Who Doesn't Love a House with a Porch?

By
Linda Walters
posted
October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020

Who doesn’t love a house with a porch? It just says: Welcome to our home! Here on the Main Line, many of our best neighborhoods boast porches of all shapes and sizes. This Main Line Realtor loves a porch so much that I had one added to my house where none existed before. Now almost every night, I can greet my neighbors as they walk their dogs or their children (or both, in many cases) down my street.

This Fall in many neighborhoods on the Main Line, pandemic-weary neighbors are finding ways to meet outside. Porches are getting used as never before and neighbors walking by now stop in the street to enjoy some much-needed conversation. Trick or treaters will be welcomed to these outside areas this year—for the individually wrapped treats, without sacrificing the joy of checking out their costumes from a safe distance.  Just one more reason why I always recommend Wayne and its wonderful neighborhoods.

All this talk of porches made me wonder if they are actually in and of themselves great assets for a home. I think they are. First, they add protected square footage, extending the home’s living space for many months of the year. Secondly, they are often joined to the streetscape and to the other houses by sidewalks, which are hallmarks of the kinds of neighborhoods that retain their value over time. Families seek out these neighborhoods for the safety of their children and the sense of community that they offer. And last but not least, porches create curb appeal that cannot be topped by many other features or design elements.  Buying a home with a porch is very likely a good investment.

Of course, a home is a lot more than an investment, but why not look for one that can offer you comfort and community as well as help you save for retirement—maybe that house in the block with sidewalks that has the wonderful porch!

Read next

Sage Updates

2021 Home Design Trends to Watch for

The pandemic has altered our lives over the past year, and homeowners’ choice in furnishings and remodeling is reflecting that. Once timely features are losing popularity, while features once considered trendy may be here to stay. While open floor plans have been consistently popular over the years, Tim Bakke, director of publishing at The Plan Collection, said since the start of the pandemic, there has been an increase in more dividers in homes.

Read More
Sage Updates

What is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth.

Read More
Sage Updates

Home Sellers Tips

Deciding to put your house on the real estate market means a change in mindset from what is your home to what is a product. To maximize your investment, you need to do things you might not realize or want. The most important consideration when preparing your home for sale is selecting the changes having the least cost with the most benefit.

Read More

Connect with a Sage

Start a conversation with the Main Line's luxury home experts.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Connect with us
Sage Realty LLC
37 West Ave, Suite #202,
Wayne, PA 19087
PA license # RB065378
Linda Walters
Broker of record:
PA license # RM419313