Good morning Terri,
Good luck with your purchase on the waterfront home. I have been selling waterfront homes for over 21 years, Brick is not my area, butr if you need an agent I can get you an experienced agent for that area.. So let me see if I can give you what I have learned. Major is the depth of the lagoon at low tide to make sure you can navigate in and out of the lagoon at low tide. How long does it take to get out to the bay from the home? Flooding? How high is the normal high tide in comparison to the first floor of living space, the closer the tide is to the first floor on a normal high tide the quicker the property will flood, elevation certificates will provide you wth the elevation and also assist with the flood insurance. Visit the home at both high and low tide to see the depth of the lagoon and how high it rises. Ask the neighbors about flooding. Also the condition of the bulkhead, a bulkhead on 50 feet of waterfront can run anywhere between $15K to 20K, so that should also be a concern. If the home is great, in a good location and the only draw back is the bulkhead, negotiate the price of the bulkhead, get estimates. Hope this info helps! Good Luck and Enjoy your waterfront home!