Summer is here! People are starting to come to the area for the summer lake season and golf season. It is good to see the town all abuzz! Don’t forget to visit me at Coldwell Banker Lakes and get a map of the area while you are here. I have other information on homes available, our new summer brochure and information on what is going on in Canadian Lakes and the surrounding area. Many great homes are available on all-sports lakes around the area as well as great deals in Canadian Lakes. Let me know what you are looking for and I will do all I can to help you out!
Let’s go to the cottage! These words bring sweet memories as I think back about our cottage years. In fact, they are never ending times. The cottage was a place we went to year-round and spent quality time together with family, extended family and friends. Memories abound when you have a cottage and they are years that you will always cherish and want to continue with each generation. We visited friends last night that are here from Lake Tahoe. And when I say here, I mean they are at the cottage on Horsehead Lake. They, like our kids, grew up at the cottage. They are now married and having children and have come to spend two weeks at the cottage. This is home away from home, a haven, a place to go to recharge. And we recharged each weekend in the summer, and many of them spring, fall and winter.
When our kids were in college and had time to come home, it was to the cottage they roamed. The cottage was home because that is were their fondest memories were made. There is nothing like a cottage; and what a time to invest in a cottage. We have a good inventory of cottages around the lakes in the area. A changing of times for many families that have to sell for some reason. But what a great time for someone to start their cottage memories by investing in this vacation market. I can remember a time when you could not find a cottage on our lake to buy. If someone did want to sell, there was someone in the neighborhood that knew someone who wanted to buy it. They never hit the market!
I think this is one purchase you will never regret. A cottage is so much more than a vacation property. It permeates the very people it houses with sights, sounds, smells, and great times! Our first cottage was 700 square feet, had three bedrooms and a pull out sofa – one bath. We had the best times there and still recall all the fun things we did when we are all together. Our second cottage was 5 bedrooms and baths, and I remember having 50 people for my 50th birthday and what a celebration weekend it was! Big or small and cottage does it all.
Thinking about a cottage? Come and see what our area has for you! There is a nice selection to choose from with prices all around good!
OK all you winter warriors. This is the time of year when lakes are starting to think of spring coming. And, because of that, they are planning many winter lake activities to enjoy the ice before it melts. So, all you winter warriors know that there are two really great ice happenings this weekend. Horsehead Lake will be having their annual winterfest on the ice. There will be a live band, dancing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and other things to do around the lake on Saturday. Chippewa Lake is having their annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. Chippewa Lake also hosts ice racing on the weekends. Want to know more about these events, contact me for information. So, come on out to the lakes and have fun with all the winter warriors! You will have a great time.
Winter is on the way – that is for sure. We can expect snow any day now. The mild weather this year has us fooled but we know that winter is on the way. It is also a time when people like to “take their home off the market”. Sometimes that can be a mistake as it interrupts the marketing. Two things that we can also be sure of in Real Estate; to sell a home it needs to have a fair market price, or a longer period of time on the market. If it is priced right, it should sell in a fair amount of time. If it does not, and seems priced high for the market area, it will take a longer period of time to sell. Keep up on the market in your area with a good Real Estate Agent!
Enjoy the upcoming winter season, and as we look forward to the next season, if you are dreaming of that summer property, it’s never too early to start looking. There are great buys out there. Don’t forget, winter is on the way!
It’s official – the time for school has come. While parents are proud to see their little ones going off to new and exciting school days, somewhere deep down they are thinking, whew – summer was hectic and I’m glad it’s over. Time for school can mean more time for parents to do parent things. Time for school can also be a time for parents to reflect on the summer past and wonder what would make it more relaxing. Have you thought about a summer cottage? It could be just the thing to bring the family together and help you relax while having fun. There are still plenty of warm sunny days to explore homes for sale. So while your little one is spending time in school, do a little parent shopping. I can help you find that perfect summer home – and make your next summer an unforgetable one.
House Hunters are out and about looking to buy. What are they looking for? Well, I just sold two and both did not decide based on location, location, location. While the location of both were good enough for my house hunters, the location was not optimum. Price you say? No not really, my house hunters both chose homes with an asking price higher than desired. What are today’s house hunters looking for the most – AMENITIES! Yes, that’s right – amenities won out with my last two house hunters. They gave up location and price to have a home that had “newer amenities” – updated kitchens, baths, paints, flooring, etc. Listen up seller’s – price your home accordingly!
Shopping for homes – click photo for our gallery of homes —
Summer fun – you can’t beat all the fun summer offers. One of my favorite months is July. The weather is hot – which is good at the lake! Family and friends are visiting and fun is all around us. Having a summer home adds to the fun. You can find great buys on summer homes after the fourth of July. Home sellers are getting anxious to sell their summer homes. Come and look at all the great places you and your family could have a bit of summer fun! Check out our homes – click here or on the photo!