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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Swimming Pools: A Portland Liability in 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 […]

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

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 […]

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