The Victoria Day long weekend is upon us, and is widely celebrated as the first sign that summer is on its way! Canada has been celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria since it was declared a holiday in 1845. While the weather has been feeling decidedly less than tropical this spring, the long weekend is a great reminder that warmer temperatures are just around the corner!
Many people who are looking for a new home are enticed by the promise of a personal backyard oasis or spa-like escape from our day-to-day routines and adding to the enjoyment of the hot months ahead.
As a seller, the summer is an opportune time to take advantage of a market that allows you to capture the subjective value of your pool. As a buyer, the summer is the perfect time to properly shop and inspect a pool when purchasing your new home. For both sellers and buyers, it is important to know what to expect when the transaction includes a pool.
When selling a home with a pool, it is extremely important to be able to provide detailed information, and you may want to consider being proactive by arranging for a swimming pool pre-inspection. It is also always encouraged to keep a log of any openings, closings and pool maintenance.
When purchasing a home with a pool, you don’t want to forget to request all of the important pieces of pool equipment, such as the pool cover, skimmer, or creepy crawler. It is often suggested that purchasing a home with a pool is a much better investment than actually putting it in yourself. Pools are subjective value, so if this is something you are considering doing talking to a professional, like one of our talented Rocca Sisters Team members, who understands the impact to your home’s value is strongly encouraged. Whether you are buying or selling, we can help! Please contact us today at 905.335.4102 for more information.
Whatever your plans are this Victoria Day, we at the Rocca Sisters Team hope you have a very happy, safe, and fun-filled long weekend! If you are looking for family-friendly activities in your neighbourhood, please check out our Community Corner at www.RoccaSisters.ca/blog for details!