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Madeline Island real estate, lake homes and waterfront, Apostle Islands, La Pointe and Lake Superior lakeshore properties, western and northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Bayfield homes, Washburn, Ashland, Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing real estate. Cabins, cottages, second homes, investment property and land in Ashland county & Bayfield county. Luxury property specialist and broker Eric Kodner in LaPointe, Wisconsin.
  Don't Expect Anyone to Rely on an Outdated Appraisal   Every so often, a real estate client comes to me with an old, out-of-date appraisal.  They point to that stale appraisal and say, "this will give you a good idea of what my house is worth".  And some of the appraisals handed to me by client...
  April 2014 Real Estate Market Status Report - Madeline Island   2014 has gotten off to a brisk start in the Madeline Island real estate market, with four closed sales in the first three and one-half months of the year.  This has unquestionably been our busiest winter since 2006, particularly in...
  How New Does a House Have to be in Order to Market it as "New"?   I'm pretty sure that different Multiple Listing Services and State or local Realtor Associations have varying rules regarding what it takes to market a home for sale as "new".  However, I'm not at all sure if agents are being sup...
  How Home Sellers Are Responding to Multiple Offers in Other Markets   The question, "why was my offer rejected?"  has already been raised by one disappointed buyer prospect in our area whose offer on a home did not prevail, while another offer buyer's offer succeeded.  So in the interest of pro...
  SOLD - 2260 Big Bay Road, LaPointe Wisconsin 54850 - Vacant Acreage   This is a significant sale for our Madeline Island real estate market, even if it happens to be a sale under one hundred thousand dollars.  This eighteen-acre parcel near Big Bay Town Park is evidence that buyer interest in v...
  Use Sweat Equity to Make Your Vacant Lot or Parcel More Valuable   Can you just buy a vacant lot or parcel, sit on it for a few years and earn a generous profit when you decide to sell?   Probably not.  You might have been able to make a quick profit from a "buy-and-hold" strategy before the re...
Identifying Odd Things You May Discover on Vacant Land Parcels    Anyone who has hiked enough vacant land in their real estate career has experienced finding various oddities on a property that may have been confusing to the discoverer at the time. Some folks might view them as treasures and othe...
  Read this outstanding post by Bob McCranie, with Texas Pride Realty, about his recent telephone conversation with National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown.  Bob quotes an official statement from NAR which has been sent to state Association presidents.  The following is an excerpt...
  Three Tips to Help Get Your Madeline Island Vacant Land Parcel Sold   We receive phone calls from owners of vacant land parcels on a regular basis.  This season, I'd say that vacant vacant land inquiries from owners wishing to sell are at the top of the list.   If you follow this blog, you've n...
  Don't Count on Riding the Madeline Island Ferry Until After Easter   The Ashland Daily Press  has made it official (via the Madeline Island Ferry Line) that travelers to and from Madeline Island should not expect to see ferry service resume until after Easter, at the earliest.  The demise of th...

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