If you’re considering buying a waterfront home in Ontario, you may be wondering if the extra cost of living on a lake is worth it. Of course, in the end, it’s entirely up to you, your preferences and your budget. But there’s more to lakefront living than you might think.
Yes, if you don’t buy a property with lake frontage, but you’re nearby, there’s probably a public beach or park you can use. But the benefits of living on a lake go beyond being able to swim or just being near water.
The Constance of the Lake
There are many reasons why waterfront properties require more of an investment. The constantly changing face of the lake is one of them. Like a campfire, it’s never really the same from one moment to the next or one day to the next. You’ll even learn to look forward to the rains because of how they make the water dance.
Lakefront properties offer uninterrupted views not only of the water, but, if they are situated properly, sunrises and/or sunsets. And you’ll never get tired of or regret making sunrises and sunsets a part of your life.
Protect Your Investment
Waterfront properties tend to keep their value better than other types of residential properties. The draw of being on the water helps waterfront properties survive real estate ups and downs better than most types of property.
Lakefront homes and cottages tend to be spaced further apart than inland lots. Also, you know there’s not going to be anyone living on at least one side of your home! In many cases, choosing a landlocked property, situated among other landlocked properties, even if they are near a lake, can be not much different than living in a subdivision.
Talk to a Waterfront Property Specialist
One of the best ways to find the right waterfront property is to talk to a waterfront property specialist. Invidiata has been selling waterfront homes in Oakville and surrounding areas for almost 40 years.
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