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  

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.

Accepted offer on Bond Lake cedar home with amazing view. Wascott, WI

8088 E Matthias Rd, Wascott, WI. Now with accepted offer. This 3 bedroom home boasts the best view of Bond Lake, one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest lakes. Incredible 20′ Secchi Disk clarity.

Spacious cedar home with master suite, amazing views from most rooms, sauna, plus bunk room over the garage. Recently the seller painted the deck and stairs to the lake. Yes, there is some elevation here. That’s why the view is so great. The stairs are sturdy and there are a couple of log benches to rest and soak in the view. 

And, if this isn’t enough, there is a navigable channel between Bond and Leader Lake. Although each has its own character, both of these deep, clear lakes are often mentioned together as one hyphenated name. There’s even a Bond Leader Lake Road in the neighborhood.

Leader Lake is a limited-access lake; its only public access is by canoe or kayak from a carry-in landing just off Bass Lake Road. Or, you can launch your boat on Bond Lake and follow the channel that connects the two lakes.

If you’d like to see this home on Bond Lake please don’t hesitate to give me a call. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin at 218-590-6634.

Sold lovely Lower Eau Claire Lake home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Upper St Croix Lake luxury lake home sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2900 sq ft. Features main level master suite and guest suite, in-floor heating, walk-in closets, sauna, granite countertops, large gourmet kitchen, Japanese soaking tub, efficient wood burning fireplace, and so much more. Beautifully landscaped .90-acre lot. 175′ of lake frontage with gentle elevation. 

Stunning photography by Al Cambronne

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