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 […]

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 […]

Want to Know 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 […]