by Taylor and Kailee Wilson
Why is now the time to buy a lake house?
Lake house prices have been rising since the recession. People from the Dallas area are flocking to their own piece of paradise and space is limited! With the rising prices, equity is quickly being added to these lakefront homes. In addition, lakes surrounding DFW are full of water right now!
Equity isn’t the only way to make money from a lake house! More and more families are renting out their homes when they can’t use them and making a pretty penny. Lake front homes within 2 hours of Dallas are renting from anywhere between $250-$800+ a night.
From our own personal experiences, having a lake house to retreat to after a busy or stressful work week makes the world of difference. It is so refreshing to get out of a fast-paced city! Not to mention all the memories that families are able to make. We have had so many amazing memories at the lake from childhood and into adulthood. Due to our knowledge and experience with lake houses, we now love to help our clients find the perfect one for their families! Check out these great lake houses that are all under $550,000 and within an hour and a half drive from Dallas.
1 Eagle Point N in Azle, TX
This cute and cozy 1900 sq. ft. lake home can be found on the North-West end of Eagle Mountain Lake in Azle, TX. Azle is only 16 miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth. This home has a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in closet, as well as 2 extra guest bedrooms and a second full bath. The home has a grand living space and an open floor plan with the kitchen looking in to the living area. This listing also has an oversized garage and a wonderful back deck for entertaining guests and enjoying the beautiful lake views. The gorgeous lot this home sits on is just shy of a whole acre. With a drive time of only about an hour and ten minutes, this could become your weekend getaway at a current asking price of $479,000.
612 Perkins Road in Arlington, TX
Talk about location! With only about a 30-minute drive to and from Dallas, this Lake Arlington home could be considered as a year-round residence! This is one of those listings that has the perfect lot and a home with great bones that just needs some updating. With over an acre of lake front property and almost 4,000 sq. ft. of home, the possibilities are endless with this lake house. This listing has a floor plan with an open flow between its multiple large living spaces and spacious kitchen! The abundance of west facing windows at the rear of the home allow for tons of natural light. You can enjoy the sunsets from either your back upper balcony or the cozy, covered back porch. The potential with this blank canvas of a listing is certainly there and just needs some personal touches! Current asking price is $549,900.
85 Still Harbor Circle in Tool, TX
This homey 2159 sq. ft. listing can be found on Cedar Creek Lake’s West shoreline. This lake home was built for entertaining friends and guests! It has a massive back covered patio and a nice boat dock with a top party deck as well as an updated kitchen and open floor plan. There are 2 living areas, a den, 3 bedrooms and a bonus room which leaves plenty of sleeping space! Only about an hour drive away, this gorgeous getaway is situated on an open water portion of the lake, which means year-round boat access to this lovely dock! Enjoy waking up to the sunrise in your own little slice of paradise for the current asking price of $426,900.