maintenance? If association, do they use chemicals? I think most buyers would prefer to have a wooded
area behind their home instead of an association pond - depending on the ages of children, if any.
The pro's far out way the cons. The cost to put in a large pond is huge, not to mention the permits required. It also depends on the pond. Can u swim in it ? Can you put a small boat in it ? Are there fish in it ? Do geese populate it and present a problem ? Do deer visit ? How large is it. Are there affiliated costs to maintain it ? I can go on and on.
Good luck, I do not work in the grand rapids vicinity, however I can suggest one of the better listing agents for you. Thank You, Steve
Generally ponds have very little with value. Because you have a pond your home isn't worth $10K more than the next home (generally speaking).
When comping a home out just look at square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms (sometimes lot size).