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Living on the water is a wonderful experience but does carry some additional challenges with it. It is helpful to understand the dynamics of Beach Haven West lagoons and their impact on real estate values in the Beach Haven West real estate market before making any investment.
Location is very important in any real estate transaction and this is especially true in the Beach Haven West real estate market. Buyers and sellers should pay attention to:
The location of a home on a lagoon can correlate to the size boat that is permitted to be kept on site. Most homes at the end of the lagoon face restrictions in the size boat that can be placed since the neighbors docks may interfere with boat placement. In Beach Haven West there are two bridges all buyers should take into account when deciding on a location. These bridges are relatively low and therefore boats are limited on their height in order to access the open water of the bay. If a boat is too large, it cannot pass underneath these bridges (especially at low tide). Lastly, some lagoons will crisscross one another or have additional waterways that must be traversed in order to access the bay. This can add on the length of time needed to reach the open bay!
There are a few common buyer concerns we see when helping an individual purchase a lagoon front home in the Beach Haven West real estate market. They are:
Perhaps the most important structural component of a Beach Haven West real estate purchase is the condition of the bulkhead. Bulkheads can be extremely expensive to replace and original creosote bulkheads are at risk for deterioration. The best bulkheads are vinyl or pressure-treated lumber and have a much longer lifespan.
Beach Haven West is a rather large development any buyer should consider the distance to the open bay. Homes that are deep in Beach Haven West, in other words the furthest locations from the bay, can expect a longer boat ride to reach open water. While this boat ride can be very pleasant, it can take between 20 and 30 minutes for areas further back in Beach Haven West.
There are three common types of bulkheads in the Beach Haven West real estate market. They are:
Creosote bulkheads are the oldest form of bulkheads we see in the Beach Haven West area. Creosote, which is a black tar like substance, was used as a sealant for wood products that were exposed to water. Over time, creosote can lead to corrosion of the wood and failure of the bulkhead. For homes in the Beach Haven West real estate market with creosote bulkheads, extra inspections are recommended and eventual replacement should be planned for.
Pressure-treated bulkheads are very common and are generally a quality product. Pressure-treated involves the chemical treatment would to resist corrosion and deterioration. Pressure treatment is also commonly seen in piling foundations for new homes. Pressure-treated bulkheads are generally an advantage in the Beach Haven West real estate market.
Vinyl bulkheads, which are the most expensive to install, can add a great deal of value to a home in the Beach Haven West real estate market. A vinyl bulkhead is a highly durable product that will last a lifetime. While more expensive to install, a vinyl bulkhead is virtually maintenance free and is a huge advantage over other types of bulkheads in the area.
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