Preparing To Sell Or Buy A Lakefront Home Ideas

Preparing to Sell or Buy a Lakefront Home! Some Helpful Ideas.

Is there anything special I need to do in preparing my lake home for sale?

NH lake or ski homes

Selling Your Lakefront Home 

Generally speaking lake home sale preparation is the same as preparing any home to sell in this competitive market.  Stage the home creating  a simple and clean presentation for buyers. On the exterior clean the yard and  beach area.  Tackle any deferred maintenance items prior to the first showing.  Owning that wonderful lake home requires a few extra steps in the selling process.  If your home operates with a septic system your home will require a NH DES Site Assessment. This assessment is done by a licensed designer and outlines your current system, loading capacities to expansion and replacement opinions.  If your home has a dock you should have on file with the state dock permits. You can check online at the DES website or call to see if your dock it correctly registered.  If your home has a mooring you need to inform the new buyer that mooring permits are not transferable and they need to reapply.  Call me and I can help you get your lake home ready.

Buying an lake home?

Same procedures apply as purchasing any home. You will want to have inspections done, deed and boundaries reviewed. Because you are on the water get a copy of the shoreline rules so you are well informed on what you can and can't do. I would also call the Site Assessor to get a detail explanation of what the site assessment means.  Ask Questions?  Ask the seller for copies of dock permits or check online to review them.  If there is no dock on the property can one be installed and what kind?  In showing a lakefront home I get a host of questions,  can I expand, put a deck on the home, can I clear the view, can I put sand in the lake. Many of the questions I can answer, for those beyond my scope I can direct you to an expert so your decisions are educated  ones.  Call Paula Hinckley @ 603-566-6608 or Carl Sack @ 603-566-2386 For additional information on listing your lake home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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