't want to do anything......and the others 'hey, we could do this and that and this'.....

Unless your house is a fixer-upper, there is not a big difference in the above prices. Based on what I've seen friends go through....the money they tossed at a house to 'raise the sale price' was more than the added value. In other words, they didn't get their money back. About the only exception is maybe landscaping and paint.

The 'ready to live in' buyers are typically a real PIA to deal with. They nick pick every detail.

The others....they see past the minor problems, see the potential and can envision the final product they want. That is the buyer you want.
What other problems you are looking at my back yard ?. We plan to do a decent landscaping in the backyard.
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I was looking at all that dirt. I'm guessing you are going to put down sod?

If so, that is the only thing I would do. Let the new owners figure out what they want.
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I was looking at all that dirt. I'm guessing you are going to put down sod?

If so, that is the only thing I would do. Let the new owners figure out what they want.
Yes. we are planning to grow grass on some areas.
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Sometimes the best position as a seller to be in is to have the cheapest home in a decent area. Makes no sense for you to dump money into making the place more presentable - because it sounds like your goal is to maximize the sale price. But if it's worth say, 350k now, and you put 10k of sod and fencing up, it will not be worth 360k when you sell. Fence or no fence, any prospective buyer will notice the stadium being built - unless you find an incredibly ignorant buyer.
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Privacy slats?
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I have a customer who grows hops to make beer. They are on an arbor and they were getting a little crazy. She wanted me to trim them, but due to English not being her first language, she told me to, "cut them down". So I cut them down. Would have been a bad situation, but you have never seen a vine grow back that fast. You can almost watch them grow.

I'm sure you could google some other fast growing vines if hops are not your thing.
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