RISmedia: Vacation home market makes a comeback

RISmedia full story: Vacation home market makes a comeback.

Good news from the National Association of Realtors. Sales of investment and vacation homes rose in 2011, the highest level since 2005.

There are many excellent values in the lakes and recreation country in NW Wisconsin.

Just sold: Adventureland Campground near St Croix Flowage, Gordon, WI

Just sold: Adventureland Campground.
7440 E Cty Rd Y, Gordon, WI
Located in the heart of NW Wisconsin recreation country. 1 mile to St Croix Flowage boat landing.

Family-owned Adventureland Campround, operated for 27 years, is licensed for 50 sites. Most are long-term rentals. Most sites have water hook-up, and 20-30 amp hookups. Full restroom/ shower building. Owner’s residence is 3 BR manufactured home. X-lg 30 x 40′ garage, mobile home, three cabins, entrance gazebo, fish cleaning house, and various other sheds and outbuildings.

This tremendous business opportunity is located in a popular recreation area that includes fishing, hunting, ATV/snowmobiling, canoing, hiking, and many other activities. Just 1 mi. from the boat landing on the St Croix Flowage, one of Northwest Wisconsin’s prime destination fishing lakes. Nearby are abundant trails, lakes and streams, and thousands of acres of public land. In the heart of a recreational paradise, and just 2.5 hrs from the Twin Cities. Less than 1 hr from Duluth/Superior.

Highlights:
• Licensed 50 sites on 18 acres. The campground is fairly open and easy to maneuver in.
• Long-term customers
• Quiet, secure campground
• Most sites have water hookups
• Most sites have 20-30 amp hookups
• All sites include picnic table and fire ring
• Dump station and a “honey wagon” dumping service
• Open recreation area with swings, horseshoe, volleyball, basketball
• Very clean, full restroom/shower building
• 3 BR owner’s residence with 1456 sp ft of living space
• Extra-large 40×30’ garage
• Mobile home offers additional income potential
• 3 clean 3-season cabins
• Office gazebo
• Fish cleaning house
• Located in prime NW Wisconsin recreation country – trails, lakes, streams, thousands of acres of public land for avid deer, grouse, and bear hunters
• Walk to the famous Lookout restaurant just across the road and enjoy homemade food including the area’s best Friday fish fry.
• Gordon Pines golf course is 1 mile away
• 1 mile from the St Croix Flowage boat landing
• 1913-acre St Croix Flowage is a destination fishing lake as well as duck hunting in the fall
• Less than 1 hour from Duluth/Superior; 2.5 hours from Minneapolis/St Paul

The campground is roomy, quiet, and ready for business today with potential future expansion.

Price reduced: 3 BR home on Spider Lake – family getaway on a quiet lake. Swimming, boating. Wascott, WI. $199,000

More details: 14678 S Bell Rd, Wascott, WI. Wascott WI homes for sale.

Enjoy the serenity of this 63-acre, quiet Spider Lake with no public access. A great swimming, paddling, boating, and fishing lake.

Just reduced: $199,000

This 3 BR lake home with 179′ of level, sandy frontage offers a quiet getaway on a quiet lake. No public access, this lake offers great paddling and fishing. Enjoy the lake view from the main level 3-season porch or lower level screened porch. Rec room in lower level features wet bar and beautiful built-in hutch. Two stone, wood-burning fireplaces keep this home comfortable. Pontoon, dock, and boats are included.

This property offers options as your private vacation getaway or as a vacation income property. Located within the Northwest Wisconsin recreation country offering great fishing on many area lakes, hunting, ATV/snowmo trails, hiking, biking, paddling, boating, and much more. Just 2.5 hours from Minneapolis/St Paul, 1.5 hours from Eau Claire, 45 minutes to Superior/Duluth, and a few minutes to Gordon, Minong, or Solon Springs for groceries, hardware, and other conveniences.

Realty Times:Mortgage Applications Increase as Low Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

Read the complete article from Realty Times: Mortgage Applications Increase as Low Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

The housing and mortgage markets are showing signs of recovery with a 12.8% increase of mortgage applications the first week of Dec. Home prices are still down offering affordable options to buyers.