Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sink or Swim: Selling A House With A Pool

If you're in the midst of selling your home during this heated summer season, you're probably under the assumption that your backyard pool is an automatic advantage.  In certain cases, you're right, however, you must consider a few factors that either add to or decrease the value of your home.

Real Estate Rule of Thumb is to renovate kitchens and bathrooms to increase the property value and maximize the return on your investment.  Of course, improving the roof, siding, windows or floors is also appreciated.  Remember, a pool is a luxury, so adding one in order to sell might not give you the best return.

However, selling a home already equipped with a pool will add value...

1) IF you have maintained and kept it in good condition.  A newer pool is obviously a plus, but updated or well-kept works too. 

2) IF the surrounding homes have pools.  Chances are, your home will be in the running with other homes for sale in the neighborhood, as you will be accommodating the buyer with similar features.

3) IF the type of pool is consistent with the others in the neighborhood.  Unfortunately, if everyone has an in ground pool with a sprawling patio deck, and yours is the only above ground, stiff competition will be a factor.

4) IF you're leaving enough room for outdoor entertaining and yard space. The pool should be an added feature, not consume the entire yard. 

5) If you live in Florida!  There are people that won't even consider a home without a pool in that warm of a climate.  I know firsthand!

To sum it up, it really depends on the buyer.  There are people that check 3 beds, 2 baths, 3,000 square feet and a pool in their requirements while searching for a home. 

On the other hand, others may be reluctant due to the maintenance a pool requires, the cost of energy, the safety of their little ones, or because they simply prefer green grass in their backyard!


Article by Kim Fromentin
for Compass Real Estate Group, LLC

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gorgeously Renovated Home in Easton

Our newest listing is located in Easton!



Meticulously renovated from top to bottom, this beautiful home in Easton is an absolute must see!

Better Than New Construction, A One Of A Kind Totally Renovated Georgian Ranch Style Home Includes:

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
3,300+ Square Feet
Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout
9ft Ceilings On The Main Level
Over 10ft Ceilings In The 961 Sq Ft Bonus Room
Two Fireplaces
Custom Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Counter Tops
Master Bath With Travertine And Marble
New Turn Around Driveway With Belgian Blocks
Oversized 2 Car Garage
Large Storage Room With Double Doors
All New Argon Gas Windows
New Hardyboard Siding
Recent Roof, Furnace, And Central A/C
17x35 In Ground Pool With Slide & Diving Board
2 New Large Decks

Contact us to view.

Compass Real Estate Group, LLC
354 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890

(203) 255-7410

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Downtown Stamford Listing!

This is city living at its best! NEW LISTING IN STAMFORD!
$2200/month for luxury hi-rise living. Immaculate 1 bed, 1 bath. Beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances opens to living room and large terrace. Washer/dryer. 24 hour concierge, rooftop pool & sundeck, 1 reserved parking space in enclosed parking garage, and an outdoor designated area for dogs!
Enjoy the conveniences of walking to restaurants, shopping and entertainment in the heart of downtown Stamford!
Call to schedule a showing!
(203) 255-7410

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Listing in Norwalk!

Our Newest Listing is located on Ponus Avenue in Norwalk. 
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,880 sq ft
A Beautiful Colonial In Great Condition And Location!

This Home Features Newer Kitchen And Baths.  Granite Counter Tops.  Living Room And Dining Room With Hardwood Floors.  Master Bath Has A Jacuzzi Tub. French Doors From Kitchen Lead To Spacious And Unique Deck.  Private Yard Features A Tranquil Setting.  Home Is Convenient To Schools, Shopping, Restaurants And Major Highways.
Contact us to schedule a showing:
(203) 255-7410