Envision a sunny day well spent perusing around the sparkling waters of South Florida—and when you're ready to tie the boat up at the end of the day, you can dock it right in your own backyard. If you live in South Florida, then you know how many days are spent on the water, which means there's nothing more convenient than having your boat within close reach.
Take a moment to browse our hottest dockside listings in South Florida, and just let us know which ones pique your interest. We'd be happy to schedule an in-person showing—and maybe even the added bonus of a boat ride!
Homes with Docks in South Florida
Why Buy a Home with a Dock?
If you own a boat, investing in a home with a dock is a game-changer. Not only will you save money on expensive rental fees, but you'll also be able to easily access your boat for all your water adventures!
Increased Home Value
Waterfront homes in general tend to have higher resale values—and when you add a dock feature to a waterfront property, then the resale value really surges. Depending on the location of your home and the size of its dock, we've seen property value increase by upwards of $10k.
Optimal for Hosting
Even if you don't own a boat, you can still savor the benefits of having a dock. Similar to backyard fire pits or outdoor patios, docks are an extension of your home and serve as the perfect hangout spot. Just think about it, what better place is there to watch the South Florida sunset than from your own waterside dock?
The Details on Owning a Dock
Here's a few things you'll want to keep in mind before buying a dockside home.
Want your dock to be ready to use during boating season? Then you have to perform some seasonal maintenance to make sure it stays in working order year-round. If you have a pipe or floating dock, you may want to relocate them to protect against any possible ice damage from the water. Permanent docks are usually able to stay put in the water as long as you install de-icers around the dock legs.
A hazardous dock can become an unwanted liability if you don't properly maintain it. Waterfront properties have to deal with a variety of weather conditions, including high winds, waves and fluctuating water levels, and boat wakes and currents. As a dock owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your dock doesn't break loose or wash away. And if you have kids on your dock, you have to be even more careful to keep an eye on the dock at all times.
Community versus private docks
Depending on which water access your property features, your home may have either a shared community dock or a personal private dock. Most community docks are funded by monthly homeowners association dues. On the other hand, many of South Florida's waterfront properties boast private docks that owners have to maintain themselves.
Ready to Dock in South Florida?
If you're ready to dock in South Florida, our team would love to help track down your dream home here. And if you're already a South Florida local, then you know the luxuries that buying a dockside home would bring. Whether you're looking for a laid-back condo with a community dock or a sprawling waterfront estate with its own private dock, you can count on Buy South Florida to find your perfect fit. Just drop us a line at 954-661-8871, and we'll get started on securing a waterfront slice of paradise for you!