affordable lakeshore: Is Life on a Beautiful, Affordable, Minnesota Wetland for you? - 05/04/15 05:46 AM

Cattails! Is it the sign of a wetland, natural lake, pond or would you consider it just a swamp? The answer often will depend on who you ask. Many buyers of acreage properties whether a large 10+ acre parcel or less than an acre, will ask themselves this question.  And just like with houses, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Minnesota wetlands can be very beautiful indeed.  I find many home buyers love the idea of living on a wetland. They can be pleasantly surprised when the backyard has this feature.  Wetland properties are abundant in … (2 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Affordable Options on a Minnesota Lake--Consider Channel Shoreline! - 06/25/14 11:11 AM
Is a channel shoreline a good option for an affordable Minnesota lake home?
You want to live on a full recreational Minnesota lake so you can waterski, jet ski and use a motor not a paddle. But sandy shoreline on a full rec lake can often be out of the budget of most homebuyers. What are good alternatives? Consider living on a channel shoreline.

Many Minnesota lakes will have inlets, outlets and channels that open one lake to another. Shoreline by its very nature is not a straight line. If follows the geography of the land defined by the flow … (0 comments)

affordable lakeshore: SOLD! 35XX Edmar Lane, East Bethel MN 55092 - 06/25/14 05:43 AM
Welcome to 3542 Edmar Lane!
This home is now SOLD!
Updated 2BR/2BA ONE LEVEL home on 100ft Shoreline! 
Looking for a wonderful lakeshore property just like this one? With spectacular views of full recreational Coon Lake, this might be the perfect place to move into and never leave! A nature lover’s paradise—watch loons, white tailed deer, hawks, ducks, geese, raccoons, fox, cranes and numerous other wildlife as they wander along the shore. Swim, fish, sail or jet ski on the largest lake in Anoka County!
Great fishing! 100 ft of shoreline with … (2 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Real Estate Word of the Day: Deeded Access - 06/20/13 11:10 AM
A typical person will buyer only buys a home once every five to eight years. Many will only buy one or two properties in a lifetime. First time buyers and repeat home buyer alike can forget some of the simple terms used in real estate on a daily basis. For some it can be hard to remember whether the earnest money or money escrowed becomes part of  the down payment  or not. Often buyers are easily confused by similar sounding terms like easement and encroachment as they both deal with property lines and usage but what do they really mean?
Whether you … (2 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Awesome Prices on Minnesota Lakeshore Continue into 2011! - 03/27/11 04:00 AM
People often dream of living on Minnesota lakeshore. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, many would-be lake home owners gave up the dream as prices skyrocketed on lakeshore. The lakehome dream had become out of reach for the average home buyer. As prices shot up in the late 1990’s. (lake lots on Coon Lake in Anoka County that sold in 1998 for $60,000 and were re-sold three years later for over three times higher), the average person couldn’t afford to live on the lake anymore. Just a decade ago, there didn’t seem to be an end in sight to what … (9 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Record-Breaking Winter Weather Equals Extremely Affordable Minnesota Lakeshore! - 01/16/11 01:00 PM
Wonder whether buying a Minnesota lakehome make sense in the winter? Many people would never consider buying a lakeshore property in the middle of January but it could make sense…or better yet, cents! And lots of them too! When I posted The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Buying a Minnesota Lakehome in the Winter, it explained that you can get a great lakeshore deal in the dead of winter. But how do you determine what Minnesota lakehome is best for you when the surface of the lake is covered with hundreds of those shacks people use for ice fishing? … (7 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Unexpectedly Amazing Bank-Owned Homes on Anoka County Lakeshore & Acreage Homes!! (And some by traditional sellers too!) - 03/15/10 11:41 AM
Looking for a foreclosure, bank-owned or short sale but need to be able to live in the home immediately after closing?
Good news is that foreclosures are no longer always trashed, fixer-uppers. Today's foreclosures can be simply AWESOME! This economy has forced builders and responsible homeowners alike to let amazing properties go back to the bank. Many are still in pristine condition. Some still may require a bit of cleanup or a few cosmetic changes but there are many in move in condition too.
Here are a few of the treasures I noted on the Twin Cities MLS in Anoka … (2 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Lakeshore Foreclosures Available in Anoka, Ramsey or Washington County - 02/27/10 12:46 PM
In Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes…well 12,000 actually, there are bound to be one or two lakeshore owners who have had a tough time in this economic downturn right? I did a search today* for lakeshore homes that are currently bank-owned or listed as a foreclosure and found five current listings for lakehomes in either Anoka County, Ramsey County or Washington County. This number is down considerably from this time last year where there were nearly a half dozen bank-owned lakeshore properties in each of the three counties. Buyers wanting to snatch up a great deal need to act quickly. Priced … (4 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Deciding Whether a Home on a Minnesota Wetland or Environmental Lakeshore is Right for YOU! - 02/25/10 12:13 AM
As a REALTOR® who sells homes on acreage in Anoka, Chisago and northern Washington Counties, I am often asked whether the land is dry or wet. In this area, depending on what you plan to use the land for, this is a very important question. Many people think purchasing a home on a Minnesota wetland is ideal others wonder whether buying a home with environmental lakeshore would be a huge mistake.I find this question very interesting. In the areas where I focus my business, there are areas with an abundance of wetland and lakeshore homes. From Hugo to Wyoming and throughout … (4 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Attn Lakeshore Homebuyers! Late Summer Values on Washington County Minnesota Lakes! - 08/14/09 02:34 AM
Are Minnesota lakeshore owners hoping the real estate market has turned a corner? Maybe. Or is it just a mid-summer night's dream for lakeshore owners?I noticed an interesting phenomenon in early July that is continuing into August. Lakeshore homes that traditionally list as soon as the ice drops in April were being listed after Independence Day in July. And it was not just the usual handful of slowpokes that added a late summer listing...several lake properties listed in Washington County after July 1st. These are not relisted homes either...You know the ones that are cancelled so they "look new on the … (6 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Pictorial Essay of Signs of Spring in Forest Lake Minnesota - 03/28/09 04:38 AM
Spring has sprung according to the calendar but in Minnesota we all wait for the ice out on the lakes as a true sign of that the season of growth is upon us. As you can see in this photo essay of shots of Forest Lake, there is still some work for the sun to do. 
 About a week ago, an early ice out was anticipated. We experienced several days with unseasonable 60 and 70 degree temperatures. The snow melted quickly but it takes longer for three to four feet sheets of ice to drop to the bottom of the lake.

affordable lakeshore: Lakeshore Foreclosures Available in Washington County and Forest Lake, MN - 02/17/09 09:24 AM
Throughout Minnesota there are homes in foreclosure so with tens of thousands of lakes, lake homes cannot be immune from the mortgage and foreclosure crisis can it? In a word, no. I did a search today* for lakeshore homes that are currently bank-owned or listed as a foreclosure and found six current listings for Washington County lakeshore properties.
There are 3 listings on Forest Lake. The first two are priced very reasonably in the low $200's. This is amazing for anyone who knows the area. Only a couple of years back, a lake lot would have sold for the same amount … (8 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Lakeshore Foreclosures Available in Chisago County Minnesota - 02/17/09 09:19 AM
With 12,000+ Minnesota lakes and a foreclosure crisis, there must be a few lakeshore homes that are bank owned and available, right? Actually, yes! I did a search today* for lakeshore homes that are currently bank-owned or listed as a foreclosure and found eight listings on eight different Chisago County lakes. And the best part...not one of these homes is priced over $400K. In fact half are under $200,000.From complete new construction on Lake Vibo in Chisago Lakes Township to a Rush Lake cabin in Nessel Township, lakeshore foreclosures are full of bargains. Another great affordable option listed for $174,900 in … (0 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Lakeshore Foreclosures Available in Anoka County Minnesota - 02/17/09 03:42 AM
In Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes...well 12,000 actually, there are bound to be one or two lakeshore owners who have had a tough time in this economic downturn right? I did a search today* for lakeshore homes that are currently bank-owned or listed as a foreclosure and found nine current listings for lakehomes in Anoka County.
Priced from $134,500 for a 1983 built home on Round Lake in Andover to $799,900 for an East Bethel home built in 2007 on Coon Lake, there is a handful of lakeshore foreclosures to choose from. Looking for an opportunity on a full recreational lake? … (2 comments)

affordable lakeshore: A Clear Look at Clear Lake—Lakeshore Market Statistics for Forest Lake, MN - 10/13/08 04:38 AM
A few weeks back I received a phone call from a lovely lady thanking me for my informative post on the lakeshore market in the Twin Cities north metro. She lives in Forest Lake on Clear Lake and was considering selling next summer After reading my article, Think Now is a GREAT Time to Make a DEAL on a MN Lakeshore Home? I Do!, she was concerned about the changing market and wanted more specifics on how homes on Clear Lake were fairing today. She didn't want a market analysis of her home, just some statistics on what was really selling … (6 comments)

affordable lakeshore: EXTREMELY Affordable Minnesota Lakeshore! - 09/19/08 01:21 PM
Last week I wrote about the deals that can be found on Minnesota Lakeshore in the north and east metro Counties of Anoka, Washington, Ramsey and Chisago. Lakehomes are selling for tens of thousands less than just a few years ago. Click Here to read Think Now is a GREAT Time to Make a DEAL on a MN Lakeshore Home? I Do!
 A few years back, when prices were seemingly out of reach, I wrote another article, Affordable Minnesota Lakeshore, that remains to this day one of the most popular pages on my website. It was written for those dreaming of … (20 comments)

affordable lakeshore: Think Now is a GREAT Time to Make a DEAL on a MN Lakeshore Home? It IS! - 09/11/08 10:00 AM
As recently as five years ago, the prices on Minnesota lakeshore were out of reach for many buyers. Prices shot up in the late 1990's. Lake lots on Coon Lake in Anoka County that went on the market in 1998 for $60,000 were re-sold three years later for over three times that at $200,000. Homes on lakeshore saw similar increases. At the time, there didn't seem to be an end in sight to what someone would pay for lakeshore in the Twin Cities. Well times have certainly changed.A couple of years ago, "The Buyer's Market" hit the Twin Cities and communities … (16 comments)

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