madeline island: New Madeline Island Waterfront Listing: 741 Main St, LaPointe WI 54850 - 01/20/13 11:26 PM
 
New Madeline Island Waterfront Listing: 741 Main St, LaPointe WI 54850
This superb architect-designed waterfront home on the bay is part of the original site of old LaPointe as it existed over one hundred years ago.  Homes like these seldom reach the market on Madeline Island, as the majority of such prime homes stay "in the family" when the property changes hands. 
Close to the business district of LaPointe, yet in a prime residential setting, this showcase home  features an impressive large dock and pristine sand beach, with “crow’s nest” views of the bay between Madeline Island and the Wisconsin mainland
Island summer residents and … (1 comments)

madeline island: What Happened to the "Weekend Tourist" Buyer? - 12/30/12 12:48 AM
 
What Happened to the "Weekend Tourist" Buyer?
 
I've been selling real estate on Madeline Island since 2000 and I was involved in buying and developing real estate there since the early 1980s.  So I remember what local agents refer to as "the good old days" in the Madeline Island/Bayfield/Apostle Islands real estate marketplace.
One of the things I recall most vividly is something that my mentor in the real estate business, R. E. Waide used to say about tourist buyers.  He'd point to the Madeline Island Ferry approaching the dock in LaPointe, Wisconsin and he'd say "here comes another boatload … (7 comments)

madeline island: Never is a Very Long Time - 12/09/12 07:57 AM
 
Never is a Very Long Time
 
A few years ago, I listed a property for sale on Madeline Island at just under $800,000 and the day after the listing showed up on MLS, a competing broker on Madeline Island stopped by my office to inform me that I'd never sell it.  "Never" was exactly the word he used to describe my chances of getting that home sold and he chuckled rather loudly about the list price as he walked out the door of my office.  He had tried to sell that home for a year prior to our listing with the seller.
That same property was sold by … (3 comments)

madeline island: Wayzata Yacht Club Apostle Islands Station - Registration Now Open for 2012 Spring Series in Bayfield, WI - 03/25/12 12:51 AM
 
Wayzata Yacht Club Apostle Islands Station - Registration Now Open for 2012 Spring Series in Bayfield, WI
 
The Apostle Islands Station of the Wayzata Yacht Club has begin processing registrations for its May 25-28 "Spring Series" racing event.  The series consists of five races over a three-day period, with an optional sixth race on the 28th if weather permits.
Other WYC summer sailboat racing events planned for the summer of 2012 include the Summer Series 10 Races (June 30 through July 6) and the Fall Series 5 Races (September 1-3).  There is also a Single/Double-handed race September 15, and the Bayfield "Cup 2 … (0 comments)

madeline island: Logging Your Vacant Land Parcel Before Putting it on the Market Probably Isn't a Great Idea - 03/20/12 07:24 AM
 
Logging Your Vacant Land Parcel Before Putting it on the Market Probably Isn't a Great Idea
 
I recently received a phone call from a Madeline Island property owner, inquiring about putting his vacant land parcel on the market.  Calls like this one are routine, but this seller had an idea he wanted to bounce off me.
His idea was to wring as much money out of his wooded parcel by logging it first, then selling off the timber and putting the "groomed" lot on the market, at a price which would be high for a raw lot.  He figured by harvesting … (0 comments)

madeline island: Madeline Island Came to Life This Past Weekend - 03/20/12 12:53 AM
 
Madeline Island Came to Life This Past Weekend
 
The weekend of March 17 & 18, 2012 will be one for the history books on Madeline Island.  With record high temperatures in the 60s and low 70s, the weekend was a revival of spring that comes two months ahead of schedule.
Most of the snow on Madeline Island is gone now, except for spots where plows and snowblowers have piled it.  The ferry crossing from Bayfield to the Island is remarkably tranquil, with few ice chunks striking the ferry hull as you cross.  Everywhere you look, there are signs of spring … (0 comments)

madeline island: 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)

madeline island: More Prospective Madeline Island & Bayfield Buyers Seem to be Coming from Southeast Wisconsin - 03/11/12 10:40 AM
 
More Prospective Madeline Island & Bayfield Buyers Seem to be Coming from Southeast Wisconsin
 
We're noticing a not-so-subtle trend among prospective buyers inquiring about Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin.  An increasing number of those new buyer prospects seem to be coming from the southeast part of the State of Wisconsin.
Not long ago, the vast majority of our buyer pool came here from Minneapolis & Saint Paul or from Duluth, Minnesota.  That appears to be changing gradually.  We're seeing more and more buyer prospects from Madison, Milwaukee and south central Wisconsin.
A local Islander used to label our summer homeowners on Madeline … (0 comments)

madeline island: Search Homes and Real Estate For Sale in Hudson, WI - 03/10/12 04:36 PM
  Search Homes and Real Estate For Sale in Hudson, WI  
Search Hudson, WI Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN HUDSON, WISCONSIN
 
SEARCH HUDSON WI HOMES WITH ONE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
 
We know the Twin Cities East Metro real estate market, including Hudson, Wisconsin. Madeline Island Realty (and its Minnesota affiliate, Wayzata Lakes Realty), work together as a team to market and sell properties throughout the greater Minneapolis & Saint Paul metro area, as well as real estate on Madeline Island and in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
 
 
 
 
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madeline island: Estate Sale on Madeline Island March 17 & 18 - 351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin - 03/10/12 03:30 PM

Estate Sale on Madeline Island March 17 & 18 - 351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin
 
The owner of the Brittany Cottages at Coole Park will be holding an estate sale next Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, at 351 Old Fort Road, on Madeline Island.
Among the treasures available for purchase will be collectibles, housewares, some tools, sewing supplies, fabric, craft supplies, office supplies, rugs, linens, artwork, picture frames and more.
The sale is scheduled to run from 10 am until 4 pm, on both Saturday and Sunday.
Mark your calendar for this Madeline Island event!
 
 
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madeline island: While Your Recreational Property is Off the Market this Winter, Buyers are Purchasing Someone Else's Home or Cottage - 02/12/12 02:41 PM
 
While Your Recreational Property is Off the Market this Winter, Buyers are Purchasing Someone Else's Home or Cottage
 
Quite a few Madeline Island vacation homeowners decide to take their home, condo unit, cabin or cottage off the market during winter months.  Many owners of second homes (as well as some real estate agents) believe the idea that you can sell a vacation home during winter is pure fiction, something like believing in the tooth fairy or using your Ouija board to predict the future.  As a result, these folks tend to pull their property off the market sometime around Halloween or Thanksgiving and then … (25 comments)

madeline island: Sale Pending - 351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, WI 54850 - Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 02/11/12 03:48 AM
 
Sale Pending - 351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, WI 54850 - Listed by Madeline Island Realty
 
Our historic Coole Park estate home listing on Madeline Island is now pending.  We listed this elegant Lake Superior estate property (351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850) at the end of summer last year and now we have an accepted offer after five months on the market.
We're proud to be the first Madeline Island real estate brokerage to have achieved the successful marketing and sale of a property of this calibre.  Home sales on Madeline Island are uncommon in the middle of winter.  And this is our second home sale on Madeline Island since … (0 comments)

madeline island: 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)

madeline island: Ashland County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011 - 01/22/12 12:53 PM

Ashland County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011
 
WRA has summarized the 2011 real estate market for Ashland County, Wisconsin, reporting that 2011 was a year with the lowest annual median price in the past five years.
The 2011 median price for Ashland County, Wisconsin was $79,000.  The 2011 annualized median price statistics were based on a total of 138 sales in 2011.
There were only seven sales reported in all of Ashland County during December of 2011.


[Map of Ashland County, Wisconsin. Madeline Island is located at the northernmost tip of … (0 comments)

madeline island: Breast Cancer Recovery Offers Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats on Madeline Island - 01/21/12 02:02 PM
 
Breast Cancer Recovery Offers Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats on Madeline Island
 
An organization located in Madison, Wisconsin is offering summer retreats for women breast cancer survivors on Madeline Island and in Door County, the Wisconsin Dells and in Eagle River.
Breast Cancer Recovery is hosting two "Infinite Boundaries" survivor retreats for women on Madeline Island this summer.  The first 2012 Madeline Island survivor retreat will take place on the Island July 19-22 and the second will be July 26 through 29.
The mission of Breast Cancer Recovery is to "provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally".
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madeline island: Bell Street Gallery Website Features Photos by Eric Kodner of Madeline Island Realty - 01/21/12 09:03 AM
 
Bell Street Gallery Website Features Photos by Eric Kodner of Madeline Island Realty
 
I was browsing websites of Madeline Island businesses when I came across the new website for the Bell Street Gallery. It was a delightful surprise to see a slideshow which features a handful of wide-angle photos that I took at the Gallery last September.
 
 
The Bell Street Gallery is owned and operated by Minneapolis photographer Steve McHugh and his wife Mary.  Steve is a professional photographer in the Twin Cities, which makes his use of our photos on the Bell Street Gallery website even more … (2 comments)

madeline island: Madeline Island – How to Get Here - 01/15/12 03:49 PM
 
Madeline Island – How to Get Here
 
I have lots of real estate friends all over the United States (and a few overseas) who periodically write me and say “love your photos of Madeline Island. Where exactly is this place?”
So I figured the best way to explain where our northwest Wisconsin office is located would be to blog about it.
The location of Madeline Island is pinpointed by a red arrow on the map below, which includes most of the continental U.S.  Our Island is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands, close … (0 comments)

madeline island: Home Staging Works for Vacant Land Too - How to Stage Your Vacant Lot and Get it Sold - Part One - 01/01/12 05:20 AM
 
Home Staging Works for Vacant Land Too - How to Stage Your Vacant Lot and Get it Sold - Part One
 
At first glance, this idea may seem far fetched, maybe even crazy.  But you CAN stage a vacant lot to sell.
Vacant land needs staging in order to attract buyer attention.
When a prospective buyer drives up to a "For Sale" sign on your lot or vacant parcel, all too often they are confronted by an uncleared mass of trees and undergrowth, with no driveway or walking path into the lot.  If there's no easy way for a prospect to actually … (9 comments)

madeline island: Good News to Start 2012 - One of our Clients is Building a New Madeline Island Home - 01/01/12 03:48 AM
 
Good News to Begin 2012 - One of our Clients is Building a New Madeline Island Home
 
The best part of making a property sale is the happy ending.  When we sold a vacant lakeshore lot at 3720 North Shore Road, LaPointe in October of 2010, our buyers were dreaming of building a new home on Madeline Island.  Now it appears that dream is much closer to becoming a reality.
My clients reported to me a couple of days ago that the well and sanitary system is in, electricity is on-site and they plan to begin construction of their new home on … (0 comments)

madeline island: Want to Appeal Your Wisconsin Property Tax Assessment? Learn the Property Tax Appeal Process - 12/31/11 07:17 AM
 
Want to Appeal Your Wisconsin Property Tax Assessment? Learn the Property Tax Appeal Process
 
The end of December and early January seems to be the time of year when our Wisconsin real estate office begins to receive calls from local property owners who are concerned about their tax assessment and wish to appeal their property valuation amount.
In the past two weeks, we've begun receiving multiple calls about the assessment appeal process at our Madeline Island office.  In Wisconsin, property tax bills are usually mailed out in December and the first installment of Wisconsin property taxes is due January 31st.  The arrival of those … (3 comments)

 
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