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Yes, though if I lived there I would want one in my back yard.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
yes, especially in the hot summer. A club house helps also for parties.
Being in the South, I woud think so.
we're in new england, and none of them have pools here!!!
Im not sure the weather is warm enough to warrant a pool for either.
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!
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.
Yes ...it stands to reason
Sharon - Not sure about in NC, but it certainly is something many home owners enjoy here in Arizona.
We in Houston have many master planned communities the more amenities the better, most people prefer them! So YES!
I don't know about NC, but here in Florida there is still a premium for a private pool.
Good point, with your heat I would thing a pirate pool.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have to think a pool is necessary in your climate since most people are moving from the cold north country.
Sharon Kowitz I believe it would especially with families who have children.
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.
YES when comparing 2 communities with or without a pool or clubhouse, the one with is always more desirable.
I think it of value in any community - not just in NC
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Absolutely! Your picture captures a pool that will attract every age!
It does in pa.
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.
Sharon Kowitz - I believe NC is a good place to have additional values for pool community. Not so much in New England.
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.
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.
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
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
I think I would worry about HOA liability
I would love living in a community that had a pool like the one you have pictured.
It is always nice to live in a community that has a pool, so yes I think it adds value.