When someone says Florida you think of beaches, and sunshine. So it would seem only right to buy a house with water near, whether that be a pool or waterfront! Here's how to decide which is best for you!

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The most important question to answer when looking for a home is which one will fit the lives of me and my family?

Are you a young family with kids ready to play in the pool or perhaps a couple who loves sitting on your dock and watching the sunset?

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Do you have a boat or love to fish? This is a huge factor because there are houses that are waterfront but may not be accessible for a large boat.

It is key to know how deep the water is around the house and what bridges are nearby.

Do you want open water or would perfer an inlet? If you are looking to do kayaking or canoeing then you probably want to be away from heavy boat traffic.

And just like any other home it is all about location, location, location.

Do you enjoy the neighborhood and where it is? If this is a vacation home then is it close to the beach and other attractions?

If waterfront doesn't seem like something you would like or can afford then seriously consider buying a house with a pool or putting a pool in.

Pools run about $35,000-$50,000 to put in with around $100 monthly maintenance. In the long run you will benefit from this!

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Water holds value and this is something to remember if you ever want to resale.

Water, whether pool or waterfront will always be a huge plus.

Now get out there and get your tan on!

Tata from the Ladies in Red!

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