we want outa this house but it won't happen for a good 2 years, at best. Mike just started teaching 2 days a week along with a regular job and we simply wont get out of this house any quicker than that. Sooooooo.....I have time to implement a plan to give this house some curb appeal. Its a small house on a semi large lot...more than enough room for a large garden, fruit trees/bushes mixed in with the existing 1 car garage and 950 sq ft house. I will do the garden this spring, and I understand that some of the fuit trees/bushes take a couple years to produce fruit. If you had to downsize, or maybe get a "starter", what would you look for, as big selling(or not selling) points of interest? Things that we could to make the yard look more useable for more that just a swingset? This town doesnt have much in the ways of zoning laws and permits are not required...there are both single and double wides mixed in with stick built, historic and there's even a really nice custom built log home with a pool on the corner. Its just a nice small town but we need to stretch our legs a bit. One thing about the house itself is that we have kicked around the idea of adding a third bedroom. I just thought that with the way the town is a "hobby farm" type feel would be appropriate. We are also looking to a shed/storage building...could be built rectangle shaped to hide the fence of the neighbor who doesn't like kids and dogs, LOL. Theres also a nice little nook behind the garage where I talk with another neighbor over the fence...thought about making a path with some pavers, maybe a trellis. Sorry this was long, I tend to ramble, LOL. Any thoughts?