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New Property Owners Subject to Deed Scam

by Connie Erickson
google map to real pro systemsThe real estate market, it seems, is not immune to scams.  According to the Wisconsin REALTORS Association, new property owners are subject to a new deed scam.  In this scam, the new property owner receives an official looking letter in the mail.  This letter appears to be credible as it has the property owner's name, property address, legal description and other public information contained within it.  If further describes types of real estate conveyances and transfer of services.  The letter recommends that a new home owner obtain a copy of the recorded deed...and for $84.00 the scam company will send a copy of the recorded deed.

A new property owner does not need to respond this type of correspondence.  In the Door County real estate market, our transactions are typically closed by a title company.  After the closing of the real estate transaction, the title company delivers the deed to the Door County Register of Deeds and has the deed recorded.  After the deed is recorded, the document is typically returned to the title company, who in return sends the deed to the new property owner along with the property owner's title insurance policy.

If for some reason another copy of the deed is needed, the property owner can obtain a copy by contacting the REALTOR, title company, or the the Door County register of deeds directly.  There may be a small fee for a copy of the deed, but it will be much less than the $84.00 requested in the recent scam.

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Lake Michigan Water Level Dropping

by Connie Erickson
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LAKE MICHIGAN WATER LEVEL DECLINED 7 INCHES IN SEPTEMBER!  The Door County Advocate had in an interesting article on the declining Lake Michigan water level.  According to the October 13, 2012 article, Lake Michigan water levels are at the record low level set in 1964.  The article said the lake level has fallen 70 inches since 1986.  You may recall, in 1986 we saw record high levels.  The lake level fell 7 inches in the last month alone and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expect it to drop another three inches by mid-November.

The article sited the following as reasons for the declining lake levels:  
(1) The summer’s hot, dry weather and the mild winters of late as major reasons.
(2) The dredging of the St. Clair river channel.
(3) The billions of gallons of water a day taken from the lake by municipalities.
(4) The deep wells in the Chicago area.
(5) There are also more than 20 companies licensed to bottle water in Wisconsin…nearly half located within the Great Lakes watershed.

 

 

CHEF'S FOR A DAY EVENT FOR UNITED WAY OF DOOR COUNTY

by Connie Erickson
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CHEF'S FOR A DAY EVENT
AT
STURGEON BAY YACHT CLUB
OCTOBER 20 - 6 PM

The 16th annual CHEF'S FOR A DAY EVENT is held to benefit United Way of Door County.  This is an event to tantalize those taste buds as community "chefs" prepare either an appetizer, entree, or dessert for attendees to try.  This year's even will focus on the Buy Local, Grow Local theme in which chefs are requested to prepare their dishes using 50% of the ingredients from Door County.  A silent auction is featured each year and new this year will be some cooking demonstrations.  Tickets are $45/person...DETAILS!

 

 

DOOR COUNTY FALL 50!

by Connie Erickson
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DOOR COUNTY FALL 50
GILLS ROCK TO STURGEON BAY!
OCTOBER 20, 2012

This 50-mile run is from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay!  Described as "the most scenic distance fun in the Midwest"!  Run solo...or team up with 2 to 5 runners.  This run showcases the Western shoreline of Door county during peak fall color!  It ends with a party at sunset.  DETAILS!

 

 

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN DOOR COUNTY

by Connie Erickson
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MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
OCTOBER 20 - 7 PM
DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM
FISH CREEK


Performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op 67.  Among the finest orchestras in the Country, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin.  Since its' inception in 1959, the orchestra has received critical acclaim for artistic excellence.  DETAILS!

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DOOR SHAKESPEARE FALL FUNDRAISING EVENT!

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DOOR SHAKESPEARE FALL FUNDRAISING EVENT


BIRCH CREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE CENTER


JUNIPER HALL
EGG HARBOR

OCTOBER 13


Starts at 7:30 PM.  An evening of concert readings from Shakesperean plays Door Shakespeare has yet to produce, performed by audience favorites from seasons past!  Tickets and more information HERE!

 

Door County Real Estate Market on the RISE!

by Connie Erickson
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Door County’s Real Estate Market AND Wisconsin’s Real Estate Market on the RISE!  According to the Wisconsin REALTOR Association, Wisconsin’s housing market remained strong in August.  Home sales increased at a rate of 20.3% over the same month last year.  Median home prices rose 2.9% in August, which continued a real estate trend of a six month home price appreciation!

In Door County, we saw a 5.0% increase in real estate prices in August 2012 compared to August 2011 and the volume of sales increased from 51 sales in 2011 to 58 sales in 2012.

 

SISTER BAY'S FALL FESTIVAL!

by Connie Erickson
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FALL FESTIVAL!


OCTOBER 10 - 14


Enjoy one of Door County's oldest festivals...FALL FESTIVAL IN SISTER BAY!  There will be arts and crafts, food booths and live music.  The parade is on Saturday at 11 AM and the every popular, PING PONG SHOOT is on Sunday at 2 PM.  DETAILS!

 

NEW HOMES ARE GETTING BIGGER!

by Connie Erickson
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NEW HOMES ARE GETTING BIGGER!  According to new statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau, larger homes are the new real estate trend.  This reverses the smaller home trend that began a few years ago.  Even though the average new home size increased, the average sale price of new homes decreased.  Newly built, single family homes in 2011 averages 2, 480 square feet, up from 2,392 square feet in 2010.

 

EGG HARBOR'S PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL!

by Connie Erickson
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PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL
EGG HARBOR
OCTOBER 6 - 7


Fall colors and family fun.  One of Door County's largest festivals!  Entertainment, art and crafts, rides, live music and lots of treats to eat!  Restaurants are open and street vendors offer brats, roasted sweet corn, caramel apple sundaes, chili, turkey legs...and more!  DETAILS!

 

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