We have all had some extra time to think about our lives during this first year of the new decade, and while it hasn’t been the best year, for many of us, all that thinking time has given us the impetus to do some things we have been putting off. For some it can be as simple as changing their hair color from bland brown to brilliant red, and for others it can be as life-changing as purchasing a new home in the spot they have been dreaming about for years! If you fall into the latter category and your dream has always been Smith Mountain Lake, this guide to finding your new home will be all you need to take that all important first step!

Choose Your Location

Yes, you’ve narrowed down your selection to the Smith Mountain Lake region, but let’s narrow your focus even more. There are a variety of towns and neighborhoods in which you could land, but we want to find your ideal, which can be done by answering a few simple questions. Is it the lake life that draws you back here every year? A home on the lake offers summer adventures, idyllic scenery, and a laidback vibe that makes it desirable for many home seekers. But if the humidity and bugs scare you, perhaps you will be happier with a home in the charming and bucolic town of Bedford, which offers quick access to the lake but also feature mountain views.

House Style

Obviously, there are plenty more areas in the Smith Mountain Lake region that have the potential to make you feel at home, but let’s take a moment and discuss the style of home that makes your heart beat faster. A rustic cabin, with tongue and groove ceilings and walls of windows along the back of the home, offering unobstructed views of the lake just outside your door? A simple farmhouse with dormered windows on the upper levels and a covered patio that extends the length of the house? Or quite possibly you have an investment property in mind, one that is turnkey and ready to pay for itself! The choices are plentiful, and if you’re not sure exactly what you are seeking, maybe you could tell us what you don’t like in a home and we can go from there!

We Want Your Dreams to Come to Life

Give us a call today and let our tenacious and knowledgeable agents at Smith Mountain Lake Properties help your 2021 get off to a fantastic start!