Ivy-covered homes look lush in summer, but upkeep challenges abound

A condo building at 1243 North Wolcott Avenue. (Alisa Hauser / DNAinfo)

A condo building at 1243 North Wolcott Avenue. (Alisa Hauser / DNAinfo)

WICKER PARK — Homes enhanced by ivy are green and glorious during the summer, often commanding a double take or a head shake, depending on one’s preferences.

But while ivy can be visually appealing, does it make a home more or less attractive to a buyer?

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Real estate broker Jane Stahmer said that in her 14-year career she has never had a client who sought an ivy-covered house.

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