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 […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New Lake Home?

The cost to build a lake home primarily depends upon the size of the home or square footage, the cost of the waterfront land it sits on and how many custom, top-of-the-line features that are selected. Cost overview The National Association of Home Builders periodically conducts “construction cost surveys” to collect information from builders on […]

Winter Home Improvements for Lakeside Properties

From time to time, we all need a rest. After months of work, that’s really the best remedy for your tired mind and body – a nice, relaxing vacation. But for many, going to some kind of resort or large hotel can feel cold and not homely at all. In that case, what you should […]

How Do You Calculate The Value Of A Lake Home?

The best part about selling only lakefront homes is that no two are the same. The hardest part about placing a value on lakefront homes is that no two are the same. Lake home appraisals, by their very nature, are complex. There is a lot that needs to be considered, and different areas of the […]

Why Choose a Lakefront Specialist When Selling your Lake Home?

Lakefront property is unique, your home is unique… and it takes a focused marketing approach to attract & educate the best buyers from a nation-wide audience. So why would you trust your most important investment to a generalist? Most Real Estate agents sell every type of property they can get their hands on…and there’s nothing wrong with that. But lakefront […]

8 Things To Know Before Buying A Vacation Home

By Trulia Contributer to Forbes.com I’ve had a property in sunny Palm Springs, CA for years, so I’m pretty familiar with the ins and outs of owning a vacation home. Having a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term investment. But don’t jump […]

Considerations When Building a Lake Home

Nothing beats the serenity and beauty of lakefront home. The views are out of this world, and there’s something peaceful about the sound and sight of water. But if you plan on building a lake home from the ground up, you should know that you’ve got a challenging road ahead of you. There’s a lot […]

Waterfront Buying: Top 10 Tips From Agents

Before purchasing that dream home, master these tips from the experts. By Shannon Petrie, HGTV Design. From pre-approval to paying points, buying a home is always a complicated process. But throw “waterfront” in the mix, and things get even more complex. Fortunately, real estate agents who regularly deal with waterfront properties know the ins and […]

Find Out Which States Are The Most Tiny House-friendly

Tiny house zoning regulations: What you need to know Despite the growing enthusiasm for tiny houses, it still isn’t easy to legally build them for full-time use. Zoning laws and building codes, by and large, require a minimum square footage for new-construction homes, and progress to reduce that square footage is slow. “There are only a […]

10 Ways Boat Trips Are Good For the Soul

Boat trips are just plain good for the soul. The sense of peace and tranquility that can be restored to you while gently rocking on the waves is undeniable. Although, if you need more reasons to take a boat trip, or are trying to convince someone else why a boat trip is well worth the […]