Find the Right Lake, Then the Right Home
The focus of this website is to make finding your dream lake real estate an easy and enjoyable experience. My name is Adam Gohlke and I have been buying, developing, and selling waterfront real estate in Wisconsin my whole life. Since the internet came about, I have learned many tricks when it comes to searching for lake property, so I put together this site based on what I have learned in my experiences. Hopefully, this helps my real estate clients easily find the lake homes or lots that suit them best. In my years of searching for waterfront homes and lots, I have found that the important data (information about the lake that the property is located on) was never easy to find. Therefore, this site focuses on providing the important information about the lake on which the properties are listed for sale along side the listings themselves. I also highlight listings I feel are high value with the Gold Bar to make the browsing experience faster.
The Importance of Lake Data
The most important information to have when looking at lake property in Northern Wisconsin is the data on the lake itself. Information such as the distance from town, the type of lake, the clarity of the lake, depth of the lake and how busy the lake is are the most important pieces of data to process when it comes to lake real estate. When you look at the waterfront properties listed on this site, just click on the lake name and you will be taken to a page with all the important information for that lake. You will also be able to see the rest of the current listings on the lake. It is helpful to know what else is for sale because it will give you an idea of what types of homes are on that lake. If you want to build a new million dollar home on a great lot, you probably won't want to be on a lake with a lot of run down old cabins.
Find Your Perfect Northern Wisconsin Lake Property
The left side of this page (if you are on a smart phone this section is not there (not enough room) you must use the links at the top of the page) is the quick navigation system I have developed for finding lake homes and lots in Northern Wisconsin. The first option you have is my lake finder. The lake finder can lead you to a list of Northern Wisconsin lakes that fit your priorities in just a few clicks. There are many ways to sort the lakes and you never have to fill out a form. Just click until you find the lake you are looking for. Once you find your ideal lake you can then browse the properties for sale on that particular lake. The second way you can search for your home or lot is to search by region. Since this is Northern Wisconsin we are talking about and not a highly populated area, I considered any place with a gas station, a grocery store, and a hardware store a town/region. The main regions are Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Three Lakes and Saint Germain. This is a good way to search if you have friends with a home in a certain area you would like to be close to or if you simply like an area based on past experience. The most popular towns in Northern Wisconsin are Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander, and Manitowish Waters. The third way you can search is by price. Browsing by price allows you to quickly get an idea of what types of lake houses and lake lots are available in each price range.
Helpful Tools For Your Waterfront Real Estate Search
At the top of the page you will find some more navigation buttons. They are pretty self-explanitory. Inside the "Explore Lakes" section you will find my blog (well, you will when I get it back up and running), where I write about different things going on in the Northern Wisconsin real estate market, new lake home and lot listings, and various other things related to buying lake property. You can also find my Buyer's Guide, which guides you through the evaluation process of finding the right lake, lot, and home. These property buying guides are something I have put together to just highlight some things to look for when buying waterfront property. The Lake Home Finder section will take you to the main lake homes page where you will find information that will help you find the perfect Northern Wisconsin lake house for your tastes. The Lake Lot Finder is the same thing as the Lake Home Finder, but for lots instead of houses. If you don't feel like searching through all the lake properties for sale yourself, you can always send me an email through the contact link and let me know what type of waterfront properties you are looking for. I would be glad to help!
Look for the Gold Bar
When you browse through the listings on this site, you will notice that some have a gold information bar. The gold bar signifies that it is a high quality listing. High quality means it is a good value considering what you are getting and what lake it is located on. If a site has a gray bar, it doesn't mean that it is a bad listing, I just did not find it as appealing as the one with gold bars. Of course, when it comes to judging a lake property everyone has different criteria, so think of the gold bar as a way to help you quickly move through the listings.
Scope of This Site
When people talk about Northern Wisconsin lake property, they are often talking about Oneida and Vilas counties, and more specifically, the Eagle River, Minocqua and Boulder Junction areas. Eagle River, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Rhinelander and Minocqua all have really nice lakes and are where most end up while visiting Northern Wisconsin. I have limited this site to lake lots starting at $100,000 and lake houses starting at $200,000, but would be willing to search for you if you are looking for less expensive waterfront real estate. The other limitation on this site is lake size. I only have displayed the listings on lakes over 50 acres. If you are interested in smaller lakes, I would be glad to help you out if you send me an email.
Working Towards A Common Goal
When you find the perfect Northern Wisconsin lake home or lake lot, send me an email or give me a call and we can work together to make it yours. From the initial excitement of looking at lake properties to the negotiation of the final details of your waterfront purchase, I love making deals come together. Happy browsing and I will talk to you soon!