The benefits of a beautiful outdoors

Even today, it's worth investing in your home's exterior. Good landscaping adds about 10% to a home's value, according to a Michigan State report. Plus, you can use your yard to enjoy some R&R. These four homes are on the market now.

2 of 4
Bridgeport, Conn.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Price: $599,000

Updated 1916 Craftsman; the 2,000-square-foot organic vegetable garden can grow everything from tomatoes to hot peppers.

Rooms: 3 bed, 3 bath

Square feet: 1,860

Taxes: $10,300

Lot size: 0.27 acre

NEXT: Santa Fe
Last updated June 01 2009: 4:32 PM ET
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