First Time Oakland County Lakefront Buyer

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If you are a first time Oakland County lake buyer you may want a  lake house but don't know where to start.  Of course like all home buying, you'll first need to see your bank, or a lender to see what you can get pre-qualified for. This is a very important first step for all home buyers, as there is no listing agent that will take an offer, without a pre-approval letter.  In today's market not only for lakefront but over-all, you'll want to be prepared and have your pre-approvaly in hand, ready to be sent with any offer.

Once you have the pre-approval, you can start the fun part! Thinking about what you want most out of your home.  What are your wants and needs?  Do you want an all-sports lake?  What are you planning to do on the lake?  Are you just going to fish?  Or do you want a speed boat; to pull people around for skiing, wake-boarding, and tubing?  Maybe you'd be happiest with just a pontoon boat?  Decide what you want to do and how you are going to use the lake. This will be the next step in planning your Oakland County lake home purchase.  That will determine what type of lakes you need to be looking at. This will also give me a better idea of what I can find for you in Oakland County. A good thing to remember when trying to answer all those questions is also how long you see yourself living in this house, is it a forever home where you'll be raising kids and possibly grand-kids? A lot goes into answering these so take your time, that way your experience is a productive one.

Choosing between a non-all-sports lake vs. an all-sports lake...That all depends. Some people love the excitement of an all-sports lake and the fun water-sport activities you can teach your kids or learn yourself! People who want to have a more action packed summer, will want an all-sports lake. However, that doesn't mean you wont find your dream home on a non-all-sports lake. Some people look for a peaceful setting, more for the views, than the action. I know plenty of people who would rather paddle out to the middle of the lake and drop a few fishing lines, and relax. Without boats rushing by or stirring up the water. Everyone has their own wants and needs.  Some buyers like kayaking, some like fishing, and some just love the views of the lake.  Lake life living is all about finding what about the lake draws you in, and embracing that to the fullest. So if you are a first time Oakland County Lake home buyer get your pre-approval letter from the lender and think about what you want to do on the lake.

Then we can narrow your search down, giving you a list of lakes that will fit your criteria, specifically! Give me a call directly if you need any help figuring out what lakes might suite your needs and wants best.

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Russ Ravary

Russ is full time realtor with 14 years of experience of finding good deals for his clients.  An added bonus is that he buys a new kayak, or lawnmower, or grill, or snowblower, or lawnmower when you buy and close on a home with him.

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