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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Sellers Want Higher Prices This Year - Will the Market Cooperate?   It's that time of year again, and real estate agents and brokers are hearing from new clients who wish to list their home for sale.  Along with that seasonal surge in newly-listed properties hitting the market, we're al...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Reasons Why We Post our Pending and Sold Listings on our Blog   I've noticed that we seem to be the only area real estate firm in Ashland and Bayfield Counties that routinely publishes our "Sale Pending" and "SOLD" properties.  A few clients have asked us why we do this....
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  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...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  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&...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  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 o...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  American Home Shield Really Came Through for One of Our Clients   I like to write about good  news whenever possible!   We learned recently that one of our Madeline Island Realty buyer clients needed help with an issue that was fortunately covered under their home warranty policy with American ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Long-Term Unsold Listings - Why Are These Homes Not Selling?   What causes some homes to sit on the market for over a year, sometimes two or even three years without an offer?  And why do other homes seem to get snapped up in a much shorter time period?   I call these perennial listings, beca...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  National Association of Realtors Confirms 2013 Vacation Home Boom   Some may say this is old news, but it confirms what we have been seeing in our own Madeline Island real estate market.  Vacation homes made up thirteen per cent of all real estate sales in 2013.  That's the highest percenta...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Vacant Land Sales Will be a Sign of a Sustained Real Estate Recovery   My friend and real estate colleague, broker Liane Read (whose company, "Sea to Sky Premier Properties", sells real estate in Canada's Southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island) writes an excellent blog ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Madeline Island Ice Road Coming to an End for the Winter Season   I received unofficial news that the "Ice Road" from Bayfield, Wisconsin to the Town of LaPointe on Madeline Island is nearing its end for the 2013-14 Winter season.  Warmer temperatures and deteriorating beach approache...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  My First Showing as a Newly-Minted Real Estate Broker   I got my Broker's license just one year after becoming licensed as a real estate agent.  I had made the decision to open my own real estate office almost from the moment I earned my salesperson's license.   At the beginning of my c...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Less Competition Means Opportunity for Madeline Island Home Sellers   The dramatic drop in property inventories on Madeline Island over the past eight months has created an opportunity for would-be sellers.  The declining inventory of available homes for sale translates into less competition fo...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Seasonal Marketing is a Bad Idea in the Vacation Home Market   You see this fairly often in the vacation home market in the northern United States, north of the Sun Belt.  Sellers will put a second home or vacation cabin on the market during spring, summer and autumn, then take it off the marke...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Why Discount Brokerage Models Don't Work in Most Vacation Home Areas   A customer whom I've exchanged emails with for nearly two years finally approached me the beginning of this year, wanting to list his property.  After a pretty thorough discussion of the local market and the likely p...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Coming Soon to the Market - The Best of Northernmost Madeline Island   Part of what I like best about my job is the opportunity to bring unique and exceptional properties to the market.  There's something truly exciting about representing a property that becomes available maybe once in a ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Why More Agents Refer Clients to Us Than to Any Other Local Firm   Last week, we were contacted by another Minneapolis & Saint Paul area real estate agent about property on Madeline Island.  We are contacted by Twin Cities agents, Madison (Wisconsin) agents, Milwaukee agents, Chicago agen...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Real Estate Market Report for March 2014 - Madeline Island Real Estate   March of 2014 has marked our sixth consecutive month of strong home sales on Madeline Island.  The market highlights of these past six months are as follows [all statistics appearing in this market report are properties li...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Agents Who Don’t Publish Sales Stats May Not Have Any Stats to Publish   Have you ever thought about this?    Why would a successful real estate agent not  publish their sales statistics?   The answer shouldn't surprise you.  If a real estate agent hasn't got anything to show for thei...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Realtor Magazine Reports Strong Demand for Luxury Homes and We Agree   Yesterday's "Daily Real Estate News" on the Realtor Magazine  website included an article entitled "Polar Vortex Hasn't Frozen Luxury Sales".  The article went on to report on the nationwide ris...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Wisconsin Court of Appeals Issues Major Ruling on Zoning Jurisdiction   This Wisconsin Appelate Court ruling seems to have the attention of everyone on Madeline Island.  In late 2013, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a ruling (in the case of Hegwood vs. Town of Eagle Zoning Board of Appeal...

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