Sandpoint Idaho Waterfront Home

Sandpoint ViewBuying a waterfront home in Sandpoint, Idaho is a superb investment. Sandpoint is one of the most beautiful places to live in the US (in 2011 USA Today named Sandpoint the most beautiful small town in the country). Situated along the shores of a 43 mile long Lake Pend Oreille, this town has plenty of waterfront homes available at every price range.

Why choose Sandpoint?

It’s a beautiful and friendly town that has a lot going at any time of the year. The town’s economy is pretty strong with foresting, tourism, manufacturing and retail sectors being the main economic contributors.

There is no shortage of things to do for people of all ages and activity levels. Sandpoint organizes numerous cultural events throughout the year, and there are almost unlimited opportunities to participate in outdoor sports ranging from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking and rock climbing in summer.

The region is well connected by air: Sandpoint Airport offers many local chartered flights while commercial airlines fly in and out of Spokane International Airport (located about 120 kilometres away from Sandpoint).

Sandpoint has great public services – tons of schools, a large hospital and well staffed police and fire departments.

Buying a home

Locating that perfect home that suits all of your needs can be a challenging task, so come well prepared and do your homework ahead of time. Here are some general house hunting tips to help you out:

  • If you are buying a waterfront property, decide whether you want a lakefront or a riverfront home.
  • When choosing a property located close to water always ensure that there aren’t any problems with seasonal flooding.
  • Decide how much acreage you need.
  • Do you want a fully fenced yard or an open plot of land?
  • Would you like to live away from it all or close to all local amenities?
  • Do you have kids who go to school? Are there any good schools close by?
  • Do you work from home and need a home office? How many bedrooms are you going to need?

Those are just some of the things that you must consider when looking for a property. Another big consideration is your budget. How much house can you afford?

Getting financing can be a problem for many first time buyers, so be sure to consult with a reputable lender and find out exactly how much you are eligible to borrow. Many sellers are going to ask if you have been preapproved for a suitable mortgage, so take the time to obtain a preapproval letter from your lender before setting out to view properties.