“I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore… I hear it in the deep heart’s core,” the poet William Butler Yeats once said. It’s not surprising that many people are drawn to luxury waterfront homes. The sounds are calming, the water is relaxing, and the property retains value over time.
Are you in the process of buying a new home next to the water? Here are a few things you should consider asking the current homeowner, or your real estate agent, before progressing.
1. What Sort of Weather Can the Home Withstand?
Waterfront property is typically exposed to more elements than most homes because it faces the water. Not only does flooding become an issue, but the ground is frequently less stabl