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Madeline Island real estate, lake homes and waterfront, Apostle Islands, La Pointe and Lake Superior lakeshore properties, western and northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Bayfield homes, Washburn, Ashland, Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing real estate. Cabins, cottages, second homes, investment property and land in Ashland county & Bayfield county. Luxury property specialist and broker Eric Kodner in LaPointe, Wisconsin.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
What do you Mean our Wire Transfer Was Rejected? I was awakened by an email alert this morning that a wire transfer of closing funds by one of our clients was "rejected", apparently because someone at a Minneapolis area credit union screwed up the wire instructions. To be fair, the system of wiri...
04/29/2020
Bayfield Wisconsin Sewing Group Makes 476 Protective Masks in Under Ten Days My good friend Bob Durfey in Bayfield, Wisconsin has shared with me the news that a sewing group in Bayfield has manufactured nearly 500 protective masks in just over a week. The busy seamstresses (and tailors) in Bayfie...
04/14/2020
Madeline Island Ferry Line Adopts Policy Requiring Passenger Masks Yesterday the Madeline Island Ferry Line posted a policy requiring passengers using the on-board passenger cabins "to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose". The Ferry line meets the definition of a "common carrier" under Federa...
04/14/2020
Seven Years of the Madeline Island Real Estate Market at a Glance About a dozen years ago, the Island Gazette newspaper offered a column entitled "What's it Worth?", written by a local real estate agent. The column was an effort to forecast the current and future market for homes in LaPointe, Wis...
04/13/2020
Maine Island on Virus Blockade Lifts Ban - North Haven Island, Maine Yesterday, another domestic island community which had earlier joined the list of travel bans to domestic islands, made the decision to lift their ban. North Haven Island, on Penobscot Bay in Maine, has a year-round population o...
03/21/2020
More about Travel Blockades to Island Communities due to COVID-19 virus fears Yesterday, I posted "North Carolina Outer Banks Closed to Tourists, is Madeline Island Next?" Since that blockade began, the blockade has spread to other Outer Banks communities, including Ocracoke Island and Hyde Count...
03/21/2020
 COVID-19 has Reached Bayfield County, Wisconsin  A good friend and client of mine who lives in Bayfield, Wisconsin emailed me this morning,"yesterday I noticed the Bayfield County Health Department notice reported that COVID-19 moved into Bayfield County". He went on to report that "A high schoo...
03/20/2020
North Carolina Outer Banks Closed to Tourists, is Madeline Island Next? In North Carolina, Dare County police and municipal officials have made the decision to blockade most of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The roadblock is an attempt to prevent tourists and other non-residents from bringing...
03/20/2020
Virtual Tours, Skype, FaceTime and Live Streaming are suddenly becoming overwhelmingly popular in the age of COVID-19. These alternatives are rapidly replacing open houses as the public becomes increasingly aware of the need for social distancing.These options are just a sample of ways to get aro...
03/19/2020
The Ashland Daily Press has reported that all municipal buildings in the Town of La Pointe, Wisconsin were officially closed yesterday until further notice, presumably because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.The closing will be in effect until further notice. Meetings in municipal building...
03/19/2020