What to Look for in a Lake Michigan Vacation Home

by Alta Vista on Nov 16, 2021 12:05:00 PM
Alta Vista

For many people, buying a Lake Michigan vacation home is a long-time dream. Perhaps it is an investment in family time while your kids are young enough to enjoy them or a retirement plan that will allow you to get more out of your time. Regardless of your reason for purchasing a Lake Michigan vacation home, there are a few things you want to look for during the selection process, including those listed below.

Check the Distance

Since the main attraction for your Lake Michigan vacation home is the beautiful lake, it’s a good idea to know exactly how far the property is from the lake. People who choose Alta Vista for their Lake Michigan vacation homes will appreciate the fact that it is a short walk or bike ride to Lake Michigan and countless other amenities.

Love the Location

Make a day of it and spend a little time driving around the area to make sure you love the location. Make sure the town has all the amenities you desire in a vacation home location so that you’ll want to keep coming back week after week throughout the year. The goal is for your vacation home to be a haven from the world you’ll return to frequently.

Look for Simplicity

Maintenance matters. Especially when it comes to vacation homes, since you don’t live in your vacation home year-round, you want to make sure it is reasonably maintained and in good condition. Additionally, you want to make sure it is easy to care for and offers amenities that practically do the work of landscaping, snow removal, etc., for you. The fewer maintenance details you must attend to each year, the better it is for helping you to maintain that vacation state of mind.

Know Your Costs

Just like maintenance, money matters, too. When you explore the costs of your Lake Michigan vacation home, don’t forget to include the following into your calculations:

  • Price of home and insurance.
  • Taxes for the property.
  • Maintenance for the property.
  • HOA fees, if applicable.

The goal is to avoid getting in over your head financially so that you can truly enjoy your Lake Michigan vacation home and all the memories you make inside your home.

Not Every Day is a Vacation Day

Choosing a low-maintenance home is always wise. It allows you to minimize the number of days you must spend caring for your home and increases the amount of time you can enjoy it instead. However, there are always maintenance issues you must attend to. Make sure you choose a home that minimizes these responsibilities as much as possible so that you can get busy enjoying your time rather than maintaining your vacation home.

Secure Your Spot Near the Lake!

Alta Vista is a beautiful 80-acre property in Traverse City, MI, featuring two- and three-bedroom upscale manufactured homes. Plan your trip today to see why we are confident that you’ll want to call our amazing community home. If you’re interested in becoming an Alta Vista homeowner, visit our website, AltaVistaLivingTC.com, for more information or call us today at 231-709-0600 to pick the perfect spot near the lake to make your own.

If your current home or neighborhood leaves a bit to be desired, the best solution may be to purchase a new home. At Alta Vista, we offer a thoughtfully-designed, all-new manufactured home community nestled in a beautiful country setting. You'll be surrounded by serenity, nature, ponds, wooded areas, and carefree living at its finest. Situated near Lake Michigan and downtown Traverse City, this brand new neighborhood is equipped with a clubhouse, tennis courts, and pool. And when it comes to your new home, you'll be privy to the latest and most state-of-the-art features. Ready to learn more? Contact Alta Vista today in Traverse City by calling 231-709-6066.

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