Brainerd Area Lakes Real Estate Newsletter

Sunday, February 24, 2019


Upcoming Events in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Saturday, March 2

  • 2019 Moonlite Bay Mardi Gras Party
    Contact Moonlite Bay for more details
  • Ice Tee Open 2019 at Moonlite Bay - Crosslake, 11AM-2PM
    Enjoy two nine hole courses on the ice of Moonlite Bay in Crosslake.

Saturday, March 2

Saturday, March 9

  • 2019 St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop - Crosslake Pubs, 11:30AM
    http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2019-st-urho-s-day-grasshopper-hop-87433

Sunday, March 10

  • Family Skate Night at Breezy Point Sports Center - Breezy Point, 6PM-7:30PM

Saturday, March 16

  • 2019 St. Patrick's Day 45th Parade & Celebration - Crosslake, 9:30AM
    Lots of events during the day: http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/events/details/2019-st-patrick-s-day-45th-parade-celebration-crosslake-86094 
  • Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick’s Day Celebration - Brainerd, 11:30AM - Kid's Costume, 1PM - Parade
  • Whitefish Lodge St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot Party - Crosslake, 9AM-6PM
    Indoor Vendor Fair, Parking Lot Party Kickoff with Loaded Bloody Marys, Beers & Midori Mimosas,
    Full Bar, Food Garden & Live Music by Shane Martin, Live Music by Pandemic Band
  • 2019 - The Clover Dash 5K - Crosslake, 9:30AM

Sunday, March 24

  • 8th Annual Wild Game Dinner & Fundraiser - Gull Lake, 3PM-8PM
    http://lakeshoregunclub.com/event/wild-game-dinner-fundraiser/ 
Thursday, January 31, 2019


A Few Tips As We Kick Off Selling Season

Selling season begins after the Super Bowl, which means IT IS TIME to get the ball rolling! When you list your home for sale, there are many decisions you will make; choose a realtor that can help streamline and simplify the selling process.  Check out the following tips to get started:

1. Make sure your realtor has a strong online presence and is seen as an authority because buyers use online resources to narrow down their search.

2. Familiarity with your area/neighborhood is key. Selling a waterfront property is different than selling a traditional property, so find a realtor that has experience in both.

3. Staging is one of the best ways to give your home a facelift. This can be simple measures to show your home in a better light including decluttering and deep cleaning. Fresh flowers or plants will also brighten your space. 

4. Know what improvements will make a difference in your return on investment. Don’t spend money on updating features that won’t benefit the sale price. Many people spend thousands of dollars on updates that don’t translate in the listing price.

Your realtor should be your compass, trust in their expertise. And if you don’t feel they are guiding you in the right direction it might be time to find a realtor that aligns with your needs.

Saturday, January 26, 2019


LAKES AREA MARKET UPDATE - JANUARY 2019

 

 

Platte/Sullivan Lakes
Sold 4th qtr 1 $325,000
Pending 0
Active 1 $389,000
Sold YTD 15 $149,900-$445,000

Mille Lacs Lake
Sold 4th qtr 29 $59,900-$192,650
Pending 4 $64,900-$379,900
Active 14 $56,900-$399,000
Sold YTD 92 $45,000-$1,272,000
Roosevelt Lake Chain
Sold 4th qtr 5 $165,000-$315,000
Pending 1 $269,900
Active 1 $275,000
Sold YTD 22 $165,000-$536,000

 

Upper/Lower Mission Lakes
Sold 4th quarter 1 $255,000
Pending 1 $274,900
Active 2 $199,500-$220,000
Sold YTD 4 $230,000-$458,000

Bass Mission TWP
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 0
Sold YTD 0
Bass Lake Merrifield
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 1 $300,000
Sold YTD 0
Little Pelican Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 1 $299,900
Sold YTD 0
Lougee Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 1 $199,900
Sold YTD 0

 

Adney Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 0
Sold YTD 1 $290,000

 

Thunder Lake
Sold 4th quarter 1 $700,000
Pending 0
Active 1 $1,499,000
Sold YTD 8 $158,667-$700,000

Ox Lake
Sold 4th quarter 1 $440,000
Pending 0
Active 0
Sold YTD 3 $165,600-$590,000
East/West Fox Lakes
Sold 4th quarter 1 $282,000
Pending 0
Active 2 $115,000-$325,000
Sold YTD 7 $35,000-$605,000

 

Whitefish Lake Chain
Sold 4th Quarter 9 $90,500-$1,850,000
Pending 6 $299,900-$1,995,000
Active 42 $175,000-$5,990,000
Sold YTD 74 $49,800-$2,350,00

Gull Lake Chain
Sold 4th quarter 19 $334,000-$2,000,000
Pending 5 $525,000-$1,595,000
Active 51 $199,900-$3,145,000
Sold YTD 82 $75,000-$3,950,000
Pelican Lake                                                              
Sold 4th Quarter 6 $85,000-$540,000
Pending 1 $579,900
Active 14 $124,800-$1,699,000
Sold YTD 28 $78,000-$1,525,000

 

North Long Lake
Sold 4th quarter 2 $140,000-$436,000
Pending 0
Active 5 $189,900-$469,000
Sold YTD 14 $234,240-$535,000

Lake Hubert/Little Hubert
Sold 4th quarter 3 $405,000-$627,000
Pending 1 $899,900
Active 1 $349,500
Sold YTD 6 $293,500-$712,500
Horseshoe Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0 
Pending 0
Active 2 $175,000-$499,900
Sold YTD 9 $165,000-$700,000

 

Ossawinnamakee Lake
Sold 4th quarter 4 $282,000-$520,000
Pending 0 
Active 5 $420,000-$600,000
Sold YTD 15 $105,000-$685,000

Lake Edward
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 1 $190,000
Sold YTD 4 $260,000-$815,000
Washburn Lake
Sold 4th quarter 1 $647,500
Pending 1 $155,000
Active 2 $374,900-$995,000
Sold YTD 6 $110,000-$647,500

 

Cedar Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 9 $289,900- $795,000
Sold YTD 6 $207,500-$450,000

Eagle Lake
Sold 4th quarter 1 $195,000
Pending 0
Active 1 $200,000
Sold YTD 4 $195,000-$657,000
Mitchell Lake
Sold 4th quarter 1 $228,000
Pending 1 $575,000
Active 1 $324,900
Sold YTD 3 $205,000-$641,000

 

Upper South Long/South Long
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 0
Active 5 $161,000-$750,000
Sold YTD 10 $130,000-$565,000

Lower/Middle/Upper Cullen
Sold 4th quarter 1 $300,000
Pending 0
Active 4 $159,900-$365,000
Sold YTD 6 $145,000-$650,000
Sibley Lake
Sold 4th quarter 2 $215,000-$280,000
Pending 0
Active 4 $229,000 $524,000
Sold YTD 10 $159,000-$475,000

 

Rabbit Lake
Sold 4th quarter 0
Pending 1 400,000
Active 1 $294,900
Sold YTD 7 $171,500-$415,000

Serpent Lake
Sold 4th quarter 3 $500,000-$650,000
Pending 0
Active 0
Sold YTD 10 $245,000-$773,250
Crooked Lake Chain
Sold 4th quarter 1 $342,500
Pending 0
Active 2 $224,000- $995,000
Sold YTD 7 $150,000-$810,000


 

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2018


3rd Quarter Market Reports - Brainerd Lakes Area and Beyond

Pelican
Sold: 7 $195,000-$860,000
Pending: 2 $124,900-$585,000
Active: 23 $124,800-$1,699,000
Sold YTD: 23 $78,000-$1,525,000

Whitefish
Sold: 39 $49,800-$2,350,000
Pending: 4 $299,900-$900,000
Active: 72 $59,900-$5,990,000
Sold YTD: 65 $49,800-$2,350,000

Gull Chain
Sold: 25 $169,900-$3,950,000 "
Pending: 11 $385,000-$1,198,500
Active: 79 $199,900-$3,300,000
Sold YTD: 63 $75,000-$3,950,000

Horseshoe
Sold: 6 $180,000-$700,000
Pending: 0
Active: 4 $175,000-$734,900
Sold YTD: 9 $165,000-$700,000

Ossawinnamakee
Sold: 5 $234,900-$555,000
Pending: 2 $287,900-$395,000
Active: 7 $460,000-$750,000
Sold YTD: 12 $105,000-$685,000

North Long
Sold: 9 $234,240-$459,000
Pending: 1 $269,000
Active: 8 $62,000-$401,500
Sold YTD: 12 $234,240-$535,000

Upper South Long & South Long
Sold: 4 $130,000-$565,000
Pending: 0
Active: 5 $161,000-$750,000
Sold YTD: 10 $130,000-$565,000

Roosevelt Chain
Sold: 11 $195,000-$536,000
Pending: 2 $175,000-$209,000
Active: 9 $267,500-$629,900
Sold YTD: 17 $195,000-$536,000

Washburn/Thunder
Sold: 5 $205,000-$575,000
Pending: 3 $155,000-$689,900
Active: 5 $220,000-$1,985,000
Sold YTD: 11 $110,000-$575,000

Lake Edward
Sold: 1 $260,000
Pending: 0
Active: 2 $190,000-$360,000
Sold YTD: 4 $260,000-$815,000

Upper & Lower Mission
Sold: 2 $230,000-$390,000
Pending: 0
Active: 3 $199,500-$269,900
Sold YTD: 3 $230,000-$458,500

Monday, September 24, 2018


Beat the Cold Weather Blues with a Vacation Home Up North

During summer months we RUN to lake country, ditching work early to steal those precious moments on the boat. Come November, we are tempted to hide inside, when winter is calling us to come out and play. The winter months in Brainerd Lakes offers some amazing experiences if you dress appropriately for the cold and have a hot drink waiting for you inside.

If you’ve been dreaming of a vacation home and want to take advantage of it year-round, we’ve compiled a list of all the activities available during those “forgotten” months.

1. Ice Fishing
This is probably what you think of when you think of winter on a Minnesota lake. It’s classic! Tell us what’s not to love about catching fish in a heated trailer with a warm (most likely spiked) drink in hand.

2. Pond Hockey
Get the neighbors together, or bring some friends up for a friendly game. If you don’t feel like cooking there are plenty of restaurants in the area to free yourself from the kitchen.

3. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Is it wrong if we consider this an activity? There are so many amazing restaurants in the Brainerd Lakes area and beyond that it would be worth a weekend foodie trip.

4. Snowmobiling
What’s better than jet-skiing on open water? Snowmobiling on frozen water! Plus, the area has hundreds of miles of trails.

5. Downhill Skiing and Cross Country Skiing
There are many options for skiing in the area, including Mount Ski Gull and ski trails all throughout the Brainerd Lakes area.

6. Tubing
If skiing isn’t your jam but you like a little thrill, tubing is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Mount Ski Gull boasts the largest tubing hill in Minnesota. Or, just head out in search of a nice size hill and bring your own sleds. Good, old fashioned fun.

7. Winter Mountain Biking
The Cuyuna Lakes Trail offers nicely groomed winter biking trails. There are trails for every skill level. This is a great experience if you’ve never been!

8. Shopping
It’s okay to head indoors too! Nisswa is the perfect place for a shopping day, with two blocks of specialty shops and stores.

9. Ice Skating
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention hitting the lakes with your skates. This is a great activity with the kids too, and a fun way to get active outdoors in the winter.

10. Bonfires
End the day on a warm note with a bonfire by the lake. Roast s’mores, hot dogs and watch the stars. Sounds pretty perfect!

Winter up north is as good as summer if you do it right. Now is the most perfect time to start a vacation home search so you can take advantage of winter’s playground up north. Come and play!

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