How To Calculate The Value of Your Lake Home

Tired of inaccurate on-line valuations for lakefront homes? Automated Valuation Models – or “AVMs” – can be a valuable tool for buyers & sellers…but they are notoriously inaccurate for certain types of homes…especially lakefront. AVMs cannot account for all the variables that accompany unique locations, especially the details of the lake itself. We consistently find them […]

Four Design Tips For Your Lakefront Home

Living on the lake is very different from living anywhere else. Since living on the lake — even if it is just for a weekend — is different, shouldn’t the houses be different? The most attractive and valuable houses on Lake Martin have one thing in common — they are designed for the lake! What […]

Floating House Living Perks and Pitfalls

As you’re biking or driving along the river, you see a seemingly idyllic life: People on their docks in front of their quaint, quirky or quite grand floating houses. Before you take the plunge and move everything you own to a bobbing abode, learn the real perks and pitfalls of living in a home anchored […]

Learn How to Find Your Dream Lakefront Home in 60 Seconds

Finding your dream lakefront home can be a daunting task. It’s frustrating to go to several websites to find direct lakefront property; and when you finally do, you can’t find any information for the lake it is on. After all, you’re not just buying a home, your buying a lake! LakefrontLiving.com is the first website […]

How to Buy a Vacation Home With Family or Friends

You want a lodge in the woods, a cottage by the sea, a chalet by a ski run or a lakeside retreat. But vacation homes are expensive, and who has the time to care for a second home in addition to a primary residence? So, here’s an idea: Split the financial obligations with a friend […]

How to Prepare Your Lakefront Home for a Showing

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Use these tips to make your lakefront home showings the best they can be… Shoreline: Rake the beach /shoreline to remove any debris and weeds. Be sure your dock is secure and stable. “Stage” the lakefront area so the buyers can see what […]

10 Questions to Ask Your Lake Home Architect

If you’re hiring an architect to design your lakeside cabin or addition, equip yourself with questions like these: What are important considerations when designing on or near a lake? What are the challenges of lakeside design? How will you gather information about my waterfront needs, goals, etc.? Will I be working directly with you the […]

7 Reasons to List Your Lake Home During the Holidays

We often get asked…When is the best time to sell my lake home? And really, the calendar time is irrelevant. The best time to list your lakefront home is when you are emotionally, financially and physically ready to list it! In fact, the holiday season can even be a great time to sell…and here’s why… […]

The #1 Mistake Lakefront Buyers Make

Shoreline conditions are one of the most important aspects of purchasing lakefront property. Nothing is worse than discovering you can’t swim or boat at your new lakefront home because of invasive aquatic weeds that didn’t show up until summertime. The time of year you buy can make a dramatic difference in how you are viewing the shoreline. […]