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 […]

Considerations When Building a Lake Home

Nothing beats the serenity and beauty of lakefront home. The views are out of this world, and there’s something peaceful about the sound and sight of water. But if you plan on building a lake home from the ground up, you should know that you’ve got a challenging road ahead of you. There’s a lot […]

How to Buy a Lake House in the Winter

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]

Waterfront Buying: Top 10 Tips From Agents

Before purchasing that dream home, master these tips from the experts. By Shannon Petrie, HGTV Design. From pre-approval to paying points, buying a home is always a complicated process. But throw “waterfront” in the mix, and things get even more complex. Fortunately, real estate agents who regularly deal with waterfront properties know the ins and […]

Controlling Indoor Air Pollution at Your Lake Home

The health effects can range from mild fatigue to severe respiratory distress and death. There may not be a silver bullet—or at least a cost-effective one—to eliminate all indoor air pollution at your lake home, but looking at these six steps, big and small, will set you on the right path to a healthy home […]

Ice Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Below are some tips and strategies that should help improve your next ice fishing experience. Depth Matters – Fish generally will stay a specific depth during the winter, making it easy to find them. Do some simple internet research to find out what depth the species of fish you’re trying to catch stay around during the […]

What Kind of ROI Can You Expect from Shoreline Work?

By LakeshoreGuys.com – A shoreline maintenance company. Customers always ask: “Do you think we’ll get our money back from this investment in our shoreline – if and when we decide to sell someday?” That’s a great question. It’s common knowledge that most “landscaping” projects are a waste of money long-term. But lakefront properties are different. […]

Winterize Your Vacation Home in 4 Easy Steps

Whether you own a beach home, ski condo or lakeside cottage, your vacation home is an important investment that you will want to winterize while you are not there, especially during the long winter months when temperatures dip below freezing and ice and wind storms can knock out electrical power.  Here are 4 easy steps […]

Find Out Which States Are The Most Tiny House-friendly

Tiny house zoning regulations: What you need to know Despite the growing enthusiasm for tiny houses, it still isn’t easy to legally build them for full-time use. Zoning laws and building codes, by and large, require a minimum square footage for new-construction homes, and progress to reduce that square footage is slow. “There are only a […]