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Madeline Island real estate, lake homes and waterfront, Apostle Islands, La Pointe and Lake Superior lakeshore properties, western and northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Bayfield homes, Washburn, Ashland, Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing real estate. Cabins, cottages, second homes, investment property and land in Ashland county & Bayfield county. Luxury property specialist and broker Eric Kodner in LaPointe, Wisconsin.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Don't Expect That Handshake Easement to Transfer at Closing   I'm not an attorney and I don't give legal advice to clients, but I do  suggest they contact a competent real estate attorney when this situation arises.  Some time ago, a seller proudly informed me that he has had this "handshake" a...
03/31/2015
  Do Open Houses Work in a Second Home Market Like Ours?   It's a valid question. How beneficial is it to hold an open house in a vacation home community, particularly one that is seasonal?  In our corner of the world (on Madeline Island and in Bayfield, Wisconsin), we occasionally see agents hol...
03/31/2015
  What Are the Busiest Months for Home Sales on Madeline Island?              [Sales statistics supplied by Madeline Island Realty. Graphic prepared by Marquette Research LLC, Lakeville, MN.]     The above graph shows average residential dwelling sales by month for Madeline Island (LaPointe, Wisc...
03/31/2015
More News About Springtime in Bayfield, Wisconsin   My friend Bob Durfey is a keen observer of nature and his regular emails to me are always a treat.  Bob wrote me last week about the return of scheduled car ferry trips from Bayfield to Madeline Island by the Madeline Island Ferry Line, and he a...
03/30/2015
Here's a thought-provoking post by Rachel Rabinowitz in Baltimore, MD that all sellers should read.   Does your home for sale ad look like a "bingo card"?  Is this how you want your home for sale to appear to the public??   We see competitors who are still using this type of antiquated, indiffere...
03/28/2015
Spring Returns to Bayfield, Wisconsin   My good friend and client in Bayfield, Bob Durfey, sent me a delightful email about fishing tugboats firing up their engines and making a first run to Grant's Point (on nearby Madeline Island) yesterday morning. Bob wrote,   "A follow up to yesterday...   W...
03/25/2015
Ferry Service Between Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island Resumes   Today was the big day.  Yesterday, the Madeline Island Ferry Line made its first crossing of 2015, opening up a narrow channel in the ice between LaPointe, Wisconsin (Madeline Island) and Bayfield, Wisconsin on the mainland. ...
03/24/2015
Dealing With Deer Hunting Stands, Ice Fishing Houses and Trophy Mounts   I have read numerous articles by real estate agents who have experienced the challenges involved in listing a residential property that is adorned with "sporting items", such as an ice fishing shack, maybe a deer hunting sta...
03/23/2015
Even though the author of this post, Kathy Streib, works as a Home Stager in Palm Beach County, Florida, you'll find a wealth of expertise and advice that's applicable to  preparing your home for sale, no matter where you live.  Sellers, read on and take note! Not Everything Lasts Forever- Check ...
03/23/2015
What Makes a Neighborhood?   When we speak with customers and clients about Madeline Island real estate, we often refer to various neighborhoods.  Some of these neighborhoods are historical subdivisions that were created in the earlies part of the twentieth century when the Island was becoming a ...
03/21/2015
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