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.

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Atlanta
Atlanta
Price: $1,075,000

French Countrystyle home has an antique front door and perennial flower beds lined with boxwood hedging.

Rooms: 4 bed, 31/2 bath

Square feet: 2,900

Taxes: $11,410

Lot size: 0.41 acre

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