With record breaking heat the whole month of August, a lot of home owners have been wishing for a backyard swimming pool including me. It seems like a lot more home buyers ask to see homes with pools in the hot summer months than they do in the cold winter months. So I decided to see if there is any truth to the statement that more pool homes sell in the summer in Southeast Texas than they do at any other time of the year.
Take a look.
"There's not much truth to it!"
Pool homes don't really seem to sell better in the summer, but there are a few points worth thinking about:
- For the Southeast Texas real estate market as a whole, pool homes do sell faster in the summer. 117 days on the market compared to 163.
- The number of sales during the four months from Jan. 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 was 64. The number of home sales during the four months from May 1, 2011- August 30, 2011 was 71.
- Only about 10% more homes with pool sold in the summer months than they did in the first four months of the year.
- This ones not on the chart but the average price of all pool homes that sold so far this year $250,193.
Surprised? I am. I thought there would be a bigger difference than 10%. So now you know that homes with pool may sell faster in the hot summer months, but not a whole lot more of them sell than they do in the winter. At least not in 2011.
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