2020: Finding for the perfect Door County property is more challenging

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


Searching for the perfect Door County property just got more challenging


Oh, 2020.......just when I thought you had given me every surprise that I truly didn't want, you've also created some ripples in the Door County real estate industry.......


2019 was a great year in Door County real estate, and a personal best for me.  All bets were off for what the year would bring, real estate-wise, because I knew inventory was going to be limited.  But I certainly never expected THIS.  We spent February through late May doing a LOT of virtual showing, and homes, condominium, businesses and land just kept selling......and prices just kept rising.....



Prices have continued to rise as our inventory continues to shrink.  Many of our properties have had multiple offers and have gone under contract over the asking price.  It's usually easier for me to tell my prospects what is NOT available rather than what IS available.  So let me start by telling you what is currently available in our hot, hot market (as of the date of this writing):


1.  Yacht Harbor Shores Condominium's new construction.  We have a new building at 10971 Harbor Shores Court, Sister Bay, WI 54234.  The developer finished off Unit 1001 at Yacht Harbor Shores to a lovely level of finish and it's move-in ready and Unit 1002 is ready for YOUR selection finishes and your own custom touch.  Learn more about unit 1002 at 10971 Harbor Shores Court, Sister Bay, Wisconsin here.

Yacht Harbor Shores Homes for Sale


2.  New Construction at Shore View Condominiums, Sister Bay.  We still have two listed units available at Shore View Condominiums, which is turning out better than any of us could have dreamed.  Great location, condition and price.....and a view that just cannot be beat of downtown Sister Bay and the waters of Green Bay.  Learn more about our offerings at Shore View Condominiums here.




Shore View Condominiums Sister Bay


3.  With a recent price reduction, our listing at 10679 Forest Lane, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 has never looked better!  This estate home, nestled into the forest and close to the water, is a hidden gem just waiting for your furniture (although the Seller has provided several included items).  Learn more about 10679 Forest Lane, Sister Bay here.


4.  Still available as of this writing, our listing at 311 S. First Avenue in Sturgeon Bay has also had a recent price reduction and has been HOT, HOT, HOT with lots of calls and several showings.  It offers the best of waterfront living, with incredible views and an extremely high level of finish.  Learn more about our Boat Works Lofts condominium for sale at 311 S. First Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54234 here.


Boat Works Lofts Condominium for Sale


5.  It's been rented much of the summer, but our sweet little cottage on lovely Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay is still available (we can't believe it, either!).  Three bedrooms, two full baths, offered fully furnished in a fabulous location close to The Clearing School and Fitzgerald Park, you can easily walk downtown for dining, shopping or to the beach or marina.  Learn more about our listing at 12073 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54234 here....only $249,900.00!


6.  Another Sister Bay home that has been much-rented (hard to show) this summer is our listing at 10653 Forest Lane in Sister Bay.  This is a 3 bedroom home with an attached guest/mother-in-law suite close to downtown Sister Bay and near beaches, golf, dining and more.  Learn more about 10653 Forest Lane, Sister Bay, WI 54234 here.


7.  A very sweet price reduction of our spectacular water view home at 11886 Hanson Drive a true Door County best buy.  Three bedrooms plus a bonus room, three full baths, two fireplaces and one of Door County's most iconic views from the Ellison Bay hill....you just cannot beat this opportunity!  Learn more about 11886 Hanson Drive, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 here.


A "Grand View" in the autumn from the deck at

11886 Hanson Drive, Ellison Bay WI 54210

Door County Water View Condos for Sale in Ellison Bay, WI


8.  Another sweet deal--our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium at Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor, offered fully furnished and appointed, at only $329,900.00.  This property has entertained some Offers, but nothing has stuck yet--so you can still call this lovely place home!  Learn more about our listing at 7685 Inverness Lane, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 here.


9.  New construction at Evergreen Court Condominiums in the heart of downtown Egg Harbor....walk to everything you love in Egg Harbor, from the beach to the breweries, shopping, dining and distilleries.....from these 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes with fireplaces being built by Van's.  Learn more about our listing at 7711 Highway 42 (Everygreen Court Condominiums) here.


10.  If you love Baileys Harbor, you'll love our new building coming soon on Red Cherry Road, within biking distance of downtown and all that it holds, from the Sunday morning farmer's market to the popular marina, shopping, dining and more.  Work with the builder on finish selections and learn more about our listing on Red Cherry Road in Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 here.





Form One Red Cherry Road Baileys Harbor


Plus, we have vacant land, commercial business opportunities and much more available throughout Door County.  If Door County is your "special place", let's help you turn 2020 into a triumph by finding the right Door County property for your own needs.  You can search the entire MLS and see our featured properties at moredoorcounty.com 24/7 and see our featured listings here.  Remember, if we didn't mention it here, it MAY have an accepted Offer......feel free to contact us at any time in order to discuss the current Door County real estate market.



Searching for the perfect Door County property just got more challenging


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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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Tammy Lankford,
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our market is similar right now.  It's certainly challenging to find something for a buyer.

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