Swimming Pool Homes Sell for Less Reports

For most (but not all homes) swimming pools in our relatively wet and cloudy pacific northwest climate cause homes to sell for less money per sq. ft.

If you’re a homeowner considering adding a pool to your property and are curious on how it will affect your home value, we provide the research here. Similarly, if you’re a homebuyer deciding on whether or not to buy a home with a pool, we’ve done the research to help you make an informed decision.

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Swimming Pools Reduce Home Value in Portland, Oregon, 2023 Report

April 28, 2023

Swimming pools are a desirable feature in a hotel or resort, but for a owner-occupied home, it isn’t always preferred. There is no doubt that the addition of a swimming pool have a significant impact during the home’s experience on the real estate market. Swimming pools affect home values in different ways, depending on whether the property is expensive, such as luxury homes, or average priced for the area. We’re going to look at exactly how swimming pools are impacting homes on the market in Portland, Oregon in 2023. I’ve been selling homes in Portland, Oregon for 20 years now and know it is important for anyone considering adding a pool, or buying a home with a pool to understand...

Swimming Pools Make Portland Homes Sell for 14% Less, 2022 Report

April 1, 2022

Who doesn’t get excited at the thought of having a pool nearby? Most people envision the relaxation, cooling off during the summer, and throwing memorable pool parties! But when faced with actually owning one or looking into what it really means to own and maintain a pool, the glamor of the poolside lifestyle is oftentimes dashed. It makes sense to want and have this water feature in warmer parts of the country. But here in Oregon, the amount of time a pool can be best used is very short-lived throughout the cycle of one year. What will the cost be to you, the home owner? And in what ways? Will a Portland swimming pool increase or decrease your home value?...

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Swimming Pools: A Portland Liability in 2020

March 9, 2020

In warmer parts of the country, a pool is often a feature that buyers are willing to pay more for. Here in the Portland real estate market an outdoor pool will typically decrease your value or at best leave it the same (not increase it). Before installing an outdoor in-ground swimming pool, keep in mind that it’s going to make it a little more difficult to sell your home when the time comes, depending on the current real estate market conditions as well as the condition of the outdoor pool. Here are some of the reasons that Portland home buyers – not all, but definitely most – dislike swimming pools: They’re a liability. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

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Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs – Liability or Asset in Portland?

January 4, 2017

Ah, the water. In the summer months there’s no treat like taking a dip in your personal, private swimming pool. Hot tubs, on the other hand, will bring you more friends than you’ve ever dreamed of on cold winter days like these! Having your very own oasis to cool off, exercise, warm up or relax in is a quite the luxury. However, from a real estate perspective, it’s not so easy to love pools and hot tubs. For some buyers, they’re a great asset. For others, they’re a liability. If you’re thinking about adding a water feature to your home’s recreational repertoire, read on! (Portland home buyers: Scroll down for a quick and easy guide to buying a home with...