Branson West Lake Houses
Just past Silver Dollar City is the little town of Branson West. And if you travel South down Hwy 13 you will find several little subdivisions tucked away on beautiful Table Rock Lake. One of the things I love to do for my out of town clients is video previews. Whether you’re looking for lake view or lake front property, I can give you the inside scoop before you even come to town.
Before buying a lake house there are some important things to take into consideration.
Motivation. Owning a lake house is great way for a busy, scattered family to come together. It’s also a way to build and nurture friendships. It’s been said, “you never know how many friends you have until you have a lake house.” A lake house and all that comes with it–fishing, boating, skiing, or just relaxing–affords endless opportunity to connect and reconnect with family and friends.
Time. Consider the commute. Typically people buy about 1.5 hours away from their primary residence. Think about your schedule. Will you be using this as a year-round weekend getaway? Will you spend your long holidays and vacation here? Will you rent it?
Maintenance. Don’t spend half of your two-day weekend cleaning. Look into lawn maintenance and cleaning services. Consider local concierge options, where someone makes sure that the fridge is packed with food and the boat is gassed and ready to run. These services can enable you to maximize enjoyment of your time at the water
Expense. Waterfront properties are, as a rule, more expensive than homes not on the water. Price is determined by waterfront footage…not necessarily the amenities within the four walls of the house. Costs of seawalls, docks, and piers vary and can require the input of the entity that “manages” the water (In Branson West it’s The Army Corps of Engineers). The corporation manages water levels and administers permits, dictating what can be done on areas that touch the water. You should also budget for “water toys” like boats, jet skis, life jackets, floats, coolers, etc.
Proximity. Consider costs for taxes, licenses, tags, etc. Homes in Branson West have lower cost of living expenses. However, you can expect to pay a premium for boat gas and other water “must haves” during lake season. Consider also the proximity of those that will be joining you. Out-of-town family and friends will weigh the ease of getting to and from your slice of sunshine. If you want them there often, take note of their route.
Once you’ve taken all these into consideration the final, and most important step, is to find a local Realtor to help guide you. This is where I get to come in and offer my expertise. As a local in the Branson West area for over 12 years I can offer a wealth of knowledge on the market. I can provide you with insight on what areas have sold recently and find you the best deal available.
Places to eat
Restaurants in Branson West
Besides the breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake, you’ll find Branson West has a lot to offer. I’ve included some links below for restaurants and bars in the area.
Danna’s BBQ <<<Best BBQ in town!
And my all time favorite place to eat for breakfast, hands down Billy Gail’s Cafe
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