For those who are looking to purchase a home often they want to buy one that may have increased resell value in the future so they look for things in the house that may help with that.
Swimming pools are something that would think would help to increase the value of a home but its actually on a decrease. Those who are purchasing homes with pools is doing so more out of a want instead of a resell value point. The reason for the decrease is because of heightened security about the safety of swimming pools around children and pets. Many families are opting not to buy a house with a swimming pool because of the risk it may pose to the safety of their child. So with that being said pools should be purchased on individual preference or for entertainment instead of an investment. Its actually likely that a house with a swimming pool could lower your resell value.
If you are set on having a pool then you should always purchase a house that has an existing one instead of having a contractor do it later. You will not only spend more out of your pocket to have one put in but you will never regain the money when you resell your house.
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Gary Allalouf- RA
Hawaii Realty International
Hawaii Mortgage Basics