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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.

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2014 

  American Home Shield Really Came Through for One of Our Clients   I like to write about good  news whenever possible!   We learned recently that one of our Madeline Island Realty buyer clients needed help with an issue that was fortunately covered under their home warranty policy with American ...
04/05/2014
    Long-Term Unsold Listings - Why Are These Homes Not Selling?   What causes some homes to sit on the market for over a year, sometimes two or even three years without an offer?  And why do other homes seem to get snapped up in a much shorter time period?   I call these perennial listings, beca...
04/05/2014
  We Made Sales All Winter While Other Area Realtors Were on Vacation   For as far back as I can remember, real estate agents on Madeline Island and on the mainland (Bayfield and other northwest Wisconsin towns) have been giving their clients the questionable advice that "no one comes up here to ...
04/04/2014
  National Association of Realtors Confirms 2013 Vacation Home Boom   Some may say this is old news, but it confirms what we have been seeing in our own Madeline Island real estate market.  Vacation homes made up thirteen per cent of all real estate sales in 2013.  That's the highest percentage s...
04/03/2014
Vacant Land Sales Will be a Sign of a Sustained Real Estate Recovery   My friend and real estate colleague, broker Liane Read (whose company, "Sea to Sky Premier Properties", sells real estate in Canada's Southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island) writes an excellent blog about her area...
04/03/2014
  Madeline Island Ice Road Coming to an End for the Winter Season   I received unofficial news that the "Ice Road" from Bayfield, Wisconsin to the Town of LaPointe on Madeline Island is nearing its end for the 2013-14 Winter season.  Warmer temperatures and deteriorating beach approaches on both ...
04/03/2014
  My First Showing as a Newly-Minted Real Estate Broker   I got my Broker's license just one year after becoming licensed as a real estate agent.  I had made the decision to open my own real estate office almost from the moment I earned my salesperson's license.   At the beginning of my career as...
04/02/2014
  Less Competition Means Opportunity for Madeline Island Home Sellers   The dramatic drop in property inventories on Madeline Island over the past eight months has created an opportunity for would-be sellers.  The declining inventory of available homes for sale translates into less competition fo...
04/02/2014
  Seller Wants Pre-Approved Showing Parties - What Can You do to Comply?   I completely understand when a seller doesn't want their home paraded through by folks who have no intention of buying and no ability to buy either.  This makes sense particularly when a home is an upper-bracket showpiece....
04/01/2014
  Seasonal Marketing is a Bad Idea in the Vacation Home Market   You see this fairly often in the vacation home market in the northern United States, north of the Sun Belt.  Sellers will put a second home or vacation cabin on the market during spring, summer and autumn, then take it off the marke...
04/01/2014
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