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10:52PM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 10/11/03
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I'm a Realtor in Southern California and pools defintely add value here. Appraisers add $20,000. For some reason, most buyers want a pool. This did not seem to be the case years ago- it used to be about 50/50. However, because you live in the Northeast, I would think the sitution would differ.

1. It is cold much of the time??? So can you use the pool much?

2. You might be one of the few houses with a pool; therefore, buyers might like that you house offers something that others don't???

I'm not an expert on your part of the country. That's my best advice.

MD-Bob

03:14PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 10/22/03
18 lifetime posts
If you have an expensive home where where, say 25%, of similar priced homes in you area have pools it will not detract from value. It may not, however, add to value equal to cost.
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