lakefront property va - Best Place to Buy A Lake House

For most people buying a lake house is a dream come true. Whether it’s your weekend house or permanent residence, the thought of creating lifetime memories playing on the water, relaxing on your own private beach, and hosting countless get-togethers with family and friends is very exciting. It’s easy to get wrapped up in that excitement, but it’s important to remember exactly what you’re looking for in your lake house. There are many beautiful homes for sale on Lake Chesdin, but here are some tips to help you find the home that’s right for you.

Consider the distance

Think about how far the lake is from your home and/or friends and family. Most people will drive 2-3 hours away for a weekend trip, however many owners who purchased 6 or more hours away will admit that they don’t get there as much as they’d like or that family and friends don’t often visit. This is an area where Chesdin Landing really shines, as we are located less than 30 minutes from downtown Richmond, a little under an hour and a half from Williamsburg and just over 2 hours from Washington D.C.

Get to know the lake

Before you make an offer, be sure to spend some time becoming familiar with Lake Chesdin. There are many factors that will contribute to the atmosphere of your property. Is there a marina nearby? How deep is the water at the edge of the property? Are there any secret fishing spots nearby?

Use a local real estate agency

Outside agencies that represent properties on Lake Chesdin may not have the most accurate or up to date information about the area. The agents at Chesdin Realty specialize in selling properties in Chesdin Landing. We know Lake Chesdin inside and out, we frequent the local businesses, and can answer questions about all the little idiosyncrasies of the lake and the surrounding area.

Is there anything to do off the lake?

golf 300x225 - Best Place to Buy A Lake HouseAs much as you love being on the water, you may want to enjoy some dry activities too. Chesdin Landing stands out from many of the lakefront neighborhoods near Richmond because it is very similar to living on a resort. Neighborhood amenities include a championship golf course, miles of walking and biking trails, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center, fine dining restaurant and more.

Take your time

Excitement gets the best of us, and before you know it you’re signing on the dotted line for a property worth $20,000 less than your contract or for a lot on a canal too shallow to be accessed by boat. Your Chesdin Realty specialist can help you evaluate your potential lake home and/or lot and focus on the details, both positive and negative, of your home search.

The investment in your lake house will bring relaxation, fun, and cherished memories to you, your family, close friends, and future generations. Many people dream of owning lakefront property, but it’s only a reality for a few. Enjoy every moment of the Chesdin Landing lifestyle!