What Are The Advantages Of Lakeside Living? Things to consider when you buy or build a property by the lake

Modern Lake House

Living in a house by the lake is a beautiful dream for many people, especially in the context of the agglomeration and pollution in urban areas that seem to suffocate us more and more every day.

 

Advantages are mainly related to comfort

A house by the lake means the possibility to enjoy a beautiful view and the opportunity to have leisure activities close to your home, which is what you get when you own one of the Omni homes in Hot Springs AR. Among other advantages, specialists mention better air quality (if the lake is cleaned frequently), knowing that the aquatic vegetation consumes CO2 and releases oxygen. In the hot summer days, the air is also more humid and cooler, and the dust is no longer a problem.

The houses in the vicinity of a lake benefit from a preferential location that offers a great view and, in addition, these properties are airy, providing larger free spaces.

However, “what are the advantages of lakeside living” should not be the only question that concerns you.

 

Which are the challenges and the drawback?

If you ever considered lakeside living, you have surely noticed that the price of such properties is usually significantly higher compared to regular properties situates in rural or urban areas. However, it is good to know that regardless the advantages, the price is not always justified, given that lakeside living raises a number of difficulties and may end up being particularly expensive.

The land is the first thing you need to consider. You must start by the premise that that you will not be able to build at less than 15 m from the lake, which influences the minimum size of the lot you decide to buy. Also, depending on the characteristics of each case, it may be necessary to have a space for traffic, considering that you will need the services of a garbage collector or lake cleaning provider.

The shore must not be subject to erosion and has to be high enough to avoid flooding. You may be required to do some shore consolidation works, especially if the land is sandy and alluvial. This situation is quite common, because often the shore is nothing but the former bottom of a lake which has withdrawn during a longer time period. In this context, any home builder will recommend additional work to improve the foundation, the construction being carried out on poles buried several meters in the ground, until they reach dense soil.

Other things to consider are safety issues.  Safety is always a key element when it comes to our homes and you must find adequate solutions to design and enclose your property situated by the lake, to ensure safety for all its residents. This aspect must be discussed with your home builder or an architect who will help you identify the best option.

Particular attention must also be paid to compliance with sewerage requirements. The sewerage must be properly sealed and include elements (flaps) to avoid discharge, in the event of a rise in water level. It goes without saying that any landlord must protect the lake (even if he is the happy owner of the lake).

 

 

Can You Sell A Timeshare? – What You Need to Know and How You Can Advertise

You Can Sell A Timeshare

Many people who have recently became timeshare owners or who have spent their vacation on their timeshare property for years on end and they don’t want to do that next year again ask themselves the question “can you sell a timeshare?” The answer is definitely yes, why not, but in reality, the process can be difficult, lengthy and full of obstacles. If you are currently trying to find out the best way to get rid of your unwanted timeshare, or seeking a timeshare cancellation, here are a few things that you should know about and some tips to help you with the sales process.

Check the Clauses of Your Contract

To be able to start the selling process, you need to know exactly what it is that you are selling. There are two types of ownership that you can purchase through timeshare contracts: deeded ownership, that gives you the title over the property for your lifetime and right-of-use type of ownership that does not give you the title over the property and comes with a limited duration, too. While deeded timeshare works in a way very similar to standard property ownership, the duration limits that come with right-of-use contracts will not change if you sell the right, so the new owner will be able to use the property only for the period of time specified in the initial contract between your seller and you.

Use Word of Mouth

You can start the selling process by asking around among your friends and relatives whether they want to buy your timeshare. You probably have lots of pictures that you can show to interested buyers – if the place is great (which most timeshare properties are, indeed), you can use the pics to pitch and to sell your property.

You can try to find out if the timeshare owners who use the property right before or right after your period on the property if they would care for longer vacations.

Add Your Timeshare to Listings Online and Offline

Many real estate companies, independent realtors and real estate websites sell timeshare properties as well, so listing your timeshare with them can boost the effectiveness of the selling process. Try to find realtors or companies that have nationwide coverage, that way you can maximize the number of people that see your ads, maximizing your chances to sell, too.

Place Your Timeshare Property on Auction and Retail Sites

The most important auction and retail websites nowadays have special sections where you can advertise your intention to sell your timeshare. If you choose to use these sites as well, start by reading the terms and conditions of the website of choice to understand how the selling and bidding process works.

Contact the Initial Seller

The principle aim of timeshare sellers and timeshare developers is obviously to sell their properties, but even so, many of them have buy-back programs in place that can help you out. Contact your seller and ask whether they are interested in buying back the property that they have sold to you – they might accept, they might refuse, but it is sure worth a try.

 

Why Look at Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Software Reviews – Information to Look for in Reviews

Commercial Real Estate Properties

The commercial real estate appraisal software reviews provided by experienced appraisers who have been using various report writing solutions are excellent sources of information for appraisers who are just planning to start using an automated report writing program, but don’t know which one to choose. If you have been using a word processor, spreadsheets and databases available from multiple sources and you would like to integrate and automate as many of the tasks related to the preparation of appraisal reports as possible, here are the types of information to look for in online software reviews that compare the options.

The Type of Platform

Commercial real estate report writing programs come in two versions: desktop programs and web-based applications. If you choose a desktop program, your provider will probably require you to sign a contract, then you will have to download and install the program on your computer (or on your computers, because many programs can run on multiple devices simultaneously). Web-based platforms are used online – you can access the features and the functions of the platform from any device connected to the internet using your username and password and your work be safely stored in your user account as well.

Prices and Fees

Appraisal software reviews usually provide information related to fees and prices as well. Desktop programs usually need to be purchased paying a one-time price, updates and support being offered either for free or for a small fee, while most cloud-based application come for a small monthly fee that includes support and automatic updates as well.

Features

Look for detailed reviews that provide information related to features and functions. Try to figure out what features you need, such as support for narrative reports, photo management, access to databases, customization options that allow to create templates for consistent reports that use your preferred layout, fonts, your logo and other components that make your reports stand out, the option to create PDF reports or presentations. Look for a solution that comes with mapping options – automated linking to zoning maps, flood maps, geocoded street maps and other maps is a very useful feature that will save you lot of time and energy.

Look for a Free Trial

Use online software reviews to have an idea of the available solutions, but make the final decision based on your own experiences. Most software providers offer demo versions of their products that allow you to use their software for free for a specific amount of time, usually for a week or a month. In the case of desktop programs, you will have to download the program on our computer to be able to test it, while cloud-based platforms can be tested after requesting a temporary user account. Most demo versions offer full functionality, but some providers might limit the features available with their trial versions, so pay attention to that detail as well. Be prepared that testing the software might take some time, so try to pick a period when you are not very busy for the testing, so that you can really focus on the testing process.