door county real estate: Door County Real Estate Market Update Third Quarter 2017 - 11/08/17 11:17 AM
Door County Real Estate Market Update
Third Quarter 2017  
Northern Door County 2017
We recently received approved numbers for home, condominium and vacant land sales for northern Door County for the third quarter of 2017, and that data was enlightening as we move end the fourth quarter and move into 2018.
Traditionally, October is one of our busiests months, and that falls into the 4th quarter, so expect strong 4th quarter statistics for 2017, also.
This is the data as provided and approved by the Door County Board of Realtors for northern Door County (north of Sturgeon Bay).  The data shown is the total number of MLS … (0 comments)

door county real estate: Phone a Friend: Call a Niche Real Estate Specialist - 01/23/17 12:19 PM
Phone a Friend: Call a Niche Real Estate Specialist
Mortgage brokers.  Title agents.  Staging Experts.  Arborists. Traditional Lenders.  Surveyors.  Septic Experts.  Home Inspectors, Radon Remediators...and the list goes on......
Assisting in our transactions, it's your place, your vocation. It's your up-front or behind-the-scenes role in my transaction.  YOU ARE THE TRUE STARS THAT ALLOW US TO SHINE!  Your posted tips are of great value to me, and every day I learn something new.
We all have our favorite bloggers and 'Rainer friends that we follow and admire.  Some are Ambassadors, some are RainMakers, some are new and trying out ActiveRain for the first time. … (35 comments)

door county real estate: Door County Real Estate for Sale: Vacant Land at $5,900 per acre - 08/24/13 11:31 PM
Door County Real Estate for Sale:  Vacant Land at $5,900 per acre.
When you imagine building your Door County dream home, do you crave privacy?  In a market where Heartland acreage is still running $6,500 to $8,500 per acre, we have TEN ACRES in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, offered at $59,900.00
Classic Door County. Ten rolling acres in a rural setting near Newport State Park, Europe Lake boat launch and Europe Bay Beach outside Ellison Bay in an extremely private area. Towering hardwoods border this beautiful meadow, making this is a chance to have the privacy you've desired in a … (2 comments)

door county real estate: Door County Real Estate: Two Waterfront Homes for the Price of One - 07/26/13 11:07 PM
Door County Real Estate:  Two Waterfront Homes for the Price of One. 
Do you love vacationing with family?  Do you love having overnight guests?  Are you looking for a property in Door County that you could use and rent?  This property with TWO waterfront cottages in Sister Bay, Wisconsin maybe ideal for you!  It has been in the same family for generations, and is used by multiple family members, but the time to sell has come.
Imagine a property that allows for multiple generations to enjoy the beach and woods, with privacy and TWO shore front cottages in Sister Bay with approximately 200-plus feet … (6 comments)

door county real estate: It's FRIDAY. Calling me on a weekend? If I'm available, I'll be there! - 03/15/13 02:17 AM
It's Friday--are you considering looking at any Door County properties?  Worried about calling me on a weekend?  If I'm available (not already booked), I'll be there! 
I am always amused when people "apologize" for calling me on the weekends.  Saturday is my busiest day of the week year-round, followed by Sundays in the 2nd through 4th quarters of the year.  The luxury of this profession does allow me to say "no", but it also allows me to work late at night, early in the morning, and have a life. I'll admit, I do get a bit of insomnia when I have a Trulia lead … (1 comments)

door county real estate: Door County Real Estate Market Update for March, 2013 - 03/08/13 06:10 AM
Door County Real Estate Market Update for March, 2013.  OUR MARKET CONTINUES TO IMPROVE IN A SLOW BUT POSITVIE MANNER.  New listings are plentiful earlier this year than normal, as Sellers get ready to take advantage of an improving market, but prices remain lower than in previous years.  Predictions are that this trend should stop by the third quarter as more data will be available for appraisals from 2012 and prices may begin to stabilize and rise.  We are writing a lot of purchase contracts right now in all price points for land, condominiums and single family homes.  Foreclosures remain popular, … (0 comments)

door county real estate: 20 Compelling Reasons I should be your Door County Real Estate Broker - 02/14/13 12:04 AM
If you are looking to purchase or sell real estate in Door County, Wisconsin, here are twenty compelling reasons why I should be your next Door County real estate broker: 
·  I have exceptional knowledge of the entire Door County real estate marketplace.
·  I have been a multi-million dollar real estate advisor for nine years.  I have made a total commitment to provide excellent service throughout any real estate transaction.
·  As a Wisconsin licensed real estate Broker, I will be committed to negotiating on your behalf to help meet your specific goals and objectives.

door county real estate: Door County, Wisconsin--from Southern Door to Gills Rock - 01/12/13 02:50 AM
Welcome to Door County, Wisconsin.  This little Wisconsin peninsula is a place that has become almost synonymous with 'rest and relaxation', but we've got a lot more in store, depending on what interests you the most. From crossing the border in Sourthern Door to the "Tip of the Door" in Gills Rock, we've got something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  With five state parks, eleven light houses and approximately 300 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored, you'll enjoy silent sports from biking, kayaking, running and so much more (boating, golfing, cross country skiing) spread across a 70-mile sliver of land stretching from the Bay of … (2 comments)

door county real estate: Northern Door County Multiple Listing Service November Market Report - 12/02/12 10:27 PM
Door  County Inland Peninsula Multiple Listing Service November 2012 Market Report in s snapshot:
Will December 2012 have higher numbers?  Statistic do not include the Town of Washington (better known as Washington Island). Door County Multiple Listing Service November 2012 Market Report.


door county real estate: Our Love Affair with Homes for the Holidays - 11/29/12 02:48 AM
Our love affair with "Homes" for the holidays. Think of the popular favorites "I’ll be home for Christmas"…. or "there’s no place like home for the holidays." When we think of the holidays, we think of HOMES, not houses.
A “house” is defined by Wikipedia as:A house is a home, building or structure the primary function of which is to be occupied for habitation by humans or other creatures.[1][2] The term house includes many kinds of dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes to complex structures composed of many systems.[3]English-speaking people generally call any building they routinely occupy "home".
So … (1 comments)

door county real estate: Is your Door County property search getting frustrating? I can help. - 11/27/12 09:56 PM
“Ideas are like rabbits.  You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”  John Steinbeck
Is your Door County property search getting frustrating?  I can help.  Not having a choice in buying is frustrating.   But having too many choices can be just as frustrating.  As I work with buyers on their unique Door County search, my job often involves generating a lot of options, but then carefully sorting them out.  Door County real estate is unique.  Some properties may languish years on the market; others sell within sixty days of release.
In learning specific … (0 comments)

door county real estate: Dream Big--and Think Door County for Real Estate Investments - 11/17/12 05:13 AM
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs
and returns home to find it”.  George Moore
Door County is not just a place; it’s a peninsula with incredible natural beauty and a unique “Door County” lifestyle.  Finding your new Door County property is a process.  It’s a journey.  It’s not an event.  You may feel that you are just beginning your search, or are still in the “information gathering” stage.  If that’s the case, I am uniquely familiar with Door County, and I’m here to help you find your dream home.  With unique inventory … (0 comments)

door county real estate: Door County's Real Estate Roller Coaster--Continue to Hang On! - 10/08/12 06:32 AM
The Door County Real Estate Roller Coaster is still in full swing.  Failed appraisals, bank owned properties, lowball accepted offers on distressed properties, combined with some very high sales, have created a series of ups and downs this year.  The Door County MLS High Waterfront Sale for 2012 year to date is $3,490,000.00 while the lowest priced waterfront property sold for $68,000.00.  Properties listed for high sales last year adjusting monthly this year to meet the changing market. 
The good news?  We are seeing a reduction in inventory for the first time in two years.  What will this winter bring?  Hopefully, … (1 comments)

door county real estate: Frequently Asked: Can I live and work year-round in Door County? - 05/30/12 04:54 AM
We frequently get asked about family-owned businesses in Door County and if it is possible to live where one works in Door County year-round.  I was able to count on my fingers a number of family-owned business in the area without even really trying, from the Johnsons at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant, to the Kersebetts and Ecology Sports, to the Daubner family at the Sister Bay Bowl, to dozens of others.  In fact, maybe this area is very unique in that there are a LOT of family owned businesses. 

door county real estate: Looking for Door County Buy and Rent Opportunities? - 05/25/12 02:40 AM
Looking for Door County Buy and Rent Opportunities?  We have five exceptional homes, including duplexes and fourplexes, in all price points, each with unique rental characteristics.  Three have established rental income.  For more information, visit our site at and contact me.  Sister Bay, Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and most rental opportunities are close to the water (and the one that isn't has a tennis court).  It's a great time to be a buyer in Door County.


door county real estate: Starting A Door County Home Search? Use These FAQ Tips To Succeed - 05/11/12 11:25 PM
Starting Your Door County Home Search?  Based on our most Frequently Asked Questions, here are Some Tips to Help you Succeed.
So you’ve fallen in love with Door County.  You’ve visited a few times, and each time the allure of the Door Peninsula works its magic.  You’ve discussed Door County with your family, and everyone is on the same page.  From Wilson’s, to the Ephraim Yacht Club, to the Sister Bay Beach, to the Shoreline Restaurant….everyone has a favorite, and every year the list of favorites grows.  It’s time to turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions and start working … (0 comments)

door county real estate: Sister Bay Farm for Sale--Country Feeling but Close to the Village - 04/29/12 03:09 AM
Sister Bay Farm for Sale--Country Feeling but Close to the Village.  REDUCED. Walk or bike to downtown Sister Bay and priced to sell. A classic Door County farm just outside the year 'round Village and all it has to offer in Liberty Grove.

Close to the Sister Bay beach and marina. Room to roam on 16+ acres plus Door County free-stall barn and storage shed (chicken coop). Home has true country charm and tons of potential for someone with an eye for detail, with hardwood floors up and down, built-ins and more.
Originally $264,900, this property is now … (0 comments)

door county real estate: Yacht Harbor Shores Luxury Condominiums in Sister Bay, WI 54234 - 04/27/12 05:26 AM
Yacht Harbor Shores Luxury Condominiums in Sister Bay, WI 54234
Where dreams set sail in Door County.  Welcome to Yacht Harbor Shores Condominiums in Sister Bay...elegant Bay-side living near the heart of Sister Bay.  10956 Harbor Shores Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Yacht Harbor Shores Condominiums is located in the Town of Liberty Grove to the immediate north of downtown Sister Bay, one of Door County's year 'round vacation villages.  Here, one will find plenty of quality shopping and dining establishments that are open in winter, as well as numerous facilities for recreation.  Walk to JJ's, Waterfront, Base Camp Coffee, Al Johnson's, the Door … (0 comments)

door county real estate: New Home for Sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin - 04/22/12 04:16 AM
NEW HOME FOR SALE IN SISTER BAY, WISCONSIN. We spent the past two weeks listing a FANTASTIC home in Sister Bay at Woodcrest Village in Door County, Wisconsin. This home has four bedrooms, three full baths, and boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of living space on three levels. The spacious great room features a towering Door County Fieldstone fireplace, walls of windows, and ample space for entertaining family and friends.
The upper level features two large bedrooms and a full bath, while the lower level features another family room (with woodburning fireplace), covered deck, full bath and an additional bedroom. It’s … (0 comments)

door county real estate: FREE things to Do in Door County - 04/21/12 03:09 AM
FREE things to do in Door County. The Door County Visitor's Bureau has assembled a fantastic list of FREE things to do on the Door Peninsula, and our office has also brainstromed some of our favorite ideas, too.
Free Things To Do Everybody loves the cost of free. Below are some activities and ideas that don't cost a dime.
Door County Beaches and County Parks Beaches and parks have always been a source of inexpensive fun. With 300 miles of shoreline, we've got quite the source. Stop at Anclam Park in Baileys Harbor on a windy day to watch the kite … (0 comments)

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Sister Bay, WI

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