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Does A Home Gym Increase Your Home’s Value?


It’s January, that means it is gym season. With everyone dedicating their lives to the gym for the New Year, gyms are overwhelmingly crowded. I personally hate crowds, so instead of going to the gym, why not have one at home? I mean gyms are cool right? You can brag to your friends about your in home gym, you won’t have to deal with memberships, and there won’t be a guy screaming to the top of his lungs as he dead lifts. Plus since it’s winter, why go outside in the cold to drive to the gym? You could slip on ice and die!

So the dying thing is rather unlikely, but still, how about just building a gym in your home? As a society we are not very healthy and many people are overweight. To combat this there has been a plethora of movements to help prevent obesity. One such movement has been the increase in home gym ownership, but it’s expensive. If you were to buy all the necessary new equipment, like weights and some sort of cardio machine, you would be spending upwards of three thousand dollars. So if it interests you you might want some justification, and may ask yourself; “Would a gym increase the value of my home?” The short answer is no, it would not.

Why? Well having a gym will not increase the value of your home the same way a nice couch, or new TV doesn’t. Instead it increases the desirability of your home to a certain set of buyers. It makes buyers look at the possibility of a gym, and to some the immutability of the room’s purpose as a gym. In essence your home gym, to buyers, is only a differentiator. Helping them decide between the house with the gym, and the house without one. In essence the only investment in a gym in your home would be your health, which is one of the best investments you could ever make.

So if you’re curious about your home’s value or considering a home with room for a gym, don’t hesitate to call National Realty Group at (800) 406-9606, visit us at or stop by our office. We’ll set you up with an agent who will find you the home that best fits your lifestyle.


About National Realty Group

National Realty Group was founded in October 1991 by Jeff Maas. It started as a two man office but soon grew to a medium sized office. One of the original agents formed a new home development company soon after. Steven Walker Homes is now a large national home builder. Southfork Mortgage Company Corp. was founded in April 1990 by the owner of a large home builder. Jeff Maas stepped in as its Broker in September 1993. With the help of Jeff Evens, Jeff Maas was able to expand the company. In July 1994, the owner of Southfork retired and Jeff Maas and Jeff Evens purchased the company. They continued the growth and soon built it into a multi-million dollar corporation. National Realty Group remained separate until Jeff Maas sold it to Southfork Mortgage in 1996. This allowed the owners to expand National Realty Group while allowing its agents to provide mortgage services to their clients. In 1996, a branch office of Southfork and NRG was opened in San Bernardino. It was later moved to Redlands in the most well-known office in the city. In 1998, they opened an office in Temecula in the Temecula Valley Bank office. The offices were expanded and closed 45 million in real estate and loan transactions in 1998. In 1999, Jeff Maas purchased the company from Jeff Evens becoming sole owner and broker. Shortly after the name was changed to National One Mortgage Corp. The company outgrew its 3000 square foot office in Riversideand moved to a building of approximately 6000 square feet. The growth continued at a spectacular rate. The company grew to over 40 agents within one year. The expansion continued with the addition of 2800 square feet and later adding more space for a combined total of nearly 13,000 square feet. At our peak we had over 125 agents and 12 employees in the Riverside office alone. During the summer of 2003, we opened an office in Temecula at the corner of Rancho California and Margarita. This office was soon bursting at the seams with 42 agents and 3 full time employees. Due to the increased demand for our unique programs, by the public and real estate agents, offices were opened in Corona and Ontario in early 2005. The year saw more amazing growth with offices opening in Moreno Valley, Hemet, Las Vegas and Norco. Rancho Cucamonga and Phoenix opened the first part of 2006. A Murrieta office opened summer of 2007. The economy has not been kind to many real estate and mortgage companies. We have remained strong and successful. Our business model of a One-Stop Shop provides the exact service and convenience the Home-Buying public desires and needs.


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