Pictorial Essay of Signs of Spring in Forest Lake Minnesota

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Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858

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. 

Ice out on Forest Lake in MN by Teri Eckholm Realtor

 
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.
Ice out on Forest Lake in MN by Teri Eckholm Realtor

 
This past week the slightly below average temperatures have slowed the progress. So while the few feet of open water laps the shore, the giant ice sheet prevents use of these Minnesota treasures. We are left waiting for more signs of spring to come to Forest Lake.

Ice out on Forest Lake in MN by Teri Eckholm Realtor


As I drove along North Shore Trail to the north side of the lake to take these shots, I passed several homes for sale. Lake homes don't sell well until the shoreline is visible.

Ice out on Forest Lake in MN by Teri Eckholm Realtor


Soon the buyers will be excited by the beauty of the lake and their will be more sold signs than for sale signs on Forest Lake lakeshore homes. That will be a real sign of spring!

Ice out on Forest Lake in MN by Teri Eckholm Realtor


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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Teri  Very nice pictures and it certainly looks like spring is in the air!  I think everyone is ready.  I know spring has come to New Hampshire because I cannot stop sneezing.

Mar 28, 2009 04:43 AM #1
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Hi Teri. It looks like the thaw is happening. These things take time. Cracks in the ice and space between the water and the ice sheets is everywhere. Stay warm.

Mar 28, 2009 05:04 AM #2
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Marvin de la Vega
Realty Source Inc - Chula Vista, CA

It is absolutely beautiful there. Those are great pictures. We don't exactly have a wide variety of temps here in San Diego so I can appreciate the beauty of your seasons. I'm sure your listings have great shots, nice photography work!

Mar 28, 2009 06:03 AM #3
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Tad Petersen / Home Inspector, Mpls
Safeguard Home Inspections, Inc. - Watertown, MN

Hi Teri, my boat is ready.

Mar 28, 2009 08:23 AM #4
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Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
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burr - our spring is about the same - and you know I love those hints of blue sky - they are such teasers... ice is melting here too and flowers are just around the corner.

Mar 28, 2009 09:58 AM #5
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Joan--Sorry to hear about the hayfever. Allergy season is the only downfall of spring!

Mar 29, 2009 08:46 AM #6
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
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Gary--We have had some teaser days in the 70's but that ice is still there. :)

Mar 29, 2009 08:47 AM #7
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
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Marvin--Thank you...I do try to do a good job with listing photos too. These are just for fun!

Mar 29, 2009 08:48 AM #8
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
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Tad--We are one of the few families in MN without a boat...I hear that the stat is about one in four and that we have the highest percentage of boat owning residents. It won't be long for you!

Mar 29, 2009 08:49 AM #9
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Teri Eckholm
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Thesa--We've had some days with beautiful blue skies and fridgid temps. Today it one of those days but the temps are close to fifty...The winds are a killer though. Soon very soon we will have spring.:)

Mar 29, 2009 08:51 AM #10
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