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Old 02-28-2021, 11:32 AM
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You can try to sell it. I don't know how much of a market there is for one because there seem to be plenty offered for free on Craigslist.
Good point. Thanks
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:34 AM
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Out here they don't go with the property as they are considered personal property unless they are built into the ground/deck around it so that it is a fixture. A hot tub sitting on a deck or patio is personal property out here and most people don't want them.
Actually it is. The deck is built around it and i have a view of the mountains from it. Guess it makes sense to keep it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:35 AM
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I would try to give it away or sell it before listing the house in most parts of the country. Unless it's outside overlooking a beautiful forest or beach, I think most people don't want it. If I was buying and found a house with a hot tub, I'd probably ask it be removed before closing. I don't want the hassle.
I have a view of the mountains from it. So I think it makes sense to keep it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:58 PM
 
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Actually it is. The deck is built around it and i have a view of the mountains from it. Guess it makes sense to keep it.
Just make sure it’s all in good working order, or say something to the effect sold as is. Our neighbor had a leak in his, worked fine but he wasn’t up for finding the problem inside it so sold it “as is” with the house. The new people replaced it which was fascinating to watch as they had to bring in a crane to take it out over the house and put the new one in. Can’t imagine the cost on that.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Actually it is. The deck is built around it and i have a view of the mountains from it. Guess it makes sense to keep it.
If you removed it would there be a giant hole in your deck? If yes, then keep it and include it in the sale of the house. If not, then get rid of it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:12 PM
 
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Just make sure it’s all in good working order, or say something to the effect sold as is. Our neighbor had a leak in his, worked fine but he wasn’t up for finding the problem inside it so sold it “as is” with the house. The new people replaced it which was fascinating to watch as they had to bring in a crane to take it out over the house and put the new one in. Can’t imagine the cost on that.
All that for a a hot tub? Yikes that is spendy. I hope they use it a lot.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:01 PM
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If you removed it would there be a giant hole in your deck? If yes, then keep it and include it in the sale of the house. If not, then get rid of it.
No it's the corner and if it's removed it would be a little patio area below the deck.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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No it's the corner and if it's removed it would be a little patio area below the deck.
Then I would leave it and offer to remove it if a buyer doesn't want it when you sell it.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Yeah hot tubs are often a mixed bag... if they are new and functional and working and full of steamy hot water and people can imagine themselves settling in to it, they can be a good thing to the right people. Others will see them as a maintenance chore they don't want.

If they are empty and dirty and can't be shown to be in good working order, they're definitely a negative.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:42 AM
 
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Just make sure it’s all in good working order, or say something to the effect sold as is. Our neighbor had a leak in his, worked fine but he wasn’t up for finding the problem inside it so sold it “as is” with the house. The new people replaced it which was fascinating to watch as they had to bring in a crane to take it out over the house and put the new one in. Can’t imagine the cost on that.
You might be surprised - I got a quote to bring one in via crane and it was $300. I thought that was very fair given the lot topography and challenges involved.

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Then I would leave it and offer to remove it if a buyer doesn't want it when you sell it.
Totally agree with this. I doubt you'd get a lot selling it on Craigslist or Facebook or whatever, and for the right buyer it might be a very appealing element of the overall purchase.

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Yeah hot tubs are often a mixed bag... if they are new and functional and working and full of steamy hot water and people can imagine themselves settling in to it, they can be a good thing to the right people. Others will see them as a maintenance chore they don't want.

If they are empty and dirty and can't be shown to be in good working order, they're definitely a negative.
Totally agree - even if they are newer, function perfectly, and look good, some people may not want them (and some people will be ecstatic for the bonus on their home purchase). Of course, if you offer to remove if the new buyer doesn't want it, and it's in that good of condition, someone will likely pay you to take it. Win-win.
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