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Buying a Minnesota Lake home or lake cabin...

There are many issue to consider and many have no idea until I ask.

What kind of a lake do you want...

Here are some examples...


Designated Nature lake:   These wet lands are usually not very deep, 8-10 feet.  They may have a few varieties of fish, but not considered a fishing lake.  This type of a lake is often private with a lot of water fowl and good for hunting the same.  Many also have motor restrictions


Full Recreational Lakes:  These lakes are large enough for water sports and fishing both.  Most see a lot of people on them especially on weekends.


A fishing lake:   This lake is usually small and quiet.  Not really large enough for a lot of water sports and so does not bring in a lot of people.


A Primary Fishing Lake:  These are premier lakes.  They are usually managed for larger fish of one or more varieties.   These lakes can also be busy and usually have size restrictions on the size a fish needs to be to keep it.


One question I get is how can I tell if a lake will be busy.   Pretty easy actually.  Look for these clues...


How large is the lake....1000 acres  or more.

Is there one or more resorts on the lake.

How large is the boat landing.  How many cars and boat combo's can park while fishing. 

How many boat landing are there.

How easy is the access to this lake.


There are many more things to think about.

Time to call me and start the process.




Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam Feela • January 11 2016 02:33PM


I live on a lake in our community, but it is small and while it has fish, we can't boat on it. I had never realized how many options there are to lake living!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (HomeSmart Professionals) over 3 years ago

William, excellent post and one I had not thought of...the different types of lakes.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 3 years ago

Great post!  Living on a lake sounds totally idyllic, and I really love to eat very fresh fish.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 3 years ago

What great advice William, you are a true professional.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Bill you hit upon some of the most important issue when considering purchasing a Lake Property

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

Although I've always wanted a home on the water, I never knew there was so much to consider about lakes!  GREAT information!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

And the smart buyer will know to call you Bill, for quick reliable answers to these questions and more.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago