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Study: Homes with Swimming Pools Have Higher Median Prices

Phil Hall
Aug 22, 2019
Photo credit: Getty Images/Chris Ryan

A house with a swimming pool has a higher median price than one that is pool-free, according to new data from LendingTree.
 
The median home with a pool is valued at $469,187, according to LendingTree’s analysis, while the median home without a pool is valued at $305,152, a 54 percent difference. Among the major metro areas, Phoenix has the most homes with swimming pools – 32.7 percent, which is no surprise considering it experiences more than 100 days above 100 degrees a year. The median value of Phoenix homes with pools is $355,000, while those without a pool carries a median price of $224,000.
 
At the other end of the spectrum, the two priciest metro areas in the Pacific Northwest, Portland and Seattle, have the least number of homes with swimming pools at 1 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. But even in these markets, homes with a pools had higher media prices than those without: $574,000 versus $385,000 in Portland and $346,000 versus $170,000 in Seattle.
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