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What to know about buying waterfront property
What to know about buying waterfront property

With the promise of sweet bay breezes and lazy afternoon boat rides, the lure of owning a piece of Maryland waterfront can be strong. But making waterfront dreams a reality can be a complicated process. Smart decisions about waterfront purchases require specialized knowledge of the legal and logistical landscape — and a lot of patience. The first step of the process should be a thoughtful evaluation of why you want to buy waterfront, says Jean Andrews of Champion Realty Inc. in Severna Park. “Is it a big view and the therapeutic advantages of the water? Maybe then you don’t need waterfront and the baggage that goes with it. But if it’s recreation — if you...

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