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Lake Martin sunset boat dock

Is 2019 the year you’d like to purchase your Lake Martin dream home? The Haynie Team is here to help! We can help you search for the perfect lake home and guide you through the entire home-buying process, until you have the keys in your hand. The sooner you get started, the longer you’ll have to settle in and relax before summer arrives at Lake Martin!

It’s interesting to look at the reasons homebuyers decide to purchase a home. Many do it for the financial perks, but many also do it for non-financial perks. At Lake Martin, everyone also does it for the benefits of living on a beautiful lake!

As far as a financial investment goes, even with home prices and mortgage rates on the rise, a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank found that more Americans believe homeownership is a good investment now than in the past few years! Sixty-five percent of surveyors said it was a good investment option in 2018, compared to 60 percent in 2017 and 59 percent in 2016. Owning your own home is a great way to build wealth for you and your family!

When asked about the non-financial perks of owning a home, here’s what people mentioned:

1.  Owning offers stability for raising a family. You don’t have to move around, you can build roots with neighbors, school districts, etc., and you feel safer and more secure in your environment.

2.  You have more space for you and your family. This is true for young children and growing families, but also for older family members moving in with you, and for pets!

3.  You have control over renovations, upgrades and design. You can update your home whenever you wish, however you wish, because it’s yours. As a renter, you have to abide by the landlord’s rules.

4.  There’s no place like home. This one kind of sums everything up! At the end of a work day, or after a day at the lake, there is no better, more comfortable place to return than your own home.

Of course, owning a home at Lake Martin has its own unique perks as well!

1.  You have gorgeous lakefront views to enjoy year-round from your home windows and front or back yard. Grilled burgers just taste better with a view of the lake, don’t they?

2.  You have space for all your lake gear. Whether a permanent home or vacation home, ample storage space is key when it comes to lake gear, and the convenience of taking it out and in!

3.  You have your own boat dock. This is an added perk for sure, as you can just enter the lake from your own backyard. If you don’t have your own dock, one is a close drive from anywhere you live on Lake Martin!

4.  You have endless activity opportunities right at your doorstep, literally. Whether you’d like to go boating, swimming or fishing, go to the beach, have a barbecue, toast s’mores from a fire pit in your yard, go kayaking, etc., you can walk out the door and do so.

So, what is your number one reason for wanting to own a Lake Martin home? Contact us, your Lake Martin real estate team, and let us know! Then we’ll work together to make that dream a reality this year.

Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty