Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: February 2017

Here's the REAL scoop on living in Carlsbad ~ beaches, things to do, places to eat, community events, and of course neighborhoods, homes and the Carlsbad real estate market in general, including surrounding communities like Encinitas, Cardiff, San Marcos, Oceanside, Solana Beach and Del Mar.

Carlsbad Homes for Sale with Pools – The Carlsbad Outdoor Lifestyle

 

 

 

There are a good number of buyers who are interested in buying a Carlsbad home with a pool. Given the number of Carlsbad homes with pools that are typically on the market, homebuyers will have a number of options, depending, of course, on their budget, location, size of house and the desired neighborhood.

 

 

Some buyers are willing to spend the necessary money to build a pool if the lot size allows it, but many want a pool already in place. And typically buyers who want a Carlsbad home with a pool are looking for a private pool, not a community pool.  But that’s always an option with a number of the master planned communities in Carlsbad offering private residents’ clubs with pools.

 

Carlsbad pool home

 

 

Buyers looking for homes with pools for sale in Carlsbad should do their due diligence, and be willing to take on the ongoing maintenance issues, or pay a pool service to manage them. That also means checking on potential insurance costs. Other due diligence during the purchase process should include a full pool inspection so you understand the condition of the pool (and spa, if there is one) and any repairs or recommended improvements. And you might want to consider the additional utility and water costs you might incur, although most will argue the costs are outweighed by the advantages of having a pool.

 

 

It’s common here for buyers to ask for a 1-year home warranty to be provided by the sellers when making an offer. When requesting the home warranty you will want to specify that coverage for the pool and/or spa be included. Be sure to check with the home warranty provider to see if there is a higher cost if the pool is salt water since there could be pricing differences.

 

Carlsbad home with a pool

 

 

As a Carlsbad pool home buyer you should also check local Carlsbad restrictions regarding fencing (type, height, alarms) and other requirements. Keep in mind these may have changed from the time the house and pool were built. Some of this is just common sense and peace of mind for your family!

 

 

Carlsbad homes with pools offer many options, from elaborate to simple, so think about what’s important to you and how you want to use the pool and surrounding area. Keep in mind some features could be added if not already in place but consider these in your search:

 

slides and diving boards

water features

attached or detached spa

solar heat

salt water filtration systems vs. chlorine

exercise/lap pools

swim-up bars

vinyl vs. plaster

elaborate or minimal hardscape

Smart technology

Outdoor kitchen and entertaining area

 

 

As of this writing there are 24 Carlsbad homes for sale with pools, ranging in price from $775,000 to $2,795,000. If you are willing to consider homes in planned communities with pools (e.g., La Costa Greens, Bressi Ranch, Calavera Hills, La Costa Valley, La Costa Oaks, The Foothills at Carlsbad) you will have more options in your home search.

 

 

And of course whether or not you have a private pool all Carlsbad home buyers have access to the biggest pool in the world, the Pacific Ocean, just a few miles away!

 

 

Start your search for Carlsbad homes for sale with pools using the link below. Then give me a call (760) 840-1360 or email me at JeffDowlerSolutions@gmail.com with any questions and we’ll set up a time to discuss your personal needs, wants and budget, and start looking at homes with pools for sale in Carlsbad.

 

 

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