Life on the water offers a wide range of perks that can be enjoyed through an array of architectural and landscaping combinations on the ocean, bay, lake, river or canal. As remote work becomes customary and corporations continue to expand into new markets, East and West Coast cities are drawing a record number of buyers from all over the world seeking properties that cater to their specific waterfront needs. To meet this demand head on, Compass has launched Coastline: Life on Water’s Edge, an agent referral network consisting of highly specialized waterfront property experts.
Finding the perfect waterfront home comes down to the buyer’s lifestyle goals and the agent’s ability to fulfill them. Fishing, water sports, boat slips and infinity pools only scratch the surface on the factors to consider. Compass Coastline agents provide a deeper level of knowledge in maritime markets and uncover unknowns specific to waterfront properties: history of the shoreline, erosion patterns, insurance requirements, title exceptions, dock maintenance, permitting and hidden costs. They know the right questions to ask, like if there are oyster beds that inhibit boats from getting in or out, or if there are any legal barriers to altering the property due to wetlands delineations. They know when a deal is a deal – and when it’s a dud. They also offer intimate insight into local offerings such as nature preserves, fishing holes, marina restaurants, and everything else new homeowners should know before diving in.
For some, waterfront homes equate to sun, sand and saltwater swimming, while others prefer a secluded refuge cradled by forest and lake. These areas grant residents the privilege of living a verdant life year-round, with the calming embrace of the coast serving as a constant reminder to exhale and loosen up. No matter your needs, working with a Compass Coastline expert is crucial in navigating tricky waters to finally arrive where you belong. For more information, visit compasscoastline.com.
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