Winter Comes Again: Is Your Boat Ready?

Cold weather will be here before you know it. (Sorry!) Here’s what you should be thinking about before putting your boat to bed for its long winter’s nap. By Michael Vatalaro. Taking a few moments now to think about how you’ll put your boat to bed for the off season, as the days grow shorter […]

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 […]

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Winter Vacation Home

If home ownership is the first cornerstone of the American Dream, then a quiet cabin by the lake (if not a beach house with a view of a breathtaking sunset) in the mountains as far away from a Wi-Fi hot spot as possible probably runs a close second. By Daniel Goldstein, Marketwatch.com. Indeed, overly-wired and […]

What’s The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Vacation Home?

Whether your summer vacation takes you to the beach, the mountains, or any of America’s popular destinations, chances are good you’ll encounter advertising and sales pitches to buy your vacation place. By Steve Cook, Homes.com. If you are tired of high rents and the hassles associated with finding a good location during the busy season, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Buy a Lake House in the Winter

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]

Tips on Winterizing Your Boat

When the boating season is winding down and you do not boat in a year round boating area, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort […]

Protecting your boat from Old Man Winter

When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy […]