Benefits of Owning a Pool

Benefits of Owning a Pool

As you sat fanning yourself in your back yard, sweaty and hot, weighed down by the heat and the steam of the mid-day sun, did you vow that next year would be the year to get a pool? Did you finally get a pool, hoping that it would not only provide your family with summertime fun but would also help increase your home’s value when you decided to sell or refinance your home? Well, certainly a pool can help with family fun, health and to chase away the heat of the day. But a surprising misconception is that adding a pool will help increase the value of your home. While it may make it easier to sell because many people are attracted to the thought of having a pool, recovering the cost and investment of the addition of a pool is not something you should expect. If you’re looking to invest in your home for resale value, the first place to tackle is the kitchen or bathroom. The average return-on-investment for improvements to the kitchen ranges from about 80 percent to 93 percent and bathroom renovations can yield a return of between 85 percent to 90 percent. However, just because you might not recover the cost of adding a pool doesn’t mean the benefits to owning one aren’t there.  The three benefits to owning a pool improve your health, your happiness and the overall look of your home. Health The health benefits alone are worth owning a pool. Swimming works your…

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Top Alternatives to Having a Lawn

Top Alternatives to Having a Lawn

We all love the picturesque image of a manicured green lawn, but unfortunately that comes at a high maintenance cost. Chances are that if you have a decent sized yard - you're probably spending quite a few hours a week mowing, trimming, watering, and fertilizing your lawn to keep it healthy and green. Well good news homeowners, if you decide to be done with all that work - there are alternatives to having a lawn.

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Top 3 Tips for a Greener Home

Top 3 Tips for a Greener Home

Do you want to lower your energy bill each month? Or maybe you just want to find ways to save - without doing any major home improvements like installing a solar panel on your roof. Well good news, being green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it can make a huge difference in your energy usage and pay for itself many times over. Here are some simple changes to not only help the environment, but save you money.

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