Thursday, September 29, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Everyone has been asking me where the housing market is headed. Here's a look at the change we're seeing right now as the market shifts away from the frenzy of last year. Again, these are marked national stats so call me about the specific market you're shopping in.
Today buyer activity is down and housing inventory is up. That's a big change from where we were last year, and it happened quickly. Active listings, or homes available for sale, have increased more than 26% compared to this time last year. At the same time, buyer demand, also known as those showings, has decreased almost 17%. And we call this an inflection point.
Over the past two years, we saw a massive amount of demand and not enough homes available for the number of people who wanted to buy. Today the market looks very different as those two factors undergo a shift.
So what's the bottom line for you? You need an expert on your side now more than ever, and I can help you understand what's happening i ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Just miles from downtown Eagle River, this 2,000sf, open concept home is nestled into the woods, sitting peacefully off the shoreline of Mud Creek. Custom built by a local contractor, youll love the multiple levels of living space (perfect for entertaining), the wonderful windows that bring in lots of natural light, the spacious primary bedroom & tons of storage. The exterior is just as fabulous. There is a large, fenced in area, perfect for kids & pets & the stonework on the home, the patios, the landscaping, gardens & firepit come together to create a dream outdoor space. The 198 of creek frontage ensures loads of wildlife for the nature lover. The 2-car garage at the end of the blacktop driveway is attached, insulated & offers in-floor heat that carries into the family room & bath on that level. Vacation house or new home base, either way, this home is close to town & a great way to enjoy all the year-round adventures the Northwoods has to offer!
Monday, September 26, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Today we are exploring amazing Manitowish Waters up in the Northern tier of Vilas County. Manitowish Waters is one of those fantastic little communities tucked away in the Northwoods where I guess legacy properties come for sale. Generational people vacation up here. Straight up Highway 51 from Chicago, Illinois, Madison, Milwaukee. This is a really hot destination with a 10 Lake chain. So I am right in the Manitowish Waters downtown park area. You've got the Peek Patch in cross of me, Rest Lake behind me with the boat landing so you can pull your boat up on the chain, walk across the street and have lunch or walk downtown. You've got Manny's Restaurant behind me, some public restaurants back there. You've got bike racks, perfect picnic area. And again, right in the heart of downtown Manitowish Waters. A really great area filled with both historically relevant as well as fun tales up here, including the place for John Dillinger who hit out from the FBI in the 1920s when he was bein! ...
Friday, September 23, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
This quintessential 3-season cabin at the end of a wooded, winding drive, snuggled in on 2.98 acres of land, with 200 of sandy frontage all on Little St Germain Lake is PURE HEAVEN! The fact that its also a successful rental is a BONUS! Grab a cup of coffee & start your day in the screened porch, play on the lake all day, then settle in around the campfire & tell stories while the sun goes down & the stars come out. Western exposure ensures STUNNING sunsets! This 3BR/2BA cabin is loaded with NORTHWOODS CHARM, has gorgeous lake views from almost every room & the acreage offers PRIVACY & POTENTIAL! Keep the property for personal use or mix it up & rent it out when you’re not here OR build your dream home & keep the cabin for personal guests or renters OR use it while you build, then subdivide & recoup some costs. Located close to St Germain & Eagle River for all their conveniences yet feels more remote. Don't let the screen door slam on this ...
Thursday, September 22, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Here it is! Your new Northwoods retreat or home base on the sandy shores of 1,673 acre Pine Lake, known for its Panfish, Bass, Pike & Walleye fishing. This lovingly cared for 3BR/2BA home offers a spacious kitchen with new countertops & 2 living areas, one with a floor to ceiling fireplace. There is new carpet, a new pier & the roof & gutters are only 2 years old! The open deck offers fabulous lake views & the perfect spot for morning coffee while watching the AMAZING sunrises. The yard is beautiful with a perfect combination of open space & mature trees. Its a gentle approach to the lake, easy for kids of all ages & the sandy shores make for wonderful swimming frontage. The lake is full rec so paddle boards, kayaks, pontoons, & ski boats are all welcome. Need an off-water day? All Hiles roads are ATV accessible & both Crandon & Three Lakes are each 13 miles away, in opposite directions. The 2-car attached garage is heated as well. A GREAT op ...