Three Key Points to Remember When Investing in a Cottage or Waterfront Getaway

Three Key Points to Remember When Investing in a Cottage or Waterfront GetawayIf you’re looking to invest in a cottage or waterfront getaway, there are three key things to keep in mind throughout your search.

How’s The House?

Even if the lake is the highlight of a property you’re considering, it is important to make sure that the home is equally as great as the beautiful body of water it borders.

How’s its orientation? Is it built on the ideal angle to take full advantage of the sun? Does the deck or large windows face another house directly? The orientation is an important factor to consider as it can make or break the comfort of the property.

You’ll also want to consider the lot itself, as many waterfront properties are not built on level lots, but rather on sloping hills. If this is the case with a cottage you are looking to buy, it is important to have the land inspected to uncover any potential dangers or deficiencies. This is especially significant if you want to pursue further construction on the property in the future.

The waste system is another factor to consider, as many lakefront properties utilize a septic tank or public sewer system, which may differ from what you are used to and could cause more hassle than the home is worth.

Just How Lakefront Is It?

It is also important to consider the proximity of a house to the water, as there are unique risks that come along with bordering on a body of water. If the home is very close to the lake, research the typical rise and fall of water levels throughout the year as well as whether ice or frost develops in winter.

Make sure you have a thorough understanding of the lake specifics as well. Know the lake rules, what types of water crafts are permitted for use, how deep it is, and how busy it is throughout the year. A lake may look beautiful, but it’s equally important to ensure it will provide the experience you are looking for as well.

Protect Your Privacy

Lake front getaway homes often come with limited privacy as many properties may face each other across the water. Additionally, since space is limited around a lake, properties may be squished together to make the most of the land that’s available, and that can also compromise your privacy. Be sure to check out who you can see and who can see you, and take note of whether or not there are substantial tree barriers between you and your potential neighbors.

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13 Beds
16 Baths
12,261 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6525456
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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10 Baths
17,267 SqFt
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Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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5 Beds
6 Baths
18,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6495034
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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6 Beds
8 Baths
14,048 SqFt
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Property Type Single Family - Detached
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7 Beds
8 Baths
13,617 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6375239
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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Property Type Single Family - Detached
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8 Beds
11 Baths
20,949 SqFt
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MLS # 6534041
Property Type Single Family - Detached
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9 Baths
14,801 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6408372
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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$25,000,000
7 Beds
10 Baths
18,575 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6507679
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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6 Beds
8.5 Baths
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MLS # 6362093
Property Type Single Family - Detached
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7 Beds
9 Baths
11,530 SqFt
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Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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$20,000,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
13,114 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6455254
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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