Looking for your next house or vacation property? A lakefront property may be just what you’re looking for. Learn 7 awesome benefits of buying a lake house now.
For many people, owning a lakefront property is a dream come true. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t love waking up to the gentle sound of water or taking a walk along the shore whenever you feel like it?
But whether you’re considering buying a lake house as your main residence or as a second home, that perfect waterfront property you’ve spotted won’t be on the market for long. Because, as any real estate brokerage will tell you, the best waterfront homes get snapped up in the blink of an eye.
Still, need some persuading? If so, we’re here to share some of the many benefits of owning a lakeside home to help you make up your mind.
1. Incredible Views
If you’re still on the fence and wondering, ‘Should I buy a lake house?’, go and take a look at a couple of lakefront properties. We’re sure that the incredible views alone are enough to convince you that it’s a great idea.
The unadulterated views of the water are the main reason that lakeside homes are so sought after and sell so fast.
But buying a lake house doesn’t just get you the beautiful views of lapping waves and serene waters. These views also serve as a backdrop for all of nature’s wonders. From moody sunsets to flocks of birds in flight, it’s impossible to get bored watching mother nature in action right on your doorstep.
2. Serene and Relaxing Setting
As well as beautiful views, lakeside living is synonymous with peace and quiet.
With no traffic noise, garbage trucks, or noisy neighbors to contend with, you’ll finally be able to hear the birds singing, and even the sound of your thoughts.
Even if you plan on buying a lake house as a second home, this investment will provide you with the perfect place to relax whenever you need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
3. Physical and Mental Health Boost
Many of us are drawn to the water, finding both peace and pleasure in tranquil lakes, flowing rivers, and ocean waves. Simply put, being near water makes us happier. Or, as Wallace J. Nichols, PhD theorizes, it’s evidence of our ‘blue mind’ seeking out the restorative benefits provided by bodies of water.
With stress and anxiety on the rise, we’re starting to wake up to how beneficial nature can be for our mental health. Even looking at photos of green spaces can help lower stress levels. But beyond the tranquility of trees and fields, further analysis shows that natural blue spaces bring us more pleasure than natural green spaces.
If photos of lakes and rivers can boost your mood and mental health, imagine what looking out over a real-life lake will do!
And then there’s the physical health boost that all that fresh lakeside air will provide. With no overpasses or highways for what could be miles and miles, the air is often a lot cleaner around a lake than the air near the city. This can help improve breathing and immunity, with the possibility to reduce the severity of conditions like asthma.
4. Strong Chance of Appreciation
As you’ll know if you’ve subscribed to our market stats, buying a lake house is one of the best investments you can make.
This strong chance of appreciation is driven by the high demand for lakeside properties, but also their limited supply. After all, there’s only so much lakefront to build homes around.
This fact ensures that the few homes around the lake are more desirable and retain their value. And also means that the best waterfront homes don’t tend to stay on the market for long.
So, while we’re sure you want to enjoy your lakeside home for years to come, should you ever decide to sell, you can rest assured that you’ll get a great price. The draw of living or vacationing by a lake is timeless, so your lakeside property will likely attract future buyers for the same reason that it attracted you.
5. Great Investment Potential
If you’re considering buying a lake house as a second home, you won’t find a better vacation rental investment.
Waterfront investment properties are some of the most sought-after in today’s self-rental market. More and more people are avoiding package deals and hotels in favor of holiday homes in a relaxed setting so your home will be in demand if you decide to rent it out.
And, with the added draw of more land, a water view, and more potential for recreation activities, you’ll be able to charge higher rents than properties without lake views and direct access.
6. Recreational Possibilities
Beyond the pleasure of looking out across the lake from your home, there are always plenty of ways to enjoy the water for its recreational potential.
From boating to fishing, swimming to kayaking (we have world renowned white water rapids in Haliburton County), there are many water-based activities suited to all tastes, abilities, and age ranges. And owning a home right by the waterfront will give you instant access to all of these activities and more.
7. Constant Source of Inspiration
Whether it features directly in their work or helps fuel their creativity, water is a source of inspiration and fascination for many artists. As you’ll find if you invest in a lakeside home, there is something about living alongside a body of water that provides the energy necessary for creativity.
This may be a draw for you personally or could be an extra reason to consider a waterfront property as a vacation rental investment. Marketing your second home as the perfect combination of seclusion and artistic inspiration is sure to appeal to artists looking to escape into nature while working on their latest masterpiece.
And then there’s the beautiful natural setting which is sure to offer plenty of photo-worthy moments perfect for Instagram amateurs and professional photographers alike.
The Benefits of Buying a Lake House
Buying a lake house offers a win-win situation. Whether it’s the stunning views and peaceful setting that attract you, or the promise of plenty of water-based fun, you’re sure to get plenty of enjoyment out of it while it’s yours.
But, should you ever decide to sell, there’ll no doubt be plenty of potential buyers lining up to take it off your hands for a great price.
Are you thinking of investing in a waterfront property? If so, feel free to contact us for more information.