The view from your lake home is obviously important, but I'm highlighting it for a couple of reasons. First, a lot of people worry about the view from outside their home...which isn't a bad thing, but sometimes the view from inside can be lost. For instance, there are lake homes available for cheaper prices simply because the view from outside includes an unsightly boat house or a run down or too close neighboring house. A lot of these unsightly things might not be visible from inside the home. Since people are inside their house more often than outside of it, finding such places can lead to getting a good value on your new home.
The second thing I want to highlight about the view is time of year. If you are looking in the spring and fall, you might see a great lake view that gets covered once the leaves bud out in the summer. Conversely, you might be able to see something you don't want to see in the spring and fall that you won't even notice during the summers when you are enjoying your lake home. Time of year is something to keep in mind when you are looking at lake homes.