Before browsing listings, reflect on the following questions:
How large does the house have to be for my family to be comfortable?
How many rooms and bathrooms are required?
What size of yard will accommodate children and pets?
What are my current parking and transportation needs?
Are you primarily concerned with perfect swimming water? or open water views and lots of wild life? Canal front properties provide direct boating access to the lakes at an affordable price.
Three season cottage, or year round second home?
How important is having a house close to work, local amenities, public transportation?
In which areas of the Kawartha Lakes would you like to live? Are there areas that you want to avoid?
For cottage properties - how far from your residence are you willing to consider - 1 hour? 2 hours? 3 hours?
Are you willing to purchase a home that is involved with a Home Owner’s Association? There are many "waterfront" communities in the Kawarthas that offer private waterfront parks, boat docking, swimming and in some cases, club houses, pools and more. Alpine Village, Pirates Glenn, Lake View Estates, Port 32
, and Victoria Place
just to name a few.
Are there special considerations required for hobbies, guests, potential additions to the family, physical limitations or disabilities?
The answers to these questions will help you not only determine the type of house or recreational property that will be the best for you, but also save you time from viewing houses that don’t meet your personal criteria.