Buying a Home in Door County:

When some TLC can PAY OFF

I'm not ashamed to admit I am absolutely shameless when it comes to watching reality TV about houses.  My favorites are things like "Bargain Mansions",and anything that ends with "Bargain Hunt".   And let's not forget the classic (before 2020, when prices started to explode) "Fixer-Upper" episodes.

And what is the common these of these shows?  A lot of time, you'll have someone voicing over "Stacey and Tom want to realize their dream of owning a vacation home close to the lake---any lake--but it has to be a 3-5 hour drive from their home, and their 'all-in' budget MUST be under $400,000.00."

These shows were GREAT to watch until about 2020 (when all you could do is sit home and watch them, anyways, and then suddenly---you couldn't find a home for $400,000--even a fixer-upper.  Suddenly you couldn't find a FIVE HUNDRED dollar fixer-upper in some areas.

Well, as prices continue to escalate (the September data for Wisconsin just came out), we have a bargain-priced Door County home that is a fixer-upper.  It needs TLC.  But it has great location and TONS of potential.


North Bay Road Fixer-Upper

This home has two (smaller) bedrooms, a large country kitchen, dedicated laundry room, a living room with a lannonstone fireplace (that needs work), hardwood floors, a full bath and then a second bath upstairs that could be a half-bath (was a work in progress) plus a loft area over the living room and a detached two car garage with upstairs storage.

The property is located on approximately one acre and is less than five minutes by car from the heart of downtown Sister Bay and less than three minutes to Lake Michigan.  It's also less than five minutes from the public North Bay Boat Launch.

It's a fixer-upper.  It needs work.  Lots of it.  But it has great bones, and great potential.  And best of all... it's $249,900.00 (as of this writing).  Make an Offer.  Use some elbow grease and see how far you can make your money go to make this the home of your dreams.  Because if you came to me right now and said, "MaryKay, I'd like to buy a Door County dream home (or any home) for around $500,00--all in"---I'd be VERY hard-pressed to find you that home right now.

10562 N. Bay Road, Sister Bay WI 54234

Sister Bay Fixer-Upper for Sale

This home needs work.  But it could really become something special.  Contact me for more details on this "Fixer-Upper" at 10562 North Bay Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234 today.

Buying a Home in Door County:

When some TLC can PAY OFF

Home for Sale under $300,000 in Door County, Wisconsin

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Thank you for reading this Door County real estate blog!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and her passion is working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, a mother and a stepmother, loves dogs and serves as a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  MaryKay represents listings throughout the Door County peninsula and also represents many Buyers annually that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.