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The American Dream is Alive and Somewhat Well

The American Dream is Alive and Somewhat Well

The year is coming to a close and once again people will be making predictions and resolutions. There’s no question we’ve had some pretty lean years recently and everyone is truly hoping for a more prosperous New Year. We are all looking for good news. Everyone wants to have their share of the American Dream. […]

The Real Estate Emergency Resuce Vehicle

The Real Estate Emergency Resuce Vehicle

If you are reading this then the world didn’t end as predicted. But 2012 is coming to an end soon and we are headed down the homestretch with 86 residential sales last month in the communities listed in this Lakes Region real estate market report. That’s a 44% increase over the 60 sales posted last […]

A Waukewan Cottage Renovation

A Waukewan Cottage Renovation

I am a sucker for old lake cottages. You can give me a little camp by the lake instead of a mega-mansion any day and I’d be quite happy. This past summer I sold a classic, 1910 vintage cottage at 533 Waukewan Rd in Center Harbor on Lake Waukewan that I had listed to a […]

The View from the House on the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

The View from the House on the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

The residential home inventory in the twelve communities covered in this Lakes Region market report dropped to 1,023 listings as of December 1, down from 1,120 in November and 1,168 as of December 1, 2011. This inventory level represents a 13 month supply of homes on the market which is the lowest we’ve seen in […]

A Dram a Day; Lakes Region Home Christmas Gifts for Hubby

A Dram a Day; Lakes Region Home Christmas Gifts for Hubby

October was a great month for residential home sales in the twelve Lakes Region communities covered in this report. There were 97 transactions at an average sales price of $287,919 with a median price point of $188,000. That brings our year to date total to 772 sales at an average of $297,874 with a median […]

Lakes Region Home Deals?

Lakes Region Home Deals?

There were 1,120 residential homes on the market as of November 1,2012 in the twelve communities covered in this Lakes Region real estate report. The average asking price stood at $491,382 with a median price point of $252,950. The residential inventory available is down from 1,230 last month and 1,277 last November. The current inventory […]

What do home buyers really want?

What do home buyers really want?

There are tons of articles, surveys, and opinions out there with regard to what today’s home buyer really wants when they go to look at a property. Considering that every buyer, just like every home, is unique it is amazing that certain attributes stick out but they do. And what buyers want changes over time. […]