What You Should Know About Properties This Year

Buying a Home with a Pool Deciding to buy or not to buy a home with a pool is a personal choice, but there are plenty of factors to look into, that will have a huge effect over the short and long term. Among others, these can include insurance, maintenance and safety costs associated with pool ownership. It’s obvious that a pool adds value to a home, but how exactly? Unfortunately, data is not abundant, but location plays a vital role. Hence, to be totally sure, select an area that is not going to hurt your cause, if ever you decide to sell the property years down the road. A pool boosts a home’s aesthetics and offers a place for entertainment and relaxation, but besides that, you need to look at many other variables before finally deciding to buy a home with a pool. For example, is the pool screened or enclosed, or is it heated or does it have any water features? What general condition is it in?
Understanding Homes
A home valued at $125,000 would generally cost you an added $8,000 to $10,000 for a pool. These is a mere estimates, of course, and you’ll have to check with a local appraiser for a more accurate picture.
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Costs Weekly maintenance will be your biggest pool expense, but considering the abundance of companies that can service the pool for $50 to $75 a month, this is rarely a problem. Among other costs to consider are additional homeowners insurance, fencing, self-closing doors, pool suction devices, and safety alarms. Pool Inspection It is important to hire a pool inspector to inspect a pool, just as a home inspector must be hired to inspect a home. The two don’t mix, so don’t have a home inspector look at your pool. As well, don’t hesitate to ask the seller about the company that used to service the pool. That company knows the actual condition of the pool, as well as the costs required to maintain it. If you know more about the pool, you can make a smarter decision as to whether buying the property is a wise investment. Most probably, the company would be glad to accommodate you too, as this would mean the account can continue. Conclusion Your mortgage qualification need not suffer when you buy a home with a pool. If anything, it can even help you sell much faster in the future. Homes with a pool often appeal to more homebuyers, meaning a faster sale later on and even more value to the final sale. You should also check your local municipality’s rules on home pool use (this is known as a Certificate of Occupancy). Remember, municipalities are always changing pool regulations, so don’t depend on what you might have read online or heard from a friend.