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What You Need To Know About Departure Bay Oceanfront Homes!

Carly Carey Realtor
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If you love the salty sea air, sandy beach shores, and wonderfully wild terrain, then a Departure Bay waterfront home is calling your name! 

But before you answer, there’s a couple of things to consider to help you make the most out of your place. 

Keep reading to learn more…

Here’s What You Should Know About Oceanfront Homes!

The following are some tips & tricks you should keep in mind while on the hunt for your new Departure Bay waterfront home. 

Distance From Water

While you may think the closer you are to the water, the better, this isn’t always the case! In fact, close proximity to the ocean can put your home at risk of flood, due to rising tides, for example. That’s why it’s important to find a balance between distance from the water and the view, so you can be sure to enjoy some stunning sights, safely.

Consider The Oceanfront Home’s Design

An open concept design can help you make the most of your ocean views, from almost every room in the house! And, multiple windows can come in handy during warmer months, as when opened they invite a cool coastal breeze.

views from departure bay waterfront

How The Sea Can Affect Your Home (Inside & Out)

With close proximity to the water, your waterfront home is exposed to more moisture, which can increase the risk of mold & mildew. As such, fiberglass windows and doors are something to keep an eye out for, as they help better protect your home against salt air corrosion. Wood and brick siding also offer a good resistance to the high salinity of the area. 

As you take advantage of the amenities near your beachfront home, you might notice an unfriendly companion appearing indoors – sand, sand & more sand! The teeny tiny granules are hard to get rid of, so homes with hardwood or tile floors help make the clean up easy.

In conclusion, it’s important to make sure your home is built to withstand the waterfront!

Don’t Skip Out On The Inspection

While this rings true for any home you’re considering purchasing, it’s especially crucial to conduct a home inspection of your oceanfront home. While the water views are an easy distraction, ensuring your future home is in tip top condition should be top of mind.

Use A Realtor Who Specializes In Departure Bay Waterfront Homes

Last, but certainly not least, you want to make sure you use a local realtor who’s an expert in the area. When you choose Carey Real Estate, you get exactly that!

As a true local, born & raised right in Nanaimo, Carly Carey  knows the area in a way that only a local can. And, with access to various A-listers in the real estate industry, Carly brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leads accessible only to the top realtors.

To start your search for the perfect Departure Bay waterfront home, connect with Carey Real Estate today & start browsing listings. Your dream home awaits!

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