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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


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What To Consider When Looking At Waterfront Homes For Sale

Elli Jokela

Waterfront homes are being bought up quickly because of the incredible things they offer. From water skiing to fishing, they afford homeowners unique activities that aren't possible with traditional homes. These properties are in demand, and you thus want to be particular with how you purchase one. 

Water Type

Being around a body of water is the main highlight of a waterfront property, but what exactly are you looking for in a water type? There are several to choose, from like oceans, rivers, and lakes. If you like hearing the sounds of waves, then a waterfront home near a beach is a good choice. 

However, if you want something more isolated that caters to your family, a waterfront home near a lake would be the choice to make. Homes near rivers are also in demand, and they have such an appealing sound that a lot of home buyers look for properties near them. 


You'll be paying more fees than you would if you purchased a regular home. So that you're not worried about costs taking you by surprise, you want to know what they are before you make an offer on a waterfront home.

These properties generally other fees as well, including water well service fees, water well pumping, special licensing, insurance, and dock or lift fees. Keep these fees in mind when getting together a budget for a waterfront home. You then won't be put in a bad financial spot by getting something you can't afford.

Rental Options 

Before you end up purchasing a waterfront property, you might consider a rental option first. Then you can see what this type of lifestyle is like and which location has the chance of working out the best.

You can rent the house for a couple of months, and then if you're pleased with the experiences you had, you can find properties that are for sale in the area. Think of this rental experience like test-driving a car, where you can see what you're walking into. Then you won't be locked into a bad real estate investment. 

You can benefit from having a waterfront property because of how close these homes are to water. Make sure you plan out one of these special real estate purchases, though, because it involves different factors than buying a home in a crowded city block. Once you're sure you've conducted enough research, you can make your investment.

For more information about waterfront homes for sale, contact a local real estate agent.