Pick the Buyer’s Agent Who Is Right for You

March 13, 2022

If you’ve ever flipped through an issue of Up North Home Showcase, you know that there are many valuable real estate agents serving northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula Michigan. With so many choices, as a buyer, how do you narrow down your options to find a real estate agent that is a great fit for you? Here…

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Looking Great Value, Amenities, and Community? Move to Merrill!

March 6, 2022

Have you heard? According to a recent study by the New York financial company, Smart Asset, Merrill was named the “most affordable place to live in Wisconsin.” This study analyzed data from all Wisconsin cities with a population of 5,000 or greater. The total cost of owning a home over a five-year period (including average…

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13 Tips for a Successful Cold-Weather Move

February 28, 2022

Wintertime and early springtime moves in northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula Michigan certainly have their challenges. Cold temperatures and slick roads and pathways can add complexities to even straightforward moves right down the road. However, sometimes crucial timing, discounted costs, and other considerations necessitate a cold-weather move, and planning ahead can help to prevent and…

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10 Things to Do Before Your Home Appraisal

February 21, 2022

The purpose of a home appraisal is for lenders to gain an unbiased estimate of the fair market value of a home’s worth. The appraiser will be looking at your home’s exterior (including structure, age, location, construction type and quality, foundation and roof integrity, gutters, siding, and parking) and interior (including square footage of livable…

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9 Ways to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal During the Winter

February 14, 2022

If your property is on the market this winter, you may assume that there’s nothing to do to improve curb appeal until the spring. But there are actually many things you can do to this effect this weekend! Here are nine ways you can improve your property’s curb appeal this winter.   1. Make sure…

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10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Living in Ironwood, Michigan

February 7, 2022

Thinking of relocating to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? Its impressive blend of community, culture, and natural attractions make Ironwood a great place to call home. Here are just 10 of the many reasons you’ll love living in Ironwood, Michigan. 1. Affordable real estate in a desirable location. Ironwood’s available properties range from modern-built homes with all…

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Make Downsizing Your Home After Retirement a Positive Experience

January 31, 2022

Moving homes is no easy task no matter when you do it. Downsizing your home after retirement, in particular, brings with it many potential stressors. However, if you plan ahead and consider these tips, you can avoid unnecessary headaches and look forward to your new, simpler lifestyle with positive emotions. Carefully Assess the Financial Aspects…

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Can You Afford Not to Hire an Agent to Sell Your Home?

January 24, 2022

There are avenues for those who wish to sell their homes without the assistance of a real estate agent, also known as for sale by owner, or FSBO. Commonly cited reasons for choosing to sell a home without hiring a listing agent are the following: To save on costs, namely the commission that the seller’s…

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Relocating? Find Community and Creature Comforts in Conover

January 17, 2022

Are you relocating or looking for a second home in northern Wisconsin? If you want the serenity of rural life within easy reach of vital community resources, shopping, restaurants, and culture, Conover checks off all these boxes—and more. A Nature Lover’s Haven Conover is located in central Vilas County, in northern Wisconsin, about 10–15 miles…

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Find Superb Materials for Your Renovation Project in Eagle River

January 11, 2022

Are you planning a spring renovation or construction project and looking for top-quality materials to complete the job? These four companies and Eagle River offer unparalleled service and top-quality materials. Pitlick & Wick Inc. Pitlick & Wick Inc. supplies both businesses and homeowners with construction materials such as crushed rock, gravel, and topsoil. Each one…

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