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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Receives a Mention on Door County Daily News Website I was pleased to notice that an article on the Door County Daily News website about Washington Island (located just north of the Door Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin) mentioned Madeline Island.  The mention appeared in a lin...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Luxury Homes Located Near Town are in Demand The following statistics are based on a relatively small sample, but they point to something  we've suspected for awhile now.  Homes located within three miles of the Town of LaPointe appear to be increasingly in demand. Of the six most...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  What Are the Busiest Months for Home Sales on Madeline Island?              [Sales statistics supplied by Madeline Island Realty. Graphic prepared by Marquette Research LLC, Lakeville, MN.]     The above graph shows average residential dwelling sales by month for Madeline Island (LaPointe, Wisc...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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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. ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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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 ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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"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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Realty Recommended by Blogger Bob Crane   We're very proud of this recent recommendation by ActiveRain blogger and forestland expert Bob Crane:   http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/4609137/ashland-county--wisconsin-forests---miles-of-shoreland-   In Bob's blog post about buyin...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Ashland County, Wisconsin Forests & Miles of Shoreland!    Ashland County with it's location on the south shore of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay holds a lot of history for Wisconsins early people, including the Ojibwa Indians and French explorers. One band of Ojibwa people still live here and o...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Is This Property a Junkyard or a Residential Lot?   When you show a land parcel to prospective buyers, sometimes it can be hard to tell what the owner (or past owner) was thinking when they decided to turn their property into a dumping ground for old cars, trailers, motor homes, boats, used appli...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Beware of Phony Home Inspection Services   We've run into more than one instance lately of construction tradespeople claiming to offer "home inspection services" to prospective buyers.  In each situation, it turned out that the person performing the inspection had no credentials, no certification...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Successful, Educated Homebuyers may be Put Off by Amateurish Marketing   I remember a speaker at a luxury homes conference in Florida cautioning us that amateurish, clumsy print or internet marketing may be a real turn-off for the upper bracket homebuyer.  And every now and then, I see an ad or f...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty   Another Madeline Island Realty listing SOLD – A Big Bay Road waterfront home offering sand beach with fifty-four acres of recreational land, plus three hundred feet of prime sandy swimming beach frontage.   This property list...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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In Praise of the Homely House   We've all witnessed the efforts of a real estate agent who is trying desperately to market a homely house.  By "homely", I mean a house which looks tired, dated, even "long in the tooth" from a visual standpoint.  It's tough to photograph a homely-looking dwelling ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Word Gets Around   I received a voicemail first thing this morning from a Madeline Island property owner who has decided to sell his fine waterfront home.  He wasn't comparison shopping for a listing broker, nor was he trying to make a choice based solely upon the "lowest commission and highest s...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Never Underestimate the Power of Lake Superior   The video below tells the story of what happened on Madeline Island two days ago.  We're told that the storm which struck the Island on Wednesday tore as many as sixty crib docks off the shore.       During the ferry crossing from Bayfield, Wiscons...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Tell Me Again That Statistics Have No Meaning Our Wisconsin real estate company, Madeline Island Realty, achieved another milestone recently.  Our virtual tour statistics indicate that our real estate virtual tour photographs have received over a quarter of a million views in the past four year...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  How to Recognize Our Madeline Island Realty Signs   Customers appear to be easily confused by the various "Real Estate For Sale" signs on Madeline Island.  I was showing homes yesterday on the Island and a customer asked me, "can we take a look at that house down the road today?  It's one of yo...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Seller Asks What it Will Take to Get His Home Sold   This is a question which we receive from determined and motivated sellers fairly often.  The answer may not be perceived as good news by a seller, but it's a truthful reply. When a prospective buyer sees the value in what you're selling, and th...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Sellers, Keep an Eye on Your Competition   Sellers, if you don't think you have competition out there, think again. Start by taking a look at your price bracket.  This season we have seen a significant number of homes enter the market priced between $500,000 and $750,000 on Madeline Island (and e...

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