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'Tis The Season' Shop in Door County

by Connie Erickson

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'Tis The Season'
Traditionally Elegant - Artistically Unique

 

Tis The Season is one of my all time FAVORITE SHOPS! "Traditionally Elegant - Artistically Unique", you'll find beautiful custom made seasonal wreaths, holiday gifts and decor for ALL seasons, custom silks designed and created by Sheri, and yummy gourmet treats!  Be sure to stop in on Saturday, October 1, 2011!  Linda Paul, President of the Egyptian Museum Company will be in the shop from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to sign purchases of Egyptian Glass ornaments.  SEE DETAILS!

Ten Tax Tips For Selling Your Home

by Connie Erickson
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TEN TAX TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

Sellers commonly ask me, "What is my tax liability when selling my property?"   I refer them on to their CPA or financial advisor for the answer. The IRS recently put out "Ten Tax Tips for Individuals Selling Their Home".  I found this interesting and think you will too!

 

Candlelight Beach Walk at Whitefish Dunes!

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CANDLELIGHT WALK
AT
WHITEFISH BAY DUNES STATE PARK

AUGUST 20, 2011

You have most likely enjoyed Whitefish Dunes State Park during the day, now is your chance to experience a fabulous nighttime stroll along the dune's pristine Lake Michigan's sandy shore. Stroll along with family, friends, or your sweetheart for a wonderfully quiet one mile walk. You'll enjoy sounds of the dunes and beach as they awaken for the night! The Candelight Beach Walk runs from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Controversial Zoning Regulation Delayed!

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CONTROVERSIAL ZONING REGULATION DELAYED!

The implementation of the controversial zoning changes (NR115) that will affect shoreland property owners (See BIG ZONING CHANGES AFFECT SHORELAND OWNERS!), has been delayed for two years! According to an email I received today from Kay Miller, Door County Zoning Administrator, the Department of Natural Resources requested and was granted an extension to the deadline for counties to write and implement the new shoreland zoning regulations to February 1, 2014. This is GOOD NEWS for waterfront property owners. It gives you a little breathing room before new restrictions are implemented.

AN OLD TIME THRESHEREE!

by Connie Erickson
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THRESHEREE AND ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW

JACKSONPORT

AUGUST 19 - 21

See a lot of history at Jacksonport's Thresheree and Antique Machinery Show! Enjoy horse pulls, tractor pulls, arts, crafts, great music, food and refreshments! Located off of Hwy 57, south of Jacksonport, at 5505 Country View Road.

Details on the Theresheree and Antique Machinery Show HERE!

Door County Fesitval of the Arts!

by Connie Erickson
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DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS!

WATERFRONT PARK
SISTER BAY

AUGUST 13, 2011

Join in for a day of fun at Sister Bay's scenic Waterfront Park! You'll find some of Door County's finest artisans demonstrating their skills. Enjoy theatrical, literary and live musical performances, trolley rides, culinary delights and hands-on activities for the young and young at heart! SEE DETAILS ON THE DOOR COUNTY FESITVAL OF THE ARTS HERE!

Real Estate Trends for Vacation & Investment Properties

by Connie Erickson
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The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) recently published the 2011 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Survey. According to this survey, vacation-home sales accounted for 10 percent of all real estate transactions last year and investment sales were 17 percent of the overall real estate market.

The median vacation-home price was $150,000 in 2010, while the median investment-home price was $94,000.

These real estate statistics described the typical vacation-home buyer to be 49 years old with a median household income of $99,500 and purchased a property that was a median distance of 375 miles from their primary residence. Investment-home buyers had a median age of 45, earned $87,600 and bought a home within a median distance of 19 miles.

Thirty-four percent of vacation-home buyers said they plan to use the property as a primary residence in the future, as did 10 percent of the investment buyers.

Good News for the Housing Market!

by Connie Erickson
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My friend, Laura Seefeldt, Johnson Bank, shared the following good new with me today. Even with the stock market news, there is some good news for the housing market!!!

"On The heels of yesterdays 500+ drop in the DOW, unemployment figures were released this morning with surprisingly good results.  117,000 new jobs were created in the private sector last month, much better than expected.  The result was a lowering of the unemployment rate to 9.1% from the previous months 9.2%.  So the roller coaster continues and I thought I would share a rate sheet today to give you an idea where rates stand.  Historically low!!"

Home loan interest rates are still VERY APPEALING... 15 year fixed at 3.4% with jumbo loan rates on 15 year fixed at 3.875%!  THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE HOUSING MARKET...NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!

Jacksonport's Cherry Fest!

by Connie Erickson
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JACKSONPORT'S 17TH ANNUAL CHERRY FEST

AUGUST 6

Jacksonport's 17th Annual Cherry Fest will be held on August 6 at Lakeside Park (downtown Jacksonport). A day of family fun, the festival will include historical displays, fine arts & crafts, food, music and more! Lakeside Park has a great sand beach on Lake Michigan and is central to everything in Jacksonport! LEARN MORE HERE!

DOOR COUNTY CLASSIC & WOODEN BOAT SHOW!

by Connie Erickson
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The 21st Annual
Door County
Maritime Museum
Classic & Wooden Boat Festival!

August 5 - 7

You will not want to miss the Classic Wooden Boat Festival in Sturgeon Bay! You'll see dozens of boats on the water and on the land. The best part is the Sika flex Challenge....a boat building competition. Watch competitors create their boats, then launch them for their maiden voyage! You'll find the 21st Annual Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

SEE DETAILS HERE!

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Fish Creek WI 54212
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