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What Do You Want in Your
WaterView Home? 

15 Questions That Will Help You Find Out

by David Lott, Editor, WaterViewHome.net

The first step in finding your perfect WaterView Home is to determine what you want at the outset and then look for it. 

Use the questionnaire below to help get you thinking about what’s important in your community. 

Circle your answers and use them as a template when you start looking at specific communities.

1. The main reason you want to live in a WaterView community is:
  1. To sail/boat/fish as much golf as I can
  2. To make friends
  3. Not to sail/boat/fish, but to enjoy the WaterViews
  4. Because my spouse wants to live on on or near the water
  5. To be near my children and grandchildren

2. What kind of community do you want to belong:

   A. Private, equity club
   B.
Private, no equity
   C.
Semi-private
   D.
Public  

3. How much can you afford? 

   A. Up to $250,000
   B. Up to $500,000 
   C. Up to $750,000 
   D. Up to $1 million+

4. Where do you want to live, in general terms?

  1. Ocean 
  2. Lake
  3. River
  4. Intracoastal Waterway
  5. Rural
  6. Near a metro area

5. Where do you want to live within the community? Overlooking:

  1. Beach
  2. Harbor
  3. Marina
  4. Marsh
  5. Lake
  6. Lagoon
  7. River
  8. Fairway or golf green
  9. Not on the water, but with a water view
  10. Just within the community, water view not critical

6. You’ve chosen one of the areas above, but you also want to want to live within 30-45 minutes of one of the areas below. For example, you want to live in/near a metro area, but want to be able to drive to the beach within 30 minutes.

  1. International airport
  2. Beach
  3. Mountains
  4. Desert
  5. Lake
  6. River
  7. Rural
  8. Metro-area  

7. In which region of the U.S. would you like to live?

  1. New England
  2. Mid-Atlantic
  3. Southeast
  4. Mid-West
  5. South Central
  6. Pacific Northwest
  7. West
  8. Southwest

8. Do you want to be near:

  1. Cultural centers
  2. University town
  3. Health Care Facilities
  4. Shopping Centers
  5. Airport
  6. Other golf courses
  7. My grandchildren/children/family

9. Amenities that are important check all that apply

  1. Marina/Boat Slips
  2. Deep Water Anchorage
  3. Yacht Club
  4. Racing Program for Adults/Youths
  5. Tennis
  6. Wilderness areas/Preservation areas
  7. Fishing
  8. Fly-fishing (on property or near by)
  9. Skiing (ski-in, ski-out, nearby)
  10. Golf practice facility
  11. Golf lessons/golf school
  12. Indoor swimming pool
  13. Outdoor Swimming pool
  14. Aquatic aerobics
  15. Personal trainers
  16. Spa/Massage/herbal wraps, etc.
  17. Whirlpool
  18. Aerobic classes
  19. Free weights
  20. Weight machines
  21. Walking trails
  22. Hiking trails
  23. Fine dining
  24. Well-stocked Wine cellar
  25. Card clubs (bridge, etc.)
  26. Instruction classes (cooking, bridge, flower arranging, etc.)
  27. Active club social calendar
  28. Club tournaments & events
  29. Inter-club golf/tennis play

11. The kind of home you want is

  1. Single-family
  2. Custom Home
  3. Patio Home
  4. Cluster Home
  5. Condominium (low-rise)
  6. Condominium (high-rise)

12. How many bedrooms

  1. 4+
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 1

13. How many bathrooms

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4+

14. Circle other important home features:

  1. Dock/Slip
  2. Hardwood floors
  3. Fireplace
  4. Vaulted ceilings
  5. Basement
  6. Garage
  7. Golf Car garage
  8. Pool
  9. Gourmet kitchen

15. How much can you afford to devote to water activities each year?

  1. Up to $2,500
  2. Up to $10,000
  3. Up to $20,000
  4. Up to $30,000
  5. Up to $40,000
  6. $50,000+
  7. $100,000+

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