54850 zip code: Problems With Madeline Island Maps - 03/02/18 11:41 PM
Problems with Madeline Island Maps on the Web
 
Three years ago, while we were updating our website, we discovered something on Bing and Open Street maps (Open Street maps are used by MapQuest and have been used in the past by Snapchat and Foursquare). The problem was that Madeline Island was depicted on those maps as being totally underwater:
 
[Before the OpenStreet Map Correction - Madeline Island Appears Submerged]
 
As you can see above, the Bayfield mainland is pictured in white, against the blue background of Lake Superior. But Madeline Island appears completely submerged. Some roads are visible (in white) and a few landmarks … (3 comments)

54850 zip code: Fifteen Years Since Our Office First Joined a Multiple Listing Service - 12/24/15 11:19 AM
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 discussions with the folks at Northwest Wisconsin Multiple Listing Service in Eau Claire, Wisconsin about becoming a member. At that time, nobody on Madeline Island or in nearby Bayfield, Wisconsin had an MLS membership or uploaded their property listings to a Multiple Listing Service.
 
At that time, in our sleepy little corner of … (2 comments)

54850 zip code: 6 of 7 LaPointe Luxury Home Sales Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 06/18/15 12:22 PM
 
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 properties listed by Madeline Island Realty (three of those six luxury homes were listed by Broker Eric Kodner).
 
That means 86% of the upper-bracket homes sold in LaPointe, Wisconsin over the past 42 months were our own (Madeline Island Realty) listings.
 
Three of the upper-bracket sales where the buyer was procured by Madeline Island Realty were … (5 comments)

54850 zip code: What Are the Busiest Months for Home Sales on Madeline Island? - 03/31/15 06:38 AM
 
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, Wisconsin, 54850 zip code). Data used was from calendar years 2012 through 2014 and includes only closed sales of residential properties by Madeline Island Realty. No vacant land sales or sales of commercial properties are included in this data.
 
As you can see from the graph, on average, half of our annual dwelling … (2 comments)

54850 zip code: SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 09/22/14 02:22 AM
SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty
 
Another Madeline Island Realty listing SOLD – A Big Bay Road waterfront home offering sand beach with fifty-four acres of recreational land, plus three hundred feet of prime sandy swimming beach frontage.
 
This property listed for sale by Broker Associate Bob Kron, with Madeline Island Realty
 
Call us at 715-747-6500 for more Lake Superior waterfront opportunities in the Apostle Islands, or email MadelineIsland@Gmail.com for new listings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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54850 zip code: April 2014 Real Estate Market Status Report - Madeline Island - 04/20/14 04:54 AM
 
April 2014 Real Estate Market Status Report - Madeline Island
 
2014 has gotten off to a brisk start in the Madeline Island real estate market, with four closed sales in the first three and one-half months of the year.  This has unquestionably been our busiest winter since 2006, particularly in sales of single-family homes in the 54850 zip code.
 
Between January 31st and today (in the past eighty days) Madeline Island Realty closed over $1.1 Million in real estate transactions on the Island, with an average sale price per transaction of just under $300,000.  One of these four closed sales during the past … (2 comments)

54850 zip code: Market Report - What Sold in 2013 on Madeline Island (and What Didn't) - 12/22/13 11:08 PM
Market Report - What Sold in 2013 on Madeline Island (and What Didn't)
 
Our Year end Market Report for 2013 real estate sales on Madeline Island is good news for almost anyone planning to sell a home in the 54850 zip code area.  Here are some of the highlights:
Buyers had plenty to choose from in 2013, with burgeoning property inventories available.  If buyers couldn't find something on the market that suited their needs, they probably weren't looking all that closely. Sales were up in all price ranges, with sold properties ranging from the mid-$100,000 bracket to nearly $800,000.  Probably the most … (0 comments)

54850 zip code: Appraisers Look to NorthstarMLS for Madeline Island & Bayfield Comps - 04/24/13 02:29 AM
Appraisers Look to NorthstarMLS for Madeline Island & Bayfield Comps
 
A well-known area appraiser contacted us last summer to learn more about recent home sales by Madeline Island Realty in LaPointe, Wisconsin. 
The purpose of his contact email was to gather comparable sales for an appraisal in the Bayfield, Wisconsin area.  He'd been searching on the SAAR (Superior Area Association of Realtors) MLS for sales in the immediate area and couldn't find enough suitable comparable sales there in order to support an appraisal.
I informed him that we upload our listings to NorthstarMLS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, rather than … (1 comments)

54850 zip code: Here's What Goes Into Showing Your Madeline Island Home in Winter - 03/03/13 11:22 PM
 
Here's What Goes Into Showing Your Madeline Island Home in Winter

I spent the past weekend showing homes on Madeline Island.  It was an adventure in many ways, certainly not routine.  Showing homes on a snowy, wintry island in Lake Superior is never routine.
It occurred to me that most of my clients have no idea what's actually involved in showing their Madeline Island home during winter months.  Allow me to paint you a picture of what this is like.
Transportation: The 250-mile drive from Minneapolis - Saint Paul was uneventful.  Roads were cleared and dry, traffic wasn't bad … (3 comments)

54850 zip code: Wisconsin Realtors Association Reports Housing Sales Up for Eighth Consecutive Month - Ashland & Bayfield County Statistics Still Lag Behind Much of Wisconsin - 03/19/12 01:04 PM
 
Wisconsin Realtors Association Reports Housing Sales Up for Eighth Consecutive Month - Ashland & Bayfield County Statistics Still Lag Behind Much of Wisconsin  
The Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) reports that February 2012 was the eighth month in a row in which sales rose.  Prices are down, but sales volume is on track to continue rising this year.
At the end of February, things in Ashland County were still running behind State average sales volume, with ten closed sales in the County during February. 
Things were a bit better in adjacent Bayfield County, with thirteen closed sales and a much higher median … (0 comments)

54850 zip code: Bayfield WI Prices Headed North, According to Trulia - 01/22/12 12:56 PM
 
Bayfield WI Prices Headed North, According to Trulia
 
Trulia reports that Bayfield, Wisconsin real estate prices have been trending upwards over the past month.  Prices are up 0.4 per cent over the past week, according to Trulia's "Bayfield WI real estate overview" page.
The current average listing price in Bayfield is $200,200.  This figure is up from $197,000 in mid-December of 2011.
There's also less available inventory in the 54814 zip code area.  Listing inventories have dropped slightly since mid-December.
By contrast, prices on nearby Madeline Island have dropped by over 3% during the past month.  And the average … (0 comments)

54850 zip code: Average Madeline Island Listing Price Drops in November to $385,305 - Madeline Island Real Estate Market Report - 12/04/11 03:47 PM

Average Madeline Island Listing Price Drops in November to $385,305 - Madeline Island Real Estate Market Report

According to the Trulia website, as of November 23rd, 2011, the average listing price for a home listed in the 54850 zip code was $385,305.  That figure was down from the late October report, when the average list price was $430,574.
Trulia reports that there are currently 64 homes for sale on Madeline Island, including one in some stage of the foreclosure process. Most of the drop in list prices during November came during the first ten days of the month.
Once … (0 comments)

 
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