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Remodeling Your Door County Condo: The Rules May Differ

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

You’re ready to renovate and update your Door County condo. Your creative juices are flowing, and you’re excited to create that perfect space. 

But wait. Are you remodeling a condo? If so, this requires some special considerations. The game rules differ from those for a detached home. Here’s the playbook:  

Read the regulations: Condos come with associations. These come with rules. The association has put certain standards in place to maintain the best possible conditions for your building. Before forging ahead with any plans, read through the regulations of your association and consult with your board or property manager for anything that will need the association’s approval.

Consider condo limitations: Your unit may be linked to others, so you may not be able to alter certain aspects of your home: plumbing fixtures might have to stay where they are; you may not be able to remove walls that support the structure, or install pot lights in ceilings. But don’t let these limits stifle your creativity or dash your renovation hopes. Just keep them in mind as you plan.

Plan ahead: If your renovations are extensive and the space small, your contractor and workers may require an extra space in which to work. Ask if there is a workshop or outside space they may be able to use. 

Don’t fear the painter: One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to transform a space is by painting it. However, many condo owners are concerned about personalizing their walls, especially with deep, dark colors. Unless you’re renovating for an immediate sale, go ahead and make the space your own. Enjoy it while it’s yours. When you are ready to sell, you’ll likely need to apply a fresh coat of paint anyway, and you can make it neutral then.

Get out: For your own sanity, stay with a friend or relative during construction, or treat yourself to a hotel.

Don't update:  Maybe updating isn't the answer.  Maybe something new or newer is just the answer.  Call me at 920-493-5472 to discuss the possibilities, or start your search at Door County Listings By Location where you can search all the condo projects in every Door County town and village.  

 

Lisa Bieri

PASSION for Results.

CONCERN for People

Keller Williams Realty

 

Call me today at 920-493-5472 and let’s talk about your interests and schedule your private home tour. Or, search all the Door County listings--the EASIEST AND MOST RELIABLE SEARCH AROUND-- at Door County Listings by Location. 

 

Request your Door County Home Buyer’s Guide.  Lots of information to help you navigate the Door County home buying process!

 

Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin.  I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant.  I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations.  Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me. 

 

I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015,  a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.  

 

I am pleased to assist you in any of the Door County communities - Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Carlsville, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol, Whitefish Bay, Glidden Drive, Valmy, Institute and Sturgeon Bay.  Call me to talk about Door County real estate for sale, Door County property for sale, Door County vacant land and homesites for sale, Door County homes for sale, Door County waterfront homes for sale on Lake Michigan, Bay of Green Bay, Clark Lake and Kangaroo Lake, and Door County condos for sale. 

 

I live and work in Door County so consider me your resource for all things Door County, including what to do in Door County, Door County, Wisconsin.  Search the Door County Real estate market, get all the new Door County listings, read and participate in Door County real estate discussions at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com.

Door County Shoreland Zoning Changes

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Door County Shoreland ZoningZoning requirements along the shores of Door County can be confusing.  Now, new shoreland zoning regulations are going to be in effect.

If you own a Door County shorefront property, or are contemplating a purchase, you might want to attend the presentation next Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Baileys Harbor.  The presentation and discussion will be led by the Door County Zoning and Land Use Services department. 

I will be attending that presentation and several others to gain a clear understanding of the changes.  If you cannot attend give me a call at 920-493-5472 and I'll
be happy to share what I learn.

As I receive information on other presentations and resources I will be sure to pass them along.


New Door County Listing: Home and 20 acres of perfection

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Presenting...Your Door County Home

 

 

Welcome to 4145 Country View Road.  The home was built by Terry Junion/Enterprise Builders, and then updated by the same quality builder (well known around Door County for his fine custome homes).  The owners have taken great care with the maintenance and appearance, inside and out.

Driving in you'll notice the brand new blacktopped driveway.  Pretty Hosta shade gardens interspersed with colorful annuals becon you to the front door.  You may be tempted to pause outside to admire the 4-seasons of beauty and quiet, but step inside and into an inviting and warm living environment.  The great room is light and bright, and steps out onto a fabulous backyard deck.  The pretty backyard views are also enjoyed in the dining area and the kitchen.  The kitchen hosts rich wood cabinetry, stainless appliances and a breakfast bar.  The dining area, open to the kitchen and living room, feels intimate enough for two, and can easily accomodate a crowd.  Just off the kitchen is a large laundry room filled with more cabinetry and counter space.

The spacious master bedroom has lots of closet space, nice windows and steps out onto the deck.  The bathroom has a private water closet and shower room.  There are two more bedrooms with very ample storage.

An oversized one-stall garage (and I do  mean oversized!) allows you step into the house and enjoy single level living.  Just inside the garage is a room that can serve many purposes--an office, a space for the kids, a study hall if you have students, a craft space--use your imagination.  Take the stairs down to the lower level, or enter via the two-stall garage into the finished lower level.  A full bath, huge family room, storage area, and woodworkers shop occupy the home's lower level.

In the back yard you'll find more pretty perennial gardens and a nice lawn.  Take the paths back to the pond and be ready to be enchanted.  The paths shaded by Cedar trees are level and easy to navigate.  The large pond is this family's favorite place--even swimming in the summer.

For the family with children, this home is just a few minutes from school.  For anyone wanting the privacy of country living but quick access to town--this one has it.  Single level living?--no problem.

There is so much to like about this home...take your first walk through here, then call me today to schedule your private viewing.  

Trust Me With Your Door County Real Estate Referral

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Teamwork DogsWhenever I need to refer a friend or customer to another area I search for days looking for a Realtor.  I want them taken care of, the way I would take care of their real estate needs.  My referral, for me, is less about getting paid than it is about my friend or customer receiving excellent service and expert advice in the area they are searching. 

   Not that getting paid isn’t important.  Of course it is, and when we are successful, when our buyer's or seller’s goals are accomplished, we really do earn that fee for service. Refer your customer or client to me and:

--Receive a Realtor referral fee paid promptly upon completion of the sale;

--Your valued client and customers will be cared for from our first meeting, to moving day and beyond;

--I will keep you informed every step of the way;

--I get the job done!

     Referrals, whether from a Realtor, friend, or past client are really special to me.  Over the last few years a good number of my closed transactions have come as a result of a referral—someone chose me to assist their special person because they believe that I am a trusted professional.

     I will be happy, and proud, to provide you with Realtor, seller and client testamonials to prove that I’ll achieve success for you, me, and most important our valued client!  Consider me your Door County referral agent and your Door County Real Estate Specialist.


Rock Cairns - Don't Do That Anymore Please

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Rock cairnHave you admired the stone cairns at Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes or other Door County beaches?  Maybe you’ve even been one of the people to build one, or many.  Well, we kindly ask, don’t do that any more.

 

Those cairns, stacks of rocks, disrupt the natural flow of things, they damage the ecosystem.   “Each of the places among and underneath those rocks has its own micro-habitats. The substrate provides the base of the aquatic food chain — from algae to macro-invertebrates all the way up to game fish. The surfaces of the rocks and the cracks and crevices between them are very important as habitat,”

 

“Rock piling violates the outdoor ethic, “Take only photographs and leave only footprints.” Stacking stones might not be quite as bad as spray-painting a boulder or carving your initials into a tree, but then again — ecologically — in a stream or along a shoreline, it might be worse”.

 

So please help us preserve not only the beauty of places like Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes and other Door County shoreline.  If you are fascinated by piling one rock on top of another, do it in your backyard—but remember you cannot remove rocks from along the Door County shore.  You’l have to hook up with a farmer who probably has piles of rocks along his field!!  If you need a connection call me!!

 

Read a full article on the damage cairns cause here.  

Door County Real Estate: Why Own A Home

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

There are three main reasons people desire to own their own home, whether that's a home in Door County or anywhere else, and each is a good one.  What's your dream...

The American Dream
Whether it's your first home or your fifth home, there is a sense of price and joy in owning your own home.

Tax Advantages
Property taxes and qualified home interest are tax deductible.  Constult your tax advisor for the latest information.

Investment Potential
A home is likely to be your largest investment.  In the long run, appreciation in the value of your home will outpace inflation.  You can use the equity in your home as collateral.

Whichever your dream, I look forward to helping you along the way.  Are you receiving my updates with new homes on the market?  If so, whenever something looks of interest be sure to call me.  If not, email me now so that we can get you set up on your own private market watch.

Get started on your home search in two ways

Download my mobile app.  All the properties, all the prices right where you are.

Search all the Door County listings on the go or at your desk with  Door County Listings By Location. I will be the easiest, most complete and up-to-date search you'll find!  


Door County Real Estate: Your First Home Wants and Must-Haves

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

So, you want to buy a Door County home!  And it's your first home.  How exciting.

As we begin the hunt for your home think about these things:

What are the features most important to you? 
Do you have space requirements? 
Do you have pets?  Where do you work? 
Where do your children attend school? 

There are so many considerations; it will be helpful for you and me if you take a few moments to really think about those things that are musts in your  new home and those things that might be nice to have. 

In addition to the above you night consider this short list of questions and which are important to you:

Community Services
Child care services close-by
YMCA/park-district facilities
Churches
High-quality health care

Convenience
Close to present of future jobs
Near grocery and other stores
Parks/play areas

Neighbors
Relatives or friends in the neighborhood
Children for your kids to play with
Active community groups

Home Requirements
Home style
Age of home
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Price range
Finished square footage space
Garage
Yard
Other

Armed with this list and the features you identified in my last email we'll now have a good idea of what homes to focus on for your viewings.

Door County Starter HomeThis home would make a great Door County starter home (click here to view the home online).  To search all the Door County homes
by location and price, visist Door County Listings by Location.  I promise you'll find it the easiest and most complete search site around.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Lisa Bieri

PASSION for Results.

CONCERN for People

Keller Williams Realty

 

Call me today at 920-493-5472 and let’s talk about your interests and schedule your private home tour. Or, search all the Door County listings--the EASIEST AND MOST RELIABLE SEARCH AROUND-- at Door County Listings by Location. 

 

Request your Door County Home Buyer’s Guide.  Lots of information to help you navigate the Door County home buying process!

 

Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin.  I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant.  I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations.  Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me. 

 

I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015,  a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.  

 

I am pleased to assist you in any of the Door County communities - Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Carlsville, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol, Whitefish Bay, Glidden Drive, Valmy, Institute and Sturgeon Bay.  Call me to talk about Door County real estate for sale, Door County property for sale, Door County vacant land and homesites for sale, Door County homes for sale, Door County waterfront homes for sale on Lake Michigan, Bay of Green Bay, Clark Lake and Kangaroo Lake, and Door County condos for sale. 

 

I live and work in Door County so consider me your resource for all things Door County, including what to do in Door County, Door County, Wisconsin.  Search the Door County Real estate market, get all the new Door County listings, read and participate in Door County real estate discussions at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com.

Door County Real Estate: Wants and Must-Haves in Your Door County Home

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

It is always good to take a few moments to decide what features are "Must Haves" (location, number of bedrooms or baths, garage, etc.) and which features are "Wants" (fireplace, den, spa, split floor plan, etc.) in your next Door County home. 

Moonlight Bay HomeOftentimes people change their minds regarding what they are searching for, and that's OK. When we meet, before we head out on viewings,  we will talk about the features you identify for your new home.  If along the way your parameters change, let me know, that way, I can better serve you and help you find the home that meets your needs sooner.  Consider the following list as you begin your online search for a Door County home:

The Top Features I Want In My Home

I must have the following in my new home:
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I'd like to have the following in my new home, but they are not necessary in order for me to buy the property:
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I would like to stay within the following areas:
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Call me at 920-493-5472 with any questions, and search all the Door County listings at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com, choose the
Door County Listings by Location tab.  I'll be you find it the easiest, most complete, and most
up-to-date search you've used!  

Lisa Bieri

PASSION for Results.

CONCERN for People

Keller Williams Realty

 

Call me today at 920-493-5472 and let’s talk about your interests and schedule your private home tour. Or, search all the Door County listings--the EASIEST AND MOST RELIABLE SEARCH AROUND-- at Door County Listings by Location. 

 

Request your Door County Home Buyer’s Guide.  Lots of information to help you navigate the Door County home buying process!

 

Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin.  I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant.  I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations.  Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me. 

 

I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015,  a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.  

 

I am pleased to assist you in any of the Door County communities - Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Carlsville, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol, Whitefish Bay, Glidden Drive, Valmy, Institute and Sturgeon Bay.  Call me to talk about Door County real estate for sale, Door County property for sale, Door County vacant land and homesites for sale, Door County homes for sale, Door County waterfront homes for sale on Lake Michigan, Bay of Green Bay, Clark Lake and Kangaroo Lake, and Door County condos for sale. 

 

I live and work in Door County so consider me your resource for all things Door County, including what to do in Door County, Door County, Wisconsin.  Search the Door County Real estate market, get all the new Door County listings, read and participate in Door County real estate discussions at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com.

How Much Door County Home Can You Afford?

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Home ownership can be surprisingly affordable.  More affordable than you might think.

Door County Great RoomYour personal finances will of course determine the purchase price you can afford.  
Your monthly expenditures will include the mortgage principal and interest, real estate taxes and
property insurance.  
You should also consider maintenance costs for items you may not
handle yourself such as yard care and snow removal.

Before we begin the process of searching for your Door County home, talk to your lender about
the amount of loan for which you will qualify.  You can always choose to spend less.   It's
so easy to become excited about homes, and then very frustrating to find out that they
home you love is simply out of your price range after you've spent time looking at and
dreaming about it being yours.

Call the lender of your choice today and begin the preapproval process.  In just a day or
few you'll know just what you can spend.  If you qualify now--great--let's get out and view
those homes of interest.  If you don't qualify now that's OK too-now you know just what you need
to do to so we can buy your new home inb a few months or so in the future.

Call me at 920-493-5472 with any questions, and search all the Door County listings at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com, choose the
Door County Listings by Location tab.  I'll be you find it the easiest, most complete, and most
up-to-date search you've used!  

Lisa Bieri

PASSION for Results.

CONCERN for People

Keller Williams Realty

 

Call me today at 920-493-5472 and let’s talk about your interests and schedule your private home tour. Or, search all the Door County listings--the EASIEST AND MOST RELIABLE SEARCH AROUND-- at Door County Listings by Location. 

 

Request your Door County Home Buyer’s Guide.  Lots of information to help you navigate the Door County home buying process!

 

Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin.  I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant.  I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations.  Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me. 

 

I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015,  a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.  

 

I am pleased to assist you in any of the Door County communities - Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Carlsville, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol, Whitefish Bay, Glidden Drive, Valmy, Institute and Sturgeon Bay.  Call me to talk about Door County real estate for sale, Door County property for sale, Door County vacant land and homesites for sale, Door County homes for sale, Door County waterfront homes for sale on Lake Michigan, Bay of Green Bay, Clark Lake and Kangaroo Lake, and Door County condos for sale. 

 

I live and work in Door County so consider me your resource for all things Door County, including what to do in Door County, Door County, Wisconsin.  Search the Door County Real estate market, get all the new Door County listings, read and participate in Door County real estate discussions at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com.

Harmony...Found in Door County

by Lisa Bieri, Keller Williams Real Estate

Harmony.  Isn't that what we seek in our lives.  A balance between work, family and self.  

Mom & daughter on a door county horseback trail rideA home in Door County might be your first step toward harmony.  A home in Door County
where you can rest, relax, revive, enjoy good times with friends and family and create
memories for the generations to come.

If 2017 is the year you want to begin your quest for a Door County home, condo, piece of
land, or maybe a business opportunity so you can live where you work and work where you
play, call me at 920-493-5472.  
Search all the Door County listings, all the time and all updated here.  

Lisa Bieri

PASSION for Results.

CONCERN for People

Keller Williams Realty

 

Call me today at 920-493-5472 and let’s talk about your interests and schedule your private home tour. Or, search all the Door County listings--the EASIEST AND MOST RELIABLE SEARCH AROUND-- at Door County Listings by Location. 

 

Request your Door County Home Buyer’s Guide.  Lots of information to help you navigate the Door County home buying process!

 

Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin.  I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant.  I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations.  Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me. 

 

I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015,  a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.  

 

I am pleased to assist you in any of the Door County communities - Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Carlsville, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol, Whitefish Bay, Glidden Drive, Valmy, Institute and Sturgeon Bay.  Call me to talk about Door County real estate for sale, Door County property for sale, Door County vacant land and homesites for sale, Door County homes for sale, Door County waterfront homes for sale on Lake Michigan, Bay of Green Bay, Clark Lake and Kangaroo Lake, and Door County condos for sale. 

 

I live and work in Door County so consider me your resource for all things Door County, including what to do in Door County, Door County, Wisconsin.  Search the Door County Real estate market, get all the new Door County listings, read and participate in Door County real estate discussions at www.HomeInDoorCounty.com.

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 CRS, ePRO, GRI, RRS, SRES, CDPE

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