Jason Kok

Real Estate Broker
Lake Homes and Farms Realty
608-386-5597
jason@lakesundown.com

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Top 20 Land Buyer Questions for 2018

Posted by Jason Kok | February 22, 2018
Categories: Tips
  1. How is the property accessed? (Road frontage, deeded easement, etc..)
  2. Are there any water features on the property? Seasonal or year round (rivers, creek, lake, springs)
  3. Are utilities available to the property? (i.e water, electric, septic)
  4. What types of trees are on the property? (variety, age, planted or natural)
  5. Has the property been surveyed? (make sure if surveyed that it is a certified map?)
  6. Who are the neighbors surrounding the tract? (is Quality Deer Management in place)
  7. Can I get a clear title abstract to the property? (Iowa is an abstracting state)
  8. Do the timber, mineral and water rights convey with the sale?
  9. Are there any easements on the property? (adjoining owners, conservation, utility)
  10. Are there any known environmental concerns or latent defects with the property?
  11. How is this property zoned? (agricultural, residential, commercial?)
  12. What are the annual property taxes?
  13. Have the owners received notice from any governmental agency about possible assessments or actions in the near future that would affect this property?
  14. Will the property be conveyed subject to covenant and restrictions? (If so, what are they?)
  15. How does the land lay (topography)? (slopes, bottomland, elevation change, etc…)
  16. Are there internal roads and trails?
  17. Do all of the improvements to the property convey with the sale? (gates and fences, shooting houses, out buildings, etc…)
  18. Does the land drain well or does it stay wet for much of the year?
  19. If I had to sell this property again in a year, is it desirable to other potential buyers?
  20. Can I pee off my porch in privacy the true measure of seclusion:)?
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Understanding Sundown Lake

Posted by Jason Kok | August 12, 2015
Categories: News, Tips

Sundown Lake is a private lake community that was established as a HOA development by Secluded Land Company LLC in 2005. There are a total of ten phases to the development.  Each phase 1-10 started with phase 1 represents a surveyed area of the roughly 2400 acres of land that surrounds Sundown Lake.  There is a total of 350 lots in the 10 phases of development which makes this one of quietest private lakes in the midwest.

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Proper Log Cabin Maintenance

Posted by Jason Kok | December 12, 2013
Categories: Tips

Log cabins and homes are a popular building choice among those who live in wooded areas, or along streams, rivers, and lakes. Their rustic look and outdoorsy feel make them a perfect addition to the atmosphere of these locations. While a log home can be extremely attractive and a source of envy for some, many people tend to shy away from building them because of the maintenance they require.

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Winter is Around the Corner; Is Your Lake Home Ready?

Posted by Jason Kok | November 1, 2013
Categories: Tips

This time of year is always a bit sad with the cold weather on the way. The hot, sunny days that are perfect for a weekend at the lake become a memory or are somewhere in the distant future. If your lake home is primarily used as a summer vacation getaway there are a few things you will want to do to keep it clean and protected during the winter.

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