Do you want to purchase a waterfront property with a waterside deck the you can sit and sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise???….or perhaps, end your day on your waterside deck with a cocktail and watch the sun slip over the horizon??….or perhaps, a little bit of both.
Waterside deck orientation is only one of various items that should be thought of before investing in waterfront property. Perhaps you want to be able to sit on a sandy piece of shore and swim in front of your new property; a dock to tie up you boat; or maybe you just want to be able to hear the waves lapping against the shore. Is your preference to be located on the inner-harbor??…or you may want to sit on your porch and watch the parade of boats enter and exit the renown New Bedford Yacht Club.
Owning on the water brings up insurance – flood and homeowners. Both extremely important. I would advise you speak directly to your trusted insurance agent to make sure you understand all aspects of insurance required.
Many properties in our area started out as small summer cottages. Over the years they have grown to year round homes. If you are hoping to make major or minor improvements will they be allowed by the building codes in town. Are you within a flood zone – do you need certain elevation?? Are there any easements protecting a neighbors view??
Depending on where on the waterfront a property is located it may have access to town utilities or perhaps you are required to have a private well and septic system. Having a septic system close to the water is an entire blog in itself. Depending on the water table will the system have to be raised?? Is the property located in a part of town where town sewer is coming in the near future??
Like anything, doing your research will assure you are making the right decision when making a big investment. Owning a piece of waterfront property is incredible. As stated by Mark Twain, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” …and there is even less direct waterfront.
Make your appointment today to have a private tour of various waterfront properties in the Padanaram area. Start to make your dream a reality.