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Wisconsin Lakes – Deepest Lakes & Common Lake Names

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In a previous LakeCottageLand.com Blog article about Wisconsin lake information found in the DNR's Wisconsin Lakes book , the Wisconsin counties with the most and fewest lakes were noted. With information about Wisconsin's nearly 16,000 lakes, which was collected beginning in the 1950's and 1960's, the Wisconsin Lakes book's primary data consists of lake area in acres, maximum lake depth, average ...

Wisconsin Lakes

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Back in the 1900's, before the Internet and Google Maps made looking for real estate a home couch activity, people looking for lake property, hunting land or a cottage for sale in Wisconsin had to rely on more basic property search tools. A car compass, a Wisconsin state atlas and, if you had narrowed your real estate search down to a couple of counties, the appropriate county plat books were esse...

Cabin Life Magazine on LakeCottageLand.com

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From Maine to northern California, with Wisconsin and Michigan in-between, when you visit an established cottage or cabin you'll probably find a shelf of books and magazines purposefully and accidentally left by previous guests to be found by the next. The owner of the property will also usually bring from home a pile of magazines for a second life of casual page turning by the fire or on the porc...
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10 Facts about Lake Superior

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From only $40,000 for a Lake Superior lake lot to 210 acres of land on Lake Superior for $590,000, for anyone that has dreamed of living on one of North America's Great Lakes there is a LakeCottageLand.com property for almost any taste and budget. However, before you start searching for your new Lake Superior property here's a little trivia and Lake Superior information to ponder. Lake Superior, ...

New Reality Show is Looking for WI & MI Real Estate Agents Who Sell Hunting & Fishing Cabins!

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    New Reality Show is Looking for Wisconsin & Michigan Real Estate Agents Who Sell Hunting & Fishing Cabins! Due to LakeCottageLand.com's connection with Wisconsin and Michigan real estate agents advertising waterfront and wooded acreages, LakeCottageLand.com was contacted by a Casting Producer from a production company in Los Angeles called Matador. Matador’s founders have produced series su...
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Five Special Upper Peninsula Log Homes for Sale

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The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is usually at the top of the list for people searching at either end of vacation property spectrum; those that are looking for a real estate bargain, and those that are looking for a very special, secluded vacation property unlike anything they can find anywhere else. Here are five beautiful Michigan U.P. log homes, which are unlike any log home available anywhere ...
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Secluded Michigan Log Cabin & Private Lake For Sale - Great Property Photo!

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Many real estate agents and "For Sale by Owner" sellers post good photos with their vacation properties. Some post excellent images. Today, out of the many new property listings added to LakeCottageLand.com, one particular lake photo really stood out.   Kudos to Tim Keohane of Great Lakes and Land Real Estate for providing such a stunning and beautiful lake photo. Here's the link to navigate ...

Reflections on Houghton Lake - Michigan's Largest Inland Lake

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The Detroit Free Press has an ongoing opinion column called Michigan Reflections for people to share special Michigan memories and share some of their favorite Michigan places. One recent Michigan Reflection highlighted "A lifelong love with Houghton Lake". I was particulary struck by this article because two quotes perfectly coinceded with two particular photographs for two new...

Michigan Real Estate Property Tax Information - State Equalized Value

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Michigan's State Equalized Value (SEV) There are many reasons to look to Michigan as an ideal locaton for a second home or retirement location. From thousands of lakes, to thousands of acres of forestlands, to thousands (Yes, 1000's; check it here.) miles of Great Lakes shoreline, the state of Michigan is a wonderful place to live and enjoy a bounty of natural splendor. Another, more practical, a...
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Lake Superior's Apostle Islands' Sand Island Reading Bear

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Check out who's reading the bear alert sign! As seen on: Wisconsin's Apostle Islands FaceBook page....
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Wisconsin & Michigan Recreational Property & Land Buyers Real Estate Terms

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The best-informed real estate buyers make the best property purchases! Like any industry, the real estate business in Wisconsin and Michigan has its own language. For anyone who has purchased a house in Wisconsin or Michigan the following terms will probably have some familiarity. Still, when entering into the process of buying a lake house or tract of land, it doesn't hurt to get reacquainted wi...

Wisconsin Lakes 1000 Acres or Larger

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Many people begin their lake property search by defining the size of the lake on which they want to own a lake home or lake cottage. If you ask any Realtor or agent that specializes in vacation lake property in Wisconsin, the number one lake size that people start with is a 1000 acre lake, minimum. You can't blame people for stating an arbitrary number like one thousand acres when they are just b...

Go North! Find great real estate deals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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We're all familiar with the old saying, "Head West young man!" which dates back to the early American frontier. During that period, Americans pushed farther and farther west in search of new opportunity and cheap land to buy and property to homestead. There's a similar motto at play relating to real estate for sale in Wisconsin and Michigan . . . "Go North!" In this case, "North" can only mean on...
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"Cheeseheads" TBS New Reality Show About Green Bay Packers Fans

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  "Cheeseheads" TBS New Reality Show About Green Bay Packers Fans.   "It's about Time" or "You have got to be kidding me"  These are the two likely response that people will have if TBS adds "Cheeseheads" to its reality show line up in the future.  A casting call of "spirited" and "interesting" Packers fans already took place last December at Stadium View Bar and Grill.  No official word has b...
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GreenStone FCS of Michigan & Wisconsin: Growth in Recreational Land Demand

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GreenStone Farm Credit Services, one of best known and largest lenders for rural real estate and recreational property in Michigan and Wisconsin, has noted: Growth in recreational land demand Our statistics showed 2012 ending with a higher number of financed recreational land purchases. With revived economic confidence, consumers are investing in person interest and securing the property to enjo...

Wow! Lake Monona Home for Sale Photos

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Wow! Take a look at these photos from this 4 Bedroom Lake Home for Sale on Lake Monona. Offered by United Country Hamele Auction and Realty, any property seller, whether its a real estate broker or agent, or a 'For Sale By Owner' (FSBO) property, would be lucky to have just one amazing photo of their lake property. Here's one lake property with three gorgeous photos.      ...

Northeast Wisconsin River Property Info - The Wolf, Menominee, Oconto & Peshtigo Rivers

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N.E. Wisconsin River Info for Property Hunters Millions of people travel north each year to recreate on one of the 1000's of Wisconsin's lakes. Others escape to Wisconsin's 12,000 rivers and streams to discover peaceful seclusion. Totaling 44,000 miles of waterways, Wisconsin's meandering rivers represent an adventure in discovery, subtlety different from the beauty of any Wisconsin lake. Wiscon...

Why Own Real Estate On or Around Big Platte Lake?

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For well over 100 years, Big Platte Lake has been a Michigan vacation hot-spot for both lake cottage resort visitors and lake cottage property owners. Located in Northwestern Michigan's Benzie County, which stretches from Traverse City to the shores of Lake Michigan, Big Platte Lake remains today a popular recreational destination. With a lake surface area of over 2,500 acres, and rough dimensions...

Northeast Wisconsin Is Very Applealing For Many Vacation Property Owners

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Northeast Wisconsin has long been a getaway destination for vacationers and retirees.  This is do in part to may different reasons.   Different counties will deliver different settings and recreational activities depending on what you are looking to do.  But there are many things in common that bring the visitors to this area.  Here area a few things that make Northeast Wisconsin recreational real...
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Do Many Real Estate Agents Even Know How BAD Their Photos Are?

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                           Before Editing                                                  After Editing     One only has to search through the many corporate or personal agent websites out there to see the need for help with photo imagery.  Posting bad photos of property listings on websites can likely be broken down to any of three possible reasons: 1. Lack of effort  2. Not knowing how t...
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How Are People Paying For A Second Home?

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Vacation homes are a huge part of the total amount of real estate owned in the United States. There are 6.8 million vacation homes in the United States.  That is roughly one for every 11 year-round homes.  That statistic shows the size of this segment of the real estate market.  Real estate websites like www.LakeCottageLand.com are great ways to connect buyers with properties listed for sale in t...
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How Big Is An Acre?

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Every Wisconsin or Michigan agent has had to answer this property question at least once in their real estate career. However, the question of “how big is an acre” is especially relevant to vacation property specialists dealing with waterfront lots and wooded land. In fact, not being able to accurately describe an acre may be one of the biggest obstacles in getting buyers to understand the makeup ...
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Closing Down Your Vacation Home For The Season?

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As you know www.LakeCottageLand.com focuses on a vacation home property for sale in Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula of MI.  In this part of the country it gets cold to really cold for approximately 4 to 5 months of the year.   Thus, rendering many second home properties unusable unless insulated and heated.  They are typically classified as "Seasonal or 3 Season" homes.  They are "ope...
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Largest single-family home in Wisconsin hits the auction block

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  We showcase a lot of great waterfront property at Lake Cottage Land but this one is a cut above the rest.  Located on the shores of Ellison Bay in beautiful Door County.  You know your house is big when it has a name.  In this case the the French-inspired Estate is called Sur la Baie.     The legendary 35,000 square foot French inspired estate, showcasing a surplus of custom, hand-painted wind...
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Michigan Vacation Property on the Upswing

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You're just in time to enjoy the start of a new real estate boom in Michigan. Thanks to recent national media attention paid to the natural beauty of Michigan, many people from around the United States, and even around the world, are deciding to buy second home property here in the Great Lakes State.This new development began last summer when Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore won the title of...
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10 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home's Resale Value

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“Cleaning up, finding the right real estate agent, and updating small things like light fixtures will help your home sell fast without expensive staging.” Almost anyone that has an interest in real estate has tuned in to one of the many popular home repairing, remodeling or reselling television programs like Extreme Makeover, Holmes on Homes, Property Brothers, and Love It or List It. What is oft...
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Is It Time to Put Your Lake Property Up for Auction?

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Read this excerpt from an article about Micoley.com, a Green Bay real estate and auction company, and you’ll start saluting the Colonel.*“Many of the properties listed with Micoley are selling much faster than traditional avenues. On Maiden Lake in Wisconsin a waterfront property that had been listed for 478 days was sold with Micoley at 102% above the reserve price. Another had been previously li...
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