Buying a lake home or cabin? Check out this series of 20 tips for buying a lake home or cabin in NW Wisconsin or the USA.

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Buying a lake home or cabin? Check out this series of 20 tips for buying a lake home or cabin in NW Wisconsin or any other part of the country.

Thinking about buying a lake home or cabin in NW Wisconsin (or on any lake in the US this year)? There are many excellent properties to choose from on a variety of lake types and sizes, and many are offered at exceptional values.

There are many questions to consider when determining just the right type of home or cabin on just the right lake or river that’s the best fit for you. This series of 20 Tips for Buying a Lake Home will help to answer many of your questions. Articles include how to choose the lake that’s right for you, shoreland zoning, types of wells and septic systems, viewing lake properties, and much more. These articles are all written from a Wisconsin perspective, but most will be helpful to buyers anywhere in the US.

  1. Getting started
  2. Choosing the lake or water type that’s right for you
  3. How does water get into your lake?
  4. Recreational activities
  5. Your ideal lake home or cabin style and condition
  6. Lake frontage and shoreland zoning
  7. Wisconsin’s pier regulations
  8. Beauty or price
  9. Critical habitat designations – how the process works
  10. Critical habitat designations – what are they and how do they affect you?
  11. Critical habitat designations – how they affect waterfront owners
  12. Critical habitat designations – why they’re usually a plus
  13. Critical habitat designations – local examples from the Minong Flowage
  14. Viewing lake properties
  15. What you can learn from our dashes back to the city
  16. Shoreland zoning regulations NR 115
  17. Aquatic invasive species
  18. Is a smaller lake right for you?
  19. What your should know about wells
  20. Types of septic systems

Have other questions? Give me a call. I’ll be happy to help. Check out all my listings in NW Wisconsin:

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Lindsay Quady
Buffalo, MN

Good tips! This also applies to us here in Minnesota!

Jun 09, 2011 04:09 AM #1
Jean Hedren, CRS, SRES, RSPS
Edina Realty, Inc. - Gordon, WI
Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor

Lindsay, that's good to know. Land of 10,000+ lakes. My home state.

Jun 09, 2011 05:31 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Jean, a wonderful post with great information. I went to school in Superior Wisconsin and still think it was the best of places.

Jun 22, 2011 01:54 AM #3
Jean Hedren, CRS, SRES, RSPS
Edina Realty, Inc. - Gordon, WI
Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor

Thanks Sheila. It always amazes me what a small world we live in. Wishing you a very successful year in East Brunswick.

Jun 22, 2011 02:32 AM #4
Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Jean - WOW you've certainly done your research!!!  I'm sure your clients appreciate all the info!

Aug 30, 2011 03:47 AM #5
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