Archive for April, 2011

The Wonderful Wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Friday, April 29th, 2011

“Immortalized by Longfellow, the Midwest’s preferred vacation spot offers unspoiled forests, waterfalls and coastal villages”

Smithsonian.com has discovered the UP.

Upper Peninsuala of Michigan: Cliff jumping into clear blue lake.

Upper Peninsuala of Michigan: Cliff jumping into clear blue lake.

Here’s the complete article: Smithsonian Travel UP MI Story

Here is a slideshow of UP MI photos that accompanies the story: Smithsonian Travel UP MI Slideshow

Vacation Home Sales Strong

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

From the National Association of Realtors “Speaking of Real Estate Blog”

Vacation-Home Sales Surprisingly Strong

“In today’s market, you might think the vacation-home market would be really soft. But as it turns out, sales actually grew at a faster rate than those of primary residences between 2008 and 2009 (7.9 percent to 7.1 percent, respectively). That’s according to NAR’s Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, released at the end of April. It shows that the typical vacation-home buyer is making a lifestyle choice, with nine out of 10 saying they intend to use the property for vacations or as a family retreat.”

Posted April 23 by Brian Summerfield, online editor

Here’s the original comment on Realtor Mag at www.realtor.org.

Crivitz, The Good Old Days

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Crivitz, Wisconsin

Crivitz, Wisconsin

Crivitz, Wisconsin, before the streets were paved, before the traffic light, before McDonald’s. I bet real estate in Crivitz was cheap back then.

A nicely framed copy would look good over the fireplace in your vacation home or hunting cabin. You can support a great organization and order a print from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

UPDATE May 5, 2011: Here’s the same view as found on Google Maps Street View:

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