Should you buy a home with an inground pool – or walk away from the temptation? Your splash-or-dash decision should be based on a sound understanding of the pros and cons of owning a pool.
This article from The Balance offers a good overview of pool ownership realities. In a nutshell, if you love water, swimming, entertaining family and friends and the aesthetics of sparkling turquoise in your backyard, it could be a great decision. On the other hand, maintenance, chemical costs and safety concerns could be a reason to walk away. Another point to consider is that while an inground pool could increase your resale value, it may take longer to find a buyer who wants a home with a pool.
Our best advice? Talk to a real estate professional who can help you think things through and guide you to the best home for your needs, desires and budget — someone like Vanguard Realty Associates! We work hard to make your home search and purchase go swimmingly!