Namekagon Lake home with easy elevation and improved price. Cable, WI

One level cedar home with 192′ level lake frontage on premier Namekagon Lake. Now offered at $389,000. 46220 Echo Point Ln, Cable, WI.

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1844 sq ft., 2-car attached garage, 192′ level lake frontage. Walk-out lower level.

For showing appointment, contact Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor. 218-590-6634. Or, drop me an email.

Buying your dream lake cabin – a quick start guide

Getting started 

Purchasing a lake home or cabin is different than buying a primary residence in a town or city. Whether the lake home will be your main residence or a second vacation home, there are other considerations to understand. This series Buying your dream lake cabin will provide you with some basics about the type of lake, the type of home or cabin, and other information you need to know to make the best decision, and a good investment, about purchasing a lake home or cabin.

Just as in buying any home or property, here are the first steps to take:

  • Visit with your loan officer and get pre-approved, or have proof of cash funds
  • Know your budget– what the bank will loan you.
  • Know the area you want to cover. The most efficient use of your time and the Realtor’s time will be an area of not more than 50 miles radius of a specific town, or, in general, the county, if you know that.
  • Do your initial research online. Have a general idea of what the market is doing; you can ask your Realtor good questions to confirm.
  • Find a knowledgeable Realtor. Someone that knows the local area well, the lakes, towns, and information about the area.
  • Meet first to begin a good relationship. Ask lots of questions. Your Realtor will be doing the same to get to know you and begin the process of finding the properties most appropriate to your needs and life style.

Curious to learn more about cabins and lake homes for sale in NW Wisconsin? As your NW Wisconsin Realtor, I’ll be glad to help you find the lake home, cabin, or waterfront property of your dreams. To get started right now, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

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.

Buyers just closed on their dream Lake Superior cabin

When I met Dave and Diane a few months ago, they told me they wanted to find a small cabin on the South Shore of Lake Superior where they could watch the seasons and moods of the lake. We looked at a few properties and it didn’t take long before they found the cabin with an amazing view of the lake just as they imagined.

I’m lucky to work with such wonderful buyers. Dave and Diane just closed on their South Shore Lake Superior cabin. I can just imagine the lake views they’ll enjoy.

 Thinking of buying or selling on the South Shore Lake Superior, NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, 218-590-6634.

Your NW Wisconsin lake home or cabin search starts with the lake that’s right for you

Here we’ll examine the lake or water type that best suits your lifestyle.

Every buyer approaches the search process differently.  I’ve worked with some people, for example, who were very particular about the features they wanted in their new lake home; they were less concerned about where it was located.

I’ve also worked with buyers who prefer to start by choosing a lake—or at least by narrowing down their search to a very short list of lakes.  Only then do they begin looking for the place that’s right for them.  Choosing the right lake is their #1 priority; for them, this step comes first.

That’s a very good idea; every lake has its own distinct character. Do you want a home on a large recreational lake or a small quiet lake? Would riverfront property work best for you?

Large lakes, often the most desirable because they offer a greater variety of recreational activities, typically have homes and cabins with the highest price tags.

If you are willing to settle for a smaller lake, the same home may come with a smaller price tag. Chances are the lake is going to be quieter. Lakes below a certain size (about 200 acres) just aren’t very interesting for jet skis and water skiers; they tend to see more pontoons, fishing boats, or canoes.

You’ll have fewer neighbors and you’ll probably get to know them better. Depending on the lake, fishing pressure may be lighter.

Would riverfront property work for you? The same cabin or home will sell for less on a river than it would if it were on a lake. People tend to prefer lakes; maybe it’s because you can usually get out and do more on them than you could on a river.

Most rivers, especially smaller ones, just won’t offer the same boating or recreational opportunities as a lake would. In some cases, you may be able to travel upstream or downstream in a boat – or at least in a canoe or kayak. You may even have what’s essentially your own private fishing hole.

With some riverfront properties, the river may be too small or the current too swift. You’ll mainly just be able to sit and enjoy the river view. Still, if your waterfront is a small creek that you can see from your livingroom window, there’s something special about being near the water. It can also attract a lot of wildlife that you’ll be able to watch.

As you are thinking about your ideal lake home or cabin, you’ll want to consider the type of water that works best for your lifesyle and budget. Check out the NW WI Lakes and Rivers tab above to learn more about the area lakes.

Curious to learn more about cabins and lake homes for sale in NW Wisconsin? Give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com. Start your NW Wisconsin lake property search at www.JeanHedren.com

Just Sold. Small cabin with a big heart on Island Lake. Barnes, NW Wisconsin

SOLD. This well-maintained cabin is certain to be the new owners happy lake escape on clear, deep Island Lake, Barnes, WI. Great lake views from most rooms in the cabin. Level sandy beach shelf at the lakeshore.  Tranquil, wooded setting.

Interested in cabins for sale in Barnes WI lakes and recreation area? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Small cabin, small price, big heart. $154,900 Barnes, NW Wisconsin

This well-maintained cabin is certain to be your up north Wisconsin lake escape on clear, deep Island Lake, Barnes, WI. Great lake views from most rooms in the cabin. Level sandy beach shelf at the lakeshore.  Tranquil, wooded setting. Details: 55715 E Island Dr, Barnes, WI.  Affordably priced at $154,900.

Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, to schedule a showing. 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.