My Lottery Dream Home Highlights One Major Backyard Concern Many Buyers Have
A second lottery winner toured a home that she immediately fell in love with, but the backyard completely opened into the backyards of the other homes just behind it. “This is why this one’s $180,000 because you can come hang out, but everyone’s going to see you,” explained David Bromstad on “My Lottery Dream Home” via YouTube. Even though that was the only downside, it was something she wanted to talk to her girlfriend about before moving forward.
Many homebuyers see an open backyard as a negative because it raises privacy and security concerns. After all, exposed backyards can feel more vulnerable to trespassing or robbery and leave your activities out in the open for virtually anyone to observe. They also make it hard to create a tranquil atmosphere because there might be noise from neighbors or busy streets. All of this can lead to general discomfort around using the space, which can be limiting and frustrating since it’s your property.