Search for a Home with a swimming pool
It’s like being on vacation in your own backyard!
Are you ready for summer in the Hudson Valley?
Buying a home can be quite an exciting time. My clients seem to enjoy looking online for a home and then touring everything that matches their wants and needs. Although sometimes a bit overwhelming, most of the buyers I meet have an organized approach to locate a very specific home.
A frequent request, is to only look at homes with a pool. Finding your dream home AND getting a swimming pool would be a great thing for many but how to search and where to look is a problem. The choices are many and trying to narrow that search to a specific location can be a challenge. If you are looking for a home with a pool I can make it easy to streamline the process.
Homes for Sale with Swimming Pools in the Hudson Valley
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I remember when my daughters were growing up and the fun we had. Pool parties were the absolute best! The planning and anticipation of everyone joining us for an afternoon of fun. Family and friends were always excited to join us during the many celebrations we had over the years, from smaller gatherings, to birthday parties and then on to high school graduations. The pool and summertime were always a big attraction when hosting a party. Over the years some of our greatest family memories were right here at home by the pool.
In addition to entertaining the family a swimming pool may help make your home more saleable. The debate for return on investment when adding a pool to your home is valid, but consider this scenario: When touring homes buyers find a well manicured yard with a pool most aesthetically pleasing. Many sellers find that it makes a home more desireable in the future. It is true that some find it the perfect entertainment center while others prefer green grass and a park like setting. If you are planning to use the pool frequently then the upside is truly the pure enjoyment of having your own pool. As the weather is gearing up for spring and summer a beautifully landscaped pool can be quite tempting. It is a wonderful respite at the end of the day. Dinner on the deck and a swim is quite therapeutic and hard to resist.
In the Hudson Valley you will find both above and in ground pools available. When searching for a home it is good to have a bit of info before making the decision to purchase. Do your research and always get a home inspection.
Above Ground Pool
The least expensive type of pools are those that exist above ground. They can have a deck or stairs and be landscaped to look like part of the backyard without the major commitment and expense of an in-ground pool. An easy option if you only want a pool for a few years. You will still need a building permit and meet the required town codes. These pools provide hours and hours of enjoyment and when you are done, they can be most easily removed with little expense.
In Ground Pool
A more expensive way to own a pool in your backyard is a pool that has been built into the ground. There are different styles and materials used in the Hudson Valley and some more logical than others. Changing seasons and a shorter span of time to use the pool means the materials used need to be user friend to our harsh winters. When spring arrives and the pool is opened the transformation to summer mode in your backyard is a great way to forget the cold harsh winter. I LOVE the day we open our pool each and every spring.
The three types of in-ground pools seen in the Hudson Valley are:
The most expensive is fiberglass and the least expensive being vinyl. All three work well in this climate. Choices are abundant when it comes to choosing the pool of your dreams. Practical or infinitely dramatic the price tag is the major difference. When looking to purchase a home with a pool ask the age of the pool and the heater, and the last time any liners were replaced. If the season permits ask to have the pool open and running prior to closing. It would be impossible to inspect equipment in the middle of the winter. Knowing when the servicing of a system had last been done would help. Check the town for proper permits and proper fencing. Insurance companies need to know that you have a pool in your backyard, and want to know the depth and if a diving board or slide is present. Gather the info prior to getting an insurance policy estimate for any new home. You need to understand the liability associated with owning a pool and may want to discuss this with your insurance company for a possible umbrella policy. Always best to be prepared for any given situation.
All the best in searching for your next home, the one with the swimming pool.
It is like being on vacation right in your own backyard.
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