10 Things To Know Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Owning a waterfront home along the Chesapeake Bay or one of it’s many tributaries can be a lifelong dream come true and Anne Arundel County is the county with the most amount of Maryland shoreline. With more than 530 miles of waterfront, Anne Arundel literally has something for everyone and every budget. But, purchasing a waterfront home is more complex than buying a traditional home. So the waterfront experts at The Donnelly Group have compiled 10 important tips to consider before you make that big investment, including answers to questions like:
- What you need to know about mean low water depth.
- Why you should start shopping for a loan before you shop for a waterfront home
- How to find out if you will need flood insurance?
- How to determine if your property is located in a critical area?
- What you must know before renovating a home on the waterfront?
Anne Arundel County is a nationally recognized lifestyle, often referred to as the Sailing Capital of the World! But, the county also has some of the strictest building and development codes and, depending on where the property is located, you may have to work with city, county and state authorities. This means complying and coordinating with the various authorities and in many cases paying for permitting, fees, inspections and more! This can be a daunting process and you will want to be sure you have waterfront experts on your side! Too often, we hear horror stories of naïve buyers who bought the home of their dreams with the intention to renovate, only to find out the costs and time involved were well beyond their budget. Don’t let this happen to you!
Download this special insider’s guide to “Buying a Waterfront Home” and learn about the most common mistakes prospective homeowners make. Are you an avid sailor or cruiser? You’ll find out why open water access is a critical element in your decision-making process. Are you looking forward to having a private pier vs. a community dock? You’ll learn why it’s important to understand the property’s riparian rights. Topics in this guide include:
- Water Depth
- Bridge Height
- Water View
- Open Water Access
- Riparian vs. Non-Riparian Rights
- Public Water & Sewer vs. Well & Septic
- Critical Area Building & Renovation
- Flood Insurance
- Hiring A Waterfront Specialist
There are many years of enjoyment a home on the water can provide. Anne Arundel County is a wonderfully diverse market for waterfront property and offers close proximity to Washington DC and Baltimore and a short drive to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
So, if you are ready to explore the lifestyle that comes with owning a waterfront home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, download this free guide now.
If you have questions, and will put 50+ years of experience to work for you!