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 - 4 weeks online
$1,999,995
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,687
SQFT
470 137th Avenue Circle
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Gulf Shores Harbor Sub Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,447
SQFT
10124 Gulf Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Sawyer & Harrells Add Subdivision
$1,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,624
SQFT
7985 4th Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL 33707
South Cswy Isle 4th Add Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,999,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,410
SQFT
16326 Gulf Boulevard #300
Redington Beach, FL 33708
La Contessa Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,681
SQFT
101 E Bay Drive
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Herrons Sub 5 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,988,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,566
SQFT
1090 Pinellas Bayway S #A5
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Watch Condo Subdivision
$1,965,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,318
SQFT
6440 3rd Palm Point
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Three Palms Point Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,218
SQFT
3601 Casablanca Avenue
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Don Ce-Sar Place Subdivision
Price Change - 7 days ago
$1,949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,562
SQFT
11970 7th Street E
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Capri Isle Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,424
SQFT
12125 5th Street E
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Capri Isle Sub 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
$1,875,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,721
SQFT
755 Collany Road #401
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,680
SQFT
16458 Redington Drive
Redington Beach, FL 33708
Redington Beach Homes 5th Add Subdivision
Price Change - 4 days ago
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
960
SQFT
19109 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Gulf View Cabin Villa Subdivision
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,519
SQFT
32 Paradise Lane
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Paradise Island Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,087
SQFT
650 64th Avenue
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Three Palms Point 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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,631
SQFT
3976 Belle Vista Drive E
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Belle Vista Beach 2nd Add 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