Northwoods Realty Blog by Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. Realtors

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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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Small Towns With Big Hearts in the Northwoods Community

  Small Town Pride. Instead of the towering high-rises of large cities, the Northwoods has a wealth of small communities dotted across Vilas and Oneida counties. In fact, the population in some high-rises may be larger than that of some of our small towns! And we don’t mind at all. We may have long winters,…

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Northwoods Real Estate Sales/List % 2007 – 2019

  A fascinating Northwoods Real Estate Sales 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…

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Local Legend: The Gateway Lodge in Land O’Lakes

  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 News: Home Sales/Listed 2007 – 2019

Our Northwoods News 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…

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