Meet Robert Sivek
After 37 years of growing his company from a one-person operation to one of Chicago's leading event production companies, Robert Sivek successfully sold his business and embarked on a new adventure living the life he dreamed of. Robert now lives on Whitewater Lake full time and joined Century 21 Affiliated as a Waterfront Specialist.
If you really want to learn about quality lakefront living, Robert Sivek's extensive knowledge will help you explore the waterfront life. Not only is he familiar with the local real estate market and all of the new home treasures to be found in southern Wisconsin, Robert will help you explore the area to discover all the wonderful places to go and things to do. As a self-proclaimed "foodie", Robert takes great pleasure in sharing information regarding all of the best eateries from well known restaurants to lesser known little gems for great coffee, pastries or a delicious meal.
In addition to the lake, Robert's great loves include Margi, his beautiful partner in life, and his devoted best friend and boating partner, Pabu the Lhasa Apso. A Chicago transplant and former Oak Park resident, Robert is a graduate of the University of Miami where he loved being near the ocean. His favorite past time is enjoying family and friends on "the Sivek Center", his pontoon boat. If he's not on the boat, you'll often find Robert riding his red Vespa through Wisconsin's back roads finding unique treasure in people, places and things. Robert collects antiques, crafts, and folk art, and enjoys eclectic gardening around his home. Friends told Robert the lake house was an impractical dream but Robert ignored the advice and made the best decision of his life, to invest
Century 21 Affiliated
202 E. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Lake Home Considerations
Buying lakefront property is very different than traditional home purchases. There is much more to consider. Buying a lakefront property is very exciting, it can also be overwhelming.
A few questions to consider when buying a lake home:
What is the current condition of the home and its yard?
Does the home have a septic system or public sewer?
What is the home's orientation to the sun?
What direction does the wind blow and how will winds blowing off the lake affect your lifestyle and heating costs?
What's the view like? Are they still building lots nearby?
How do you access the lake? Is the lot flat?
How much privacy do you want?
What is the water clarity? Is the bottom of lake sandy, muddy, or rocky? What is the shoreline like?
What recreation opportunities are available? Is the lake stocked with fish?
Will the lake home be a getaway destination or a full time residence? Do you plan on retiring there?
What medical care, restaurants, or stores are in the area?
What are the local ordinances? Are there quiet hours?
What are the lake rules? Is there a lake association?
Are there zoning restrictions or conservation regulations?
Whether you are buying or selling a lake home, you want to work with someone you trust who understands the complexities of buying lakefront property.
Memories Made at the Lake Last Forever
Studies show that many individuals prefer "micropolitan" areas or small towns on the fringe of larger cities.
Whitewater is approximately 50 miles from Madison and Milwaukee, and 80 miles from Chicago. Interstates 43, 90, and 94 are located just minutes from US Highway 12 and State Highway 59 and 89. Whitewater is also at the epicenter of Wisconsin's population density, with close proximity to other population centers such as Racine, Kenosha, Janesville, and Rockford, IL.
Whitewater has excellent public schools, the nationally recognized University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, business and technology parks, a historic downtown and a growing retail environment, a variety of community events and activities, scenic trails that are ideal for hiking, biking, and jogging, and many surrounding lakes that provide ample opportunity for fishing, boating, and swimming.