Will My Dream Lakefront Home Require Flood Insurance?

About 15% of all lakefront properties will require flood insurance by the lender. This means that they have determined (through FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps) that the property sits in a flood zone. Flood insurance is not cheap and can cost anywhere from $500 per year to $5,000 per year. Here’s some facts about flood […]

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 […]

Will I Need Flood Insurance for my Lakefront Property Purchase?

Your mortgage lender may require you to purchase flood insurance in connection with your purchase of a lakefront property. The National Flood Insurance Program provides for the availability of flood insurance but also establishes flood insurance policy premiums based on the risk of flooding in the area where properties are located. Due to recent amendments […]

Did You Overpay for Flood Insurance?

FEMA has released information on providing refunds to property owners who overpaid for flood insurance. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act requires FEMA to restore Pre-Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) subsidized rates and issue refunds of excess premiums collected for: pre-FIRM properties not insured when the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012 was enacted; pre-FIRM […]

Flood Insurance Questions to ask Your Agent

Flood insurance is a hot topic right now. Maybe you are trying to buy a waterfront home or trying to sell or refinace your current one. Either way…facts, options and choices can be very confusing. There are several things you should know before talking to your insurance agent that can help determine the right flood […]

6 Things to Understand About Flood Risk

How To Protect Yourself, Your Investment and Your Lake Home. Flood risk is often a confusing topic with rampant myths and misunderstandings. Read on to learn 6 key things about flood risk that will help you understand how to protect yourself, your investment and your lake home. By MyFloodStatus.com. 2) How flood risk is dictated […]

Lake Home Buying Seminar Teaches 37 Questions You Never Thought to Ask!

Lakefront Living Realty is hosting their 15th annual “Keys to Buying Lakefront Property” Seminar on March 11th, 2023 at the enVision Hotel & Conference Center in Mansfield, MA. The goal of the 2-1/2 hour seminar is to keep buyers from ‘making a mistake on a lake’. Just a few of the topics covered include: “Purchasing […]

Buying a Lake House: What You Need to Know

Watching the sunrise over a glassy lake. Long summer days spent out on the water. Sunset boat rides. Bonfires with singing and roasting marshmallows. Bonding and memories that will last long after you’ve packed up the car to go home. Purchasing a lakefront home can be one of the most worthwhile purchases but there are […]