If a play structure in the backyard makes the space appear cluttered, it could be viewed by prospective home buyers as a negative. However, William Raveis Real Estate agent Debbie Huscher says house hunters with small children may look at well-designed play equipment as a selling point. She states, “As long as the playscape isn’t the focal point and is more of an accessory to the backyard, I think it doesn’t hurt.” For those who are contemplating spending money on new play equipment in preparation for putting their home on the market, Huscher says a better plan would be to focus on backyard features that appeal to people of all ages. For instance, a new patio would give a property greater mass appeal and a likely bigger return on investment than swings, slides, or other play-area amenities would. | Read More