One of the first things you will discover as you begin your search for a home on or near Lake Norman is that there are myriad variations of “waterfront” and “waterview” homes.
Our Charlotte Regional Multiple Listing Service provides Lake Norman real estate professionals and home buyers and sellers with specific search catagories entitled “waterfront” and “waterview” but it is truly up to the listing agents to properly describe the type of waterfront (wide, main channel or cove) and the type of waterviews the property actually has.
The most common term you will find when looking for Lake Norman waterveiw homes is “seasonal”. So, what are seasonal waterviews?
Here are pictures of the view from my own waterview home taken in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter:
As you can see, we truly have “seasonal views” from our front porch. When the beautiful hardwood and Dogwood trees are lush and green in the summer we can barely see Lake Norman but in the winter we have quite beautiful and expansive views of the lake and even the homes on the distant shores. I took this winter picture just a few hours ago. We will have great waterviews until the Dogwoods start to blossom in early spring so about 4-5 months of the year.
Because of the abundance of trees around Lake Norman most of the waterview homes have this type of “seasonal views”. If you truly want year-round waterviews you should make that VERY clear to your real estate agent!
Personally, I love our seasonal views just like I love Lake Norman’s four mild but distinct seasons. There is always something new just around the corner!