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Western Great Lakes Owl Survey to be Conducted on the Upper Chain

The following is from Phil Peterson’s Recent Newsletter Volunteer Coordinator – Pope Lake State Natural Area – Upper Chain, Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes
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Our first formally scheduled programs begin next month but we may go for an owl walk before then if we start hearing their calls. As I did last year I will be sending out a calendar prior to each month listing the date, time, and meeting place.

To receive Phil’s newsletter and calendar please drop Phil an email at Phil Peterson

We will again be conducting a modified Western Great Lakes Owl Survey. The Survey follows nationally-standardized protocols and asks observers to record all owls detected during a five-minute listening period at several locations (we will be doing only two). We will transmit the calls of the four owls we are most likely to find in our area, the Great Horned, Barred, Screech, and Saw-Whet, and listen for their response calls (last year we heard three of the four).

We will meet at N2417 Knight Lane about a half hour before sunset to listen to the recorded calls of these owls as well as talk a little about their life history. Next we drive to the Pope Lake State Natural Area to make our first set of observations. We will then drive to the Whispering Pines area to do the second set.

The survey can only be done on a calm, precipitation-free evening. You will need to dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to walk on hilly, possibly snow-covered roads. Season: March to May.

Chain Properties Selling for Under $450,000: Half Still Closing Less Than Assessed Value

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While most Chain houses selling for over $450,000 continue to sell for more than their assessed tax value, almost half the properties selling for under $450,000 are bringing less than their assessed tax value. While this trend was more dramatic a few year back, it is still an interesting trend when compared to how the higher priced properties on the Chain are doing compared to their assessment.

In the end, it appears, Chain buyers are willing to “pay the price” for the better quality water frontage and a larger home?

Demand for Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Properties Continues to be Strong!

21 Chain properties had new owner in 2015.

This number is down from the record high 31 Chain properties sold in 2014 but still, way ahead of the recession years – 2008 to 2011 – when only 8 to 10 properties sold each year. And, last year’s number of transactions is ahead of the 15 that sold back in 2007, just before the recession took hold.

So again, Chain property sales are still going strong, as the chart below shows.

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Several chain homes sold very quickly in 2015 but one finally sold after being on the market since 2009. This property was purchased in 2006 for $850,000 and then put back on the market 2 ½ years later. It finally sold this year (after 6 years on the market) and the final listing price was $550,000.

Six homes sold in less than 5 months this past year so, when Waupaca Chain buyers see good value, they move quickly.

Helped Chicago area Client Buy &Build a Waterfront Home Here and Helped Sell a Waterfront Home in Minnesota

This client called from an online ad and ended up buying two building lots on Big Hills Lake in Waushara County. We then helped hook our new friends up with an architect, contractor and interior designer to help build their dream home. We also assisted these folk in connecting with a top tier Realtor to help sell a waterfront property in Minnesota.

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Spectacular Waupaca Chain O Lakes Round Lake Home for Sale

For more details www.WaupacaRoundLake.com

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Premier Waupaca Chain O`Lakes property with panoramic views across Round Lk.

180 feet of firm sand lake bottom frontage for great swimming.

Over 6,100 finished sq ft of open concept living space with cherry hardwood floors on most of main and upper levels.
Huge master bedroom with private screened deck looking to lake.

Massive master bath with exquisite tile-work and cherry walk-in closet. 3 additional bedrooms each with a custom full bath.

Huge Chef’s kitchen with granite counters, hickory cabinetry, professional level built-in appliances, wind storage and coffee bar.

Open concept – kitchen to dining area to Great Room with 2 story wall of windows and massive stone FP.

Climate controlled wine tasting room, large sauna and exercise room with view of the lake are just a part of the lower walk out level .

Lower level also features a stone fireplace, game area, full wet bar and large sitting areas.

The amenities are endless…

Waupaca Chain Property Sold in 2005 and Again in 2015

This Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes four bedroom home, with 47 feet of frontage on McCrossen Lake has sold twice in 10 years. And, this year’s sale price was $34,000 less than in 2005.

The year around home has 1,660 Sq Ft of living space and a large 2 car detached garage.

At the time of the sale the property had a tax assessment of $470,500 and a final for sale price of $549,900.

For a complete list of all Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes properties for sale and that have sold please go to www.WaupacaChain.Info

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