As a general rule, if you find comparable style homes in the area, you are likely in good shape - because others drawn to the area will expect that style. In terms of lay of the land, you mention that it has a pool so I imagine it is level enough to accommodate that. A pool is a positive to people who want one, not so much to those that don't . The lay of the land can be a factor. Here again, if common for the area, then less an issue.
I advise my buyers that anything that causes them pause will have a similar effect on buyers down the road.
Good luck to you in making yoru decision.
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I agree with Jeanne that a pool is more of a subjective item and depends on whether a buyer wants it or not.
Good luck and understand that being nervous about the purchase is completely normal; however if you really feel uncomfortable, you should follow your gut feeling.
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It sounds like you found the right home for you. I agree with Jeanne that you should expect future buyers to have the same concerns that you do. Personally, I've owned a colonial for a number of years and my wife and I are always saying that our next home will be a ranch. As we get older, and have more aches and pains,the stairs become more and more of a nusance. I wish you the best of luck with your purchase.