Door County, WI Real Estate News

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Thankful and Grateful for a Wonderful 2021 in Door County SOLD 2021 OLD LIME KILN ROADThis REALTOR is thankful for her blessings.  As we wind down toward the end of 2021, it looks to be one of the best years on record for our team in terms of closed sales and record prices for our listing clients and, as we begin to reflect, we are SO thankful and grateful for our friends and colleagues, our customers and clients (many of whom have become friends), as well as our developers and builders.SOLD 2021 NORTHPORT WISCONSINWe are also so thankful and grateful for our photographers, our surveyors, our title companies (THANK YOU, TITLE COMPANIES!), the hard working people at Door County Land Use, our Door County Board of Realtors and Door County Multiple Listing Service.....as well as our plumber...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 November 2021  WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report YTD 2021 Price Total Acres  $/Acre  Original MLS # Status Municipality County $90,000 20.06  $    4,487 50245764 Sold Gardner Door $193,800 38.21  $    5,072 50239731 Sold Forestville Door $205,000 20  $  10,250 50245510 Sold Liberty Grove Door $225,000 30.13  $    7,468 50243590 Sold Clay Banks Door $280,000 59.49  $    4,707 50205387 Sold Liberty Grove Door $371,960 43.76  $    8,500 50231582 Sold Jacksonport Door $1,350,000 22.9  $  58,952 1910904 Sold Liberty Grove Door      $    7,468 Median Price / Acre   $2,715,760            235  $  11,579 Average Price / Acre      For more information on any of these properties, or to see ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report November 2021 Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties  Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $139,900 24.84 $5,632 50248650 Active-W/Offer Jacksonport Door $299,900 20.3 $14,773 50238631 Active-W/Offer Egg Harbor Door $898,500 50.74 $17,708 50225931 Active Sevastopol Door      $  14,773 Median Price / Acre   $1,338,300               96  $  13,958 Average Price / Acre      For more information on any of these properties call us, or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to WoodlandTeamWI@gmail.com or Bob@ForestlandWMS.com 🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🦌🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲  Wisconsin Recreation Hotspot; 166,000 Acres Forest Beauty, Door County People come to this fantast...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
It's still a Seller's  Market in Door County, Wisconsin as I write this post.  As we end the "typical" tourism season of late April through the first weekend in November and enter the upcoming, festive winter and holiday season, we wonder if it will mirror that past two years, where real estate activity remained brisk throughout the holidays and even throughout winter in most of the Door County market....before it rushed back to abnormal levels in spring.  Will this year be similar?  Homes are still getting multiple Offers here, and cash is still king!  We still have some exceptional inventory, from our 4 bedroom home for sale on Hidden Spring Road in Ephraim, WI 54211 to Ephraim across the street from the beach with a 3 bedroom, 1 bath duplex condominium for sale (two to choose from), ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Sister Bay Custom Home for Sale on 35 AcresSometimes you find a home that checks all of the boxes for "warm and inviting" as well as "private" and "peaceful".Our new listing at 1934 Green Road, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 aptly fits this description.Green Road in Sister Bay in the Town of Liberty Grove is aptly named for the lush and gorgeous trees that glow with every hue of green each spring and summer and then display their gold, yellow and red autumn splendor from September into early November.GREEN ROAD SHOWING OFF ITS AUTUMN COLORSThis new listing at 1934 Green Road, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Wisconsin is INCREDIBLY intriguing and can quickly become your Door County go-to spot or year-round residence.  It's only five minutes from both downtown Sister Bay and downtown Ellison Bay ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Strong Seller Market Continues in Door County, WI Real Estate As of this writing in mid-September, it's still a strong Seller's market in Door County, Wisconsin.  Remember just a few years ago when we had excess inventory, especially for vacant land?  Those days appear to be over, at least for the foreseeable future.  According to the Door County Multiple Listing Service, August 2021 brought 97 sales north of Sturgeon Bay, excluding Washington Island.  This would have included homes, condominiums, vacant land and commercial properties.  This would not necessary include anything For Sale by Owner unless it was recorded in the Door County MLS by a member that sold a For Sale by Owner.In contrast, the month of August only produced 52 new listings, according to Door County MLS data.  So dem...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Waterfront Homes for Sale in Door County, WisconsinIf you've been a visitor to the Door Peninsula, you know we are a year-round community surrounded by water.  Locals use the water all year long--winter sports are very popular here--ice skating, ice sailing, pond hockey, ice fishing and more.  And power boats and sail boats dot the water from the time the ice goes out of Green Bay until October.  We're also partial to water views!  Are you a coffee person or a cocktail person?  We ask that because the sun rises here over Lake Michigan, and it's absolutely beautiful.  But the sun sets over Green Bay (cocktail time), and many people are partial to Door County sunset.  However, sunset or sunrise--you can't go wrong.At the time of this writing, we are offering the following waterfront homes...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Commercial Business Space for Sale:  Live Where You Work Located in the charming Village of Ephraim, our listing at 9868 Hidden Spring Road, Ephraim, WI 54211 has it all for a new or growing business......live where you work, with owner's quarters and a full kitchen.  Enjoy water views and exceptional foot traffic from this prime location in one of Door County's most popular, year-round destinations.   This property is located in the heart of downtown Ephraim, and has enjoyed being different commercial entities since the last century.  The current owners operate an art gallery here, but it has enjoyed a vast array of business opportunities in its over 100 year history. This is truly a lovely, historic space with incredible foot traffic and good parking in the heart of Ephrai...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
THE WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT August 2021 Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report YTD 2021 Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $115,000 21.28 $5,404 50226216 Sold Sturgeon Bay Door $155,000 40 $3,875 50224039 Sold Nasewaupee Door $179,245 40.79 $4,394 1676032 Sold Baileys Harbor Door $280,000 59.49 $4,707 50205387 Sold Liberty Grove Door $371,960 43.76 $8,500 50231582 Sold Jacksonport Door $1,350,000 22.9 $58,952 1910904 Sold Liberty Grove Door      $    5,055 Median Price / Acre   $2,451,205            228  $  10,741 Average Price / Acre      For more information on any of these properties, or to see how your property compares to these, call us or send an email with the mls number...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
4 Bedroom Homes for Sale in Door County, Wisconsin It's still truly a Seller's market in Door County as of this mid-August, 2021 writing, but we have GREAT news for you--we're seeing more inventory.  And did any of you see the fabulous New York Times article in the past week featuring Door County and Door County housing?  It's a must-see!!  Door County, Wisconsin is an incredibly popular year-round destination, known for our natural beauty, the arts, year-round silent sports, great dining and SO much more.  Knowing that if you live in Door County, either year-round or seasonally, you WILL have guests (who doesn't love Door County?) -- as such, the more bedrooms you have, the better!  Today we're featuring FOUR bedrooms homes for sale in Door County, all uniquely different, and all would...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report August 2021 Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties  Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $299,900 20.3 $14,773 50238631 Active Egg Harbor Door $998,500 50.74 $19,679 50225931 Active Sevastopol Door      $  17,226 Median Price / Acre   $1,298,400               71  $  18,277 Average Price / Acre      For more information on any of these properties call us, or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to WoodlandTeamWI@gmail.com or Bob@ForestlandWMS.com 🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🦌🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲  Wisconsin Recreation Hotspot; 166,000 Acres Forest Beauty, Door County People come to this fantastic part of Wisconsin for amazing views, fantastic homes, along with wonde...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
How to Get a Competitive Secondary Offer in during a RED HOT Market Your Door County dream home comes on the market, and you call your Door County real estate agent, who tells you the dreaded words:  "There is already an accepted Offer, but the Seller is accepting SECONDARY Offers."  Is this good news?  What does it mean to you as a Buyer?  What is a Secondary Offer in Door County real estate? There is a lot of confusion over Secondary Offers (even with agents and broker).  In this crazy Seller market, I am offering to add some advice to show how valuable it can be to STAY on the market and active even when you have received and have an ACCEPTED OFFER on your home as a Door County Seller, or how to continue to work to get EXACTLY the house you want as a Door County Buyer. First---what i...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
The Best Moves You Can Make NOW to Buy a Home in Door County for 2021 It's still a hot Seller's market in Door County in August of 2021, and YOU are ready to purchase a Door County home now in autumn to be ready for the 2022 season.  What homes are available NOW and what can you do to position yourself to become the lead Offer on the house of your choosing?  We're not going to tell you any "cute" tips, like write a personal letter with some pictures of your children or your pets (we're getting a lot of those right now).  You will need to think outside of the box a bit more than that. We are seeing Offers with minimal contingencies.  You may consider writing an Offer without an inspection (be sure you do plenty of research before you take that route, but many Buyers are doing it right no...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
470 Europe Lake Road, Door County:  The Quintessential Lake Cottage It seems as though every year I am lucky enough to list something that has been in the same family for a very long time.  In Door County, we don't get waterfront turnover very often.  Waterfront properties tend to stay in the same family for generations at a time.  Last year, we were lucky enough to have two cottages on Pebble Beach, which sold almost instantly (I ran into one of the cottage's owners this week and they are loving their Sister Bay waterfront home!). This week, we are concentrating farther north, on Europe Lake, between Ellison Bay and Gills Rock--and I have a hard time deciding which Door County inland lake is my favorite:  Europe Lake, Kangaroo Lake or Clark Lake.  They all have their distinct differenc...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
JULY FOURTH WEEKEND INDOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN We have some great new releases coming on over the next few weeks, but if you're visiting Door County this weekend, CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM! What a crazy difference one year makes!  Parades and fireworks are back and the mood is super-celebratory!  And surprisingly, there are still some VERY good listings available as of this writing.   So if you're up, enjoy a bratwurst and a beer, enjoy seeing the neighbors and friends you didn't see last year....it's going to be great.  Wear your best red, white and blue!  There are July 3rd and 4th celebrations in Gills Rock, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, and Sister Bay will celebrate the following weekend.  Also, don't forget---Sister Bay's FREE public transit runs from Thursday-Sunday, 5 p.m....
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Sister Bay 3 Bedroom Home for Sale with Sun Room close to Downtown If you've been searching for a classic Door County country getaway that is close enough to walk or bike downtown, you've found it here at 1967 County Highway ZZ, just off of Maple Drive in Sister Bay, WI 54234.  This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape-Cod style home with an attached garage in a gorgeous,  rustic Door County setting (but close enough to shops, dining, the beach, etc. that you can walk or bike their leisurely or drive there in less than two minutes).   Your neighbors will be goats (of the Al Johnson/Door County Creamery variety), cherry orchards and meadows.  This is such a bucolic setting, the owners can even see holiday fireworks from both Ephraim and Sister Bay from their back yard, which faces southwest, as w...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
THE WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT May 2021 - Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report YTD 2021 Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $115,000 21.28 $5,404 50226216 Sold Sturgeon Bay Door $155,000 40 $3,875 50224039 Sold Nasewaupee Door $179,245 40.79 $4,394 1676032 Sold Baileys Harbor Door $280,000 59.49 $4,707 50205387 Sold Liberty Grove Door $371,960 43.76 $8,500 50231582 Sold Jacksonport Door      $    4,707 Median Price / Acre   $1,101,205            205  $    5,363 Average Price / Acre      For more information on any of these properties, or to see how your property compares to these, call us or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to WoodlandTeamWI@gmail.com . 🌲🌲🌳...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
New Door County Listingsfor Summer 2021 We had a busy week, and we're happy to let you know that we have some brand-new inventory in Door County for summer 2021, from waterfront land to residential homes.  Take a look and see what's new! 1.  10523 S. Highland Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234.  Calling this property a three bedroom home is misleading, because it also has:  an office, a guest room and a music room, all of which can be used for overnight guests.  The family room boasts a full-sized wet bar with a standard refrigerator for entertaining, and the main living is all on one level, with a newly remodeled kitchen and master bedroom suite (new living room and bath), plus a fireplace for chilly evenings.  Add in hardwood floors, a 3 car garage, a HOT TUB ROOM, and you've got yourself an ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
What's available to move in NOW to enjoy Summer 2021 in Door County Like everywhere else in the United States, Door County is experiencing a Seller's Market like none we've ever seen.  This makes the period prior to the recession (and the recovery) pale in comparison to multiple offers over asking price.   The "Good Old Days" of Housing Inventory          Case in point is our new listing at 11979 Bay Lane in Ellison Bay--which received 18 Offers (all at or well over asking price).    So to save you some time, we've assembled homes that are AVAILABLE as of this writing and MOVE-IN READY for summer, 2021:  Contact us for more details on these listings as soon as possible---you could be spending June enjoying your new Door County home! 1.  5645 Bay Shore Drive, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin:  Summ...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Featured Waterfront Condominium for Sale:  The Shores in Egg Harbor, WI 54235 We haven't featured a unit at The Shores Condominium since 2019, but this year, we have a very special unit waiting for you.  It's all about the Shore at The Shores Condominium, a waterfront and water-view enclave of just 16 units---many of which have been in the same family for decades!  This development is convenient to both Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay, and offers 500 feet of common area shore, a heated, in-ground pool and tennis.  This home offers three bedrooms, a waterfront sun room and 2 1/2 baths, plus a Door County stone fireplace for chilly evenings.  Each home also has a detached garage.  Learn more about our unit at 5645 Bay Shore Drive, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 for sale here.     It's time to come and ...
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