Here in Central Florida, lakes are as common as roadways. Because of this, we also have a large number of lakefront homes in Polk County, and more being built each year. Perhaps one of the most popular questions from customers asked about lakefront property is "Is it really worth it?"
Lakefront property, generally speaking, is significantly higher in price than other pieces of property. You also have to factor in additional costs such as maintaining waterfront parts of your property, maintaining (or building) structures such as docks, boat ramps, etc., and any difference in insurance due to the proximity of the water to your home. So, it's no wonder that we have people asking if it's really worth the higher cost.
We are here to tell you that lakefront property should not be viewed as a purchase, but rather, an investment. When you look at it this way, then yes, it's definitely worth the money and effort you put into it. Lake properties tend to hold their value. Lakefrontliving.com says, "...lakefront properties hold their value, and increase in value, better than any other residential real estate you can buy. These properties make an excellent investment for yourself and future generations." In other words, when you put money into a property that you know will hold value for many years, you are building something you can pass along to future generations in your family, and that is most definitely an "investment".
You also can view a lakefront home as an investment in yourself. Life on the lakes here in Central Florida has its own unique flavor. Being part of that lifestyle is something that can bring you into contact with people from all over Polk County, and long-lasting friendships can result from those meetings. When you pair that with the opportunities for social events and physical activity, you are investing in a better quality of life for yourself when you choose to build your home on the lake.
If you think lake life is for you, give us a call! We can help you design and build your dream home right on your lakefront property. Already have a lake home, but want to give it some extra love? Williams Construction can handle any renovation project, and we specialize in kitchens and bathrooms. We can have your home updated and fresh in no time, allowing you to enjoy lake life for years to come.