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Bob Crane
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Yes, though if I lived there I would want one in my back yard.

Jul 07, 2016 10:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
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yes, especially in the hot summer. A club house helps also for parties.

Jul 07, 2016 12:26 PM
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Larry Johnston
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Being in the South, I woud think so.

Jul 07, 2016 12:21 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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we're in new england, and none of them have pools here!!!

Jul 07, 2016 12:15 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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Im not sure the weather is warm enough to warrant a pool for either.

Jul 07, 2016 11:52 AM
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Janna Scharf
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Absolutely!  I spent eight years in Raleigh in the '80s and if you didn't have a private pool you were at the community pool or the public pool.  But for sure, you were at a pool!

Jul 07, 2016 11:51 AM
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I am not familiar with the NC market.  However, in many areas, including mine, many houses have pools on their property, many condos have pools as part of the common elements and many communities have pools in the community centres.

Whether a pool adds value depends on the particular person and family.  Some view it as a liability.

Jul 07, 2016 11:46 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Yes ...it stands to reason

Jul 07, 2016 11:12 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Sharon - Not sure about in NC, but it certainly is something many home owners enjoy here in Arizona.

Jul 10, 2016 04:25 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

We in Houston have many master planned communities the more amenities the better, most people prefer them! So YES!

Jul 10, 2016 05:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't know about NC, but here in Florida there is still a premium for a private pool.

Jul 10, 2016 02:50 AM
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Will Hamm
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Good point, with your heat I would thing a pirate pool.

Jul 08, 2016 02:15 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I don't know about your market.  Community pools do save on not needing your own pool, though it doesn't prevent people from putting their own one in.  As with any house, a house/association with a pool will be worth more than one without.

Jul 08, 2016 09:36 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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That depends by how much higher the HOA fee increases. People often change their tune when they realize that they must pay for the amenities.

Jul 08, 2016 04:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I am not in North Carolina but I imagine it is based on the individual.  What is thought of as an amenity by some is considered a burden by others.  

Jul 08, 2016 03:29 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Yes and No! Some like the community pool concept, some like a private pool and some no pool at all! Depending on who you are working with, the answer varies!

Jul 07, 2016 11:46 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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I have to think a pool is necessary in your climate since most people are moving from the cold north country.

Jul 07, 2016 11:36 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Sharon Kowitz I believe it would especially with families who have children.

Jul 07, 2016 11:28 PM
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Carol Williams
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I don't know about NC but it definitely is more appealing and has greater value here in Central Washington... not to be confused with western Washington, where it rains a lot.  We have 300 days with sunshine and are considered a desert climate.  

Jul 07, 2016 11:20 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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YES when comparing 2 communities with or without a pool or clubhouse, the one with is always more desirable. 

Jul 07, 2016 10:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I think it of value in any community - not just in NC

Jul 07, 2016 10:01 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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parked and reading...

Jul 07, 2016 09:50 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
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Absolutely! Your picture captures a pool that will attract every age!

Jul 07, 2016 09:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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It does in pa.

Jul 07, 2016 09:31 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I can't speak for all of North Carolina, but in the Charlotte area, it really depends on the buyer. Some buyers really want a community with all the amenities. Some don't want to pay for the amenities. But it would be hard to do a side-by-side comparison of real value. I've lived in two communities with pools and in the past 15 years have never gone to either of the pools. And I have quite a few neighbors who also never use the pool facilities.

Jul 07, 2016 09:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Definitely.

Jul 07, 2016 08:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Sharon Kowitz - I believe NC is a good place to have additional values for pool community. Not so much in New England.

Jul 07, 2016 04:02 PM
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I can't imagine amenities would detract from the value of the property. With all things being equal a community with a pool should be more valuable than the one without. 

Jul 07, 2016 03:54 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I think a pool adds value if you live in any Southern state with long, hot, humid summers. I'm in FL and that is one thing people want...I would think it would be the same in NC.

Jul 07, 2016 02:24 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon,

I would guess it woold.  We had a pool in our Los Angeles home, and it did add to the value of the home.  A

Jul 07, 2016 01:37 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Can't say for NC as I don't know that market! Here some buyers want a private pool, others do not want the maintenance hassles but want a community that offers a pools.  Different strokes, so to speak, for different folks

Jul 07, 2016 01:35 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I think I would worry about HOA liability 

Jul 07, 2016 12:51 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I would love living in a community that had a pool like the one you have pictured. 

Jul 07, 2016 12:47 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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It is always nice to live in a community that has a pool, so yes I think it adds value.

Jul 07, 2016 12:44 PM