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Bayfield, WI as a thriving artist community

September 27, 2017

Lake Superior’s South Shore area may be better known as the gateway for sightseeing and exploring natural wonders, but one of the most pleasant surprises that the region holds is that it is also a lively hub for arts and crafts. It makes sense when you think about it – Bayfield’s natural beauty is just Read More…

Things to do at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

September 20, 2017

One of the best things about living in Bayfield, Wisconsin is being close to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. A national preserve comprising of 21 islands, this Lake Superior highlight is just half an hour’s ferry ride away from Bayfield’s shores. Here are some of the adventures that await you in this captivating paradise: Kayaking, Read More…

Old vs. new: What kind of home is right for you?

September 13, 2017

Having a hard time choosing between an old house and a new construction? Allow us to break down the pros and cons for you. Buying an old home PRO: Location Older homes and communities are usually closer to the center of town. You can easily walk to local establishments for either work or leisure. Older Read More…

Family-friendly Activities to Enjoy in Bayfield, WI

August 31, 2017

Looking for activities in Bayfield that you can enjoy with the entire family? We’ve got you covered. Our family-friendly to-do list will give you a head start on your planning: Experience Lake Superior The best thing about Bayfield is its majestic outdoors, top-billed by the greatest of the Great Lakes — Lake Superior. There are Read More…

10 Reasons You Should Visit Madeline Island, WI

August 28, 2017

Just a 20-minute ferry ride east of Bayfield, Madeline Island is an exceptional outdoor destination that should top your Wisconsin travel list. Here’s why: It’s the shiniest gem among the 22 Apostle Islands I Madeline Island is the largest among the 22 Apostle Islands. Offering a great mix of outdoor activities, history and art highlights, Read More…

How Reliable Are Sites Like Trulia and Zillow?

August 25, 2017

Nationwide real estate sites have become increasingly common in recent years. Many buyers and sellers flock to these generic sites to search for property or get an estimate on how much their house is worth. While these sites can be helpful for obtaining more info, seeing what is available on the market, and increasing your Read More…

The Best Places for Staycation in Bayfield, WI

August 23, 2017

The picturesque lakeshore surroundings of Bayfield, Wisccynsin are the ideal setting for a cozy staycation. You don’t have to go far to find a good place to bond with the family or to recharge over the weekend. Old Rittenhonse Inn 301 Rittenhouse Avenue Want to stay in a piece of Bayfield history? The town’s first-ever Read More…

Hiking Trails of Bayfield, WI

June 26, 2017

Bayfield has over 40 hiking trails — offering you numerous opportunities to reconnect with nature as you discover the sights and sounds of the county’s scenic trails. North Country National Scenic Trail A portion of this 4,600-mile trail meanders through Bayfield’s backwoods. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the Chequameagon-Nicholet National Forests northern half. Read More…

6 ways you can Restore a Historic Home

June 21, 2017

There’s a sense of pride that comes with owning a historic home. You revel in its storied past, marvel at its architectural details, and respect the craftsmanship that allowed it to remain standing for so long. Ownership also comes with a unique set of challenges, such as how to best restore and rehabilitate your home. Read More…

Bayfield Adventure Spotlight: Madeline Island

May 29, 2017

Madeline Island, just 20 minutes east of Bayfield by ferry, is one of Lake Superior’s finest jewels. The island is a favorite among summer vacationers who love its numerous outdoor adventures, scenic natural attractions, history, and culture. At over 14 miles long and 3 miles wide, Madeline Island is the largest member of the Apostle Read More…

Expert tips for home buyers

Buying a home is a significant decision – you want to make sure you do everything right. Buying a property for the first time can often seem like a daunting challenge, especially for new home buyers. One of the best ways to prepare is to simply find out more about the buying process. Once you’re Read More…

Discover South Shore Beaches

May 15, 2017

Who needs the ocean? Here on the South Shore of Lake Superior, we have some of the most immaculate, awe-inspiring beaches in the country. Come explore! Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Beaches With over 69,000 acres of pristine shoreline, this national lakeshore offers several incredible beaches as well as lush wilderness areas, historic lighthouses, extraordinary sea Read More…

Bayfield Adventure Spotlight: The Apostle Islands

May 5, 2017

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is one of the many reasons why people love living in Bayfield. Located just off the coast of the Bayfield Peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Superior, this gorgeous chain of islands is one of only four national lakeshores in the country. The lakeshore is composed of 21 of Read More…

Planning for a septic system when building a new home

March 15, 2017

Building a new home from the ground up requires a lot of planning. There are plenty of things to consider – from the overall exterior appearance down to details and fixtures within each room, every decision requires careful thought. Planning for a septic system is very similar. When building a septic system, every detail and Read More…

Update on Wisconsin Shoreline Zoning

March 3, 2017

As part of the 2015-16 legislative session successes was legislation concerning a series of private property issues. Some of these important measures protect private property rights while others remove regulatory barriers to residential and commercial development. The developments highlighted in this Legal Update address the new provisions enacted regarding shoreland zoning and the shifting in Read More…

Tips on how to sell your home for top dollar

March 1, 2017

Selling a home is much different these days, compared to how it was in the past. Back then, it was as simple as buying a property, owning it for a while, and then selling it to collect profit. A lot of things have changed – there are now more discriminating buyers, and there are a Read More…

What Makes Bayfield a Great Place to Call Home

February 27, 2017

For most people, Bayfield serves as a great starting point to a myriad of adventures. After all, this place is called the gateway to the Apostle Islands. Some people, however, like to take their time in Bayfield, lingering just enough to make them realize what makes this waterfront community a great place to call home. Read More…

The 5 Biggest Real Estate Trends of 2017

February 20, 2017

New technology, real estate developments, the millennial generation, and the United States’ new president — what are the factors and trends that will shape the real estate industry this 2017? Let’s find out. Here are the five biggest real estate trends to look out for this year. Millennials are expected to buy their first home. Read More…

Fantastic Bayfield Events for 2017

February 13, 2017

It is a widely accepted fact that Bayfield is home to some of the best festivities in Wisconsin. No matter the season or the weather, the following events attract hundreds to tens of thousands of tourists from all over the state and beyond. Here are some of Bayfield’s (and Wisconsin’s) most iconic and highly-awaited annual Read More…