Northwoods Realty Blog by Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. Realtors

Sales/List % 2007 – 2019

      A fascinating chart!  This chart looks at the total number of homes sold in Oneida and Vilas Counties vs. the number of homes listed.  Yes, we sell around 40% of the homes that we list. I can hear the gasping!  Yes, homes sell in seconds in other parts of the state!  How…

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Local Legend: The Gateway Lodge

  The Northwoods is rich in both people and places that are considered legends. One of the standouts in Vilas County is the historic Gateway Lodge in Land O’Lakes, WI.  Next to the border to Upper Peninsula Michigan, The Gateway Inn was built in the 1930’s by John King, a radio and theater magnate. The…

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Northwoods Home Sales/Listed 2007 – 2019

Our monthly look at home sales is showing improvement.  95 homes were sold in April.  This compares with 96 last April (down 1%).  April of 2018 had bad weather as well.   Sales up 28% from last month.    Year-to-date there have been 294 homes sold.  Last year at this time we had sold 334 units so…

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Northwoods Home Sales / Property Listed 2007 – 2019

  Still not firing on all cylinders with Northwoods Home Sales.  We ended 2018 with strong sales and value growth.  Thus far, 2019 has been a dud.  74 homes were sold in March 2019.  This compares with 86 in March of 2018 (down 14%) but up from 59 homes in February (up 25%).  Through the…

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Spring Brings Robins…and Home Buyers

  It’s been a long winter in the Northwoods, but Spring never skips a turn. At this time of year Up North, bears emerge from hibernation, robins land on tree branches, and home buyers begin making inquiries. 2019 was an exceptionally strong Sellers’ Market. There are signs that the 2018 market may be a bit…

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Vilas County Sale Price vs Fair Market Value

  This is always an interesting look!  The chart above looks at the sales price vs. the Fair Market Value as established by the town assessor and Wisconsin Department of Revenue.  I have broken down by town (each town has its own assessor) and by if the home is on-water or off-water.  The overall trend…

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Northwoods Home Sales/Listed 2007 – 2019

  We are greeted with disappointing home sale results in January. Home sales were only 66 units and this compares with 85 units in December (-22%) and 83 units in January 2018 (-20%). Why the poor results?  I have no idea.  We had a terrific 2018.  Our sales in 2018 were up 10%.   The weather in December and early January…

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Two Beautiful Upper Peninsula Relocation Destinations

Whether Up North means northern Wisconsin or northern Michigan, the “Up North” state of mind evokes cabins, lakes, pine trees, and the opportunity to take a deep breath and relax. It’s no wonder so many visitors decide to either buy a second home or relocate there. For those considering northern Michigan, two beautiful Upper Peninsula…

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Affordable Property in Mercer: The Road Less Taken

Since the 19th century, the beauty of the Northwoods brought visitors, their numbers increasing each decade. In the 20th century, tourism surpassed lumber and became the primary industry. While several towns and small cities became meccas for tourism, some maintained their untouched rural beauty.  Affordable Mercer rests at the end of one of those roads…

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