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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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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)
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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)
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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! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Sellers, Are You Overlooking the Obvious? Real estate agents and brokers know what sellers want when they embark on a contract to sell their home.  Simply put, sellers are looking for a reasonbly quick sale, at what they consider to be "top dollar" and without having to compromise much on price o...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Six Hard Truths About Selling Your Vacation Home Here are six important truths that many sellers overlook in their quest to sell a second home.  Ignore these at your own risk, but remember that you've been warned! The more time your home spends on the market, the worse it looks to prospective buy...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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We Listed 7 of the Last 8 Luxury Homes Sold on Madeline Island Madeline Island Realty is on a roll this year.  Call it a trend or merely an indicator, but the fact remains that over the past four and one-half years, our LaPointe, Wisconsin real estate brokerage listed seven of the eight Madeline ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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August is Decision Time - Want Your Vacation Home Sold in 2015 or Not? In the northern United States, where shopping for a vacation home is a seasonal affair, the beginning of August is something of a decision-making moment.  In our northwest Wisconsin real estate market (the South Shore of Lake ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Lower Big Bay Road Popular in Madeline Island Real Estate Market Recent sales indicate that the south portion of Big Bay Road closest to the Town of LaPointe (from the edge of town north to the portion where North Shore Road begins) has become very popular with buyers of Madeline Island homes. Th...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Three Waterfront Sales on Madeline Island in the Past Two Months April, May and June of this year have brought welcome news to our Madeline Island home sellers. Between April 15 and June 12, Madeline Island Realty has accomplished three sales of its waterfront listings on the Island. Beginning wi...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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 The market for Madeline Island homes in or close to downtown LaPointe, Wisconsin is still hot.   With the recent sale of 671 Main Street LaPointe, WI 54850, just south of the downtown district and close to the Madeline Island Yacht Club & Marina, it's clear that the popularity of homes close to ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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 Six of the Last Seven Luxury Home Sales on Madeline Island Were Listed by Madeline Island Realty   It's true. Since January 1 of 2012, there have been seven successfully-closed luxury home sales on Madeline Island which sold at over $500,000.   Six of those seven luxury home sales were propertie...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Receives a Mention on Door County Daily News Website I was pleased to notice that an article on the Door County Daily News website about Washington Island (located just north of the Door Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin) mentioned Madeline Island.  The mention appeared in a lin...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Luxury Homes Located Near Town are in Demand The following statistics are based on a relatively small sample, but they point to something  we've suspected for awhile now.  Homes located within three miles of the Town of LaPointe appear to be increasingly in demand. Of the six most...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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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. ...

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