Agents Provide Top 10 Tips For Buying Lakefront Homes

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 outs of this process. These 10 tips from the pros will give you a heads-up on […]

Buying Lakefront Property is Different Than Any Other Real Estate

We like to say that you’re not just buying a house, you’re buying a lake! Therefore, all the details of that lake are extremely important for the future enjoyment of your lakefront lifestyle. At least that’s what over 150 people found out at Lakefront Living Realty’s 10th annual “Keys to Buying Lakefront Property” Seminar on […]

Top 10 Considerations When Buying Lakefront Property

At least a dozen times a year, we get calls from folks who purchased their “dream” lakefront home and are now having issues with the property. Many involve the understanding of lake rights vs. lake access, weed control, Lake Associations, Wetlands & conservation laws, zoning setbacks, septic systems, buying in the winter, boating restrictions, etc. […]

10 Ways to Keep Lakes Clean

A clean lake is a happy lake. Here are some simple tips to consider to ensure your lake can be enjoyed by future generations. Posted September 25, 2009 by Freshwater Society If you live on a lake, stream or wetland, plant a buffer strip of native plants along the water. If you have a lawn, […]

Calculate the Market Value of any Lakefront Home

Tired of inaccurate valuations for lakefront homes? There’s an intrinsic value on lakefront property that’s been difficult to put a price on because there are so many tangible and intangible variables. Some popular websites provide Automated Valuation Models – or “AVMs” – that can be a valuable tool for buyers & sellers…but they are notoriously inaccurate for certain types […]

Top 10 Pontoon Boats for Your Lake Home

If you are in the market for new pontoon boats, there is a good chance one of these top 10 will fit the bill. By Jeff Hemmel, for Boats.com, January 20, 2013 When it comes to pontoon boats, many people still think of a stodgy, slow-putt-around-the-lake. Made for entertaining, yes, but more like cocktail hour than rockin’ house […]