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Buying Waterfront Property For Sale

If you are a homeowner who owns a home or a homebuyer hoping to buy a home, waterfront homes for sale bring their own unique issues to the real estate market.

You can rest assured that, if the home for sale is waterfront, it WILL be in a high-risk flood zone.  Which means you will almost certainly be required to purchase flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Waterfront real estate and homes for sale is almost always more expensive than other real estate or homes for sale.  Also, waterfront properties often have docks or boat houses that require additional maintenance and can boost your liability risks.

Also, be aware that real estate located in salt water areas—because of the high degree of salt in the air is subject to far more damage and maintenance than real estate around fresh water.  Salt is extremely corrosive to outdoor HVAC units, hot water heaters, vehicles, flashing around windows and doors or any other metal objects.

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