Sarasota is known internationally for its world famous beaches – Siesta Key was voted #1 beach in the USA two years in a row!
There are gorgeous water front properties that have been built along the gulf for all price ranges. Whether you want to be in a condo overlooking the ocean, a large property with a private beach or a cute low maintenance villa – there are options for everyone.
Living on the water is great but there are definitely some things you should know before purchasing property. Here are some tips of what questions to ask when looking at waterfront.
1. What is the depth of the water. If you have a boat, or plan to use a boat from your home, it’s important to know the depth of water. The depth of water fluctuates depending on the tide, so it’s important to talk to someone who is knowledgeable about tide changes in the area.
2. Which way is my home facing? The Sarasota area has many channels in the which are beautiful, however can also mean that many houses are facing in multiple directions. If you are wanting to have a clear view of the sunset, then ensuring that your property is facing west is important.
3. Sea Wall – ensure you ask the agent or a person with specialized knowledge about the sea wall and what maintenance (if any) is coming up.