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November 3, 2016 6 Comments

Factors to Consider Before Buying Waterfront Property

Posted by edconstablecom in Lakefront & Waterfront, Tips & Tricks

Far from these cosmopolitan intricacy and concrete jungles … a ready home awaits where endless waves brush up against the sandy shoreline as your dream waterfront property anticipates your arrival. However, too often this dream remains hidden in the darkest corner of our heart due to its dissonance with the present market value of ready waterfront properties.

So, while investing into your dream property, it pays to know the ins and outs to consider before buying. Here are 8 factors to consider before buying your waterfront property.

Choose The Property According To Your Objective

Choose your Waterfront Property basing on your sole objective. For instance, if you build a royal mansion on some seashore and finally ended up going there once a year or even in less frequency, better if you would have bought a moderately priced house there and invest the rest of the money in some fruitful domain. Again, you can get a clear picture of the actual value of the ready waterfront property from the local rental market and from the contemporary market value of similar properties.

The Insurance Factor

The elegance of a waterfront property is matchless so its insurances too. When you are going to buy a seaside house, you are going to pay insurance for a bunch of policies like ‘general hazard policy’, ‘wind policy’, ‘sea policy’, ‘flood policy’, ‘hurricane policy’ for which you are not charged on the plain land. So, be aware and well prepared for these upcoming expenses and build your budget according to these.

Changing Shorelines

The seaside area blatantly changes its shoreline in a slow and continuous process and if not researched well, your Waterfront Property is going to be washed away gradually with the natural erosion and hurricanes. So, before signing the contract, run a fantastic survey and online research upon the geographical characteristics of the place.

The Underwater Investor

The main strength of the buyers of any Waterfront Property is the county assessor’s office and investors of that particular zone. So, before starting negotiation, have an unclouded view regarding the possible price range of that property. Bidding too low will cause you to end up losing your Waterfront Property.

Check Out The Urban Facilities

Your dream home, on the waterfront is most likely not going to be wrapped up in a Hollywood style amenities like internet connection, distilled water supply, telecommunication, electricity and most importantly, the arrangement of all these amenities is going to be a big thread to your savings account if not well planned previously. Justly warned by Taylor also, have a clear conception regarding all these things before leaping.

Surrounding Marketplaces

Living without daily grocery will not be as romantic as it seems in films. So, research well regarding the distance of the nearby markets and communications. This will help you in a couple of ways: choosing the perfect location and determining the exact price of the plot.

Consider Overseas Properties

Every bay area is not the same profitable while buying a ready Waterfront Property. For example, Los Cabos, Mexico is a lot better than another bay areas at present, they are the hotcake of Waterfront Properties. The correct deal on the correct location will definitely pamper you with but not limited to modern amenities, larger space and a shorter distance from the water body.

Put The Stresses On Land

When buying the dream ready Waterfront Property, people often get perplexed with the mesmerizing beauty of the house itself and overlook the land. Finally, after buying the waterfront property, they realize that situation of the plot is prone to natural calamity, the water is too muddy or the water is not visible from their windows. Have a clear comprehension of the price and benefits of the plot.


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Comments (6)

  • emily bennette

    This is some really good information about waterfront homes. It does seem like a good idea to have some kind of insurance for floods. After all, a home like this will be close to large bodies of water.

    December 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm


  • John

    I think this article raises some extremely good points to consider when purchasing a waterfront home. My sister-in-law and he husband have been looking at waterfront property lately, but I doubt they’ve taken all the things listed above into consideration. I personally think it would be really helpful to consult with a real estate agent that is familiar with the area, community, and environment. A good agent would be able to help you understand any associated risks, and address them accordingly.

    February 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm


  • Ridley Fitzgerald

    Thanks for the tips for buying waterfront property. I like how you talked about choosing a property based solely on the objective. My objective would be to boat all day, every day. So, I would want a place on a lake that allows boating.

    March 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm


  • Bernard Clyde

    I agree that you should pick a waterfront property with your objective in mind. If you don’t make a purchase based on your expectations for the property, it will not be able to meet your needs. It’s important that you have enough information to make an educated purchase for your waterfront property so that you have no regrets with your purchase.

    March 14, 2017 at 3:31 pm


  • Frank Delaware

    My parents are thinking about getting a vacation home, and we were curious about the benefits it could have by the water. I never knew that you should look at the geographical characteristics of the area for the shore line. I know that I would want to make sure that it won’t affect the house directly.

    March 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm


  • Jordan Miner

    We’ve been looking into some good waterfront homes, and I think that being able to get some information would be good. I’m glad you talked about how you should look at the insurance factor involved with waterfront homes. I’m going to have to look for a good waterfront home and see what we can figure out!

    May 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm


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