I purchased my home at Cedar Creek about 8 months ago. My best advice is to take your time, look a lot, and make sure you get enough water under your dock so that you can put your boat in when the lake is down 3-4 feet. All docks look good now with a full lake.
I like the south end of the lake for bass fishing. You may want to be farther north is you want to be closer to stores, restaurant, etc.
I fish because the voices in my head tell me to.