Buying a house with a pool is truly a luxury. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in the demand for this type of residence, both for single family homes and for flats in housing developments with shared pools.
There are many advantages. On the one hand, they are ideal for families with children. The little ones can enjoy the pool during holidays whilst the adults can relax and cool off from the summer heat.
What’s more, a house with a pool guarantees a level of privacy and safety that a public pool cannot offer. And you can enjoy along with family or friends, as even housing developments allow for a limited number of guests to access the pool.
One last key advantage is that a house with a pool will always go up in value. If at any time you want to sell the property, its value will have risen more than residences that don’t have this type of amenity.
What should you take into account before buying a house with a pool?
The most essential aspect is the cost. A house with a pool will always be more expensive and on top of that, it comes with additional expenses. In this regard, it is advisable to evaluate the purchase differently depending on whether it will be your primary residence or a second home as well as the use you will make of it.
In regard to expenses, a pool entails maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. The cost in money and time is always lower for community pools than private pools. However, with community pools, you usually have to factor in the cost of a lifeguard.
It would be advisable to ask how much pool maintenance is within the community expenses. It’s also a good idea to check the pool’s condition if it’s already a few years old in order to get an idea of whether you may face some type of leak in the short term that would need repair.
On the other hand, you have to keep in mind that most residences with pools are far from city centres, whether it’s because they are single-family homes or newly-built. Therefore, don’t forget to check the area’s basic services, from transport to schools or shops.
If you choose to buy a residence with some land and build a pool, it’s important to know that you’ll need a building plan and license from the town. You will also have to report it to the Cadastral Department, which will affect your property taxes.
At any rate, buying a house with a pool always means a better quality of life. Indeed, he greater financial outlay needed to enjoy this little oasis will be paid back to you in the form of well-being.
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- You can choose from more than 18,000 properties in Málaga.
- In Alicante alone, the offer exceeds 20,000 residences with pools.
- In Barcelona you can find homes with pools both on the coast and in the interior.
- In the Canary Islands and in the Balearic Islands you can also choose from thousands of offers, from cosy flats to sprawling villas.
And these are just some examples. On the coast or in the interior, in the north or the south, your new home with a pool is waiting for you at Spainhouses. Find the house of your dreams now!