With over 530 miles of waterfront in Anne Arundel County, there are a wide array of real estate options for those who are seeking to live in a home on the water. Waking up every day to a view of the Bay or enjoying the peaceful serenity of a calm creek can be the realization of a life-long dream. While location is an important consideration with any home, it is even more-so with a waterfront home.
At The Donnelly Group, we have a team of waterfront specialists who have extensive experience with waterfront real estate. They can help you understand the pros and the cons of a specific property, neighborhood, waterway or shoreline. Several of our agents are avid boaters and they understand the unique factors you will want to consider if you’re hoping to boat in local waters.
It is so easy to fall in love with a waterfront view but it’s important to remember that waterfront homes are usually exposed to more weather elements than a typical home. So, you’ll want to be sure that the house is built as wonderful and solid as the view.
Most homes can be improved upon but improvements can be costly and lengthy if the home is located in a Critical Area of Anne Arundel County. According to www.aacounty.org, “Critical Area is located 1,000 feet landward from mean high tide or the edge of tidal wetlands, as designated on the State Tidal Wetland maps, and all waters of and lands under the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.” This means that any construction, renovation, grading or landscaping generally requires a permit and a regimented review process. So, if you locate a home on the water that needs to be plowed or completely redone, you’ll want to evaluate the options before you buy.
For more information on questions to ask before you buy, download our Free Guide 10 Things To Know Before You Buy a Waterfront Property
Contact The Donnelly Group Waterfront Specialist Team today to scheudle a tour of available waterfront properties