Waterfront properties are becoming quite popular in European capitals. These coveted properties are attracting more and more residents, mostly due the the provided seclusion and peace and quiet along with the great connection to the city center and al the benefits of living in a European capital. Now there are some things to consider when opting to buy a waterfront property, and this article is going to help you make the right decision.
Location, location, location
Choose the right waterfront. And no waterfront is not the same as beach property. In most European capitals waterfront means located on one of the major rivers going through the city, or the lake on which the city is residing. Next, remember not all waterfront properties are the same. You want to avoid old buildings, located near the promenade. The idea is finding new modern construction, like the properties offered at the newly constructed Belgrade Waterfront. Projects like this are specially designed to provide its residence with the best of modern city life while still allowing them to maintain their privacy even in one of the European most bustling capitol such as Belgrade.
Do a walkthrough of the property you want to buy
Looking at the pictures is one thing but actually taking a walk and experiencing the energy of the space is a whole different experience. First of all, you need to decide if you are comfortable with the views on the water, they might look great on the pictures but the realty could be a bit different. Next, the smell, living near water means that you get to have that beautiful fresh air coming from the waterfront, so a mixture of fresh water, sand and hopefully nothing else. Finally, check the accessibility, ask about your parking space and take a walk around the block to see the existing shops, these things will make your life a lot easier if they are in the vicinity of your property.
Ensure the views you want
Having a waterfront property is not worth the bother if you are not getting those beautiful views. Sure, in big cities not everyone can get them. But if you are just buying one you get to insist on a apartment or a house that has them. At least one side of your property needs to have an unobstructed view of the water. It is one of the biggest benefits of getting the waterfront property. Just make sure you check additional business permits and landscaping plans, because you don’t want a building popping up in front of your window in the next couple of years. And with the speed the cities are developing this is more than a plausible option.
So there you have it, some easy to follow and useful tips on buying your first waterfront property. It is not easy settling down and finding the perfect location, but with a little time and some patience you are bound to find exactly what you want. Good luck!