Buying a Lake Home in a Hot Sellers Market

A lake home seller’s market is simply a matter of economics. Inventory is low and demand is high, leading to some lake homes being on the market for only hours with competitive bidding. Lake property inventory is 14 percent lower than it was a year ago, although mortgage rates remain favorable. It’s still possible to buy […]

3 Reasons Not to Wait Until Spring to Buy Your Lake Home

Congratulations on your decision to invest in the lakefront lifestyle! Owning lakefront property is an experience that will change the way you live…it becomes a retreat to escape the hassles of daily living. The wildlife, recreation, and vacation feel of waterfront living will forever be a part of you. Purchasing a lake home is unlike any […]

Essential Contract Items for Your Lake Home Purchase

Purchasing lakefront property is different than any other real estate. Be sure to work with a Buyer’s Agent that understands lakefront property…there are some contract items that are unique to lake homes. Of course, these are in addition to all other normal contingencies in an offer. They may not all apply, but here are some key contract […]

Defining Your Lake Home Budget

Before going out and viewing lakefront dream homes, it’s important to understand what you can comfortably afford. It’s no fun falling in love with a home only to find out you can’t qualify for it. Not to mention, most sellers will now require a buyer to be pre-approved for a mortgage prior to viewing the […]

What is a Lakefront Specialist?

Purchasing lakefront property is unlike any other real estate. You are not only buying a lake house, you are buying a lake and a lifestyle. There are dozens of questions that need to be answered specific to any lake and lakefront home you are considering (Ask us about our 37 critical questions when buying lakefront […]

The #1 Mistake Lakefront Buyers Make

Shoreline conditions are one of the most important aspects of purchasing lakefront property. Nothing is worse than discovering you can’t swim or boat at your new lakefront home because of invasive aquatic weeds that didn’t show up until summertime. The time of year you buy can make a dramatic difference in how you are viewing the shoreline. […]

5 Private Islands You Can Buy for Less Than $200K

All you need is a boat, a vision, and $40,000 down payment or less. By Colleen Kane, Time.com If you’re fed up with what seems like constant bad news, but the cost of space travel and interplanetary colonization is too steep, you may want to consider an earthbound escape — to a private island. But […]