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Door County Real Estate Taxes and Assessments

by Connie Erickson
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Real Estate Taxes and Assessments

On March 14, 2012 I attended a Door County Board of REALTORS (DCBR) meeting regarding real estate taxes and how the allocation of the assessment is related to real estate prices in this real estate market.

The Door County real estate market consists of 41,000 properties which are assessed for real estate tax purposes.   At the March DCBR meeting, I was informed, upon receipt of their 2011 real estate tax statements, over 400 property owners protested their taxes.  Of the 400 protestors, 235 people physically attended local board of review hearings.  At those hearings, 40% of the taxes were decreased in some capacity.  In speaking with two of the local attorneys who represented several people at the hearings, the individual adjustments were minimal.

By attending the session, I obtained useful information including the “2012 Guide for Property Owners” published by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue that provides information on property assessment and taxation in Wisconsin and the “Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners”. 

The speaker suggested that you should review your real estate taxes every two years with your assessor.  This will help you understand the level at which these assessments are taxed… and you never know, you may even get your real estate taxes reduced!!

 

Showcase Your Property

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“Showcase Your Property”

In spite of how frequently this mistake is addressed and how simple it is to avoid, its prevalence is still widespread.  When attempting to sell your property to prospective buyers, do not forget to make your property look as pleasant as possible.  Make necessary repairs.  Clean.  Make sure everything functions and looks presentable.  A poorly kept property in need of repairs will surely lower the selling price of your property and will even turn away some buyers.

 

Door County Home and Garden Show!

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DOOR COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

STONE HARBOR RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

STURGEON BAY

MARCH 24 - 25

The Door County Home Builder's Association will be hosting the Annual Door County Home & Garden Show on March 24 & 25 at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Booths will showcase electronics, interior decorating, landscaping, appliances, banking, cabinets, ponds, window treatments, flooring...plus there will be numerous home seminars throughout the day! DETAILS!

 

Sturgeon Bay's St. Patrick Day's Parade!

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ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

DOWNTOWN STURGEON BAY

MARCH 17TH

Door County parades are always fun! This one in Sturgeon Bay starts at 11 am. It is a way to truly enjoy wholesome Door County fun! DETAILS ON THE PARADE HERE!

 

Don't Make the Mistake of Pricing Your Property Too High!

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Pricing Your Property Too High

Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her produce.  Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to list your product at an excessively high price!  A high listing price will cause some prospective buyers to lose interest before even seeing your property.  Also, it may lead other buyers to expect more than what you have to offer.  As a result, overpriced properties tend to take an unusually long time to sell, and they end up being sold at a lower price.

 

Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek

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FAMILY ART DAY

PENINSULA SCHOOL OF ART

FISH CREEK

MARCH 17TH

Peninsula School of Art hosts a "Family Art Day" on the Third Saturday of each month from 9 AM to Noon. It's free and open to all families with children ages 3 to 17. March 17th will focus on Drawing and Sculpture. See details on Peninsula Art School Here!

 

Northern Door County Real Estate Market Report for February

by Connie Erickson
google map to real pro systems During the 29 days of February, there were 10 property sales in Northern Door reported to our Multiple Listing Service.  Three inland homes, 5 inland lots, 1 commercial property, and 1 waterfront condominium.  The home sales ranged from $151,450 up to $315,000 and sold at an average of 91.23% of their listed price.  The five lots that sold ranged from a low of $11,000 to a high of $135,000 and sold at an average of 81.24% of their listed price.  The one commercial sale was a commercial condominium unit in Egg Harbor that sold for $39,000 (78.16% of its listed price).  The waterfront condominium unit that sold was located at Anchorage Cove in Egg Harbor.  This unit sold for 100% of it listed price of $375,000.

These sales represent an increase over the February 2011 sales, which were only 6 reported in our MLS.

 

Door County Wine and Cheese Gala

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DOOR COUNTY WINE & CHEESE GALA

STONE HARBOR RESORT
STURGEON BAY

MARCH 9TH

Sponsored by the Southern Door FFA and all proceeds benefit sscholarships and student activities. The event runs from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. You'll enjoy tasting wine handcrafted by local artisans, fruits and Wisconsin specialty cheeses. DETAILS HERE!

 

The Clearing Annual Winter Exhibit

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THE CLEARING ANNUAL WINTER PROGRAM STUDENT EXHIBIT

March 3 - 4

Sister Bay Village Hall

You are invited to visit The Clearing's annual exhibit of its winter program participants. Enjoy the wide range of artists creations... winter classes include chair caning, wood carving, carving Celtic designs, calligraphy, wood turnings, landscape paintings, and much more. You can see the Clearing's Winter Class Schedule Here!

 

 

 

 

Birch Creek Music Performance Center

by Connie Erickson

google map to real pro systemsBirch Creek
Music Performance Center


3821 County E
Egg Harbor, WI

I LOVE BIRCH CREEK!  Throughout the summer you can enjoy concerts:  Symphony, Percussion & Steel Band and Jazz!  The setting is wonderful...an old barn and the music is fantastic!  More information here....

 

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