Waterfront Living

Waterfront Living

Enjoying private access to Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico is the primary motivator for buyers seeking a waterfront property. It’s important to consider how you intend to use your waterfront. For boaters, evaluate the moorage at the property. Is the water deep enough for your particular type of boat? Is there a boat lift or a marina nearby? If you have jet skis, kayaks or paddleboards, is there a place to store them?

Another important factor in waterfront living is the view. Does a morning sunrise with your cup of coffee or tea excite you or do you prefer sunsets? In general the west-facing waterfront is preferable but also consider the full one force of the sunset.

When looking for waterfront property in Florida, it’s all about the location and the view. Property value on water is higher but a premium sunset view is the ultimate! You can always renovate the home, but you cannot change the location. The proximity to the water is important here in Florida. The main concern is the flood elevation. As of 2018 the flood elevation must be over 9’ in order to get a price break on flood insurance.

Waterfront properties are subject to a whole new set of rules and regulations from the local, state and federal agencies. If the property requires a new dock or bulkhead, it’s important to know that this can be a very challenging process given the multiple government agencies involved. These limitations are likely to get even more restrictive in the near future as the shoreline regulations are being updated. A renovation involving an extension of the home will require additional analysis due to FEMA so make sure during your 15 day inspection period to hire an architect to do a feasibility study.

There are many townhomes and condos on the West Coast of Florida which will involve “shared” waterfront. Know your rights. Some shared waterfront properties have a specifically deeded boat slip, though many others share an interest in a community dock. The master association documents should have this information.

Having a Waterfront Lifestyle is a life-long dream for so many people. Especially here in Florida. It is a significant financial investment and very unique type of real estate. For this reason, it is critical to engage professionals who understand the complex issues inherent in waterfront properties. Equipped with the right expertise, guidance and knowledge, you’ll be ready to turn to your waterfront dream into a reality. Make your “someday” happen today!

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New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,374
SQFT
5810 Balao Way S
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Bahia Shores 4th Add Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,208
SQFT
19728 Gulf Boulevard #A
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Indian Rock South Shore Subdivision
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,698
SQFT
18530 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Indian Pass Beach Rev Subdivision
$1,985,500
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,762
SQFT
12200 1st Street W #101
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Vittoria Condo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,980,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,764
SQFT
4324 Belle Vista Drive
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Belle Vista Beach 1st Add Subdivision
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,232
SQFT
8022 Bayhaven Drive
Seminole, FL 33776
Bayhaven 3rd Add Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,477
SQFT
534 173rd Avenue E
North Redington Beach, FL 33708
North Redington Beach Sec C Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,880,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,576
SQFT
3730 Belle Vista Drive
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Belle Vista Beach 2nd Add Subdivision
$1,875,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,721
SQFT
755 Collany Road #401
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,875,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,721
SQFT
755 Collany Road #408
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,215
SQFT
460 Capri Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Capri Isle Sub Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,814
SQFT
3786 Belle Vista Drive E
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Belle Vista Shores Subdivision
$1,839,075
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,367
SQFT
19738 Gulf Boulevard #402-N
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Paradiso Del Mar Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,567
SQFT
345 7th Avenue N
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Tierra Verde Subdivision
$1,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,600
SQFT
581 Crystal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Crystal Island Subdivision
$1,795,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,721
SQFT
755 Collany Road #501
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,795,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,721
SQFT
755 Collany Road #508
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,786,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,939
SQFT
755 Collany Road #603
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,786,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,939
SQFT
755 Collany Road #604
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
$1,775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
812 Bay Point Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Bay Point Estates 2nd Add Subdivision