For many, finding the perfect lake home is a lifelong dream, especially when you can enjoy life in the Lake Norman area, so when it comes to making that dream a reality, you’ll want to make sure you’ve thought through all your options. Here are some great tips for finding the perfect Lake Norman home.
What Does Lake Life Look Like to You?
The reason most people want to buy a lake home is to enjoy all that lake life has to offer. And the number one asset to lake life is the lake! You need to know (for yourself) exactly how you plan to use your lakefront property. Is it for boating, swimming, fishing, all of the above? These different considerations will help you choose the perfect lot.
What’s the Waterfront Footage?
You’ll want to know exactly how much waterfront footage you have. Lots with at least 100 feet of waterfront property are great for a maximum allowable pier. This is an important consideration and something you’ll want to be sure and ask your realtor.
Where’s the Sun?
The position of your home on the lot is important. Most people buy their homes for the view of the lake, so if the home you are considering gets direct sunlight with a lakeside view, you’ll want to pay close attention to the decks, balconies, and porches on your lake home. You’ll also want to pay close attention to the location of the primary bedrooms you will be utilizing. If you love to wake up to sunlight flooding into your master suite, great! But if you prefer the beauty of the setting sun in your room, you’ll want to make note of that as well.
What’s the Topography?
Many people like the idea of a nice gentle slope or a flat walk from their Lake Norman home to the shoreline. That is very picturesque, but you’ll also want to take into consideration that flat lots are typically flat under the water as well. If you’re mostly going to be swimming and playing in the lake, that’s great! But if you’re looking forward to boating every weekend, you may want to consider a steeper lot.
Who’s Coming to Visit?
The minute you announce to your friends and family that you have a lakefront home, you can bet you’ll be getting lots of visitors. That’s the reason many people purchase a Lake Norman home, because they love to entertain! That said, think about your likely guest list when it comes to the number and size of your bedrooms. Depending on your family size, a good rule of thumb is “dinner and sleeping for eight.”
What’s the Rush?
And lastly, when it comes to purchasing the home of your dreams, don’t be in a rush. Work with a great realtor that is experienced in the area, one who understands lakefront property, and one who wants you to take all the time you need to be sure your lakefront home is the one you’ve been dreaming of.
Keeping it real,
The Cloninger Properties Team