And.....now we're coming down to December. This MAY be the best time to be a Door County home buyer.
All thoughts begin to turn to the various holidays we celebrate, but Door County real estate does not stop. If anything, our house-hunters understand that this time of the year may bring deals--owners that don't want (or need) their second (or third) home here in 2019. Many owners have spent decades here, only to find that it's time to leave to be closer to family and/or different medical facilities. Or perhaps the grandchildren are in a different part of the country and it's too difficult to get the family together in Door County anymore.
STILL AVAILABLE AND GREAT LOCATION, CONDITION & PRICE: 4250 Hidden Harbor Lane Unit A-6 Fish Creek WI 54212
Shrinking inventory is another great reason to buy this December. I got a call from a couple in Texas yesterday, asking to see some new homes, and all three were under contract....augh! Such is the situation with our fantastic new WATER VIEW CONDOMINIUMS at Marina View in Sister Bay, where we only have Unit 302 left available as of this writing.
You might have to be brave to be in Door County real estate at this time of the year to get a jump on the competition, but it's worth it. One of my favorite stories is the time I had a client come up from Milwaukee after a snow storm in a temperature of TEN DEGREES BELOW ZERO F because she thought the cottage of her dreams had come on the market on the water in Baileys Harbor...and it had. It was so cold that when I opened the lock box, I fumbled the lone key and dropped it into ten fresh inches of powdery snow. I made her go back to her car to stay warm while I found it...and then it was even colder in the house than outside! That smart client made an Offer that night and the house was hers, beating out three latecomers. Another favorite story of this time of the year was just AFTER the holiday, when another family came up and we trudged down a driveway that was a quarter-mile long with snow up to my hips (admittedly, I am only 5'3) and I helped them buy the little home of their dreams on five acres (and if you're reading this, you know who you are), beating out FIVE other offers because they were willing to venture out in the cold and in the "off season".
NEW AFFORDABLE LISTING IN NORTHERN DOOR
Remember, many of our homes are seasonal, but there is another great reason to look at homes in December: it's a chance to enjoy a part of the holiday in Door County. Many come to cut their own Christmas tree, buy specialty Christmas items that are available nowhere else, when you can walk into restaurants and get a table immediately, or shop at our favorite stores where great sales are in progress. Does anyone love On Deck clothing? I do! The Sister Bay On Deck store is even going to undergo an exterior remodel for 2019 that will make it even prettier.
SISTER BAY HOME FOR SALE
WALK DOWNTOWN TO THE BEACH, SHOPPING, DINING
Another great reason to search for Door County properties at this time of the year is the fact that you can see things literally at their worst...and still fall in love. Fact: Door County with no leaves on the trees and no boats in the harbors is a very different place than what you saw last summer, but every year more of my Buyers tell me that they LOVE to visit Door County for multiple reasons at this time of the year.
EUROPE LAKE PROVIDES YEAR - ROUND FUN
FROM SUMMER KAYAKING TO WINTER ICE SKATING
If you're looking for the best time to buy in Door County, try December. With so many of our homes already under contract, please be sure to contact me about your specific homes you want so I can check on availability. You can search for Door County homes for sale here. If a Door County condominium is more your style for ease of maintenance, you can search for Door County condominiums anywhere in the Door County MLS by checking here. And if you've decided that 2019 is the year that you'll finally build your Door County dream home, you can search for vacant land for sale in Door County by clicking here.
Our own featured listings at moredoorcounty.com are always popular, please contact me to find out what's available to show this month. Our inventory is ever-changing. One of my clients told me that one of the prettiest things he ever saw was the night he came down the Fish Creek hill in a gentle snow and saw the quiet town decorated for Christmas. These are magical times, my friends, and we love to help people first discover Door County, and then help them make it a permanent part of their lives. December house-hunting? Give it a try this year!
FOR SALE IN DOOR COUNTY
Why this may be the best time to be a Door County Home Buyer
Please contact me for information on any of these listed Door County properties or ANY property in the Door County MLS.