June 1, 2017



With over 100 lakes to choose from in Northeast Indiana, a lake house is a decision that you will likely never regret. The clean serene lakes of the region offer something special for people from all walks of life. But, before you jump in with both feet, be sure that buying a waterfront property is the right move for you.


Since the cost of a single-family waterfront home averages double the cost of a typical U.S. family home, lenders often require homebuyers to put 20-50 percent down on vacation homes. Talk over your financial situation with you real estate team to begin your lake home search.


When looking for the right lake home, make a list of must-have items. Specifically, make sure you consider the property more than the house. The home can be updated to your liking, but the location will not change. When searching for your lake home, it is important to choose a team of Realtors® that have the detailed knowledge necessary for searching available lake properties in your area. With two dedicated lake area offices, Mike Thomas Associates has the experience you need to find what you are looking for.

Your best asset will be a Real Estate team who regularly deals with waterfront properties and has a thorough understanding of the complexities of buying a lake home.


There is something about lake living that simply makes life better. In Northeast Indiana we work hard, but always find time to enjoy the finer things in life. Here on our picturesque lakes we have year round recreational opportunities with hiking, fishing, camping, boating, shopping, wineries, breweries, and fantastic fine dining. In the Indiana lakes region, there’s something for everyone. At Mike Thomas Associates Realtors®, we understand what draws people to our region. When you work us, we will help you locate just the right waterfront property to meet the needs of your budget.

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