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Memorial Day Weekend in Woodruff!

The Saturday before Memorial Day brings some summertime fun to Woodruff. Family and friends of all ages are welcome to enjoy the annual Memorial Car and Craft Show. 

The 6th Annual Memorial Classic Car Show and 3rd Annual Dr. Late Museum Craft Show will take place on Saturday, May 27 from 9 am to 3 pmat Woodruff Town Hall (1418 1st Avenue - Hwy 47 Approximately 6 Blocks East of Hwy 51). 

Featuring classic cars from the 1900s to the 2000s, stocks and modified, a parade, face painting and clown fun for the kids, and plenty of food and beverage to go around. 

Memorial Day Remembrance's will also be held at Evergreen Cemetery at 11:00 am on Monday .

WE WISH ALL OUR VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Tips for Buying your Northwoods Vacation Home!

by Adam Redman

Summer is coming and it begs us to spend time in the great northwoods with our family! If you're like so many of our clients, you're looking to find the perfect vacation home for your family.  The Northwoods area of Minoqua is an excellent place to begin, since we have the best amenities and activities for year-round enjoyment. 

Here are 5 Tips for Buying your Minocqua Area Home:

Choose your perfect Location:  If you're considering buying a home here, you've most likely rented in the area before.  This is great because it provides the perfect guide for finding your ideal location.  Always consider proximity to the locations you frequent most, schools offered, and mileage if you'll be commuting to the office.

What can you Afford?  Before you begin your home search it's critical to consult with a Mortgage Lender and determine what you can realistically afford.  Knowing your financial guidelines before hand allows you to look at homes in your price range and allows you to make an offer knowing what you'll be approved to borrow.

What do you want in a home?  May sound very elementary, but it's important to know the amenities of a home that are most important to you, and which ones you'd be willing to forego if the location and price are right.  Again, you'll also want to consider it's proximity to the areas and venues that matter most to you.

Partner with the Local Expert Real Estate Team- It's critically important to your home sale to partner with the best local real estate experts!  Redman Realty Group focuses on the Minocqua and Northwoods area and provides local experts who have grown up in the area.  This provides you with valuable insight to new upcoming areas of development, best places for your particular hobbies and to match you with the town and home that meets your specific needs.

Make and Offer & Negotiate the details.  Even if you're a seasoned homeowner, working with a reputable local real estate professional who can provide the most up-to-date details of real estate transactions in the area will be important to the success of your home buying experience.  Making the right offer, while still negotiating the fine points are where the Redman Realty Group excels.

For more Home Buying Tips, please visit our website or give our team a call for a personal consultation!

We look forward to helping you find your Northwoods Dream Home!

Northwood's Fine Dining - The Guide's Inn

by Adam Redman

Dubbed the best restaurant in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. They pride themselves in “Outstanding Variety and Exceptional Quality”. The 4.5 star ratings on review websites such as Trip Advisor and Yelp would have to agree. 

 

A historical landmark in Boulder Junction since 1920. Named after the fishing guides who frequented the restaurant after fishing all day. First open as a brown shack behind the Inn where moonshine was stored and served to lumberjacks in the area. The Guides Inn was then built as a home in 1936, was remodeled slowly but surely into the restaurant and bar that it is today.

 

Today, the restaurant is owned and operated by Jimmy Dean Vanrossum. 

 

There are a variety of fine dining options with cuisine styles ranging from American to French to Eurpoean. A little bit of something on the menu for everyone's palette. Whether you're in the mood for a locally caugh fish, best known for their Walleye. Or how about a hearty bowl of pasta. You can even indulge in veal specialties, steak and more.  

 

To view the menu, click here

 

The Guide's Inn

5421 Park St

Boulder Junction, WI 54512

 

Phone: 715-385-2233

Website: The Guide's Inn


Minocqua Bike Trails

by Adam Redman

Minocqua Bike Trails 
The Northwoods and Lakeland area of Wisconsin is home to endless miles of woodland paths and bike trails! Offering beautiful scenery for bicyclists and hikers alike with  thousands of gorgeous lakes, rivers and streams on over 600 miles of trails through the public forest. 

 

The Bearskin, one of the best known trails in the area, starts in downtown Minocqua and cascades along the Bearskin Creek- 18 miles of fabulous trails which follows the former railroad corridor that was built to transport white pine logs of Northern Wisconsin to various Midwestern cities. On this trail you’ll encounter stunning, remote wilderness and wildlife, picnic areas and restrooms for use along the way.

 


 

Choose the perfect bike trail for you and your family here:  Bike Trail Maps 

 

Trail Access & Parking:

To access the southern end of the Bearskin Trail- Take US-51 from Minocqua to County Road K and turn left.  The trailhead will be on the left -hand side approximately 0.75 miles from the turn.

To access the Northern end of Bearskin Trail-  Take US-51 to Minocqua and turn left onto Park Avenue. Continue on this road while it veers to the right and becomes Front Street.  Trailhead parking lot is located off Front Street behind the post office.

 

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Adam Redman

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Minocqua WI 54548
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