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Old 05-30-14, 06:47 PM   #1
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Hot Tubs?

There is a house near me that is up for sale. It lists a hot tub as a selling feature.

I am really not a hot tub kind of guy. A hot tub would just be something in the way for me and I would probably sell or discard it,

I thought hot tubs sort of went out in the 80s? Are they really still in?

BTW this is not a large house where there is plenty of space for a not tub.
http://www.howardhanna.com/property/...sName=Westpenn

And I think this place is WAY overpriced. There is a place just down the road that just sold and was listed for $135K. It was pretty much a duplicate of the place above except it was in sightly worse condition. But not much worse.

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Old 05-30-14, 07:31 PM   #2
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I'm going to refrain from swinger jokes if possible. Most people I know of who have gotten houses with hot tubs have just done away with them to avoid the maintenance. For the people who don't really love it, the novelty of pools and hot tubs wears off quickly. For things like that, I'm pretty confident a real estate agent will generally tell you not to let it influence your decision at all.
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Old 05-30-14, 07:33 PM   #3
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People still like hot tubs. We have the space for both a pool and a hot tub, but lack the funds for either at the moment (not to mention we are in rental).

I wouldn't consider the hot tub as a "selling feature"- i would consider it a bonus, something thrown in for free because the sellers don't want to bother moving it. Hot tubs are portable (generally), so it does little to increase the value of the property itself (unlike an in-ground pool, which still doesn't have the greatest ROI).
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Old 05-30-14, 07:42 PM   #4
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I'm going to refrain from swinger jokes if possible. Most people I know of who have gotten houses with hot tubs have just done away with them to avoid the maintenance. For the people who don't really love it, the novelty of pools and hot tubs wears off quickly. For things like that, I'm pretty confident a real estate agent will generally tell you not to let it influence your decision at all.
Yeah I really don't see how a pool is a feature. If I bought a place with an above ground pool it would go immediately.

BTW this place has a star on the front of the house. Maybe there is something to jdon's statement that they are a sign for swingers?
What's with the stars on homes?
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I had a hot tub in a previous house and used it quite a bit at first, but then the novelty wore off and I got tired of doing the maintenance so I gave it away. I put a Jacuzzi tub in the house I have now and it's nice on the rare occasions I use it.
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Old 05-30-14, 09:18 PM   #6
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Old 06-03-14, 02:20 PM   #7
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hot tubs are amazing for after long rides. does wonders for sore backs too!
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It's a small pool, If you like the house, but not the hot tub, make an offer with the condition that the current owner dispose of the hot tub.
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Both an in-ground fiber glass pool and portable Hot Springs hot tub on our lanai.... in Florida. Love it during the winter months. Has a Hot Springs on my deck in the woods of Maine for 20 years... Nothing better than soaking in a hot tub, drinking a beer during a snow storm.
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I liked having it but the maintenance became a pain. Colorado's sun and the elements take their toll.
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Nothing like a hot tub on a cold snowy day.
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Nothing like a hot tub on a cold snowy day.
I'll take Salma Hayek over that hot tub any day of the week.
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