Reasons Why Seacrest Beach Homes for Sale are Better Than Beachfront Properties
If you are planning on buying a Seacrest Beach home for sale as a second property, primary residence, or an investment property, it is important to be aware of the advantages of living NEAR the beach versus living IN FRONT OF the beach before investing.
Many people are attracted by the idea of living in a beachfront home. With easy access to the beach, the relaxing sound of the surf, exciting water activities all year long – it sounds like beachfront living is heaven on earth. But is it really for everyone?
Living in a beachfront property has many disadvantages such as:
- Higher cost of beachfront properties. One of the major setbacks in buying beachfront properties with lovely views of the gulf are the cost. These waterfront homes for sale cost more than Seacrest Beach homes for sale which are located inland and are just a few minutes away from the beach.
- Higher cost of homeowner’s insurance. Since beachfront homes are located in flood and hurricane prone areas, these homes fetch higher insurance rates due to the risk of wind or flood damage.
- Higher cost of maintenance. Homes located near the water need more maintenance due to the corrosive nature of the salt in the water. Extra maintenance is needed for eroded paint and pipes, as well as for wind proofing windows. You might need to hire an engineer to examine the home to determine the cost of maintenance before buying a beachfront home for sale.
- Traffic, congestion, privacy issues. Beaches draw huge crowds, so homes near beaches can get congested with people and traffic and there may be less privacy for homeowners of beachfront homes.
With all these disadvantages of living in a waterfront property, it is obviously a wiser choice to buy a home that is inland and not located directly in front of the water, where the beach is still accessible and a few minutes’ walk away. Seacrest Beach homes for sale would be the perfect choice for those who still want to enjoy the benefits of the beach without the disadvantages of living in a beachfront home.
Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home in Seacrest Beach Fl a reality.
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