A certain number of buyers prefer a home with a pool, while other home buyers can take it or leave it. I suspect that's because some of those take-it-or-leave-it buyers have never owned a home with a pool and might think that taking care of a pool is too much of a hassle.
Well, if you've got deciduous trees over or near the pool, it can be more work than a pool that is located right out in the open. Or, if the pool is older, it might need to be resurfaced. But overall, pool maintenance is inexpensive. I know of clients who pay $40 a month for a pool service to maintain their pools.
The other thing about a pool home is many owners who truly love their pools focus on an outdoor lifestyle. They love to entertain poolside. If you're one of those people, then this pool home in Roseville is for you. The pool area sports 2 tiki huts, an outdoor kitchen with a refrigerator, built-in stereo and a built-in propane barbecue grill. You can view the pool area from the entry, through the living room / dining room windows or from the great room concept, which is a combination family room / kitchen.
This is a Centex home in Westpark, built in 2007, and it's a highly desired single-story, boasting more than 2,000 square feet. It has 3 good-sized bedrooms, a den near the entry and 2 baths. You'll be amazed at the quality and number of upgrades throughout the home -- upgraded carpeting; tiled floors in the kitchen, entry and bath; granite counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen; cherry wood cabinets throughout.
The master suite features a huge walk-in closet with adjustable closet organizers. Storage in this home is abundant. You'll find extra storage in the hallway. Even the 3-car garage has custom built-in storage units.
2336 Lockton Drive, Roseville, CA 95747, offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $315,000.
Call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759 for more information.
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