6 Benefits of Lake Living
Whether you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks as a full-time residence or as a vacation home - your lake house will probably be your favorite house you'll ever own. Lake homes offer several great benefits that can't be found in any other type of property. Keep reading to see what benefits you could be reaping as a lake home owner!
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1. There Is Always Something Fun To Do
With private lake access, you'll never sit at home wondering how you should occupy yourself ever again. As the owner of your own lake home, you'll constantly have the water at your disposal. Boating, tubing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, riding the jet ski, canoeing, kayaking... Countless fun activities are always mere seconds away.
2. You Will Never Have To Go To Someone Else's House
As the owner of a lake house, you'll hardly ever have to pick up and drive to another friend or family member's home - because YOUR HOUSE will be where the party is! Everyone you know will be anxious for the chance to get out and enjoy the water. As long as you're willing to play the host/hostess, you'll never have the make the drive again.
3. Staying In Shape Is Easier
If you're like most people, you're probably always looking for ways to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle. With access to the water 24/7, staying active will have never been easier. In addition to being great fun, the activities we discussed earlier (skiing, swimming, tubing, etc) are also great exercise. By truly taking advantage of all the water has to offer, you'll be able to have a great time and stay in great shape.
4. Resale Value Is Higher
We're real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks through and through - we can't talk about the advantages certain properties offer without acknowledging their resale value. When buying a waterfront home in Osage Beach MO or any of the surrounding areas, it's important to consider the resale value. Because lake homes are in higher demand, they typically retain (and potentially increase) their value much better than some of their inland counterparts.
5. You'll Stress Less
Did you know that water has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels? Countless studies have shown that simply looking at water has a very calming effect, even on the most stressed individuals. In addition to private access to the lake, you're lake home will offer spectacular views of the water. From the comfort of your home, you'll be able to soak in the calming effects of the water year-round.
6. A Source Of Additional Income
If your lake house is a second or vacation home that you don't plan to occupy year-round, you may be able to use it as a source of secondary income by renting it out to vacationers. Depending on how many days of the year you rent it, you may still be able to claim the interest paid on your second mortgage as a tax deduction or potentially deduct the cost of utilities, maintenance, etc as business operating expenses.
What Are You Waiting For?
These advantages are great, but they barely scratch the surface of everything that having a lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. There really is nothing like it! If you're reading to start shopping homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Fran Campbell Team. We would be more than happy to help you get the ball rolling!
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