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BUYING A HOME WITH A POOL? IMPORTANT CLAUSES FOR YOUR OFFER
Are you considering purchasing a home with an in-ground pool? Do you imagine hot, lazy afternoons, lounging by your pool with friends and family? Become an informed buyer, do your research, and ensure your real estate agent includes the appropriate clauses to protect you from unforeseen expenses on closing.
Unlike kitchen and bath renovations, or the addition of hardwood floors and crown moulding, a pool does not necessarily add value to the home equal to the cost of the pool. The fact is, that in most cases it adds little or no value to the home. Some buyers who view a home and love it, turn away from the purchase because of the existence of a pool. Your either love it and really want it, or you don’t.
Or course buying a home with a pool is much more appealing on a hot summer afternoon, rather in the cold dark days of winter. Often Sellers will display photos of the pool for perspective buyers as it appears during the summer months, to show it off at its best advantage.
If you are buying a home during the winter months, and the closing is set for the summer months after the pool ... more
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