Have you ever noticed how a gentle breeze on a calm lake can instantly make you feel more relaxed and at ease? Or how the sound of waves crashing on the shore can lull you into a state of tranquility? Well, it turns out there’s a scientific explanation behind the calming effect of water.Lakefront living […]
Outboard Motor Selection: Finding the Right Fit for Your Lakeboat
Now that you have an amazing lakefront home, it is time to get a boat! When it comes to finding the right outboard motor for your lakeboat the choice usually comes down to Mercury and Yamaha. Outboard motor selection can be confusing for novice boat owners. Both Mercury and Yamaha have long histories of producing […]
Do I Need to Perc Test My Lakefront Land?
Perc testing… You’ll hear this term thrown around a lot by Real Estate Agents, but what does it really mean? The purpose of the testing is to determine if the soils on a particular lake lot are suitable for an on lot septic system. As a seller having the lot perc tested and a septic […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Fees Do Lake Homeowners Pay on Airbnb, Vrbo, and Other Popular Booking Sites?
Buying a lake home and renting it out can be a great source of income that can pay for the mortgage and put additional money in your pocket. Listing your home on multiple booking sites like VRBO and Airbnb will get your property in front of as many travelers as possible and help you bring […]
Fall Foliage Around New England Lakes
As the summer in New England begins to fade, the fall brings crisp air and new scenery. The trees are splashed with waves of orange and red, while others parade shades of golden yellows, plum purples or deep browns. And though the spectacular color change can be seen in different locations around the world, there’s […]
Pros and Cons of Renting Your Lakefront Home
There’s nothing like buying a lakefront home! What better place to spend your vacations than feet away from the lake? You will be creating tons of memories with family and friends from swimming to boating and enjoying the scenic view. Buying a vacation home on the lake can be tough financially, so you may want […]
What Does it Mean to Have Lake Access or Right-of-Way?
Have you purchased a lake home, or looking into buying one, that talks about having “lake access” or a “right-of-way” to the lake? If so, you need to be careful about exactly what rights are being conveyed and how. Although there are several, here’s one definition of deeded lake access (Right-of-way) that will apply to […]
The Benefits of Hot Tubs With Lake Views!
A lakeside retreat can not only be a place to escape but a spot where you can bring family together. While a view of the water can be relaxing, there’s something to be said about enjoying family time from the seat of a hot tub. I mean what can get better then soaking in the […]