lake superior: The Perils of Overbuilding - 01/07/14 01:39 AM
 
The Perils of Overbuilding
 
When does a big house become too much house?
 
I toured one of these overbuilt homes in western Wisconsin a few weeks ago.  The architect builder took an existing structure and turned it into a two-year remodeling project.  The scope of the project appears to have gotten a bit out of hand, and now he's faced with a mansion that won't appraise and won't sell.
He's proud of the house and I don't blame him.  Some might describe the house as an architectural masterpiece, with innovative design and ultra-high quality finishes and features.  The … (5 comments)

lake superior: 483 Mondamin Trail, LaPointe WI 54850 - Listed by Wayzata Lakes Realty - 11/04/12 01:06 AM
 
483 Mondamin Trail, LaPointe WI 54850 - Listed by Wayzata Lakes Realty, Co-listed by Madeline Island Realty
 

[483 Mondamin Trail, La Pointe Wisconsin is co-listed by Wayzata Lakes Realty (Minneapolis MN) and Madeline Island Realty (LaPointe WI). Contact Broker Eric Kodner to arrange a showing, at 612.670.2539.]
 
Features of this Madeline Island Masterpiece Home:
Over 7000 square feet of well-appointed living space Five bedrooms, each with en suite bath Impressive natural stone fireplace Center island kitchen with premium appliances 1.05 landscaped acres, in-ground sprinkler system Lake Superior and golf course views Accessibility features include elevator and chair lifts Spa/exercise … (0 comments)

lake superior: Search Homes for Sale in Long Lake, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty - 03/09/12 08:16 AM
 
Search Homes For Sale in Long Lake, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty  
Search Long Lake, MN Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN LONG LAKE, MINNESOTA

SEARCH LONG LAKE MN HOMES WITH ONE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
We know the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka real estate market, including Long Lake. Wayzata Lakes Realty and its Wisconsin affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell properties throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
 
 
 
 
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lake superior: Search Homes For Sale in Maple Plain, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty - 03/09/12 02:44 AM
 
Search Homes For Sale in Maple Plain, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty
 
Search Maple Plain, MN Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN MAPLE PLAIN, MINNESOTA

SEARCH MAPLE PLAIN MN HOMES WITH ONE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
We know the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka area real estate market, including Maple Plain. Wayzata Lakes Realty and its Wisconsin affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell properties throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
 
 
 
 
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lake superior: Search Homes For Sale in Spring Park, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty - 03/09/12 02:26 AM
 
Search Homes For Sale in Spring Park, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty
 
Search Spring Park, MN Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN SPRING PARK, MINNESOTA
 
SEARCH SPRING PARK MN HOMES WITH ONE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
We know the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka real estate market, including Spring Park. Wayzata Lakes Realty and its Wisconsin affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell properties throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
 
 
 
 
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lake superior: Search Homes for Sale in Mound, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty - 03/09/12 12:48 AM
 
Search Homes For Sale in Mound, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty
 
Search Mound, MN Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN MOUND, MINNESOTA

SEARCH MOUND MN HOMES WITH A SINGLE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
We know the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka real estate market, including Mound. Wayzata Lakes Realty and its Wisconsin affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell properties throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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lake superior: Search Homes For Sale in Tonka Bay, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty - 03/09/12 12:26 AM
 
Search Homes For Sale in Tonka Bay, MN - Wayzata Lakes Realty
 
Search Tonka Bay, MN Homes For Sale
 
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW TO SEARCH FOR HOMES AND REAL ESTATE IN TONKA BAY, MINNESOTA
 
SEARCH TONKA BAY HOMES WITH A SINGLE CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE
 
We know the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka real estate market, including Tonka Bay. Wayzata Lakes Realty and its Wisconsin affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell properties throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
 
 
 
 
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lake superior: Search Homes for Sale in Orono, Minnesota - Lake Minnetonka Area Real Estate - 03/02/12 12:39 PM

Search Homes for Sale in Orono, Minnesota - Lake Minnetonka Area Real Estate

ORONO, MINNESOTA HOMES FOR SALE - Begin your residential property search on the Wayzata Lakes Realty website by clicking on the map below:

[Click on the map to search Orono MN area homes for sale.]
 
 
We know lakeshore and waterfront property.  Wayzata Lakes Realty and its affiliate, Madeline Island Realty, both market and sell luxury lakeshore property in the Twin Cities metro area and in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.
 
View Active Listings and Pending Sales co-listed by Wayzata Lakes Realty

[Co-listed … (0 comments)

lake superior: An Overseas Buyer Finds one of our Listings on Zillow and Makes the Phone Ring - 02/12/12 07:08 PM

An Overseas Buyer Finds one of our Listings on Zillow and Makes the Phone Ring
 
I haven't had a lot of nice things to say about Zillow in the past, but I have to give them credit for what looks like a promising buyer inquiry.  Today, I received an email from an American citizen living in the Malay Archipelago region.  He has been browsing Lake Superior homes on Zillow and came across one of our Madeline Island waterfront listings that he found intriguing. 

Apparently, this buyer prospect first found us on Zillow, but he has also been watching … (4 comments)

lake superior: Smart Idea for a Smart Buyer - North Shore Heights Lots 9 and 10 - Madeline Island Deeded Lake Access to Dock & Beach on Lake Superior - 11/29/11 04:37 AM
Smart Idea for a Smart Buyer - North Shore Heights Lots 9 and 10 - Madeline Island Deeded Lake Access to Dock & Beach on Lake Superior
These listings represent two of our "best buys" in Madeline Island real estate.  A smart buyer can purchase both lots and enjoy almost eleven densely-wooded acres in the pristine North Shore Heights subdivision, plus deeded lake access and shared ownership in dock and beach rights.  It's a great way to guarantee privacy and seclusion for your cabin, cottage or second home, while enjoying the benefits of Lake Superior nearby.
PRICES REDUCED ON BOTH LOTS NINE AND … (0 comments)

lake superior: Ten Fun Facts About Madeline Island, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands Area of Northwest Wisconsin - 11/27/11 02:09 PM
 
Ten Fun Facts About Madeline Island, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands Area of Northwest Wisconsin
 
Ordinarily, I'd post this on my Madeline Island Real Estate Blog, but since so many of my Madeline Island real estate clients (and our tourist visitors) come from the greater Minneapolis - Saint Paul area, I figured there would be plenty of interested readers.
 
Here goes..
 
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
 
The surface area of Lake Superior is approximately the size of South Carolina.
 
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the … (4 comments)

lake superior: Co-listed by Wayzata Lakes Realty and Madeline Island Realty - 2865 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - 07/13/11 11:53 AM

CO-LISTED BY WAYZATA LAKES REALTY AND MADELINE ISLAND REALTY - 2865 NORTH SHORE ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850
 

 
This recently-built one level home offers luxury features you won't typically see in a Madeline Island home, including center island kitchen with Wolf gas range, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, wall-mounted dual ovens, deluxe kitchen cabinets with roll-out shelf trays,  Italian marble baker's station, ample master bedroom with large and luxuriously-appointed bath, eye-catching "display loft" in foyer, stone pavers in driveway, hardwood floors, custom tile and premium trim throughout master bath and kitchen.

Another attention-grabbing feature is the fact that this … (0 comments)

lake superior: How to Create a Massive Online Footprint for your Listings - 11/19/10 05:22 AM
 
HOW TO CREATE A MASSIVE ONLINE FOOTPRINT FOR YOUR LISTINGS
 
Most real estate professionals tend to concentrate on building their own individual online identity (or if you're an independent broker/owner like me, building an online company identity).  There's nothing wrong with that.  When they can find you, they can find your listings and learn about your services, right?
But what about building a massive online identity for your listings?
What better way is there to get your properties out in front of the public?  And there's nothing that demonstrates more clearly to your sellers that you are giving them online exposure … (82 comments)

lake superior: Google Map for Madeline Island Real Estate Listings on Lake Superior - 10/25/10 06:44 AM

I've always been a huge fan of Google Maps.  And I've meant to embed my Google Map for our Madeline Island listings for some time now. 
I've finally gotten around to accomplishing this.  The map below indicates each of our listings on Madeline Island with a miniature version of our blue Madeline Island Realty sailboat logo graphic.
Clicking on each listing takes the visitor to a link, either to a virtual tour, a YouTube video or a single-property flyer.
If you happen to have multiple Gmail accounts, you can create maps within each of these accounts.  And you can also create multiple … (6 comments)

lake superior: Update on 2984 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - SOLD - 10/24/10 03:48 PM
SOLD - 2984 NORTH SHORE ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850 - MADELINE ISLAND HOME ON LAKE SUPERIOR - BUYER PROCURED BY MADELINE ISLAND REALTY LLC
After just sixty-two days on the market, we have completed a Sale of our listing at 2984 North Shore Road, on beautiful Madeline Island.
We wrote about this fine property back in early September:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1846961/listings-on-madeline-island-lake-superior-waterfront-estate-on-madeline-island-2984-north-shore-road-lapointe-wi-54850
[Photo © 2010 by Madeline Island Realty LLC - 2984 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin]
The buyer contacted us after reading and following our Madeline Island Real Estate Blog on ActiveRain.
Let us find something for you in the Apostle Islands region, on the South Shore of Lake Superior!
Scan or click on the QR … (3 comments)

lake superior: The Renaissance Realtor's Portable Real Estate Toolkit - 10/24/10 03:42 PM
One of my clients took a look in the trunk of my Toyota Camry this past weekend and commented "looks like you're prepared for anything".  I'll take that as a compliment.  Yes, we're often expected to be prepared for any need.  And I suppose the trunk of my automobile is a good place to start as I describe what it takes to be ready for what comes your way.
What my client saw, among other things, was the following:
 
Surveyor's tape measure (the kind on a big reel)
Blue and red ribbon for marking lot lines
A sledge hammer/maul (yep, … (3 comments)

lake superior: Update on 3720 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - SOLD by Madeline Island Realty LLC - 10/24/10 04:32 AM
UPDATE ON 3720 NORTH SHORE ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850 - BUYER PROCURED BY MADELINE ISLAND REALTY LLC - SOLD

[This gorgeous 3.2 acre Madeline Island waterfront lot on Lake Superior was Sold on October 14th.] 
The buyers found us through our ActiveRain real estate blog.
Let us help you find your ideal Lake Superior dream home!  We specialize in fine waterfront properties located in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Ashland and Douglas counties in northwestern Wisconsin.
Click or scan on the QR Code below to view a Virtual Tour of this property:

 
 
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lake superior: RealBird Adds Free QR Code Capability - Generate QR Code for your Listings - 10/18/10 05:00 PM
Now this is impressive!
Upload your listings to RealBird and each of your single property websites will be encoded in a unique barcode format that can easily be read by any iPhone user!  These QR Codes are perfect for real estate sign riders, brochures and flyers. 

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW -
 
[QR Code image for one of our Madeline Island Realty listings at 793 Main Street, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850]

Smart, tech-savvy real estate professionals will no doubt find lots of uses for these QR codes in their real estate marketing.  QR codes also make a nice addition … (5 comments)

lake superior: Using your Flip Camera on a Windy Day? How About Using a Windscreen? - 10/08/10 03:08 PM
Recording engineers and sound crews have been using foam windscreens over microphones and headphones for nearly a century.  So why can't you use one on a Flip video camera?
You'll have to make your own, as I don't think the Flip people sell these.  Fortunately it's easy to do.

[Flip Mino video camera and a one-inch square of foam windscreen material]
 
I found this to be a really simple solution to a problem that you may have encountered while shooting real estate videos outdoors.  I've had this problem when taking video on Lake Superior on a windy day.  The sound of the wind … (6 comments)

lake superior: The Simple but Elegant Truth About Effective Linking and Keyword use in Blogs - 09/29/10 06:33 PM
Most bloggers can always use a refresher course in how to use links and keywords when blogging.  To some, this might seem obvious, but I read a great many blogs where these ideas haven't been put into use.
Try the following reminders on utilizing keywords and links to your best advantage:
Turn the images in your blog posts into hot links.  This includes photos, graphs, pie charts, banners, literally anything that isn't text.  Making images into links puts them to work for you in multiple ways.
Caption your images and use keywords in those image captions.
Try using the words "image", "picture" or "photo" in your captions.  Some searches look … (18 comments)

 
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