Why this may be the best time to be a Door County Home Buyer

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Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)
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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

Hidden Harbor Condos for Sale with MK Shumway

 

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.

MARINA VIEW CONDOS FOR SALE

 

 

 

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

NEW CONSTRUCTION--MOVE RIGHT IN

Homes for Sale in Door County Under $200,000

 

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

SEE MORE HERE

4 Bedroom Sister Bay Homes for Sale 54234

 

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

SEE MORE ABOUT OUR LAKE HOUSE FOR SALE HERE

Door County Lake Homes for Sale

 

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!

 

WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUMS

FOR SALE IN DOOR COUNTY

5637 BAY SHORE DRIVE, EGG HARBOR, WI 54209

Condo for Sale at the Shores features fabulous Door County Sunsets

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.

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has a consistent multi-million dollar producer for over thirteen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2016, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

 

Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Call, text or e-mail me today."

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Amazing homes you have MaryKay!  Everyone that I know who lives up there raves about how nice it is in your area too.

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Thanks MaryKay Shumway , I will enjoy that meeting.  Perhaps at one of the many events we host over at our Depere office.

Was just over there yesterday for 11 hours of meetings and events, will have to check the schedule this week and see if there may be anything that may be of interest to you.

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