Owning a waterfront home and enjoying the luxurious lifestyle it brings is a lifetime goal for many people. These unique and exclusive properties represent a significant investment and require someone with specialized knowledge and expertise to guide you into finding your perfect waterfront dream home.
Barry Levinson, Real Estate Consultant with BEX Realty LLC, is a specialist in Southeast Florida deep water and intracoastal properties that accommodate large yachts and vessels, oceanfront estates, and ultra-luxury waterfront condominium residences and penthouses. Here he shares some of his extensive knowledge and expertise.
Buying a waterfront home is one of the most valuable investments you can make, whether you are purchasing the home for you and your family to live in year-round, or with the intention to utilize it as a vacation property. Although the value of all assets can rise and fall in the short term, waterfront properties typically retain their value and appreciate simply due to being located in popular areas and in limited supply.
However, choosing the right waterfront location can make all the difference in your pleasure with your choice. South Florida has real estate opportunities that range from ultra-luxury high-rises to secluded private island estates and include a wide variety of choices and investment requirements. Therefore, considering some of the criteria for your home can help narrow the selection process.
It’s important to remember that although any home can be changed or updated, the right location for you is what is important. Where you look can depend on many factors. For some, the ability to dock their boats or yachts in close proximity may determine where they need to be. Investigating features such as the water depth to accommodate the vessel you want to dock or determining whether there is a boat lift to keep it out of the water when not it’s not in use could have an impact on your decision.
Since the view is generally one of the major benefits of buying a home on the water, consider if your visibility is or could be obstructed, and if so, whether it is able to be remedied. Privacy, security, and access may also be a greater consideration for some. Therefore, private gated communities, penthouses, or more extensive properties might be some good alternatives to reflect upon.
Whatever your needs, a waterfront home can provide a serene and opulent backdrop for relaxing or entertaining, and trusted real estate consultant Barry Levinson can guide even the most discerning buyers in finding their ideal waterfront location.
Barry Levinson is the exclusive agent representing the Fort Lauderdale, FLorida a real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of his listings here.
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