What to Expect When Purchasing a Home by the Water
For many people, living at a waterfront property is an absolute dream… Having some of Anna Maria Island’s glorious waters right in your backyard?
It doesn’t get much better than that. Fortunately, real estate agents who regularly deal with waterfront properties know the ins and outs of this process. These 5 tips from the pros will give you a heads-up on what to expect when purchasing a home by the water.
1. Decide between beach shoreline or dockside.
You know you want to be by the water. Now, just decide if your priorities lie in lying on the beach or lounging on the boat. There are great benefits to each, it totally depends on your lifestyle.
2. Find a real estate agent who’s a true waterfront specialist.
It’s important to talk to someone who is a real expert when it comes to not only waterfront living but this particular area and type of waterfront living. Our team at A Paradise is incredibly well-versed in this particular preference so be sure to ask all of your questions to one of our educated and unbiased experts.
3. Consider location first, property second.
If you happen to find an ideal location for your waterfront paradise but the home maybe isn’t your style, you can always renovate to fit your taste. It’s not everyday you can find a prime waterfront spot so, if you fall in love with the property, you can always make some tweaks to fall in love with the home after.
4. Make sure the structure can withstand the weather.
In Florida, most homes have already made the upgrade to withstand the elements but, be sure to keep in mind that it’s an important investment to add things like storm-shutters and stainless steel accessories to a waterfront property.
5. Keep insurance in mind.
For some Floridian waterfront properties you need up to 3 insurance properties. The team at A Paradise realty can help guide you in the right direction for an insurance agent to assist with this!
Whatever the weather, living waterfront is better! There are many things to include in your decision-making process and we are happy to help guide you to your dream waterfront home in the Anna Maria Island area. Give us a call at (800) 256-9679 to speak with one of our professionals.