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Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank. Each week on Lakefront Bargain Hunt we help a family discover an affordable location that proves you don't need a boatload of cash to live on the lake.
Tom and Dana live just outside Atlanta and have three kids. With a very hectic home life, they are looking for a place to get away and relax. Upon discovering the hidden gem of Lake Nottely, just two hours outside of the city, they decided this would be the ideal place for their lakefront vacation house. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home for under $350,000.
Alex and Brennan are Chicago city dwellers on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discovered the quaint town of South Haven, Michigan. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.
A Syracuse, NY, family is looking for the perfect spot for family getaways along the shores of Star Lake in the Adirondack region. They enlist the help of a local real estate agent and set out to find a rustic sanctuary that's just right for them and also falls within their budget.
Kandi grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, and spent her summers vacationing along the nearby shores of Tippecanoe Lake with her family. After graduating college and securing a job in Warsaw, she moved back in with mom and dad in their full-time home on the lake. However, her parents love to host their very large family, leaving Kandi wishing for more privacy and independence. With the help of local real estate agent, Kandi hopes to find a Tippecanoe lake house of her own for $199,000 or less.
A couple that's traveled the country for work is ready to settle down now that their kids are older. They want to put down roots on Lake Lure in North Carolina and they're looking for a home on the water for $260,000 or less.
Two veterinarians want to find a nice area to vacation with their kids. After learning about the gated community of Innsbrook, MO, the couple decides it's the perfect place to search for a lakefront retreat for under $300,000.
A couple that's worked their entire lives to buy a lakefront home is ready to take the plunge on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. With the help of a local agent, the couple hopes to find a home on the water for under $350,000.
A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.
A couple that's been visiting the Irish Hills region of Michigan for years is ready to purchase a lakefront home to bring their busy family together. They enlist the help of an agent to help them find a home for under $300,000.
Dean, Maura, and their two daughters love living in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. The area has an abundance of outdoor activities fit for the whole family, many of which Dean enjoyed as a kid growing up on the lake. After five years of living a short drive from the shore, this family of four is ready to make the big move to the waterfront, ensuring the girls have a childhood just like their dad's. A local real estate agent will help this local family find a permanent lake home, all for under $350,000.
Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.
Raymond and Christine are moving from California to Florida because of a job opportunity. Since they enjoyed living on the water in California, they are looking for a similar lakefront location in Winter Haven. They've spent time on the Chain of Lakes and think that's the perfect destination for their new home. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find their new waterfront dream house for under $350,000.
Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.
Dana and Joey are from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and they enjoy spending time with their family out on the water. Joey loved growing up on Tims Ford Lake and wants to share that same experience with their three children. The couple hopes that moving the family closer to the lake will provide them with more quality time together, so they're hunting for the perfect permanent lakefront home.
After 20 years away, Sloan is returning to the lake he grew up on to purchase a home with his girlfriend, Krystal. Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, Weiss Lake offers a number of activities in and around the water and is the perfect place to shift to permanent lake life. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to find their first home together on the water of Weiss Lake for under $299,000.
A couple with three boys wants to buy a lake home to ensure their quality time together continues. The family loves the Brainerd Lakes region of Minnesota and decides it's the perfect place to look for property for $199,000.
Nathan and Anna live near Fort Wayne, IN, and have two daughters. With Nathan's hectic schedule working in the medical profession, the family decided that purchasing a lakefront house would allow them time to get away, relax and make memories with the kids. With their recent purchase of a boat as a catalyst to start looking for a getaway on the water, they are most familiar with Adams Lake but are open to other lakes in the area. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $325,000.
A family of five looks to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives with a vacation home in Treasure Lake, PA. They're on the hunt for a waterfront property in the quaint, wooded community for under $375,000.
College sweethearts are looking for their first home together along the stunning shores of Lake Erie. With help from his mother, a real estate agent, the couple sets out to find the perfect spot in Lakewood, OH, but find this location may be harder on the budget than expected.
Dana and Tyler are from the suburbs of Chicago and have three kids. They love getting out on the water, but with their busy schedules, finding time to just be a family can be difficult. Tyler grew up in Wisconsin and is familiar with Castle Rock Lake, which is a good midway point between their permanent home and their friends and family. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $350,000.
A Tennessee family of four is ready to leave the farm and buy their own lake home on Alabama's Smith Lake. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront property for under $350,000.
Rick, Christina and their son currently live in San Diego, California. They love all that the area has to offer, but they miss their family and the nature of New York state. After five years away, they are ready to move back to the East Coast and find a home on Owasco Lake. Big in recreation but small in size, Owasco provides a close community feel with access to all that the Finger Lakes region has to offer. This family is ready to reconnect with their roots and purchase a lakefront family home for under $300,000.
A couple hopes to buy a lakefront vacation home for under $300,000 on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.
Soon-to-be newlyweds search for a permanent lakefront home in central Minnesota, an area they've been visiting since they were children. A local real estate agent helps them find a fun getaway home under $229,000.
A couple that grew up spending time on the water looks to buy a home on Koontz Lake in Indiana where they can enjoy time with their daughters. They enlist a real estate agent to help them find the perfect home for under $399,000.
Siblings Greg and Lisa want to purchase a lakefront home with their families in Innsbrook, MO. Greg is hesitant to take the plunge, so his sister and their spouses try to convince him that it's a perfect place for a vacation home.
Nick and James long for a rustic escape from their hectic lives in Brooklyn. They're hoping to find a retreat on Copake Lake in the Hudson Valley for under $299,000.
Chris, Katherine and their daughter have been spending weekends at Lake Gaston, North Carolina, for around ten years. While they enjoy time on the water with their two dogs, they have grown tired of taking their boat back and forth. With the help of a local real estate agent, the family looks for a lakefront home with space for their boat within their budget of $375,000.
After moving back to their hometown of Bethesda, Maryland, a couple with ties to Colorado misses the mountains. They uncovered the nearby, four-season ski town of Deep Creek Lake and hope to make it their family vacation spot by buying a lakefront home for under $365,000.
Dayna and Dave have been coming to Lake Waynoka, Ohio, together for over 15 years. With an abundance of amenities and recreation, this private gated community offers residents an unexpected resort experience that's perfect for a family of six. Local real estate agent Dave Gilkerson aids in the search to make this family's dreams of waking up on Lake Waynoka a reality, all for under $380,000.
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