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Tips For Opening Your Lake House After The Winter


Not everyone lives in their lake house the whole year through. Some people save the lake fun just for the summer months.


 Once you buy a great summer house near Lake Anna, you’ll need to know what to do to get the home ready for the season once spring rolls around. Below, you’ll find a checklist to help you decipher what you need to do each spring season to ready your summer home. 


Call the utility companies before you leave for the cabin if you shut down service for the off season

Be sure your insurance documents are up to date

Check the property on the outside for any damage

Prime the water system for use including the water heater

Inspect all elements on the inside of the home


The quicker you address any damage that may have been done in the off season, the better your summer will be. You don’t want any surprises while you’re enjoying your time at your second home. As long as all systems are working well and everything is in place, you’ll be well on your way to a fantastic summer of fun.   


If you’re still on the search for that perfect second home near Lake Anna, Virginia, you’ll want to give Mark Tinsman a call. He can help you to find the perfect piece of real estate right in the Lake Anna area. Your summer fun awaits!   

 
 
 
February 2017
How To Choose A Waterfront Property

When you’re getting ready to purchase a home, you need to figure out exactly what you want and what you need in order to make smart decisions about a property. If a waterfront home is what you’re seeking, you need to take a lot of factors into account. There’s a few things that you can do to find a property on the waterfront that’s right for you.

Decide Your Needs
The first thing that you’ll need to do is decide how you want to use the property. Will it be your year-round residence, or a part-time vacation home? From here, you’ll be able to decide what area of Lake Anna is right for you to live in.

Also, it may be helpful to answer the following questions:

What activities do you enjoy?

How close do you want to be to the city?

Do you have a boat or want a boat?

How close do you want to be to neighbors?

If you’re using the property year-round, you’ll need to make sure that the home is suited for that weather-wise, unlike cabin-style summer homes.

Mark Tinsman is a Lake Anna area real estate agent who can help you to find the right waterfront property for you everywhere from Bumpass, Virginia to Mineral, VA, and even Spotsylvania, Virginia. Contact Mark today for help finding the perfect home to suit your needs and price range.


January 2017
Pros And Cons To Buying A Lakefront Home

Before you buy a Lake Anna waterfront home, you’ll have a few things to consider. Buying a place on the lake is an exciting adventure, yet some aspects of the home buying process are a bit different than a traditional home purchase.

Lakefront Homes Have More Value
Homes located near a body of water or on a lake are generally worth more than homes that are nowhere near a water source. Even if the market has dropped, lakefront homes tend to keep their value high. Before you make the leap to purchase a lakefront home, you’ll have to answer a few questions for yourself in order to make the purchase worthwhile.

Will The Home Be Permanent Or A Vacation Home?
You can certainly live on Lake Anna all year long, but perhaps you’re just looking for a vacation home. You need to decide if you can put up with the seasons changing, or if you just want to enjoy the lake during the lovely summer months.

Consider Your Privacy
Living on a lake can be great, but you could lack a bit of privacy if you’re smack on the lakeshore. People will be doing recreational activities out in front of your home. You’ll also have neighbors a bit more close by. If privacy is a concern to you, you’ll want to think about this.

Find A Realtor You Can Trust
Whether you want to live directly on Lake Anna, or find a suitable home nearby in Lake Anna, Virginia, Mark Tinsman is the real estate agent who can help you.


January 2017
Lake Anna: The Place To Be Relaxed

Lake Anna, Virginia is a beautiful place to live, full of nature with easy access to Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. If you’re looking for a laid back lifestyle, full of natural beauty, Lake Anna is the place to be!

There’s plenty of things to see and do in Lake Anna including: hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, wake boarding, jet skiing, fishing and so much more. You will definitely be able to lead a laid back, yet active life at the Lake!

Clearly, for nature lovers and for people who love outdoor activities, Lake Anna is a great place to spend your time. You’ll feel miles from the hustle and bustle, but in reality, you’ll only be 90 minutes from The Washington D.C. metro area. This makes access to city life easy, but you’ll never be in the thick of it.

If you’re looking for one of the best properties that Lake Anna has to offer, Mark Tinsman will definitely help you find a home to match your needs. Whether you’re seeking a new year-round home or just want a great place for your family to spend their summers, Lake Anna in Virginia is a great place to search for a home and find your little piece of heaven.

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