Rustic Get Away or Fancy Retreat?
The lake calls to us, but in a variety of ways. Many homeowners dream of water living. What that water looks like though has many different perspectives. For some it is the rustic cottage with little added amenities and for others it is the place that is filled with all of the current luxuries of the finest homes.
No matter what your get away looks like, a realtor is likely the best place to start when you are looking for your perfect dream home. Careful consideration must go into what you really need when living on or near water. Water activities and what you can expect of this waterway, but also what accommodations you will require. Will you need to have a town nearby? Will you want other area activities? How near will you need to be to restaurants and stores?
Time at the waters edge must also be considered. How many days per year will I occupy the home? How will I maintain the home and do the required lawn maintenance? Are there services who can help me with these things? Perhaps I will plan to share it with family or rent it to others for part of the year?
Purchasing a home must come with lots of consideration, but a lake home has even more to consider. Working with a real estate agent who understands your needs will help you to best find the perfect escape!