Considering a Backyard Fire Pit? Here’s What You Should Know

No longer will a wood deck with a grill do for many lakefront homeowners wanting to enjoy their backyards. These days, accessorizing means amenities like ponds, flower beds, vegetable gardens, outdoor kitchens and, increasingly, fire pits that crackle and glow. Of course, a fire pit can be had without spending top dollar…By The Allstate Blog Team. […]

Important Tips on Financing a Lakefront Home

Building wealth is not an easy thing to do these days.  However, one way to really catapult your wealth into another level is by owning a lake home.  The difference between how much you owe on your home and your home’s value, also known as equity, is a very important piece of your personal wealth. by […]

9 Things You Should Consider Before Buying A Vacation Home

About one in eight home buyers is buying a second home, according to research from the National Association of Realtors. And Autumn is a time of year when buyers think about it. By Kate Ashford, Forbes.com. Consider: You’ve just had a great summer trip to a relaxing location, and you’re wondering whether you should get yourself […]

Tips for Beautiful Autumn Reflections

Autumn is a beautiful season that’s loved by photographers everywhere. Or at least by those who happen to live in areas of the world where the changing leaves create spectacular photo opportunities! By CHRISTINA HARMAN. If you happen to live in, or are traveling to one of those scenic areas, then chances are that you’ll want […]

Winter Storage Tips for Outboard Motors

What seems like a good idea could be the ruination of your trusty outboard motor—avoid these common winter storage miscues. By Charles Plueddeman – Boats.com. You’ve read the How to Winterize a Boat guide, learned how to change the lower unit oil, the fuel has been treated, and every grease zirk has been lubed. You’ve got your outboard-powered […]

What is The Proper Boat Speed When Towing a Tube?

There’s no faster way to injure a friend or family member than to have a boat driver who has no experience behind the wheel when towing a tube. There are more injuries tubing than all other water sports combined. But it doesn’t have to be this way…check out these tips below to keep your family […]

The Pros And Cons Of Buying A Floating Home

Floating Homes: The New Trend in Homeownership? These days, with tiny homes all the rage across the country, more and more people are opening up to the possibility of alternative living conditions, including buying a floating home. Remember, a floating home is not necessarily a houseboat, even though these terms may be used interchangeably and are often […]

8 Things to Consider When Selecting a Boat Lift

Purchasing a boat lift can be complicating and there is a lot that you need to consider before making your selection. The lift you choose should suit the water where you will be boating, so your lakefront location is a key factor in choosing a proper boat lift system. Most boat lifts fall into two main categories: […]

10 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Boat

Most dogs love getting out on the water as much as you and I do—and you wouldn’t leave you best friend stuck on shore every time you left the dock, would you? So the next time you grab your sailing bag or fishing rods and depart from your lake home, also grab the leash and the […]

Buying Guide For Tow Ropes

You might think that buying a tow rope for wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, or tubing is as simple as finding the length you want and hooking it up. The reality is that it is not that simple, and if you’re going to be active in any one of, or combination of these activities in the […]