Thursday, April 21, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
The Wisconsin Real Estate market is BOOMING! Does that mean you should skip the Open House when trying to sell your Wisconsin home? Find out why working with a professional realtor can make all the difference!
Reasons why it's a benefit to do an open house if you're a seller, especially in Northern Wisconsin.
Open houses a lot of times have gotten a bad rap over the years that people don't come, they're tire kickers, and they're never going to find your buyer in an open house. But I guess I've been doing open houses in this market and I plan on continuing to do them as we go forward through this market in 2022 because I think they do a couple of things.
Open houses give you a little bit of early exposure to the market prior to having time in the MLS or days on market. They allow your listing agent to get feedback about the house without having extended days on the market amount of feedback. If you do an open house, especially the way I'm trying to do them, like right when the ...
Monday, April 18, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
It’s important to have a great opening play when you’re buying a home. And the best move you can make when you begin your home search is getting pre-approved by a lender. You’ve probably already heard this is an important step, but what exactly is pre-approval and what benefits does it provide you?
The pre-approval letter from your lender tells you the maximum amount you are qualified to borrow. Getting a pre-approval letter is not a loan guarantee, it simply states how much your lender is willing to lend you. This pre-approval allows you to look for a home with greater confidence and demonstrates to the seller that you are a serious buyer.
As a homebuyer, your pre-approval letter signals to the seller that you’re a serious, interested buyer.
That means leaning on expert guidance as you plan every move is more important than ever. Have a team of professionals – like your trusted real estate agent and a loan officer – every step of the way ...
Thursday, April 14, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Check out this AMAZING Opportunity in Three Lakes WI!!
Back when the road was Lovers Lane, a young couple fell in love with this particularly beautiful lot on The Thoroughfare, part of the Three Lakes Chain. Bought in 1965, they spent years camping on it, enjoying the gorgeous sunsets of their western exposure. By 1995, Mom wanted an indoor bathroom; she got it & the rest of the house along with it! From the rustic beginnings (the outhouse is still there) to the modern-day conveniences, this family has LOVED & maintained this piece of the chain for 57 years! Its pristine, peaceful & VERY QUIET thanks to the Slow No Wake requirements. For more active water sports, head in either direction; Big Lake & Whitefish Lake are both full rec. Located close to town, shopping, a fabulous theater, special events & THE best ice cream around is just minutes away! Spend summers on the dock, in the water & around the campfire, winters on the trails or curled up in front o ...
Monday, April 11, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
April showers BRING May flowers! At least that is what we are hoping for up north. It is actually still snowing as I look out the window right now working on this market report! So, fingers crossed that it keeps raining so we can continue to melt the white stuff outside and start to enjoy the outdoors without our winter jackets and oddly enough, rain boots:-)
I know that is a bah-humbug attitude BUT It is spring after all!
So here is a quick first-quarter market update!
In the ENTIRE Multiple listing service year to date, we remain low in inventory...as you can see below we are about 25% down on new listings in the month of March and a total of 22% down year to date.
It is crazy to see the pre-COVID numbers from 2018. I also want to point out the number in the bottom right of the graph... it is a two-year average mark and as you can see the month of March was only down 6% going back two years.
Here is a year-to-date image of the sales so far year to date as well. T ...
Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by Julie Winter-Paez
Welcome to Blueberry Lane located in the prestigious area of Eagle River in Wisconsin.
Privacy begins where the road ends. Rice Creek meanders the edge of the property, flowing into Rice Lake where your pier offers a lifetime of front row seats to beautiful sunsets. The lake is 79 acres of non-motorized quiet; enjoy fishing for Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike & Walleye. Kayak & paddleboard in peace. The three-season room off the front porch is perfect for rainy days or buggy nights. When the white stuff flies, enjoy the snow globe effect from inside, curled up in front of the beautiful, stone, wood-burning fireplace. An unfinished, full basement offers room to expand your living space if needed. Minutes from town & all its conveniences yet feel more remote. In 2018, a new furnace, water heater, well & well pump were installed. This is a fabulous property! A second home, a great start or addition to a rental portfolio, or a new home base, you choose! ...