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Lakefront Property: Why Use a Lakefront Specialist?

Posted by Veronica On April - 2 - 2014

Home on Sebago Lake When you’re buying real estate in the Sebago Lake area of Maine, it’s a good idea to use a lakefront specialist. While it’s not a requirement, you want to get the Realtor who knows the most about the area where you’re looking to purchase. Overall, you’ll be more likely to have a smooth transaction. Your lakefront specialist will also be knowledgeable about more of the homes in the area, along with the ins and outs of buying a property along a lake. Whether you’re going to be living there permanently or you want to buy a second home or vacation home, you need the right agent on your side.

A good Sebago Lake specialist can provide you with information you may not have even thought about. For example, will you need flood insurance? Lakes are fed by streams and rivers, or man made. No matter how they are created, though, excessive rain or other water runoff can cause them to swell and rise over the shores. When that happens, nearby properties can be subject to flooding. If you’re in a flood plain and you’re getting a mortgage, you’ll need to have a special policy to cover that risk. That should be figured into your budget for the home and your monthly payment, so you want a real estate agent who can help you decide whether it’s a payment you can make.

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The more you’re told about flood insurance, along with any and all risks and hazards of owning property on the lake, the more you’ll be able to make a decision that’s right for you. Living on a lake in Maine can be a gorgeous and tranquil experience. You want your experience to be that way, too, so it’s very important to make sure you’re knowledgeable and that you have all the facts before you choose your next home. While any Realtor can show the property to you, you only want the best and most knowledgeable agent when you’re buying real estate.

Because a lakefront specialist is used to handling lakefront property, that agent will know of any extra considerations you’ll need to think about or address before you buy. The agent will also know the area, so if you’re clear on what you’re looking for you can be steered toward the properties that meet all or at least most of your requirements. Whether you’re retired and looking for a peaceful, quiet place to call home, or you’re raising a big family and want a vacation place, a lakefront property can be an amazing choice.

There are big and small homes, places with a lot of land and some with smaller lots, and all kinds of styles and configurations. You can make your lakefront property dreams come true by hiring a lakefront specialist to help you through the process and guide you toward the best house for your current and future needs. Don’t delay your dream because you’re not sure who to work with. The right agent can make all the difference in your property search.

About the Author

As a broker specializing in multi-units and single family homes in Southern Maine, Veronica Schneider joined the real estate industry in August of 2004 bringing with her over eight years of experience in real estate management. You can find Veronica and Green Tree Realty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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