Owning a home on a lakefront is an ultimate dream for many people. At Lake Oconee we see this dream come true every day!
Buyers are heading to Lake Oconee this year to find their dream homes, especially now when the mortgage rates are very low, and many people desire to escape the hazards of the big city.
The lifestyle here offers a convenient location to travel to the Atlanta airport or to other states by easy access to interstate highways. First class medical care is readily available. The climate is moderate, offering 4 distinct seasons.
But, Buyer Beware! Choosing a Lake Home is different from a buying an inland home. Here are 5 Tips for Buying a Lake Oconee home:
1- Find an lake-experienced agent (like 30 year residents Suzie and Jim!) who knows the right questions to ask before you buy. You need to be aware of special regulations regarding living on the lake. Lake Oconee was created by the Georgia Power Company and they have certain requirements for lake front property and the docks that are built there since they own the shoreline.
2- Ask about the extra time and money that lakefront living makes necessary such as maintenance of seawalls and docks. Check on the septic tank or sewer options before you buy.
3- Know what you are buying, does the property go all the way to the lake? Are there HOA restrictions and dues? Carefully check out the waterfront side of the home.
4- Determine if the lake meets the needs of your favorite sports: the depth of the water, what types of boats are allowed, species of fish, limits on fish caught, etc. If a golf course is included, find out about the difficulty of the course, membership dues, and availability of tee times.
5-Think about convenience: is the home near shopping, medical care, schools, and churches? If it’s a second home, how long is the trip to the lake?
Most Lake Oconee communities have local lake access if you prefer to live inland and launch your boat occasionally. There are also easy care townhouse and condo subdivisions in the Lake Oconee area.
Come down to tour the Lake Oconee area and sample the good life! We have a beautiful lake, and many other amenities such as a movie theater, local art performances, restaurants, and local access to top grade medical care.
Lakefront Lake Homes start at about $400K, and Lakefront Gated homes start at about $650K. Investigate the different communities by clicking the tab above this blog post, Communites. It includes a link to currently listed Lake Oconee homes for sale.
We will find the homes or lots that fit your dream and your pocketbook!
Call Suzie or Jim, RE/MAX Lake Country