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How to Choose a Waterfront Property
With any home purchase, it’s important to figure out exactly what you want and need in a home to make smart decisions. But a waterfront home is not just any home. Special considerations need to be taken to ensure that your property will suit your lifestyle and let you enjoy the activities you love. Use this primer to help you get on the right track to buying your dream waterfront home.
Determining Your Needs
This is probably the most critical part of looking for waterfront property.
When potential waterfront homebuyers want to buy, the first step we take is finding out how they want to use the property. The most important thing is determining what your passions are, what you care about, and what your priorities are when it comes to waterfront living. From there, we can figure out what area you need to be in and focus in on specific properties
Start by asking yourself some questions to get a feel for your expectations of a waterfront property:
What types of activities do you enjoy?
This is a huge factor in choosing a waterfront property because you’ll want to choose a property that makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite pastimes.
- Boating. For avid boaters, the size of the boat becomes a crucial part of finding a waterfront property. There are some properties that you can’t put a large boat at, or accessing that property is not feasible for a boat.
- Beach. Some lakefront properties do not have a beach or beach access. If you and your family enjoy playing on a beach you will want to make sure that you find the right place.
- Fishing. Fishermen will want to stick to properties with easy access to the water. Some properties have piers and some only offer a buoy and some don’t have either amenities for a boat. For a wider variety of fish, buyers should also look for deep bodies of water that support cold water fisheries.
- Kayaking, canoeing or Paddle Boarding. If you enjoy the activities on the lake that include kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding it would be best to look for a place near where you enjoy doing those activities for instance near Emerald bay.
What other lifestyle needs do you have?
- Besides allowing you to enjoy the activities you love, your waterfront property should meet any other needs you have as well. If you have medical needs, be sure your property is convenient to a hospital. If you travel often on business, limit your search to properties within an hour of an airport.
How often do you plan to be there?
Some properties would be great for a second home and vacation rental but not necessarily for a primary residence.