Louisiana Beachfront Properties Make Waves
As if living in Louisiana couldn’t get any better, we boast prime access to the Gulf Coast. Fewer crowds, lower costs, and a less commercialized experience than, say, a place like Charleston, make living near or on one of Louisiana’s beaches a truly unique experience. Some go for the recreational opportunities while others go just to relax and spend time with the family; all we know is that these stunning properties are shorely part of what living in Louisiana is all about.
Located in southwestern Louisiana, this might be one of the most affordable beach properties in the country. The 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,140-sq.-ft. property backs up to 75 feet of beach frontage on Constance Beach (not far from Holly Beach, also called the Cajun Riviera) and offers views of the sea that just don’t seem possible at this price point.
Could this sprawling 2,446-sq.-ft. home be the perfect beach escape? It’s pretty close. Not far from the last property, this recently renovated 4 bed, 2 bath beach-facing abode offers stunning views of the Gulf which are best consumed with a cold refreshing drink. And if you want to bring some friends along, don’t worry - between the main house and the 630 sq. ft. guest suite, everyone will have plenty of space to lounge.
While this 3 bed, 4 bath, 1,614-sq.-ft. home isn’t on the beach per se, it is about as close to the water as you can get. In fact, a boat can be parked just as conveniently as a car on this lot. Not to mention, Grand Isle Beach is just a short distance away, making this property perfect for fishing trips and family trips alike.
If you or your client is looking for something that's actually on Grand Isle Beach, look no further than this 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,300-sq.-ft. property. Located on the western end of Grand Isle, this beach house offers stunning Gulf and Caminada Bay views, a great sandy location, and an open airy floor plan that’s perfect for those hot summer days.
Beachfront Properties Are the Most Popular Vacation Purchase
National Association of REALTORS® data shows that 33% of vacation homebuyers purchased property in a beach area, whereas 21% of buyers purchased on a lake, and only 15% purchased in a rural area. In terms of value, Louisiana beachfronts could see a rise as well. For example, 1746 LA Highway 1 was listed at $799k just two years ago. Today, it will take $925k to own this slice of the Gulf.
Of course, purchasing and selling vacation properties comes with its own unique set of challenges, ranging from financing to taxes. If you’re looking to get your feet wet with vacation homes, consider earning your Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification, and sell that sunshine!