Lakefront Living

Madison's "Lake City" boasts elegant homes & condos located on Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Waubesa, and the beautiful Yahara River.

Found 14 blog entries about Lakefront Living.

There’s nothing quite like the lifestyle afforded by living on a lake – a lifestyle intertwined with nature. If you enjoy boating, lakefront property is ideal for you. But, even as investment property, lakefront homes offer a lot to the buyer, fetching top dollar as a vacation home or as a full-time rental.

Like any unique setup, however, lakefront property does come with a few disadvantages. It can be demanding to those who are not prepared. However, if you love nature or are looking for a good investment, lakefront real estate does not disappoint.

Your backyard

Scientists have been telling us for years how much healthier it is living within view of a body of water, but that’s not all lakefront property affords. Your backyard becomes your

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Lake Mendota pier

Living by the lake is dream for many Wisconsinites and for good reason – it’s relaxing. That’s not just an opinion, either; it’s a fact: “Studies indicate that being in a coastal or marine setting causes a six point increase on the 100-point happiness scale compared to urban settings. This is a greater happiness boost than reported at other nature settings such as farms, mountains, or woods,” says Zachary Slobig, writing in Psychology Today.

 Think a lakefront home is out of your budget? You might be surprised how affordable, with low mortgage rates to help, your dream of a stress-free life may be.

 Lake home buying, however, does have its share of special considerations, and it’s important to consider these to make the best choice when you

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The busy spring and summer home selling season is about to hit and buyers can’t wait. Right now we have a list of folks who are craving lakefront living and Lake Mendota is the one Madison lake that's most frequently mentioned. There’s a lot to consider when you decide to sell waterfront property so if you’ve decided that 2016 is the year you’ll sell your Lake Mendota home, read on.

Pricing your Lake Mendota home

The method real estate agents use to determine a property’s current market value won’t work with waterfront property. It can’t – it involves comparing one home to others that are similar in age, size, amenities and location, among other criteria. Waterfront properties aren’t tract homes, so how does one compare the incomparable? From the

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825 Farwell Dr, Maple BluffMaple Bluff's best kept secret! Elegant colonial located on 190' of super private lake frontage, the 5th largest lakefront lot in Maple Bluff! This 1910-built colonial has had two additions in the past 30 years that include five bay windows that create an uninterrupted space with charming views from almost every room. Two of the four upstairs bedrooms interlock with other "bonus" rooms to produce delightfully unexpected "hidden" rooms. The extensive lake views and extensive, partially-wooded lot are a rare treat, whether enjoying from inside, outside, or from the huge sleeping porch. Not only is 190 feet of lake frontage rarely available but the amount of majestic, mature trees make it one of the most private lakefront lots ever available on Lake

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Lake Kegonsa home for saleLooking to buy on the lake but thought you needed at least half a million smackers to get on the lakefront property ladder? Well, that's often the case but today you're in luck! Today the sellers of 2006 Barber Drive on Lake Kegonsa reduced the asking price to $409,900. A great price for a move-in ready home now being marketed as a short sale but involving a very responsive bank that's promising a quick turnaround time on offers submitted.

Not familiar with short sales? Not a problem. We go over the entire process in detail and let you decide if a short sale is right for your individual situation.

 For more information on this charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home complete with 2-car garage on 67' of pristine, sandy-bottom Lake Kegonsa lake frontage, please

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View from Lake Kegonsa, Fall of 2010This beautiful photo of Lake Kegonsa in all its fall glory was taken last weekend from the clear blue waters of Barbers Bay near Colladay Point on the western side of Lake Kegonsa in Stoughton WI. I was struck by how calm the waters were and how clear the skies were - an absolutely perfect day for a lake excursion in what is not quite the middle of October. Pretty amazing considering some of my friends and clients have already stored their boats away for the winter.

A few things you'll want to know about Lake Kegonsa: Lake Kegonsa is located a mere 15 minutes from downtown Madison WI at the end of the chain of lakes. It is 3,209 acres in size with a maximum depth of 31 feet and boasts some of the best fishing in the area including Muskie, Northern Pike,

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view of Lake Kegonsa from the dock of 2006 Barber DriveSeller says SELL! Remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 67' feet of pristine sandy-bottom lake frontage on beautiful Lake Kegonsa has been reduced a whopping $100K. This roomy lake home located a mere 20 minute drive from Madison was originally priced at $534,900 and is now value range priced at $434,900-$484,900.

Revel in unparalleled, unobstructed views from two different levels of this character-filled home on gorgeous Lake Kegonsa. Enjoy sandy, shallow, smooth water - great for waterskiing & fishing - on Lake Kegonsa, known for being unusually quiet given its location at the end of the chain of lakes. Features include huge eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, spacious family room with wood-burning stove, and walk-out lower

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huge price reduction on Lake KegonsaMotivated sellers just slashed the price nearly $40K on this brand new listing on Lake Kegonsa! This totally remodeled four bedroom, three bath bungalow features 65' of pristine water frontage on beautiful Lake Kegonsa. You'll absolutely revel in the unparalleled views this roomy home has to offer from two different levels located just 20 mins from the Capitol. This lakefront home has been totally remodeled & features huge eat-in kitchen, four good-sized bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lovely family room with wood-burning stove, & walk-out lower level. Enjoy unobstructed views plus sandy, shallow, smooth water that's simply perfect for waterskiing & fishing on gorgeous Lake Kegonsa, which is especially quiet due to its location at the end of Madison's chain

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Lake Kegonsa real estateLake & City Homes Realty is proud to announce our new listing located at 2006 Barber Drive on beautiful Lake Kegonsa! This spacious, fully renovated home sits on 67' of pristine sandy-bottom lakefront with panoramic views of Lake Kegonsa. Located at the end of the chain of lakes, Lake Kegonsa is a quieter lake that boasts some of the best fishing in the area. This tastefully updated home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a large eat-in kitchen, living room with wall of windows, master suite with walk-in closet and huge bathroom including a clawfoot tub. The spacious family room in the walk-out lower level features a wood-burning stove and French doors leading to a large office. Relax on your beautiful back deck, the pier, or the hammock, or hang out in…
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Lake Mendota homes for saleThe Dane County Waterbody Classification Project (aka "Shoreland Zoning") is a county effort that could impact approximately 57,000 properties located throughout Dane County. It would impose new regulations, higher costs to property owners, and possible negative impacts on property values for all properties located within a defined area known as "the shoreland zone". The shoreland zone in Dane County's villages and cities would be extended from 75’ from the water to 1000’ from lakes and ponds and 300’ from rivers and streams. This initiative would also impact the way Realtors represent properties and provide proper disclosure. The County is continuing with this effort despite the lack of good data that it will have a significant benefit to the lakes and

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