Full or Partial Water ViewJuly 1, 2013
When conducting your search for a home by the water, you may encounter the terms full water view and partial water view. Neither term is necessarily better than the other; keep in mind that waterfront home purchases should include a walk-through, so that buyers have a realistic idea of how much of a view their new home will provide. A full water view may sound the most desirable, as it indicates an unobstructed view of the body of water your prospective home is adjacent or near to, but bear in mind that full water view homes generally carry the heftiest price tags.
Partial water view homes can often be a bargain for home buyers. A partial water view home allows a view of the water, but indicates that something blocks part of the view, and could mean anything from a building to simply a wall or the rooftop of a nearby home, or that the view is unobstructed in the living room, but obscured in the kitchen or bedroom. It is important to keep in mind that a partial water view does not necessarily indicate a lesser property, and that only a viewing will help you determine if it’s worth the extra money to purchase a home with a full water view, or if a lesser-priced partial water view home might give you the waterside vista you’ve been looking for.