Real Estate: What are the benefits of adding a pool to your home?

Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)
Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)

Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)

As a large flow of homebuyers continue to transition from major metropolitan areas to more suburban markets, many are looking for additional space and more features, said Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty in Westlake.

One of the most popular features, currently, is a pool, but it is often difficult to estimate how much value a pool can add to a home, Moore said.

Traditionally, the addition of a pool can increase the value of a home by up to 7%, she said.

“On a $400,000 house, that can mean a $28,000 difference in the appraised value,” she said.

However, on average, the cost of a pool is about twice as much as the value it can add, Moore said. Homebuilders across Dallas-Fort Worth have been inundated with orders throughout the pandemic, which has resulted in an increase in prices, she said.


“Know that if you dive into the decision to build a pool, you might not make all of your money back during the sale of your home,” Moore said.

Although home sales and sales prices remain at record levels, things like family fun and memories made are never a bad investment, she added.

“Those moments are truly priceless,” Moore said.

Lily Moore Realty

1301 Solana Blvd., Bldg. 1,

Ste. 1505, Westlake

817-344-7034

www.lilymoorerealty.com

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily


MOST RECENT

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released. (Community Impact Staff)
Senate hearings, congressional map released: Read the latest on redistricting in Texas

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released.

A new development will be coming to east Kyle. (courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: East Kyle to see new development; Katy Boardwalk District announces updates, and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 27.

wedding cake
Peace, Love & Cake bakery to open Keller storefront by November

Peace, Love & Cake, a bakery owned by Janine Grider, will open its first storefront at 138 Olive St. in Keller by Nov. 1.

The Texas Secretary of State's office has launched an audit of 2020 election results in four of Texas’ largest counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Texas Secretary of State's office announces audit of 2020 election results in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Harris counties

In a statement released Sept. 23, the office said it anticipates the state Legislature will fund the process.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

The West Grove mixed-use development will include about a 4-acre entertainment area called The Hub. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
New mixed-use development planned for McKinney; Frisco raises water, sewer, solid waste rates; and more top news from DFW

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

beauty products in store
Sephora opens new storefront in Fort Worth’s Presidio Towne Crossing

Sephora held its grand opening for its new store in Fort Worth’s Presidio Towne Crossing on Sept. 24.

To commemorate the city’s history, Celebrate Roanoke will include a horse show, gunfights, a chuck wagon, train rides, vendors, live performances and a petting zoo. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)
Eight events to attend in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth in October

Events include Celebrate Roanoke, Haunted Camp Out at Keller Town Hall and more.

Work is planned for the intersection of US 377 and SH 114, for FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive and to ramps along I-35W. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Four transportation updates for Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Work is planned for the intersection of US 377 and SH 114, for FM 1709 at Rufe Snow Drive and to ramps along I-35W.

The city of Fort Worth has seen around a 12% increase in call frequency for emergency medical and fire services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Racing against the clock: Growing Northeast Fort Worth sees increase in EMS demand

The rapid population growth in ZIP codes 76177 and 76244 has meant increased demand for EMS services in Northeast Fort Worth.

A $400 million Tarrant County transportation bond measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tarrant County transportation bond on ballot could fund projects in Keller, Northeast Fort Worth

A $400 million Tarrant County transportation bond measure , which projects for Keller and Fort Worth have been recommended for, is on the Nov. 2 ballot.