The climate of the Okanagan offers nearly 2000 hours a year of sunshine. During our summer months the dry heat we are famous for can make those summer days hot! Many luxury properties within the Okanagan offer a backyard oasis to make our summers more relaxing, palatable and give us more opportunities to have in the sun!
“Having a pool centered backyard is often high on a luxury buyer’s checklist- whether a family or empty nesters- the pool is an invitation to stay around home on weekends more often,” states Jason Domeij.
There are many benefits of a luxury in-ground swimming pool. Sophisticated buyers seek out:
A pool that is enclosed within a beautifully landscaped area and may even feature magnificent lake and valley views. Buyers desire that resort-like feel from the comforts of their own home. Swimming pools can have a positive impact on your state of mind- water & relaxation can fight the negativity of stress within people’s lives. Features incorporating movement of both water & light coupled with music around lounging areas create positive venues for relaxation.
Consumers looking for that quintessential pool patio are looking for that resort-like feel that is reminiscent of a tropical vacation where they can entertain between indoor outdoor spaces seamlessly. Swimming is a healthy exercise that many like to participate in and enjoy! Lounging poolside with friends and family alike on a hot summer’s day is irreplaceable. Tans fade but memories last a lifetime!
3) RETURN ON INVESTMENT
A well designed luxury swimming pool compliments a property in achieving the property’s highest use. A swimming pool combined with city, lake and valley views will heighten the property’s value. Additional factors such as quality in pool construction & landscape design often improve the market value of a luxury home and can be a part of criterion for those sophisticated buyers seeking out amenity enriched properties. There are many styles of swimming pools- from mountain-lake, to kidney or contemporary- and often pool construction adds value to the style of the home’s architecture.
“Pools can be a significant investment in a property’s value. Automated covers, lighting and additional water features can make the pool area THE PLACE to be,” says Dave Domeij.
There will always be negatives associated with pool ownership- cost, safety & liabilities- but the positives surely add a counter measure of value as well.
Take the plunge and check out some of the magnificent luxury homes with swimming pools within the greater Okanagan area that Domeij & Associates are offering For Sale on the market today!