Great Property For Sale: 29008 W. Yellow River Road, Danbury, WI

We are honored to represent this beautiful new listing on the Yellow River with access to both Big and Little Yellow Lakes – about a 30 minute boat ride from the dock.

MLS# 1526160 Yellow River, $389,000

MLS# 1526160 Yellow River, $389,000

Yellow River, near Danbury, WI

Yellow River, near Danbury, WI

This year around log sided chalet has an expansive great room with lots of glass and a beautiful fireplace.

Great room with wood burning fireplace

Great room with wood burning fireplace

The kitchen has an open flow to both the great room and dining area, with lovely wood and tile flooring.

45The loft, above, is home to the owner’s bedroom suite – a spacious area with a pretty wood lofted ceiling and includes a full bath, walk-in closet and a large sitting area that could be used for hobbies or office space.

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When your friends and family arrive, there is plenty of space for them to unpack their bags and make themselves at home, with 3 additional bedrooms and a large room that could sleep extras or become a quiet space to get away from it all.

The large deck spills out from the great room and could hold a sizable dinner party, lots of potted plants and flowers – and even a portable bar! The fire pit is close enough to interact with any action that’s happening on the deck as well as the dock area.

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The wood fired sauna is a great place to warm up before a hard core session of yoga as well as a place to warm your bones after cross country skiing or snow mobiling.

Wood fired sauna

Wood fired sauna

Inside the sauna

Inside the sauna

The property has two stick built garages, both have cement floors and log siding that ties into the home. The largest was built in 2009 and has solar panels. What a great place to work on your sleds, store your boats and tell tall tales!

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When we asked the owners what they loved about the property, this is what they had to say…
“Home away from home, only 2 hours away from the Twin Cities, makes it easy to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Yellow River or take advantage of the many area activities.  Great river activities, either relaxing on the ride down to the lake, kayaking or all day fishing. The cabin is great for families to gather to enjoy ‘Cabin Olympics’, including bean bags, ping pong, horseshoes, darts and maybe even a wager at the casino in Danbury.  Great location for walks, runs, bike rides, cross country skiing or ATV’s and sledding on the local trails.  Ending the day relaxing in the wood fired sauna or just enjoying the serenity from the covered deck!”

If this property looks like it could be YOUR home away from home…or the home you never want to leave, make an appointment with us to see it right away! ~ Wanda Boldon

Great Properties for Sale: Acreage & Privacy on Water

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Winter is coming (as they say) and one good way to turn that frown upside down and keep the fire alive is to create something fun, fresh and exciting to look forward to. For instance, a private getaway in the Northwoods; something so private you can’t see your neighbors, something on a quality lake that will be there for you when the ice melts, something that’s “just” big enough, but not too much to take care of. Well listen up, Scout. It’s within reach!

It’s a rare thing to find a lakefront property with acreage. It’s even more rare to find it on a quality lake with sandy frontage. Add to all that, it’s practically impossible to find one where the cabin isn’t a falling down wreck and is usable in all four seasons. And you want ALL that, in an affordable price range? (Queue the crowd laugh track.)

This time, YOU get to have the last laugh. We have two incredible options for you.

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

MLS 1508582 Nicaboyne Lake, $259,900

Welcome to Nicaboyne Lake, with 9 acres of land and an additional 32 more acres available. The cabin has 2 bedrooms and 2 additional sleeping areas in the lower level. It has a steady-eddie gas forced air furnace to keep you cozy and warm in addition to a wood burning brick fireplace. Hunt out your back door and then jump on the snowmobile trails to expand your horizons.

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

MLS 1519301 Bass Lake, $299,000

Your next option is a 6.2 acre property on Bass Lake. The cabin has been recently remodeled and has a knotty pine interior with 2 bedrooms and a wood stove to supplement the forced air furnace. If you have a group of friends tagging along, they can take up residence in the bunkhouse for the weekend. The deer stand is already in place for hunting season. If you’re not into that, use it as a fort where you write the score for your next screen play.

Give us a call to make an appointment and take a look at these two beauties. We’ll help you get your hands on the one that suits you best. All the fun that happens after that is up to you! ~ Wanda Boldon

 

Labor Day Weekend: A Time for Kickoff

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we find ourselves poised in the starting blocks of the Fall selling season. The Fall market has traditionally, year after year, been the most productive time in our calendar year. We don’t see any reason that this year will be any different!

At Summer’s end, we often have people look at us with sympathetic eyes saying, “You must be ready for things to slow down a bit, now that Summer will be ending.” There is no quick reply that. But the short story is, we’re excited and invigorated to accomplish as much as we can in the coming months.

What better way to head into the big season than with a beautiful new listing on the Minerva Chain of Lakes? Whether your looking to buy or not, we welcome you inside to take a look. This tour makes you feel like you’re there. If you want to see more, just let us know. One of our CENTURY 21 agents would be glad to show it to you personally! http://Tours.SpinVision.com/544723

MLS# 1523451 Minerva Chain of Lakes $495,000

MLS# 1523451 Minerva Chain of Lakes $495,000

MLS# 1523451 Minerva Chain of Lakes $495,000

MLS# 1523451 Minerva Chain of Lakes $495,000

Where one person sees an end, another sees a beginning. Happy Labor Day weekend! ~ Wanda Boldon

Great Properties for Sale: Lots with Benefits

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The dream of building “a little something Up North” is something that lives in a lot of hearts and minds. But the reality of making it happen can be daunting. As with most daunting tasks, just getting started can be the hardest part. What if some of the hurdles of starting were already cleared? We have some solutions so your dreams can come true!

Dream: A small piece of acreage where you can get away, do some hunting and use as a headquarters for ATV riding.

Hurdle: Clearing a building spot, building a road and putting up a structure is hard, time consuming work.

Solution: A 5 acre lot in the heart of ATV country, near hundreds of acres of public land with a heated one room bunkhouse overlooking a canoe and kayaking lake. Did someone say duck hunting?

MLS #1520480 Lost Lake

MLS #1520480 Lost Lake

Dream: A lake place where you can swim, fish and boat with your friends and family.

Hurdle: Time to plan a building project and the funds to accomplish it are not available to you right now.

Solution: A lake lot with improvements in place, like a rustic cabin or bunkhouse!

MLS #1509707 Rice Lake

MLS #1509707 Rice Lake

 

MLS #1518151 Deer Lake

MLS #1518151 Deer Lake

Dream: A private fishing retreat on water that will eventually become a part of your retirement life.

Hurdle: Lake shore taxes could keep you from being able to afford such a place in your retirement years.

Solution: A lot on the River with quick and easy boating access to a phenomenal fishing has a lower tax bill than being right on the lake!

MLS #1517198 Clam River

MLS #1517198 Clam River

If you’re ready to start living your dream, contact us to see these properties or for more ideas. We’re here to help you clear the hurdles and find solutions! ~ Wanda Boldon

New Listings for Spring Buyers

The Spring buying season is underway and we’re just beginning to bring in some great new listings. Now is the time to look, if you want to be enjoying yourself when the weather turns. Just to remind you of how that looks, here are a couple new listings you can warm up to!

3649 Bay Drive $285,000

3649 Bay Drive $285,000

“Go jump in the lake!” This 4 bedroom (plus office!), 3 bath home has 3 acres of land and overlooks Loon/Cadotte Lakes. Dog lovers and kid protectors – this one has a fenced yard!

Quick and easy access to boating and fishing in the summer, trails and ice fishing in the winter.

Quick and easy access to boating and fishing in the summer, trails and ice fishing in the winter.

Attractive, low maintenance landscaping and a fire pit waiting for your coals.

Attractive, low maintenance landscaping and a fire pit waiting for your coals.

“Garcon!” This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2 acres of lush woods and landscaped paradise has venues all over the place to share with others or to savor on your own. Table service, not included!

4521 Wilderness Way $214,900

4521 Wilderness Way $214,900

Grill-side dining, just steps from the screen house.

Grill-side dining, just steps from the screen house.

Overlooking the wood chip paths and pine forest.

Overlooking the wood chip paths and pine forest.

Let us know when you’d like to take a look and we’ll make arrangements to give you a personal tour! – Wanda Boldon

Special Details Add Value

We meet special, funny, grateful, loving, giving, creative, industrious People every day in our work. The People are what drive us to work long hours and go the extra mile. When you like and appreciate the People, you do a lot to help them. It feels great to make them happy!

After the People, come the Properties. The Properties we encounter here are varied and unique. Each Property seems to have a soul, with something special about it. But there’s an argument to be made that Mother Nature is what “makes” most of the Properties in our market. The natural features and creatures associated with any given property are the things that bring buyers from far and wide.

Where Mother Nature leaves off, the People step in. They create homes and cabins to suit the location and their needs. When we come across a structure where thoughtful choices were made in the construction and stylish finishes top it off, we giggle, clap and jump up and down. (Well, I do.) These special details are what adds extra value to a property. We have a couple of great examples on the market right now.

This chalet style home on Johnson Lake is a treasure, by all counts. The log features throughout the home tie the interiors together seamlessly and creatively. In addition, the fieldstone featured in the landscaping along with the fieldstone fireplaces in the home marry the inside beautifully to the out.

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Switch gears to this traditionally styled home overlooking Birch Island Lake, where choices were made to add to its elegance like a stately covered porch, dormers in the roof line and a sweeping entrance to welcome you home.

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We’ve found that sellers who make the choice to add special details like these are rewarded when it comes time to sell. We think the buyers feel rewarded too! – Wanda Boldon

Great Retirement Properties for Sale

One trend that’s caught our attention lately is buyers with a focus on retirement. Buyers of just about all ages will utter the word…retirement. It’s been an interesting turn-about. During the recession, we all-but-lost the category of buyers who’d hoped to buy a place here to enjoy during retirement. They either couldn’t sell their homes in the city to make the transition or they weren’t thinking about retiring, with all the uncertainty that existed. Those reasons, along with a myriad of others took them out of the picture for us.

Now, they’re back – and have taken shape in unexpected forms. It’s expected that someone in their mid-to-late 50’s would be thinking about how they’d like things to go when they decide to retire. Many plan to sell their large home in the city, where they raised their families and buy something here that’s more modest. They crave the pace, peace and lifestyle that our area offers. And yet, they’re still close to their family and friends in the Twin Cities. They often plan to buy something in the sunbelt for the winter months as well. This is all expected. Normal.

What’s not expected is to hear people in their 30’s and 40’s with very young children projecting the very same things for themselves. Their mission is to buy something now, work on it, make it their own and enjoy it as their family grows. Interesting.

For those of us who already live and work here, it’s easy to picture the transition – far down the road, as it may be. For those who’d like to jump in, here are a few properties that offer some nice features for retirement life. Contact a CENTURY 21 agent if you’d like to take a closer look. We can answer a lot of questions about “life Up North” as well! – Wanda Boldon

MLS# 1507201 Overlooking Birch Island Lake $299,000

MLS# 1507201 Overlooking Birch Island Lake $299,000

MLS# 1509380 Dunham Lake $275,000

MLS# 1509380 Dunham Lake $275,000

MLS# 1509278 Prinel Lake $275,000

MLS# 1509278 Prinel Lake $275,000

 

 

“I’m Looking for a Tear Down!”

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It’s a common request. But unfortunately, for the most part, that ship has sailed. Gone are the days when we had a selection of worn out and poorly cared for cabins that had seen better days. Our current property values are such, that most owners are on top of caring for their asset. If not, they generally have the good sense to sell it to a new owner who can continue the love and care of the property.

What’s the next option for buyers looking for a “value property” that they can groom over the years to meet their dreams? Undeveloped lake lots! Eliminate the hassle and cost of removing an old infrastructure and start from scratch with the site and view that turns your crank.

The market for vacant lake lots has been very soft since the recession. But the current inventory of lake cabins for sale is low enough, that we see a change on the horizon. To get what they want, we feel buyers will have the confidence to make the investment of their time to build from the ground up. Smart buyers will jump in now, while the pricing is still favorable. Here are a few great options that are ready for a long-term plan. Just click on the photos for more information!

If you’re looking to stay on the affordable side of the fence, and want to be on a larger lake with level elevation and great fishing, you can find it for only $65,000 on Clam Lake.

Clam Lake, MLS# 905147

Clam Lake, MLS# 905147

Another affordable option on a large lake with the additional benefit of clear, recreation water is this lot on Webb Lake for $69,000.

Webb Lake, MLS# 1504178

Webb Lake, MLS# 1504178

If a quiet, private setting is your scene and you want more land, you’ll have to scale down your expectations in lake size, but you’ll still get great water clarity and sandy swimming with this lot on Bass Lake for $99,000.

Bass Lake Swiss, MLS# 879042

Bass Lake Swiss, MLS# 879042

If you want it all and are ready to jump up and down like a kid while exclaiming, “goodie, goodie”, it’s available on Long Lake for $149,900. You get easy, sloped elevation to perfect sand swimming on a clear water recreation lake. You also get envious friends! – Wanda Boldon

Long Lake (Webb), MLS# 1503290

Long Lake (Webb), MLS# 1503290

 

Great Properties for Sale: Land Lovers

MLS# 901834 $89,000

MLS# 901834 $89,000

If you’re a land lover (or aspire to be one!), now is a great time to look for a special property to call your own. The ground is frozen, but the snow is not so deep that it would keep you from getting around in the woods easily. The leaves are down for good visibility and the bugs are…bugging someone else right now.

Owning a piece of acreage, where you can have some delicious privacy is a wonderful way to enjoy the Northwoods of Wisconsin. If you’re a sportsman, you already have a laundry list of things you’d like to do to for enjoyment. If you’re a nature lover, your list is a little different. If you’re just looking for a place where you can sing loud and giggle with your friends, you probably don’t use lists.

Everyone has a different definition of “fun”. But a common thread among land lovers is finding a place where you can escape the noise and responsibilities of the civilized world – a place where you can spread your wings. We have a few neat properties that would be great, no matter what your escapist goals may be. Allow yourself to take a look!

Unleash your inner Lewis and Clark at this 60 acre property with the Yellow River flowing through it. The land offers great access to the River from both banks and has big, mature trees throughout. Webster is the nearest fur-trading post, where you can stock up on bait for your fishing expeditions.

MLS# 901834 Yellow River $89,000

MLS# 901834 Yellow River $89,000

If your idea of camping includes running water and a flushing toilet, but you’d still like to “rough it” in a natural, wooded setting, you don’t need to apologize for wanting to smell nice. This property is outside of Siren and has all the creature comforts for the necessities of life, plus storage for your trail riding machines. This 17 acre escape will help you forget about your “to do” list at home. Go ahead, see how it feels!

MLS# 904516 Siren Township

MLS# 904516 Siren Township

MLS# 904516 Siren Township

MLS# 904516 Siren Township

This 25 acre parcel in Union Township is a great match for the land loving purist. Establish your own base camp, clear your own trails and stand back with the satisfaction of knowing that you did it all. Near world class fishing on Big and Little Yellow Lakes, ATV and snowmobile trails and State Forest Land, this property is an affordable way to have it all.

MLS# 891662 Union Township

MLS# 891662 Union Township

Yes, it’s winter, but there is fun to be had in all seasons in beautiful Northwestern Wisconsin. Let a friendly and professional CENTURY 21 agent help you find your fun! – Wanda Boldon

Great Properties For Sale – Intimate Lakes

We’ve met a growing number of buyers recently, who are seeking a more private setting on a quiet, smaller lake. This is refreshing because properties on smaller lakes can sometimes be seen as a weak sister in comparison to those on larger lakes. The appeal these buyers are drawn to includes the fact that one can do almost all of the things on a smaller lake that can be done on a larger lake, there is generally less boat traffic, there is usually less developed property on the lake (which translates to more natural views and less people), they have a sense of more safety for younger members of the family as they grow and start to operate boats on their own and an item that rings true for a lot of people – they’re less expensive!

We have a nice inventory of listings on smaller lakes that offer many, if not all, of these benefits. Here are a few great examples.

Many of us think this cutie pie on Lucerne Lake is one of the best lakeshore values available right now. When you close your eyes and paint the picture of a “cabin”, this is what you see – knotty pine interior, wood burning stove, a deck overlooking the lake and a clear lake with a sandy bottom.

MLS# 895856 Lucerne Lake $124,000

MLS# 895856 Lucerne Lake $124,000

This cabin on Pear Lake is an Opportunity. (notice the capital “O”) The owner has spent some time updating and breathing some really positive life into this cabin. There are only a few things remaining to finish the vision. With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, it’s perfect for invited guests. The fireplaces and screen porch are assets as well.

MLS# 1502350 Pear Lake $160,000

MLS# 1502350 Pear Lake $160,000

If you’re looking for a legacy cabin – one that will stay in the family and create memories for generations to come, check out this place on Pine Lake. It offers all the benefits of a small lake, but is near many large lakes, restaurants, golf and trails. The welcoming interior has the perfect blend of home meets cabin and your family will want to linger, no matter what time of year!

MLS# 897828 Pine Lake $164,900

MLS# 897828 Pine Lake $164,900

There is no bad time of year to look for a special place to call your own. Our CENTURY 21 agents are experienced, full-time professionals. Let us help you sift through the choices and find the perfect place for YOU! – Wanda Boldon