Mansfield, MA, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Owning lakefront property can be a lifelong dream for many home buyers. It’s a lifestyle choice that is made by nearly 25,000 families every year in the United States. Many of them are rediscovering childhood memories of vacationing on the water or remembering a simpler time when friends and family spent quality time together. Some just want to wake up to the spectacular views and wildlife that waterfront living has to offer.
But unlike a most homes, lakefront property has its own set of criteria that buyers need to be aware of. “Lakefront buyers need to realize that they are not just buying a home, they are buying a lake,” said Scott Freerksen, Owner/Broker of Lakefront Living Realty, LLC, a New England lakefront property real estate Brokerage. “We receive weekly calls from potential buyers and/or lakefront homeowners describing a number of issues that are causing a problem with their purchase.”
Freerksen and his team, who focus on New England lakefront property, pulled from their 10 years’ experience selling waterfront homes in creating their 37-point checklist for lakefront property buyers. Answering “yes” to any one of the questions is a red flag that needs to be addressed prior to making an offer on the home. “For example, the first question on our list is about Flood Insurance,” says Freerksen, “just because the previous owner didn’t need flood insurance, doesn’t mean you won’t. FEMA is constantly changing their maps and this could mean an additional $2,000 to $4,000 per year for the new homeowner.”
Kirk Tidwell, Founder and CEO of Lakehouse.com, a National marketing site for lakefront buyers and agents, talked about the unique issues regarding waterfront purchases. “Often times, issues come up once a lender is involved in the purchase. These can involve seasonal homes, leased land, easements, deeded rights, septic systems and private roads.”
Freerksen added: “There are also questions about the lake itself that should be addressed such as Lake Association charters, invasive aquatic weeds, public access, right-of-ways, water quality and control of the water level.”
The 37-point checklist covers all these items and more. To learn more and receive a copy of the checklist, buyers can e-mail Scott Freerksen at firstname.lastname@example.org
with “checklist” in the subject line.
About Lakefront Living Realty, LLC
Based in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Lakefront Living Realty, LLC is a full service real estate brokerage specializing solely on the purchase and sale of pond and lakefront property in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Owner Scott “The Lake Guy” Freerksen, a Real Estate Broker and Realtor, founded Lakefrontliving.com in 2003 as way to support his real estate practice and to bring to potential buyers and sellers a website that features direct lakefront homes. All the "riverfront," "oceanfront," "across the street," "within walking distance" homes are taken out of the site.
Lakefront Living Realty has one mission: To passionately unite Buyers and Sellers of lakefront property. For complete information, please visit www.lakefrontliving.com or call Scott at 508-377-7167.