When you buy waterfront property, you assume part of the responsibility of caring for a lake or river. Your actions on the land as well as in the water affect the health of the lake or river.
Consider Lake Type: Is the water coming from upstream or underground. The land area that drains to or flushes with dirty water add pollutants. If a lake has a dam, it is actually a flowage. Can the water levels vary, lake can experience significant water level fluctuations that raise the water level multiple feet.
Rivers and flowages are dynamic- How much silt is entering the flowage from upstream?
Assessing the community-Community character. Any local groups, associations, watershed group, are there dues? What kind of projects have they completed and what are they currently working on? Are there million-dollar mansions, rustic fishing shacks, bait shops, noisy taverns, boat landings, parks, restaurants, campgrounds, resorts.
Location on the lake or river: Each lot has advantages or disadvantages depending on its location and your personal preference. How it is situated naturally affects the light quality inside of the house as well as the view from it. If a house is located on the west side of the lake you’ll see gorgeous sunrises. Does this make a difference to you? Can you see the lake from the house?
“There are many variables to buying a lakefront property. Please consider our company as a valuable resource to buy or sell.”
Contact: Doering&Co. Real Estate