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 NationalRealtyGroup.com or stop by our office. We’ll set you up with an agent who will find you the home that best fits your lifestyle.