Proud to Sponsor Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

I’m proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which will be held July 6 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin.  I’m grateful for this opportunity to support our local community, and also to spread the word about the natural beauty of the lakes and rivers in this part of northwest Wisconsin.

The race has two events, a 10 mile race and a 5 mile race—plus various divisions within each race. There are prizes in each division, plus lots of door prizes.  To learn more about the race, visit www.vattenpaddlar.com.

To learn more about the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, visit my YouTube Channel at Jean Hedren, Your NW Wisconsin Realtor.  Or, you can go straight to my playlist for Eau Claire Chain of Lakes (Barnes, WI).

For now, here’s one of my favorites, the boating channel from Middle Eau Claire Lake to Lower Eau Claire Lake:

What are the three most important features of your dream lake cabin?

We all think differently. The property that’s perfect for you might not be perfect for me or for anyone else.

Those three most important items might be the type or size of lake, the perfect swimming beach, other recreation activities, the cabin style that best fits your lifestyle, the number of bedrooms, the garage size, distance from home, and certainly your budget.

Make a list of what’s most important. Trade-offs may be necessary within a particular price range. If you find the cabin and lake of your dreams, what are you willing to trade off in your price range? Keep in mind that even if money is no object, you’ll still need to make choices and trade-offs.  For example:  a quiet lake that’s good for paddling and wildlife watching may not be the type lake good for waterskiing and jetskiing.  It’s tough to find both in the same lake.

Start your lake home search at my website www.JeanHedren.com Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, NW Wisconsin. Or give me a call at 218-590-6634. 

It would be my pleasure to help you find the lake, home or cabin, or lakeshore lot of your dreams. Northwest Wisconsin including Douglas, Bayfield, Washburn, and Sawyer Counties. Communities: Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Barnes, Solon Springs, Trego, Spooner, and others.

Examples of green home features to help sell your home

The U.S. Department of Energy lists several key features of an energy efficient home. Home sellers, be sure to highlight these features to attract buyers. The infographic at the left (courtesy of National Association of Realtors) shows how buyers rate the importance of green and energy efficient homes.

  1. Appliances and electronics – shop for appliances with the Energy Star logo. Energy Star brand offers a higher energy efficiency rating than the government standard.

2. Insulation and heating/cooling temperature control. The Department of Energy has determined that 56% of home energy costs go to heating and cooling. Improving the insulation in your home and installing a programmable thermostat can be an energy cost saving.

3. Water heater. Keeping the water heater in good working order, or replacing  with an energy efficient model can have a positive impact on your utility bills.

4. Lighting. By switching all lighting to LED or CFL lights, you can use half the energy of incandescent bulbs for 10 times the life.

Selling a home in NW Wisconsin? Send me an email or give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, email me: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com. I’ll be happy to provide a current price analysis to give you an idea of what your home will sell for in the current market.

Sold luxury Upper St Croix Lake home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Beautifully appointed luxury home on Upper St Croix Lake, Solon Springs, WI. Two master suites, two stone fireplaces, granite countertops, no maintenance steel siding, two 4-season porches, trex deck, Anderson windows, attached garage, all set in tall pines and hardwoods. 165′ of sand bottom lake frontage with easy elevation. 

Stunning photography by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Just Sold this luxury beauty on Upper St Croix Lake. 10751 S Patterson Rd, Solon Springs, WI

Just sold this lovely home on Upper St Croix Lake. Here you’ll find a Great Room with reclaimed chestnut flooring and custom built-ins, a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, two master suites plus two additional bedrooms, two 4-season porches, attached garage, and so much more. 165′ of gentle lake elevation in a 1.76-acre wooded lot. Pontoon is included. Half hour to Superior/Duluth.

10751 S Patterson Rd, Solon Springs, WI.

Selling or buying real estate in Solon Springs? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com  

Nancy Lake fishing headquarters now with accepted offer. N12741 Three Mile Rd, Minong, WI

This sunny, spacious Nancy Lake home could be perfect for you. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 1278 sq ft with 150′ of level lake frontage on this popular, full recreation lake.

Full property details: N12741 Three Mile Rd, Minong, WI.
Now with accepted offer.

Buying or selling real estate in Minong WI or other NW Wisconsin community? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Or, email Jean: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com

Beautiful Lower Eau Claire Lake home with accepted offer. 14088 E Sunny Shores Dr, Gordon, WI

Welcome to the sunny shores of Lower Eau Claire Lake. Beautiful, fully remodeled 2 bedroom lake home in a private 3+ acre wooded and landscaped setting with 175′ of lake frontage on this crystal clear lake. Includes restored mid-century guest cabin, boat house, 2-car garage with workshop. Accepted offer. Full property details: 14088 E Sunny Shores, Drive, Gordon, WI

Curious about this NW Wisconsin lake home or other Gordon WI real estate? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.