Fees on Second-Home Loans on the Rise in 2022!

Are you thinking about purchasing a second home on the lake in 2022? There is an important fact to consider… The Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced new upfront fees for some high-balance and second-home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Upfront fees for high balance loans will increase between 0.25% and 0.75%, tiered […]

When is the Best Time to Buy a New Boat?

Now that you have purchased your new lakefront home, you might be thinking about purchasing a boat to fully enjoy everything your property has to offer. Buying a boat is a big purchase and requires lots of research, time, and money. You will definitely want to get the best deal when buying a boat… so […]

Tips for Snowmobiling Across the Lake

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity, especially around lakes and mountains. Snowmobiling across the lake can be very dangerous and can even lead to death, so it is important that you take the proper safety precautions.  Accident reports from Wisconsin and Minnesota found that 30% of all snowmobile-related fatalities occurred on a frozen lake or […]

Lake House Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Everybody dreams of a perfect getaway to unwind, relax, and de-stress. And where else would that perfect place be other than in a beautiful lake house surrounded by the magnificent view of the outdoors? Whether you’re a lover of lake house living, or you just want a quiet and peaceful vacay to recharge your mental […]

Boater’s Winter Survival Guide

If you’re like us, you’re already counting down the days to spring launch due to the chilly temperatures outside. If you’re concerned you’ll go stir crazy waiting to get back on the lake, never fear. We have a few things up our sleeves to carry you through the coming weeks until you can enjoy everything […]

How to Succeed at a Boat Show

Attending a winter boat show event is one of the best times to buy a new boat. Manufacturers and dealers want to move last year’s models and book sales before the season even starts, so they often offer nice incentives and are ready to negotiate. Not only can you get a great deal, but you […]