Lake Homes For Sale:
Find The Right Lake Home
There are many lakes in Northern Wisconsin and nearly every one is beautiful, however there are pros and cons to each lake. While you can change a house or even a lot (with landscaping and such), you cannot change the lake. For that reason, I recommend using my Lake Finder to find lakes that will work for you now and in the future before deciding on a home.
Browsing Homes On This Site
You can start browsing for lake homes by clicking on the links to the left or on one of the categories listed below. If this is your first purchase of a Northern Wisconsin lake house, or you are interested in what I look for when looking at lake homes, you can check out my Buyer's Guide before you start your search. If you are looking for something specific and aren't able to find it, feel free to contact me and I can keep an eye out for houses that meet your criteria. When one pops up, I will let you know.
What To Look For In A Lake House
As I said above, the lake on which a house is located is by far the most important thing to consider. Once you have found some lakes that meet your criteria and start looking at homes in more detail you will want to consider a few different things. The first thing to consider is the age of the house. Northern Wisconsin has been built up over the years and there are waterfront homes available from all sorts of time periods. As time has marched on, the building styles and science has changed dramatically. Some older homes do have that vintage rustic charm that some people look for, but for the most part an older home is a home that comes with some headaches. Building codes have not been enforced for very long up here and you would be amazed at some of the things you find when remodelling an old house. Older homes are also more expensive to own because they lack proper insulation and air sealing. A second item to consider when looking at waterfront homes is the materials used in construction. While the summers up here are just about perfect, the winters can be harsh. Some materials need replacement sooner than others, and some need maintenance more often than others. If you would like additional information about what to look for when buying a lake home, you can check out my Buyer's Guide.