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Owning Waterfront Homes

Before the Purchase of a Waterfront Home: Things to Look Out For

Before you jump into buying a waterfront real estate, whether it's on the lake or beach, there are several things that you should look into before signing a contract. As everyone knows, all waterfront properties are not the same. Some lake front properties don’t offer year round water; this simply means that the water will dry up during some seasons and sometimes to the extent that your pier will be standing above the water line. If you plan on having any boats you should make sure to ask about this, because this can be a potential problem for you. Also, depending on the size of your boats you will need to know what the depth of the lake is, or if there is a rule for the size of boats you are allowed to launch in the lake. Some smaller lakes will only allow 14 feet in length.

Also, if you are considering a beachfront property you may want to find out about any future development that may be going to take place soon. If there are plans to build new homes or condos in front of your building or home then this may restrict your view of the water. With the high number of condos being built his can happen on the beach quite a bit more often than on the lake. There are many homes for sale that are waterfront so you should hire a qualified Real Estate Agent that has experience in selling waterfront homes. They will be very familiar with the pros and cons of buying these homes or condos, and can also perform property searches on the MLS listings. The MLS will locate properties that match exactly what you are looking for and help save you time on looking for a new home.

Ask a local Homes & Land Realty Expert any questions you may have about the home buying process or begin your new home search now by reviewing our complete list of real estate listings.


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