Five Critical Things to Think About if You Are Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in Los Altos With a Swimming Pool

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The following video details the Five Critical things to think about if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Los Altos with swimming pool.

Benefits of pool ownership:

  1. Great exercise
  2. Great for entertaining
  3. Fun
  4. Relaxation
  5. Aesthetic beauty

Downsides of pool ownership:

  1. Safety and liability issues
  2. Maintenance and operational expenses

Things to consider if you are buying a home with a pool:

  1. Pool condition – have it inspected
  2. Is it relatively safe for those who aren’t water safe?  Can you make it safe with minimal expense?
  3. Is it in a neighborhood or market segment where the pool adds value to the property or takes value away from the property?

Things home sellers who have a pool should consider:

  1. Fully disclose the pool’s condition and operational expenses
  2. If home is in a neighborhood that doesn’t have many pools or if the pool’s condition is suspect, do a cost analysis to see if it makes sense to fill in the pool and landscape the yard before putting home on market.

Swimming pools are a great lifestyle investment but not necessarily a great financial investment.  The property’s location and market segment can help in determining its marketability.

Click Los Altos Homes for sale with Swimming Pools if you are interested in finding a home in Los Altos with a swimming pool

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