Northwoods Realty Blog by Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. Realtors

Buying a Lake Home in Minocqua? Get to Know the Lakes First!

Minocqua, the Island City Minocqua, known as the Island City, is an absolute gem in the Northwoods and it’s no wonder so many visitors dream of owning their own lake home there. It’s important, however, to choose the right lake to match your needs. It may seem unusual to choose the lake you want to…

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Why a Real Estate Agent Is Still Crucial in the Digital Age

Between YouTube and Home and Garden TV, many people have resorted to DIYing all sorts of aspects of their lives. While learning to caulk your tub is a fairly safe job to tackle without a professional, selling or buying a home isn’t. “For Sale by Owner” and Zillow make selling your home online seem easy.…

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The Best Time to Invest in a Short-Term Rental? Now!

Living in Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods, many people want to know when is the best time to invest in a short-term rental. The answer may surprise you, but off-season – known as Winter here! – is the perfect time. Here are some reasons why: Maintenance and Updates The off-season gives new property owners time to take…

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3 Ways to Sell Your Property Faster

Once a decision is made to move, every seller wants to sell their property faster and not have it linger on the market. There are 3 ways to help make that a reality. Curb Appeal One of the most well-known ways to help your property sell faster is curb appeal. Think of what happens when…

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Local legends in Wisconsin’s Northwoods: Red Crown Lodge

Along with thousands of lakes, pristine forests, and beautiful wildlife, Wisconsin’s Northwoods region is plentiful in local legends. Most locals can tell you something about John Dillinger’s shoot-out at Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, how Dwight Eisenhower would fish on Trout Lake between Boulder Junction and Arbor Vitae, of Elizabeth Taylor spending summers at…

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Northwoods News August 2019

  I am taking a look at the cyclical nature of lake home sales. The chart above looks at the monthly unit sales of lake homes since January 2018. It should come as no surprise that we sell more homes in the summer. How many more? Historically, we sell about 70% of lake homes between…

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Finding the Perfect Lake Home

  Finding the perfect home in Wisconsin’s Northwoods may seem simple. With over 4,000 lakes in the region, we’re considered one of the wettest areas in the world and finding a home on a lake is not difficult. Finding the perfect lake home for you requires certain considerations. Each lake tends to have its own…

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Avoid the Drama of Staging Your Home

  There’s a lot of emphasis on the importance of staging your home in order to add perceived value and bring in higher offers. With so many other details demanding your attention when selling a home, there’s no reason to get stressed out about staging. It really comes down to common sense and we don’t…

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A New Reason for Relocation from Chicago to Wisconsin’s Northwoods

Relocation from Chicago to Wisconsin's Northwoods

Are you thinking about Relocation from Chicago to Wisconsin’s Northwoods? In the beginning… The route between Chicago and Wisconsin’s Northwoods has been well-traveled for some time and each era had its own reason for it. Today sees a new motivation for Chicago residents to relocate to northern Wisconsin. Initially the region was known to Native…

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New Moving Tips to Downsizing When It’s Time to Move

Moving Tips to Downsizing

Downsizing, whether because of an upcoming move or simply to declutter your home, is rarely a task anyone looks forward to doing. We frequently have home sellers who feel overwhelmed by the idea of tackling it, especially if they’ve owned the home for decades. Fortunately, along with the tried and true advice (the three piles…

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