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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Ashland County Fair September 18-24, 2016, don't miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibit...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Words of Appreciation From a Client in Hawaii One of our seller clients who resides on the Island of Maui wrote us today with a very kind testimonial. She wrote, "Eric Kodner of Madeline Island Realty was very helpful to us in selling our Madeline Island waterfront home, especially appreciated si...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 7
Craigslist Rental Scam Complaint Reported to Police on Madeline Island In our Madeline Island Real Estate Blog, we've tried to warn readers about the perils of using Craigslist to advertise properties for sale or for rent. And we also routinely warn consumers about the lack of safety or consumer ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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A Crib Dock Can Add Value to Your Waterfront Property Shoreline In our geographic area in northwest Wisconsin (the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior), it's not uncommon to see what are sometimes described as "permanent docks" or "crib docks" along the shoreline.  Among the twenty-one Apostl...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 3
NEW Statistics on Luxury Home Sales in Bayfield WI & on Madeline Island The most recent stats on luxury home sales for the Madeline Island (La Pointe, Wisconsin) and Bayfield, Wisconsin area have been updated and are now available. At Madeline Island Realty, we're particularly proud to report tha...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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A Damp and Musty Smell in the House Cost This Owner a Sale This happened just a couple of weeks ago.  Prospective buyers (clients of mine) were viewing a waterfront vacation home listing in our area and they appeared to be close to making an offer.   Following a third showing of the property, the...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 3
Pricing second homes/vacation homes is often more complex and more challenging than putting a price on a primary home. Seller motivations are different, time frames are different, even the level of urgency is different.The most recent edition of The Residential Specialist magazine (pubished by CR...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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The Perils of Showing North Country Vacation Homes in March When you list and show vacation properties, especially during winter and early spring months in the northern United States, doing the job properly requires a certain amount of fortitude. After packing your car (or SUV) with warm clothes,...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 3
Seller Error Number One: Telling an Agent What You Need  for Your Home This is probably the most common mistake sellers make when listing their home for sale.  The seller begins the conversation with "I need $500,000 for my home".  The reasons are invariably illogical.  The seller says, "I need t...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Wisconsin Enacts Changes to Statute of Limitations in Real Estate On March 2nd, changes in Wisconsin's Statute of Limitations on lawsuits brought against real estate licensees and companies were signed into law.  The law change reduces the time period for a civil lawsuit to be filed by a claimant...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Ashland County, Wisconsin 440,000 Acres of Forest & Miles of Shoreland!    Ashland County with it's location on the south shore of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay holds a lot of history for Wisconsins early people, including the Ojibwa Indians and French explorers.One band of Ojibwa people still ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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The Essential Elements of a Shared Driveway Agreement Shared driveways and roadways are popular in our market area (Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin) for a number of reasons.  Fewer driveways along a stretch of county or town road means a more pristine appearance to a residential neighborh...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 3
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Has Videos on Barksdale History One of my blog followers recently contacted me about the recent availability of information on the historic Barksdale explosives plant (built by DuPont in the early 1900s).  According to my source, "The Northern Great Lakes Visit...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Ours May Possibly be the Only Beachfront Real Estate Office on Lake Superior To our knowledge, Madeline Island Realty enjoys the only beachfront residential real estate office on Lake Superior. If that is true, it would be quite a distinction, as Lake Superior has over 2700 linear miles of shorel...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Fifteen Years Since Our Office First Joined a Multiple Listing Service I remember quite well the day that our company, Madeline Island Realty, became the first real estate brokerage on Madeline Island to join a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). It was at the beginning of 2001 that I begain having d...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Here's Why  We Prepare Market Reports for our Readers Regular market reports offer an opportunity to educate sellers and buyers about trends in the current real estate market in a particular area. The phrase, "real estate is local" might be better expressed as "real estate markets  are local".  A...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Is Craigslist the Right Place to Advertise a Luxury Home Listing?  We noticed not long ago that one of our local area competitors is marketing their real estate listings on Craigslist, including upper-bracket homes.  Advertising listings on Craigslist was a much-promoted strategy for real estate ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 3
2015 Has Been a Unique Year for our Madeline Island Real Estate Market - Market Report by Eric Kodner, with Madeline Island Realty It's early for me to prepare a year-end summary on the 2015 real estate market right after Thanksgiving, but I'd say it's timely.  2015 was a year like no other, mayb...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Comments 2
Madeline Island Home Sellers - Five Things to Watch if you Want to Sell Now Sellers of Madeline Island homes and other properties need to watch these five crucial factors if they hope to sell their vacation home in 2015: Watch the Calendar.  Labor Day weekend is less than ten days away.  After th...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
Ashland County Fair, August 20-23, 2015; dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibits w...

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