Once upon a time, owning a home was one of the hallmarks of adulthood, part and parcel of the American dream. Today, the rate of home ownership is 63.7%; that's down 5.5% from the all-time high of 69.20% in 2004. This change is attributed to a variety causes including a dwindling supply of starter homes. Student loan debt and skyrocketing rents that make it more difficult for millennials to save up for a down payment or meet more stringent borrowing guidelines.
This doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up on the dream of owning your own home; you just need to be willing to consider affordable alternatives to the traditional house in the 'burbs with the white picket fence. In fact, thinking outside the box can open up some really fantastic opportunities for you. Have you ever considered living on the water?
Waterfront property tends to be some of the most expensive and least available real estate on the market. But what we're offering is a new take on living on the lake, the BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) approach. Minimize your search for space down to a marina slip size and maximize your buying power with a Catamaran Cruiser Aqua Lodge. This 12' x 42' houseboat comes well-equipped for under $80k.
The charming cottage-style Aqua Lodge boasts a light and airy living area complete with wainscoting and a lofted ceiling accented by rustic wood beams. The salon flows right into the galley and provides a spacious, open feeling in the cabin.
The galley is set up with function in mind, and you'll have the tools at your disposal to whip up a good home-cooked meal. For those with little or no culinary proficiency, there's always the microwave.
Speaking of functional, what about the bathroom? It's not the powder room at Buckingham Palace, but the residential-sized fixtures are more than adequate and designed to maximize comfort and convenience.
We're all about the amenities. The master stateroom accommodates a queen-sized bed and has its own private deck where you can relax and unwind. Need more room? The loft has additional room for sleeping or storage and a dual stateroom model is available as well.
Are you ready for more information on truly affordable housing? We can get you started with some pricing and options. Like traditional homes, houseboats can be financed and we'll be glad to walk you through that too. The info is free, and we're not pushy. Just give us a call.