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PIER REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2011

by Connie Erickson
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Pier Registration Deadline Is April 1, 2011

Waterfront property owners with larger piers must register their piers with the DNR by April 1, 2011 to ensure their piers will be "grandfathered" from new size limits adopted by the State of Wisconsin in 2004.

Generally, a pier will need to be registered if it:

(a) is wider than 6 ft, but less than 8 ft in width

(b) has a platform at the end of the pier that has a surface area of less than 300 ft (w/ a max. width of 10 feet)

and/or

(c) more than 2 boat slips for the first 50 feet of shoreline frontage and 1 boat slip for each additional 50 feet of shoreline frontage.

To register a pier, a waterfront property owner must complete and mail a registration form to the DNR. To obtain a copy of the registration form and to find out more information about which piers need to be registered, please visit the DNR's website at: 

Waterway & Wetland Permits: Piers, Docks and Wharves.

DOOR COUNTY MARKET CONDITIONS UPDATE

by Connie Erickson
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So far this year, Door County’s Northern Door real estate market is showing a slight decline compared to last year.  As I look at the sales statistics for the period of January 1 through March 17, there were 38 closed sales reported to the Door County Multiple Listing Service in 2010 and 28 closed sales reported this year.  On a whole, the number of reported sales is less than last year, however, inland home sales are nearly double; 7 in 2011 vs. 13 reported this year.  The stats also indicate the list price to sale price ratio is up slightly for inland homes.  Last year, during these first three months, the sales reported were at 89.96% of list price.  This year, the ratio is up to 91.73%.  This does not mean the values are up, it merely indicates that the listing prices are closer to what Buyers are willing to pay.

I will be updating my market stats after the first quarter stats are in.  Watch early April for the updated report on my web site.

As you know, I LOVE TALKING REAL ESTATE…So if you ever have questions about Door County’s real estate market, do not hesitate to call me.Smile

RUSH HOUR IN DOOR COUNTY

by Connie Erickson

RUSH HOUR IN DOOR COUNTY...
NATURE'S CURE FOR STRESS!

This morning, Bob & I took a ride through Peninsula State Park.  There was 6 inches of freshly fallen snow and we were blessed to be the first tracks!

This why we love living and working in beautiful Door County!

It truly is...NATURE'S CURE FOR STRESS!

WELLS IN DOOR COUNTY

by Connie Erickson
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Municipal sewer and water are available in the Village of Sister Bay and in the City of Sturgeon Bay.  Private wells are required in the rural areas of Door County as well in the towns and villages that offer municipal sewer only.   I recently had the opportunity to ask one of Door County’s most reputable well drillers, Euclid Well Drilling, common questions on wells that I receive when selling real estate.

 

 

Q:  What does a well cost?

A:  On average, a complete new well and pressure system runs approximately $8,000.00.

Q:  How deep are wells in Door County? 

A:  The average depth is 240’.  However, each area can be different…from 100’ deep in Little Sturgeon to over 300’ deep in the Monument Point area.

Q:  Are there areas in Door County that require deeper wells than other areas?

A:  The Department of Natural Resources requires different amounts of casing in different areas.

Q:  How long does a well last? 

A:  Wells should last many, many years.  It is the pressure system that wears out.  The pumps last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

Q:  What is “blue shale”?  How does it affect wells?  Where is it found?

A:  Blue shale is soft rock.  We normally put our casing below the blue shale since it is soft and will flake off and actually make the water cloudy.  It can collapse and fall in on the pump.  It is usually found near the shorelines.

 

Mark and Cindy Euclid of Euclid Well Drilling can be contacted by email at:  [email protected]

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Fish Creek WI 54212
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