Buyers just closed on their dream Trego Lake cabin

I’m lucky to work with such wonderful buyers. Doug and Pam just closed on their Trego Lake cabin. They are eagerly anticipating the fishing, boating, and other area recreation when Spring finally arrives.

 Thinking of buying or selling in the Trego or Spooner area? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, 218-590-6634.

In the tabs above you can find out more about me and also about the communities and lakes in the area.

Northwoods cabin cutie sold in 11 days. Hayward, WI

N7951 Wolf Lane, Hayward, WI. Sold 3/1/19. $164,900. 1 BR, 2 BA, 1408 sq ft. 5 acre lot, on quiet Devils Lake.

Charming newer Adirondack-style cabin in a lovely wooded setting with end-of-road privacy. Westerly lake views on quiet Devils Lake. Open floor plan with pine interior finish and floors. Screen porch and deck. Large loft and lower level family room offers additional sleeping space. Large family room, second bathroom, and laundry in lower level. Enjoy paddling and fishing on this lake with LM Bass and panfish per DNR. Only 20 min to Hayward.

“This photogenic cabin was a delight to photograph,” says photographer Al Cambronne.

Thinking of buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

It’s 2019. Where’s your new up north cabin?

If you’ve resolved that this is the year to buy a new lake home or cabin in northwest Wisconsin, then it’s time to get started.

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to find a new lake home or cabin and get moved in before Memorial Day weekend, well, then I am a little concerned.

Here’s why: It may take us a while to find the lake and the cabin that are just right for you. Figure a little negotiating before you have an accepted offer, and then typically about another 60 days before the actual closing can take place. (With new banking regulations that have recently gone into effect, the few exceptions are generally cash offers with no inspections or other contingencies. They can usually happen faster.)

So if you’d like to enjoy weekends at your new cabin this summer, it may not make sense to delay your search until May or June. If you want to actually own that cabin by May or June, then the time to get started is right now.

If we get underway quickly and things happen fast, there’s still one situation when a late spring could complicate your plans. That’s if you’re buying a three-season cabin that has its water turned off in the winter. You’ll probably want an inspection, and it’s hard to inspect a cabin’s well, septic system, and plumbing without turning on the water. But even then, I’m usually able to help buyers and sellers work things out.

And if you’re buying a year-round lake home or cabin, the best time to buy is… Year-round. So if you’re ready to turn those up-north cabin dreams into reality, give me a call now at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Economic geography of real estate

This New York Times article grabbed by attention this morning, This Real Estate Columnist is Also a Geographer. Author Julie Lasky thinks up a number, like $250,000 or $600,000, and looks at what sort of home a buyer can get for that price in various cities across the country. She has examined homes in cities like San Diego, Philadelphia, and Cedar Rapids, IA.

Of course, this is all about urban real estate. What can a buyer expect to pay for a home in San Diego or Philadelphia or Cedar Rapids? Obviously geography can make a huge economic difference in housing affordability.

The same economic geography applies to rural areas and resort areas of the country. What does $250,000 or $600,000 buy in the predominantly second home market of NW Wisconsin lakes country?

This charming rural 3 bedroom home on 10 acres sold for $230,000

This gorgeous 3 bedroom luxury lake home with pending offer is listed at $550,000.

9450 E Boulder Dr, Solon Springs

Find out what your home will sell for in our current local market. Call Jean Hedren, your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Visit www.JeanHedren.com

Winter curb appeal tips for NW Wisconsin home sellers

Those of us that live in Northwestern Wisconsin know that this is an area of great beauty in all four seasons. When selling your home in winter, paying attention to a few outside details can really make a big difference. Here are some ideas.

  1. christmas-1463712_640Add splashes of bright colors. Plants, grasses, and evergreens can spruce up a home’s winter landscape. Tall grasses, such as fountain grasses, can survive harsh winters. And in late fall and early winter, plants from the cabbage family add vibrant purples. A red door or red trim will stand out in a snowy landscape.
  2. Give it seasonal sparkle. Transform a birdbath or fountain into a seasonal display by adding twigs with red berries. Large shiny ornaments in a garden can provide an inviting holiday note.
  3. Bright lights. Use clear floodlights to focus on the home’s front entrance or architectural feature. Add a few lights along the driveway to welcome the way.
  4. Remove snow. Make sure the snow is shoveled from the driveway and walkway before showing time, And, make sure exterior steps are free of snow.
  5. Show off the lake and lifestyle. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t use the deck. Shovel your backyard sitting area and leave your grill uncovered so buyers can envision themselves using the deck or lakeside patio.
  6. A Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Add a small pine tree on the front porch or near the front entrance to the house with a simple strand or two of twinkle lights.
  7. Create a photo display of sunnier days. Show buyers what the outside of the home looks like during other seasons by displaying some landscape photos in frames or using a digital photo frame with a slide show of images.

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin. I would be very pleased to help. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

This home on Upper Saint Croix Lake is an easy commute from Duluth and Superior.

Click on the video for a fast-forward movie of your new route home.

To learn more about this luxury Solon Springs lake home, click Upper St Croix Lake Home.

To arrange a showing, call (218) 590-6634.  E-mail: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

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A complete guide to buying your NW Wisconsin dream lake home or cabin.

 

This NW Wisconsin lake home or cabin buying guide includes the following 12 tips and resources:

  1. Getting started.
  2. Choosing the lake type that’s right for you.
  3. What is your preferred recreation?
  4. Your ideal cabin style.
  5. Lake frontage and shore land zoning.
  6. Beauty or price?
  7. How do critical habitat designations affect you?
  8. Viewing lake properties.
  9. Deciding where in NW Wisconsin?
  10. What to know about wells?
  11. What about septic systems?
  12. Writing an offer.

Thinking about buying your dream lake home or cabin this year? To get started, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.