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Old 02-10-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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If the builders add a swimming pool to those homes in the higher price range, will it increase Charlotte's attraction quotient?
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Last I heard, swimming pools don't ad value to a house. My FIL has an in ground and states his appraisal reflects no additional value from it because it requires continuous maintenance and upkeep. Don't have any first hand experience myself.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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They add zero to little value to a home. Get them because you enjoy them.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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If anything they chase future buyers away. There r alot of people that dont want a pool...so u limit yourself when selling
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I've always been told that even though they don't add value they increase the property tax. We personally looked at several homes that we liked but wouldn't even consider them because they had an in-ground pool.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Why Bobo? Would like to understand your reasons
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Why Bobo? Would like to understand your reasons
I would not buy a property with a pool, either, unless the price was dropped by the amount that it would cost me to have it removed & filled in. Too much liability with pools for my minimal interest.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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I'd love a full size pool but my lot is too small.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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I agree that having a pool will just limit your buyers. I personally didn't want to look at houses with a pool when house searching because of the upkeep and maintenance and higher insurance, utilities, and our most important reason was the danger for our children. Now, that I've said all that we recently bought a house with a pool. But only because it was the "right kind of pool for us" meaning it was fenced and it's far enough away from the house where I don't feel it's a danger for my little ones. Although it wasn't something we originally wanted we decided all the extra costs including intensive swim lessons for our kiddos make it worth it for us but we see it as something we can enjoy for the long-term but not something that will help us sell our house when we eventually sell.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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There were several houses we saw 2 years ago with pools that we completely discarded from the list b/c of the pools. With small children it's a risk I don't want to take. If I'm at the Y pool or the neighborhood pool then I'm there with a specific purpose: to play in the water and thus watch the kids. If the pool is always part of my house then I don't feel I can relax completely when the kids are outdoors.
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