Lake Norman LakefrontConsiderations When Buying Lake Norman Lakefront Property

Lakefront homes fit a particular lifestyle choice that is incredibly exciting for many people. However, when you are pursuing a property you really want it is more important than ever to think rationally. You can have a lakefront lifestyle, but you need to be aware of all the considerations that go into purchasing a lakefront property. Buying a lakefront home is very different on a number of levels compared to your traditional purchase. It is important to understand these differences before making the leap into lakefront living.

All things being equal homes located on a lake are typically more valuable than homes that aren’t. While your initial expense will be greater, the potential for greater appreciation is common with a lakefront home. When the real estate market drops lakefront property also tend to keep more of their value. What you should know however when buying a lakefront property is far more involved than your typical home. What you need to think about when buying a lake house is fairly involved.

Home OrientationLake Norman Lakefront

When living on a lake you one of things you will want to take into consideration is the orientation to the sun and how it sets. Does the home get morning or afternoon sun? If you are getting afternoon sun does the deck have any sun protection? How do the winds coming off the lake effect both your enjoyment of the property and the heating costs?

GET SPECIFIC

Lakes can vary considerably, meaning one lake might be perfect for you while another is completely undesirable. You do not want to discover that the lake you bought a home on is nothing like what you want. Find out as much information as you can about the lake. Here are some excellent questions to ask when considering buying a lakefront home.

  • How busy is the lake during each season?
  • What recreational opportunities are available on the lake? Kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, waterfowl hunting? Some lakes are better suited than others for specific types of activities.
  • Does the lake maintain it’s water level or go up and down with the seasons?
  • Does the lake flood?
  • Are you required to carry flood insurance?
  • If you boat, how easy is it to get your boat in and out of the lake? Are you allowed to have a dock right off of your house, or is it OK to travel around the lake for an access point?
  • Are there any specific things that are not allowed on the lake?
  • Are you on a drought resistant cove?
  • Can your cove be dredged?
  • Are there any low lying bridges?
  • How big can your pier/dock area be? Can it have a covered area?
  • How close are you to modern conveniences?
  • Doe your lot allow for a dock or pier?

soldHire a Realtor You Can Trust

Whether buying or selling a lake front home you want to work with a Realtor that understands the complexities of selling a home on a lake. Avoid picking a real estate agent randomly when you want to buy a lakefront home. Interview agents to find out how well they do at finding lakefront homes that satisfy their clients.

You want a person on your side that can find you a good home within your budget – a home you can enjoy for decades. Lakefront homes are naturally more challenging to find at a good price due to higher demand. With the right agent, the search becomes easier and you are more likely to get a good deal on a house. This is more than worth the commission an agent will charge for his or her help.

Lake Norman homes

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168 Broad Sound Place -- 6 BR, 6.4 BA
Price: $6,995,000 (9789 sqft)
Subdivision: The Point
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3472208 | Active
125 Quiet Waters Drive -- 5 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $6,750,000 (9686 sqft)
Subdivision: Northwood
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3714061 | Active
104 Nathaniel Court -- 5 BR, 8.4 BA
Price: $6,500,000 (20850 sqft)
Subdivision: The Point
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3704809 | Active
16602 Flying Jib Road -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $6,499,000 (9894 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3730910 | Active
109 Conway Court -- 5 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $5,850,000 (8688 sqft)
Subdivision: The Point
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Ben Bowen Properties | MLS # 3650716 | Contract
17002 Freshwater Lane -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $5,600,000 (8027 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3716941 | Active
16505 Jetton Road -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $5,500,000 (8127 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman
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Lead 2 Real Estate | MLS # 3681168 | Active
469 Tuskarora Trail -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $5,300,000 (9949 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3715992 | Active
18300 Mainsail Pointe Drive -- 6 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $4,500,000 (7384 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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HM Properties | MLS # 3726045 | Active
173 Rehoboth Lane -- 5 BR, 5.3 BA
Price: $4,290,000 (8816 sqft)
Subdivision: The Point
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NorthGroup Real | MLS # 3712011 | Active
179 Milford Circle -- 5 BR, 5.4 BA
Price: $4,250,000 (8946 sqft)
Subdivision: The Point
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Trump International | MLS # 3721217 | Active
192 Gudger Road -- 5 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $3,775,000 (5910 sqft)
Subdivision: Lakeside at Langtree
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Allen Tate | MLS # 3707158 | Contract
16621 Jetton Road -- 6 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $3,695,000 (6919 sqft)
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Taylor & Company | MLS # 3502414 | Active
16501 Green Dolphin Lane -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,590,000 (8113 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3713776 | Contract
19001 Double Eagle Drive -- 6 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,350,000 (6974 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3700015 | Contract
17826 Carlow Road -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $3,299,900 (2975 sqft)
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3723063 | Contract
17226 Green Dolphin Lane -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,250,000 (8826 sqft)
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3695961 | Contract
17300 Wavecrest Court -- 4 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $3,250,000 (5141 sqft)
Subdivision: Somerset Shores
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3715980 | Contract
8451 Ridgewood Road -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $3,250,000 (8867 sqft)
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Lakeshore Realty, Inc. | MLS # 3628933 | Active
16741 100 Norman Place -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $3,199,000 (8693 sqft)
Subdivision: 100 Norman Place
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3678789 | Contract

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