Buying a home with or without a pool is a personal decision.
Will it bring value to the home? Now that is a good question, if you are buying a typical single family detached home in a track home subdivision, not much and it could even be a deterrent when you go to sell it. As a few whom have answered stated either the home buying public wants a home with a pool or they refuse to look at homes with a pool.
The pool itself will cost you to maintain it monthly, and you will pay someone to upkeep the pool or you will be poolside daily working to ensure that the pool remains clean and clear.
If you are discussing a custom built home then that is a much different question.
1) A custom built home is going to have a pool with a unique style in a yard typically designed to enhance the Outdoor Living Space and will bring value to the home.
2) The typical custom built pool will have cutting edge technology for the date in which it is built. This would assist in bringing the value when you go to sell the home if it is sold within a few years of being built. Otherwise the technology is out of date and there becomes a loss of value if it is truly old technology.
3) The outdoor living space, (when designed by a professional) will bring the pool, water features, patios and deck space into play and the surrounding area will also be included in that value process.
I would be honored to sit and discuss your questions with you.
Doug Fry, RealtorÂ® "Call Me, Let's Talk Real Estate"
602.549.7994 DougFry@douglasfry.net http://www.DougFry.com
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
17207 N Perimeter Drive Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85255