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Old 06-13-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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It's really a minimal expense too. Before moving here, I was worried that the electricity usage combined with maintenance costs would be tough to justify, but it's not bad and is well worth it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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It's really a minimal expense too. Before moving here, I was worried that the electricity usage combined with maintenance costs would be tough to justify, but it's not bad and is well worth it.
That is all relative though. Although the expense ISN'T as bad as it's made out to be, it depends on your income level and what you're used to. If you can afford it, it's no big deal. But for a lot of people the added expense of a pool can be a make or break thing. Everyone's situation is different.

As for the OP, finding a house without a pool is super easy, and you won't have a problem reselling.

When looking in average middle class and lower neighborhoods, most houses actually do NOT have a pool. Only about 1/3 of them actually do have a pool. It's a case of expense. In an upscale neighborhood, the majority of homes will have a pool. This isn't the case for the rest of Phoenix.

In the long run? Don't worry about it. You won't have a problem finding a buyer with or without a pool. If you don't want one because of the cost and the upkeep? Don't sweat it. Do what's right for you.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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We viewed plenty of homes without a pool. Our rental has no pool, and the one we just purchased has no pool. We preferred not to have one because due to work, we are not home enough to really use one, our family all have pools we can use whenever we want, so it was not worth the upkeep and any added expense we may occur. I agree - do what is right for you.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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That is all relative though. Although the expense ISN'T as bad as it's made out to be, it depends on your income level and what you're used to. If you can afford it, it's no big deal. But for a lot of people the added expense of a pool can be a make or break thing. Everyone's situation is different.

As for the OP, finding a house without a pool is super easy, and you won't have a problem reselling.

When looking in average middle class and lower neighborhoods, most houses actually do NOT have a pool. Only about 1/3 of them actually do have a pool. It's a case of expense. In an upscale neighborhood, the majority of homes will have a pool. This isn't the case for the rest of Phoenix.

In the long run? Don't worry about it. You won't have a problem finding a buyer with or without a pool. If you don't want one because of the cost and the upkeep? Don't sweat it. Do what's right for you.
Great points.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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Pool!!
I have a vacation home in AZ that I rent out to snowbirds and other vacationers. The home is rented about 70% of the year because it has a pool...yes heated in the winter also helps.
Familes that bring their kids along on vacation look for a home with a private pool, it's expensive to maintain but I recoup the costs by renting it at a higher cost.
What else are you going to do in the backward?
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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But, if the OP doesn't want a pool, there's no need to put one in. There are still people out there who don't want a pool when looking for a home, so selling it would not be an issue. As others have said, you should be able to find plenty of listings without a pool. I'm still concerned that you are determined to buy when you are so unfamilar with the area, but that's for another thread.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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But, if the OP doesn't want a pool, there's no need to put one in. There are still people out there who don't want a pool when looking for a home, so selling it would not be an issue. As others have said, you should be able to find plenty of listings without a pool. I'm still concerned that you are determined to buy when you are so unfamilar with the area, but that's for another thread.
If I'm not mistaken I think the OP was edited from what was originally asked...I am sure I answered the OP's original question but looking back now the OP isn't at all what my response is about. I may be confused though, that's been known to happen.

Hmmm...
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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question really didn't change .... but the "yay" or "nay" of having pool versus no pool is probably more fun to answer
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Right now my dogs and I wish we had a pool in our back yard.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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question really didn't change .... but the "yay" or "nay" of having pool versus no pool is probably more fun to answer
Ok, I could have sworn the question was yay or nay but that must have been wishful thinking on my part.
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