Finding your perfect waterfront property can be a very exciting process. Depending on your approach, it can also be overwhelming with so many different options. Narrowing your search will save you time and likely a few headaches, too. Following are four decisions to make before starting your waterfront property search.
#1 What are your major goals?
Perhaps the property will serve as a second or third home, or maybe you want to buy the property as a long-term investment. Determining the overall purpose of your purchase is a good initial decision that will help you to narrow your search based on a number of other factors.
#2 What kind of home are you looking for?
Based on your overall goals for the property, you’ll need to decide what type of home will best fit your needs and wants. Do you want a condo, townhome, patio home, or some other maintenance-free situation? Is the age of the home important to you?
#3 What’s important to you in regard to a dock and waterfront?
You might require two boatslips versus one; and you might prefer a beach to a rip-rapped shoreline, or a main channel home to a cove property. With a waterfront property, the outside features can be as important – if not more important – than the features of the home itself.
#4 In what kind of neighborhood would you like for your home to be in?
For some, amenities such as a marina, shopping, and fitness center are a must. Others might choose to purchase in an area where there are few vacation rentals nearby. No matter how wonderful a given property might seem, the area in which it’s located must not be overlooked.
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