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Ferry Service Between Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island Resumes   Today was the big day.  Yesterday, the Madeline Island Ferry Line made its first crossing of 2015, opening up a narrow channel in the ice between LaPointe, Wisconsin (Madeline Island) and Bayfield, Wisconsin on the mainland. ...
Dealing With Deer Hunting Stands, Ice Fishing Houses and Trophy Mounts   I have read numerous articles by real estate agents who have experienced the challenges involved in listing a residential property that is adorned with "sporting items", such as an ice fishing shack, maybe a deer hunting sta...
Even though the author of this post, Kathy Streib, works as a Home Stager in Palm Beach County, Florida, you'll find a wealth of expertise and advice that's applicable to  preparing your home for sale, no matter where you live.  Sellers, read on and take note! Not Everything Lasts Forever- Check ...
What Makes a Neighborhood?   When we speak with customers and clients about Madeline Island real estate, we often refer to various neighborhoods.  Some of these neighborhoods are historical subdivisions that were created in the earlies part of the twentieth century when the Island was becoming a ...
Not All My Clients Are Tech Savvy   I don't expect all my clients to be technology wizards.  Some of them are far from it.   From time to time, we encounter a client who doesn't own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet computer, who lacks the ability to send text messages or email. These clients ma...
Showing Extraordinary Lake Minnetonka Properties This Morning   In the real estate business, not all days are like this one.  This morning I had the privilege of touring some remarkable properties in the Lake Minnetonka area of Hennepin County (about half an hour west of downtown Minneapolis).  T...
A great post by Jill Sackler here.  The purpose of a home inspection report is to clue the buyer about major defects that need addressing, not to warrant that the house will be transferred to the buyer in perfect condition.  Some buyers (and their agents) have lost sight of why these inspections ...
Seller Won't Accept One Penny Less - The Era of the Tough Guy   We live in what I call the "Era of the Tough Guy".  We've all probably encountered this more than once in the course of real estate negotiations, whether it's a seller who is absolutely unwilling to compromise or a buyer who is compl...
Can I Get More Money For my House if I Throw in the Furniture?   We hear this question from sellers more often than you might think.  In our Madeline Island real estate market, it is common for sellers to offer their home, cabin or cottage for sale, furnished.  Sometimes, this is referred to as s...
"I Wanted to Buy That Home"   Every year, we are given the privilege of representing and marketing a handfull of exceptional properties in our Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin real estate marketplace.  And each year, when these properties sell, we invariably hear from at least one or two f...

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