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Old 03-25-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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If you purchase an inventory home before it is completed is it possible to negotiate having the builders put in a pool for you? I know the builders can build pools way cheaper than if you add one yourself later on. Has anyone ever tried to add a pool or something else to an inventory home before or while it is being built?
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Default with the market the way it is

market the way it is just about anything should be negotiable. The only thing that might limit you is access and/or structural changes. Go for it. The worst the can say is "no" or "kaching."


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If you purchase an inventory home before it is completed is it possible to negotiate having the builders put in a pool for you? I know the builders can build pools way cheaper than if you add one yourself later on. Has anyone ever tried to add a pool or something else to an inventory home before or while it is being built?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Don't assume the builders can do it cheaper. It wasn't the case when we looked. In fact, I think the builder was getting a cut of the pool cost so there was a middle man there. The builder has their pool contractor they use but if you wait till it's built you can get several quotes. We put a pool in our current home a year ago and when we asked what it would cost to put a pool in a new construction home we were thinking of building it was WAY more....do your homework!
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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A contractor will just jack the price up even more, so he can get a "cut" of the money on the pool.

just buy the house and hire a pool contractor to do it. You'll save money.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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I agree with the other posters, but with an already built home, now the pool contractor will be dealing with how to gain access to the back yard and possibly the removal and replacement of a sprinkler system as well.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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I met with 2 different pool companies today. Both said they were offering builder prices to the consumer at this time. Business is slow, so they're discounting prices and are open to negotiations. I'll have to wait until the quotes come back to decide if this is really the case. I'm meeting with another one Thursday. If I can remember, I'll come back and update this post again.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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I would really appreciate the info if you get a chance to post it!! Thanks, Karen!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:21 AM
 
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Hi Karen,
I was wondering if the pool companies you met with are really offering builder prices? Was it true or a hoax? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I won't see the quotes until sometime next week, so we'll just have to wait and see if what they said is true on paper. Each company said they were more negotiable more now because the building had slowed, hence the discounts.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Well that sounds like good news! Thanks for checking back!
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