madeline island: A Referral From Minneapolis Real Estate Agent Cotty Lowry Shows Why Other Real Estate Professionals Choose Madeline Island Realty - 09/25/11 05:00 AM
 
A Referral From Minneapolis Real Estate Agent Cotty Lowry Shows Why Other Real Estate Professionals Choose Madeline Island Realty
 
At the beginning of August, I received a phone call from Minneapolis area Realtor Cotty Lowry, inquiring about a Madeline Island property owned by one of his clients.

Cotty Lowry is a well-known and much respected Realtor in the Twin Cities area who specializes in the south Minneapolis area.  He enjoyed a stellar career as a residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet, becoming one of the top 40 sales associates at that firm in 2002.  Cotty is now a partner and owner with the Minneapolis … (0 comments)

madeline island: A Tribute to a Good Friend on Madeline Island - Carol Fay Lacy - 09/10/11 04:49 PM
A Tribute to a Good Friend on Madeline Island - Carol Fay Lacy
 
This past week, we were saddened to learn of the death of Carol Lacy.  I spoke with her sons, Larrry and Joel Gershgol, this evening and Larry was kind enough to give me a copy of the program from Carol's memorial service.  The service took place at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minnesota on September 6th.
Carol was a good friend and a regular visitor to our Madeline Island Realty office.  She had a great sense of humor and was always cheerful whenever I … (1 comments)

madeline island: 351 Old Fort Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin - History From the Ashland News April 30, 1913 - 09/07/11 06:47 AM
 
351 Old Fort Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - History From the Ashland News April 30, 1913
 
Our most recent Madeline Island listing (351 Old Fort Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin) has a fascinating history!  Below is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping from the "Ashland News" (in Ashland, Wisconsin), dated Wednesday April 30, 1913. 
The article bears the headline "New $15,000 Bungalow" and just below the headline, it continues, "Work Begins on an Expensive Bungalow on Madeline Island for a Kansas City Physician".
 
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The Hull home on Mission Hill was considered by many to be … (2 comments)

madeline island: Praise from a Professional Photographer - 09/07/11 05:58 AM
Praise from a Professional Photographer
 
I was at the Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island last weekend, shooting a few photos at one of Steve and Mary McHugh's gallery openings.  I brought along a camera and a new lens that I've been experimenting with.  The results turned out to be fun and interesting.  Here are a few samples:

The images are ultrawide and crisp, nearly 180 degree views.  You just can't get results like these from most conventional ultrawide lenses. [Photo courtesy of Madeline Island Realty]

The Canon 15mm Fisheye lens lets you stuff a lot of view … (2 comments)

madeline island: Professionals Share Their Knowledge - Amateurs Hoard What Little They Know - 09/07/11 04:15 AM
  Professionals Share Their Knowledge - Amateurs Hoard What Little They Know  
A couple days ago, I was sitting in my Madeline Island real estate office at the computer when I noticed that one of my area competitors was standing outside our building, staring at our property listing sheets on display.  She spent quite a long time there and in particular it looked like she was gazing at our property flyers (with multiple large color photos).
I waited quite awhile, then stuck my head out the door and asked if I could help her.  She walked into the office and … (1 comments)

madeline island: BEFORE You List Your Vacation Home for Sale, Make Sure the House is Clean and Ready to be Shown - 08/18/11 04:29 AM
 
BEFORE You List Your Vacation Home for Sale, Make Sure the House is Clean and Ready to be Shown
 
When a prospective seller contacts us about listing their Madeline Island home or cottage, one of the first things we do is to preview the property.  And that first visit usually tells us whether marketing their property is going to be relatively simple or a huge challenge.
Here are the top problem areas we often encounter with photographing and marketing a new listing--
Yardwork - The lawn needs to be mowed, overgrown brush blocks or detracts from a view of the home, dead trees … (0 comments)

madeline island: SNOW ON THE GROUND ON MADELINE ISLAND? IN AUGUST?? - 08/16/11 06:01 AM
 
SNOW ON THE GROUND ON MADELINE ISLAND?  IN AUGUST??
 
Last week I set aside a minute to look up a particular local listing last week on the Web.  And to my surprise, the first photo that popped up when I searched the listing agent’s name using Google search was one where the house and lawn were both covered with snow.
Most area Multiple Listing Services will routinely fine or discipline an agent for leaving a “snow photo” on MLS for more than thirty days after the last snowfall in Spring.  For one thing, snow photos don’t show a property to best advantage.  Moreover, … (3 comments)

madeline island: IF YOU WANT RELIABLE INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET, CALL A REALTOR - 08/16/11 05:44 AM
 
IF YOU WANT RELIABLE INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET, CALL A REALTOR
 
A Madeline Island property owner came into our LaPointe, Wisconsin office today, asking what the chances would be that he’d be able to sell his Island home if he listed his property for sale at this time.
After sharing with him the way that we price and market our listings and discussing the state of the current real estate marketplace here, he informed us that a local fellow (who is also a member of our business community) had discouraged him on the idea of listing … (0 comments)

madeline island: Sellers and Renters - What's Your Home's Accessibility Score? - 08/02/11 02:27 PM
 
SELLERS AND RENTERS - WHAT'S YOUR HOME'S ACCESSIBILITY SCORE?
 
I often get a phone call or an email from one of my Madeline Island clients, asking me what they can do to make their rental property more appealing.  And once in awhile, a prospective seller will ask what they can do to make their home sell faster or at a higher price.
Lately, I tell people, "why not consider doing something to make your home more accessible to disabled people?"
Seniors and the disabled are a growing and underserved segment of the home-buying public.  "Baby Boomers" have already begun … (2 comments)

madeline island: Google This Address - 2650 North Shore Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 02/06/11 02:50 PM
GOOGLE THIS ADDRESS - 2650 NORTH SHORE ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850 - LISTED BY MADELINE ISLAND REALTY
Lake Superior home on Madeline Island boasts nearly four wooded acres, with 250 feet of Lake Superior frontage. 
Two bedrooms plus sleeping loft Woodburning fireplace Large wrap-around deck with lake views Staircase to shoreline 2650 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin - Priced at $479,900
 





Google these other great Madeline Island Addresses (listed by Madeline Island Realty):
793 Main Street, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - priced at $519,000
4146 Kron-Dahlin Lane, La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850 - priced at … (0 comments)

madeline island: Offer Accepted - 2687 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Waterfront Lot on Lake Superior - 01/19/11 08:33 PM
OFFER ACCEPTED - 2687 BIG BAY ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850 - MADELINE ISLAND WATERFRONT LOT ON LAKE SUPERIOR
Madeline Island Real Estate
Scarce Big Bay lakeshore lot at a remarkable price - Listed by Madeline Island Realty - Buyer Procured by Madeline Island Realty



PRICED AT $149,900
MLS #3821760
LISTED BY BROKER ERIC KODNER, CRS, ABR, E-PRO, AHWD, MADELINE ISLAND REALTY LLC
CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE 612.670.2539
EMKODNER@GMAIL.COM or MADELINEISLAND@GMAIL.COM
Madeline Island Real Estate Broker Eric Kodner is licensed in Wisconsin & Minnesota. Equal Housing Opportunity
 
Property won't sell?  If your agent isn't marketing your listing with virtual tours like the … (4 comments)

madeline island: Madeline Island December 2010 Real Estate Market Report - Ashland County, Wisconsin - 12/30/10 06:21 PM
 
MADELINE ISLAND DECEMBER 2010 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - ASHLAND COUNTY, WISCONSIN
 
As reported by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), November sales of single-family homes in Ashland County, Wisconsin declined by fifty per cent compared to November 2009 statistics.  There were twelve reported home sales in November of 2009 and only six reported sales in November of 2010.  Madeline Island Realty (in LaPointe, Wisconsin) made one-sixth (nearly 17%) of the total November 2010 home sales in Ashland County.
Average sold prices for Ashland County homes also declined in November of this year when compared to 2009 statistics.  November 2010 average sold prices were down 21.1% from a year ago.  The … (1 comments)

madeline island: Ashland Current Article Discusses Who's Considered a "Madeline Islander" - 11/27/10 05:17 PM
ASHLAND CURRENT ARTICLE DISCUSSES WHO'S CONSIDERED A "MADELINE ISLANDER"
A recent article in the Ashland Current contains an interview with a Pennsylvania researcher who spent several summers on Madeline Island, in an effort to determine who could be justifiably considered a "Madeline Islander".
This is a subject that has interested me for years now.  I've owned property on the Island since the early 1980s and my real estate office has been open on Madeline Island for over ten years now, but I still feel that there is some sort of dividing line between being a local merchant and being considered a true local.
The Pennsylvania … (2 comments)

madeline island: Madeline Island Zoning Information - Town of LaPointe Zoning Schedules and Dimensional Requirements - 11/26/10 02:57 PM
MADELINE ISLAND ZONING INFORMATION - TOWN OF LA POINTE ZONING SCHEDULES AND DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Below you will see a chart published by the Town of LaPointe which outlines the various zoning districts (classifications) on Madeline Island, together with maximum structure height, required lot area, minimum lot width and setback requirements.
 
You'll also find this information on the Town of La Pointe Zoning page.
Please keep in mind that the above information is subject to change without notice. 
If you're considering buying or building on Madeline Island, it would be an excellent idea to familiarize yourself with the minimum lot sizes, building setbacks and dimensional requirements … (1 comments)

madeline island: Madeline Island Zoning Information - LaPointe Land Use Fee Schedule - 11/26/10 02:42 PM
MADELINE ISLAND ZONING INFORMATION - LA POINTE LAND USE FEE SCHEDULE
Below is the Fee Schedule for various land use permits on Madeline Island.  Please keep in mind that these fees and other related information are subject to change without notice.

You will find zoning information, including zoning classifications, fees and contact information for the zoning department, on the Town of LaPointe website Zoning page. 
Keep in mind that permit fees must be paid in advance for seemingly simple improvements, such as placing a Fire Number or putting in a driveway.  There are fines levied for proceeding with improvements without obtaining a permit … (0 comments)

madeline island: Bayfield, Wisconsin Real Estate - Market Report for November 21, 2010 - 11/21/10 03:55 PM
 
BAYFIELD, WISCONSIN REAL ESTATE - MARKET REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2010
 
Here is the most recent real estate Market Report for Bayfield, Wisconsin as of the 21st of November.
There are currently 92 Bayfield homes listed for sale.  This number is down from the end of October, when there were 96 reported listings in the 54814 zip code area.
As of November 17th, the average list price for a Bayfield home had dropped to $241,000 from an earlier average of $246,000 at the end of October.
Trulia reports no closed dwelling sales in the last thirty days for Bayfield.
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madeline island: Is There a Market for Million-Dollar Plus Homes on Madeline Island? - 11/21/10 09:32 AM
 
Is There a Market for Million-Dollar Plus Homes on Madeline Island?
 
Like many second home and recreational markets around the country, we have our share of large, elegant, expensive homes on Madeline Island.
Most people never gave a second thought to resale when they built these homes.  Some are elegant old mansions that were built for a lifestyle popular in the early to mid-twentieth century.  Others are large, luxurious and built within the last decade or two.
Today, we're faced with sellers who want top dollar for these homes.  And finding those buyers is a big challenge, for several reasons:
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madeline island: Madeline Island Realty is still the only Madeline Island Real Estate Company to show up on Page One for a Google Search of "Madeline Island" - 11/21/10 09:23 AM
For at least the past seven months, our northwest Wisconsin real estate company, Madeline Island Realty, is the only real estate firm to show up on page one of a Google search for the search term "Madeline Island".
The first entry for a real estate brokerage competitor in the same search came up as the fourth result on page three of that search.

In the Google search results, Madeline Island Realty ranked just behind the Madeline Island Ferry Line and ahead of both the Madeline Island Museum and the Inn on Madeline Island.  We also dominated the page one … (0 comments)

madeline island: Here's What Happens When You Overprice Your Madeline Island Home - 11/19/10 12:41 PM
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU OVERPRICE YOUR MADELINE ISLAND HOME

It's hard enough to sell a correctly-priced home in today's real estate market.  Don't make things worse by hiring an agent who will tell you anything you want to hear, just to get another listing.
Here's what happens when you overprice your Madeline Island home:
1)      An overpriced second home becomes excluded immediately from consideration by a large percentage of eligible prospects.  Once they form the impression that you're trying to "hit a home run" at their expense, they cross your home right off their own list of potential dream … (4 comments)

madeline island: The "Hire a Local Agent" Myth - 11/17/10 01:02 PM
THE "HIRE A LOCAL AGENT" MYTH

One of my competitors is fond of telling visitors to his office that his real estate office is "open year-round".  He also tells customers that they should always "hire a local agent".
Uh-huh.
Last Friday, I was in Bayfield, Wisconsin for a closing and afterward I took the Madeline Island Ferry to LaPointe.  I arrived on Madeline Island at around 3 pm and stopped by a few competitors' offices.  Guess what?  Not one of those real estate offices were open.  Nope, not a single one.
I called one of my competitors, who also happens to be a friend … (15 comments)

 
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