Sold lovely 3 BR home on McKinley Lake. N7610 Island Lake Rd, Spooner WI.

Just Sold this lovely 3 bedroom year round home. More than 2300 sq ft of living space, large kitchen, main level laundry, main level master suite, huge lakeside windows for great lake and wildlife viewing, attached and detached garages. McKinley Lake is a great fishing and boating lake. This home offers 225′ of sand bottom lake frontage and easy elevation. Minutes from Spooner and Trego, WI.

Thinking of selling in Spooner or NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor. 218-590-6634. Or, email:

N7730 Island Lake Rd, Spooner WI, McKinley Lake. Accepted offer.

Make this lovely 4 bedroom log home your year round home or getaway. More than 3000′ sq ft of living space, large chef’s kitchen, main level laundry, huge lakeside windows for great wildlife viewing, are some of the features. McKinley Lake is a great fishing and boating lake, and this home offers wonderful bird and wildlife viewing. Attached and detached garages offer plenty of storage and vehicle space. Minutes from Spooner and Trego, WI.

Property details: N7730 Island Lake Rd, Trego, WI.

Accepted offer.


SOLD 3 BR Log Home with view of St Croix Flowage. 7645 E Cty Rd Y, Wascott WI.

3 BR Log Home, 10 acres, view of St Croix Flowage. 7645 E Cty Rd Y, Wascott WI.


3 bedroom log home on 10 acres with incredible views of Gordon/St Croix Flowage. This home is perched high on a ridge overlooking the Flowage. This home is perfect as your year round home or a weekend getaway.

The property extends down the hillside and abuts county land that has been granted “special use” protection. Includes roughly 6 acres on the south side of Cty Rd Y. There, you’ll find great hunting land with stands, clearings, and trails.

Just a mile from the Gordon/St Croix Flowage boat landing and great fishing for Northern, Bass, and Panfish.

More details here: 7645 E Cty Rd Y, Gordon, WI

Positive messages from the 2014 Edina Realty Expo

Positive messages from the 2014 Edina Realty Expo

Yesterday, I attended the Edina Realty Annual Expo in St Paul, MN. Several hundred Edina Realty agents, staff, and supporting vendors gather annually to reconnect and recharge for the coming year. It’s always a fun event that features great speakers.

Among the best sound bytes I came away with from Ron Peltier, Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Bob Peltier, President and CEO of Edina Realty, Barb Jandric, President of Edina Realty, and keynote guest speaker Mark Scharenbroich:

  • Edina Realty is #1
    • in closed transactions
    • the sales leader 14 years running
    • in listings taken
    • website
  • We are now in the 2nd year of the housing recovery.
  • New construction has increased.
  • This year there will be more traditional buyers, less investor buyers.
  • The economy is recovering slowly.
  • One of the positive signs of the recovering economy is auto sales are back at record levels with $15 billion.
  • Edina Realty property search app for iPhone, iPad, and Android is voted best app by Mpls St Paul magazine
  • 3 things necessary to succeed:
    • follow the Golden Rule
    • over deliver
    • be connected

Al Capone said that the 3 things necessary to succeed are:

  • a smile – it’s good
  • a gun – it helps
  • a plan

If you got to let go of one thing, lose the smile. If you got to lose another thing, lose the gun. But never, ever let go of your plan.

The NW Corner of NW Wisconsin – an area worth discovering

The NW Corner of NW Wisconsin – an area worth discovering

Sure.  I’m biased.  After all, I live here.

But by any objective measure, my less known corner of NW Wisconsin offers some of the Upper Midwest’s clearest lakes and big woods – and some of the best real estate values.  Whether you’re looking for waterfront property, a getaway back in the woods, or even a place in town, there are many great values.

Anywhere in northwestern Wisconsin is great.  Some of the best fishing and recreation lakes, hunting land, and lots of other recreation opportunities can be found in Douglas, Washburn, Sawyer, and Bayfield counties.

Back in 2002, when my husband and I decided to move from St Paul, MN to northwestern Wisconsin, we found an area just a little farther northwest – Douglas County – that’s still largely unknown.  Prices here tend to be a little lower, and the lakes tend to be a little quieter.

We feel very fortunate; we found a great home on the Gordon-St Croix Flowage.  Some great bargains can be found here on our lake, on Upper St Croix Lake, on the Minong Flowage, and the dozens of other small to medium-sized lakes hidden away up in our neck of the woods.

And speaking of woods…  Maybe you’re less interested in waterfront property.  Maybe you’d just like to be out in the woods.  If you’re looking for a country home, a cabin, or vacant land that’s not on water, then I can help you find some truly exceptional values.

One other advantage of this area is that you can get here fast. From the Twin Cities, we’re only a two-and-a-half hour drive. Two hours from Eau Claire and an easy half-hour to 40-minute commute from the Twinports of Superior and Duluth.

So, come for a visit. Stay for awhile. You’ll love this area. The people are friendly and welcoming. And, maybe you’ll want to stay long enough to buy some property.

For listings in Northwest Wisconsin, visit my website

Enjoy this 3.5 minute video tour of Douglas County, WI.