Will you be able to build the log home you want on the property? Does the water body offer the recreation opportunities you enjoy? Are you prepared to deal with the special responsibilities and costs associated with waterfront living? Answering these questions must be part of your research process.
From a practical standpoint, you want to be sure you are building your dream home on solid ground that won’t cause structural problems down the road. At the same time, you should make sure you are on solid legal footing because wetland and shoreland laws may restrict what can be built on the property or you may be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Types Of Waterfront Property
Waterfront property isn’t limited to parcels “on” the water. In today’s real estate market, waterfront encompasses a wide range of properties, including:
In addition, parcels that contain a small lake or pond are often included in the waterfront category since the land owner would have the opportunity to build on that body of water.