Why Choose a Lakefront Specialist When Selling your Lake Home?

Lakefront property is unique, your home is unique… and it takes a focused marketing approach to attract & educate the best buyers from a nation-wide audience. So why would you trust your most important investment to a generalist? Most Real Estate agents sell every type of property they can get their hands on…and there’s nothing wrong with that. But lakefront […]

The Benefits of Creating a Buffer Zone on Your Lake Shoreline

More and more of us are choosing to live near lakes, streams and rivers, with the expectation that our shoreline property will provide lovely views, wildlife habitat, and clean water for fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. But as development increases it can seriously affect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams. Visual signs of […]

Generator Options for Your Lakeside Home

Whether or not you are at your lakeside home full time, it’s best to prepare for unexpected electrical outages with an emergency gas-powered backup generator. By BobVilla.com. A power outage that lasts a few hours is often nothing more than an inconvenience, requiring some flashlights and a little patience. But when a major storm knocks […]

What Does Flood Insurance Cover?

To understand what flood insurance covers, you need to know three things first: 1. Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flood damage at all. It’ll cover some damage from rain, but if your home is filled with water as a result of rising bodies of lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans, it won’t cover you. 2. The most common […]

Safe Boating Tips as a Family with Kids

Basic tips to make boating as a family both safe and enjoyable (for you and the kids) by BoaterKids.com. Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily life – getting back to nature, cruising […]

8 Things To Know Before Buying A Vacation Home

By Trulia Contributer to Forbes.com I’ve had a property in sunny Palm Springs, CA for years, so I’m pretty familiar with the ins and outs of owning a vacation home. Having a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term investment. But don’t jump […]

Can You Ski Behind a Pontoon Boat?

The beauty of pontoon boats is that they can serve a lot of functions. Some are great for cruising the lakes with your friends and family and others are designed specifically to help increase the action of your fishing trip. But can you water-ski behind a pontoon boat? The short answer to that is YES, […]

Safety Tips for Snowmobiling on Lakes

Don’t become a statistic! Lake ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling rule is to never cross lakes or rivers since ice thickness to support a snowmobile can never be guaranteed. Never venture onto lakes or rivers […]

Boat Show Insights From an Industry Vereran

On the surface, a boat show is like a movie trailer, a collection of perfect scenes all carefully selected and arranged so that you see only what the producer wants you to see. Fiberglass is glistening, prices are attractive, and salespeople are all knowledgeable professionals just waiting to help you make a deal. Everybody wants to […]

Prevent Ice Damage to Your Dock – A De-Icing Guide

If you must leave your dock in for the Winter, preventing ice damage is your number one priority. This guide will explain the theory behind de-icers. By Van Isle Water. De-Icing is more accurately referred to as an art form than an exact science. Each application and location is different and there is no set […]