This is a question we hear A LOT during the summer. Ever wonder how many homes actually have a swimming pool? I do, so I went ahead & pulled some data from the MLS to check it out. Here's what I found:
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Data includes: All closed transactions in ARMLS between 1/1/03 and 12/31/06. Data is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.
My guess is (and someday I'll pull the data to verify myself) the number is skewed downward by all the new construction going on during this time period. The older parts of town have a much higher percentage of homes with pools, while the newer suburbs have a smaller percentage.
Your missing his old home with a swimming pool (and tiny mortgage payment) Realtor,