Buying Lake Travis Waterfront Property

By: David Bouthot

"Lake Travis waterfront property has received a great deal of media attention in the past few years, and as a result has become one of the most coveted areas of development in the country. Many home buyers are rushing to buy Lake Travis waterfront property for its value and for its breathtaking beauty. It's no wonder. Lake Travis waterfront property offers homebuyers a stunning value as well as beautiful views, recreational opportunities, and a lifestyle that is often unparalleled in other regions of the state.

Moving to a Lake Travis waterfront property is like suddenly being on vacation. Look out your window, and you will enjoy a stunning view of the winding Lake Travis, as well as stunning views of the famous Texas Hill Country. Step outside, and you can partake in the many recreational opportunities -- including sailing, boating, hiking, swimming, fishing, and much more -- that the lake offers. Stunning sunsets over the canyons and Lake Travis demand your camera and video camera, and the mild winters and long, relaxing summers are sure to make you smile.

However, with the wide range of Lake Travis waterfront property available, you will want to ask yourself some questions before buying:

1) What type of Lake Travis waterfront property am I looking for? Properties here range widely, from rural properties, vacation homes, golf properties, gated communities, family homes, modern condos, and much more.

Take a moment to consider which type of home you would most like to live in, and you will have an easier time narrowing down your search.

2) Where would I like to live? The south shore of Lake Travis offers stunning views as well as some of the most luxurious properties in the area. A home in this area tends have easy access to major services, as will as the shortest driving distance to Austin's downtown core. However, vacancy rates in this area are lower and prices tend to be higher. The north shore of Lake Travis offers a longer commute to Austin's downtown as well as lower home prices.

3) What is my budget? The nice thing about Lake Travis waterfront property is that it can still be quite affordable compared to other waterfront areas. However, determining how much you can afford will help you determine what sort of property you can purchase and where you can buy along the shoreline.

4) How much space do I need? Lake Travis homes range from 1920s cottages on small lots to sprawling new homes on huge treed lots. Obviously, process vary accordingly.

5) What lifestyle do I want to live? Whether you want to get away from it all in a property that offers lots of privacy or want to have easy access to lots of recreation opportunities, the Lake Travis real estate market can meet your needs. Decide what amenities and facilities are most important to you in advance, and you can buy a property that is literally steps away from those services or facilities that interest you."

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