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Not every home is the same and the small differences between each property can feel huge when you’re trying to find the perfect house. Before looking for homes, create a list of which amenities you consider a “need” and which are a “want.” Knowing these important things will help you avoid any major confusion or stress. While it’s difficult to keep emotion out of any real estate transaction, having your list will help you compromise.
Your real estate team will help you manage the showing process and find a home that fits that description. Some amenities that you might consider a “need” in your waterfront house include:
· A big garage. Always know what size of garage you need. For example, you may need a two-car garage.
· Direct access to a dock/beach/etc. Some waterfront homes may not have their own dock, beach, or other similar features.
· Lots of storage space. If you consider large closets, basement storage, or lots of cupboards to be important to you, keep this in mind while house searching.
· A nice kitchen. If you have a big family or love to cook, you’ll want to have an updated, roomy kitchen. The kitchen is often the focus of any home. Make sure that it has what you consider important, such as a large counter space, a kitchen island, and updated appliances.
· Roomy bedrooms. Do you have a lot of items and decorations that you like to have in your bedrooms? Communicate with your real estate team to make sure that the properties you view have bigger bedrooms.
Waterfront homes often require specific insurance in order to keep your property safe. For example, most properties will require you to buy flood insurance. This is because many waterfront homes risk being flooded.
Additionally, many waterfront houses are part of a homeowner’s association (HOA). You’ll need to have the specific insurances that are required by the HOA’s regulations. Budgeting these expenses is important. Your real estate team will help you sort out what specific insurances you need. They’ll also help you get in touch with the best insurance agencies so you are secure and safe in your new home!
Waterfront homes are one of the most exciting, beautiful properties that are available. They’re like a constant vacation! However, there are some things you need to be aware of. Sometimes the waterfront property needs extra maintenance because of water damage, salt erosion, and flooding. However, with the proper insurance and protection on your property, this typically won’t become a problem.
Some homes also have specific regulations through the owners of the body of water that you have to follow, such as the access you have to the body of water. But–don’t stress! Your real estate team will help you tackle these difficulties and find the perfect property that has no major downsides!
Now that you have all the information necessary to buy a waterfront home, it’s time that you find your perfect property! The Sutton Team is ready to help you find the waterfront house that you’ve been dreaming of. Get in contact with them today!
Billy Sutton was great to work with on the purchase of our poultry farm. He provides a wealth of knowledge and we were completely blown away with how resourceful he was. Anytime an issue came up or we were worried about something, he had an answer. He is direct, kept us updated, and made it an enjoyable purchase.
Eddie P.❉April 27th, 2020
Billy contacted me one day and said he had found my way into the poultry business. I had never used a realtor before so this was all new to me. He was very helpful with every question I had. He made sure I was stress free every step of the way, always made sure I had everything done that needed to be so that we were always a step ahead, and always informed me of things to be done that I didn't know about. I would highly recommend using Bill Sutton as your realtor.
Dylan P.❉April 22nd, 2020
A very trustworthy and professional agent. I would definitely recommend him.
Brett D.❉March 9th, 2020
Billy was a fantastic realtor. Being a first time home buyer I was a little stressed and nervous, however, Billy made it stress free and was always wiling to come whenever I needed to show me a house, or answer a phone call to explain something to me. I would definitely recommend Billy to anyone that is buying a house, first time, or fifth time!
Patrick C.❉March 6th, 2020
It was great working with Billy, He is very dedicated to his clients and will go out of his way to satisfy your needs. So if your looking for a hard working realtor Billy is your guy!!!!!
David W.❉November 1st, 2019
If i could give 10 stars I would. Billy was a perfect fit for us. He is a true professional and was very understanding of our concerns. Billy was a great listener. He was with us the entire way. You can call him anytime with question and you will get a very prompt answer. We will definitely use Billy in the future with any real estate needs that might arise. You cannot go wrong with Billy.
Dave K.❉October 26th, 2019
I've heard horror stories over the years in regards to realtors, I guess those people didn't have the right realtor because Billy Sutton did an amazing job, I was looking at houses 2 1/2 hours apart and one way or another he would always show up full of energy and full of knowledge. It's been two years and we still communicate with one another and I recommend him 100%
Jorge V.❉October 9th, 2019
Billy was a pleasure to work with. He's knowledgeable, hard working, and sold my home quickly for a great price. I highly recommend!
Andrew M.❉October 2nd, 2019
Billy is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. If you have a home to sell, give him a call.
Patricia S.❉October 1st, 2019
Billy is incredibly knowledgeable in real estate and talked me through every step of the home buying process for my first home. I went into the process well informed and confident in my decision to buy, and would recommend Billy to anybody looking to purchase a home.
Nick M.❉September 29th, 2019
Lacey is an amazing person she listens to what you want in your dream home and takes the time to find the home that is perfect for you and your family. I totally recommend her to anyone.
Tanya C.❉April 17th, 2020
Lacey was a amazing realtor she worked tirelessly to find us a house that our family would love and she knocked it out of the park. Thank you so much for the hard work you put in.
Larry G.❉March 6th, 2020
I couldn't of asked for a better person helping us with our home! She's highly professional and made sure we found our dream home. Lacey always made time for us as clients and worked so hard to make everything go as smoothly as possible.
Stephanie D.❉March 5th, 2020
Lacey is amazing! She is so patient, understanding, honest and fair! She is everything you would want in a realtor but rarely find. The home buying and selling is a whole process that can be overwhelming and almost impossible if you don't have the right person on your side. She is so caring and pays attention to details you couldn't ask for anyone better to be there with you as you make such an important decision.
Cassi P.❉September 25th, 2019
I have known Lacey for over 15 years. She is one of the most detail oriented and hardworking people I know. I have watched her help people and over again!! I would recommend her to anyone!
Amanda B.❉September 25th, 2019
Whether you’re selling or buying a home for the first time or the tenth time, we’re here to help the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible. Just let us know your real estate goals and we’ll make them happen.
We’d be happy to discuss your home for sale and answer any questions you may have about buying or selling homes in Maryland. Drop us a line or fill out the contact form today – we look forward to getting to know you!