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Can a pool add to the resale value?

Contrary to popular belief, swimming pools often do not add significant value to a home. In fact, some families even avoid purchasing a home with a pool because of the well-publicized safety issues concerning young children and/or pets. Consequently, owning a house with a pool in the back may reduce the number of potential buyers when you try to resell. If you want a pool, do so for yourself. Don't look at it as a way to boost your property's resale value.CONTACT TIFFANY SHARKEY AND TONYA PEEK FOR ALL YOUR POOL/RESALE RELATED QUESTIONS 972-977-2254.

Ralph Gorgoglione
Metro Life Homes - Palm Springs, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407

I don't really see how having a pool can reduce the pool of potential buyers by any significant amount.

I suppose the state and climate you are in plays a role in that.

Sep 27, 2009 06:16 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I think it depends on the location. In the Las Vegas valley, a pool is definitely welcome relief from the hot desert sun.

Sep 27, 2009 06:21 PM
Karen Poss
Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama - Florence, AL
Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale

  I think pools are great!  But I recently had a deal fall because USDA wouldn't approve the loan because of an inground pool.   Lesson learned in what type of properties to show to USDA approved buyers.

Sep 28, 2009 02:20 AM