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Waterfront homes

At Vanderhoef Properties, helping individuals and families find the ideal home is our unwavering commitment. On this page, we’re making it easier for you to search for waterfront homes.

Waterfront homes for sale in Southeast Michigan

In the prolific and affluent suburbs of Oakland County, MI, lakefront areas provide a dreamy and luxurious escape.

A lakefront home is an excellent choice if:

  • You want to wake up to the spectacular sight of the water
    Imagine waking up to a sparkling lake only feet from your window. A waterfront home allows you to enjoy this every morning, along with various opportunities for recreation and activities such as boating, swimming, water-sports, fishing, and relaxation that extend beyond the four walls of your house.
  • You value nature and open spaces
    A waterfront home is perfect for your personal appreciation of nature. For homeowners with growing kids, it’s the perfect environment for exploring the world beyond their gadgets, the internet, and their digital devices. When you have access to a pristine piece of nature at your own backyard, you can better cultivate a sense of adventure and exploration among your kids.
  • You consider your home an investment
    A waterfront home’s very location is the key to its value. The supply of buildable land around the shores of a lake is limited, making the homes built upon it more valuable and desirable.

If you’re interested in buying a lakefront home, take these things into account when you’re considering
what property might be right for you:

  • Work with an Expert
    Not all lakes, and not all lakefront properties, are the same. The best way to achieve your dream of owning a
    lakefront property while avoiding the pitfalls of getting something you didn’t bargain for is to work with a Real
    Estate Broker with experience in waterfront properties, like Vanderhoef Properties. We can help you find just
    what you’re looking for, and then we’ll help you negotiate the best deal to get it.
  • Don’t Just Look at the House
    Is it an all-sports lake that’ll make your dream of boat ownership a reality? Is the lake great for swimming or
    fishing? Consider the whole package – not just the house or the amount of water frontage. Is the water deep
    enough to dock your boat? Are certain types of boats restricted? Does it have public or private access rights?
    What’s the water quality like? You may want answers to all those questions before deciding if this particular
    property is right for you.
  • Check the Home’s History
    Sellers are required to fill out a seller’s disclosure form. Peruse the document carefully and see if the property
    has ever been flooded or badly damaged during a storm. At Vanderhoef Properties, we’ll obtain the seller’s
    disclosure for you and work with you to understand any issues of concern disclosed by the sellers.
  • Insurance Matters
    Given their proximity to the water, waterfront properties are sometimes more prone to damage from the
    elements. That’s why some owners take out additional insurance policies to cover against damage from wind
    or floods. Speak with a reputable insurance agent about the type of coverage they recommend.

Find excellent lakefront homes for sale in Michigan here.

If you want to explore other types of Birmingham, Royal Oak, Troy, Bloomfield Township, and Bloomfield Hills homes for sale, contact Vanderhoef Properties at (248) 953-3305 or email Sales(at)VanderhoefProperties(dotted)com.