Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Real Estate News & Information
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Waupaca Chain News and Info


On and Off the Market for a Few Year – Sold Sign Showing Now

This property on Cleghorn Road – Columbia Lake – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes has been listed on and off going back to 2012.
Waupaca Chain O lakes Cleghorn columbia
When the new owners purchased this property, after it had been on the market for just 3 months, it was listed for $460,000.

This home was completely remodeled/redecorated into a nice year around home facing south looking across water skiing Columbia Lake. Lots of windows allow a stunning view of the lake. The property is located right in the center of the Waupaca Chain O Lakes country and has a nicely landscaped back yard with multilevel decks.

Four bedrooms and 2 full baths allow the new owners lots of space.

At the time of the sale the property had a property tax assessment of $380,000.

Both the buyers and sellers were represented by REMAX Lyons Real Estate.

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Sunset Lake House Attacks New Owners Quickly…

Waupaca Chain O Lakes Highland soldThis Sunset Lake house was for sale a little over 2 month before it joined the list of Waupaca Chain properties with new owners – this summer – so far.

By chain standards, this property’s .72 acres of land and 111 feet of frontage with good swimming make up a very large lot, at the end of a dead end road.

The home has 2300 square feet of living space across two floors with a walk out lower level. A large wrap around deck, nice patio, fireplace, 4 bedrooms and a nice 2 car detached garage helped make this property attractive to new Chain home owners.

The property had a property tax fair market value of $524,800 and was listed for $664,900 at the time of the sale .

For more information about all the homes that have sold on the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes this year, along with a list of all chain homes that are for sale please go to www.WaupacaWaterFront.com

Chain District Tries Beetles to Help Control Invasive Plants

In an effort to control purple loosestrife, the Waupaca Chain Lake District has planted beetle-infested plants.
Waupaca Chain Of Lakes Beetles
After purple loosestrife gets a foothold in a lake, pond or marsh, it chokes off habitat for other plants and forces out wildlife.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Galerucella beetles are a safe, effective bio-control of purple loosestrife.

When the beetles eat these plants, the plants are weakened and do not flower.

For the complete story visit www.WaupacaNow.com

Fun Show: Waupaca Chain Skiers

Waupaca Chain O Lakes - Chain SkiersThanks to all the hard working volunteers who make the Chain Skier Shows possible! Fun to go and watch from the water on Saturday nights. Skiers were cool, on a cool night, last evening. https://www.facebook.com/WaupacaChainSkiers

Chain O’ Lakes – Rental Property Sells After Several Years on the Market

Listed for sale since January 2012, this Chain O’ Lakes rental property on Miner Lake – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes has finally sold.

Waupaca Chain O lakes E Miner sold ArcThe property has two houses on one lot with a large 2 car garage. The three units have a total of 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

At the time of the sale this Chain property was setup as three separate rental units with large decks overlooking 70 feet of frontage which has hard sand frontage for great swimming.

At the time of the sale, the property had a fair market tax assessment of $599,000.  It was originally listed for $695,000 however, at the time of the sale was marketed for $449,000.

Is This a Great Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area Outhouse, or What?

Waupaca Chain O Lakes play areaIf you’ve ever driven on Hwy. QQ through the center of Waupaca Chain Country you’ve almost certainly driven right past this building without giving it a second thought. It’s in Oakwood County Park, a few hundred feet east of Crossings Condominiums on the north side of the road (just behind the children’s playground area).

The walls are faced with real stone. The building has running water and flush toilets. There are separate men’s and ladies’ rooms. There’s a drinking fountain and a trash can. Seriously, what more could you ask for?

The sign on the south-facing gable identifies the structure as a 1984 project of the Wisconsin Conservation Corps.

Oakwood Park covers almost 27 acres of land and includes a small wilderness pond and walking trails. The county provides 5 picnic tables and 3 grills there.

Red Mill Coffee & Ice Cream Re-Opens

This weekend marked a major milestone (not millstone) in the renovation of the Red Mill – the opening of the new Coffee & Ice Cream Shop.

Waupaca Chain Red Mill Todd

Pictured here are owners Todd and Sheila Lembcke standing in front of the entrance to the southern section of the old mill where, for the first time in the Red Mill’s history, food and beverage service now is available. Things aren’t quite finished – the railing around the steps, for example, and the signage. But the ice cream and coffee still taste great, and they’re great additions to a stroll around the grounds that include a Covered Bridge and the Chapel In The Woods.
Waupaca Chain O Lakes Red Mill Inside

Silver Mist Garden Center “Springs” Back After Fire Last Fall

Spring is in the air … Literally . . . in the air.

Waupaca Chain O Lakes Silver Mist Garden Center spring 350Over your head. In baskets.

The hanging basket selection at Silver Mist Garden Center over Mothers Day weekend was truly awe inspiring. Hundreds and hundreds of baskets were hanging in three display greenhouses.

They were going fast around Mothers Day, and the pace continued strong this past weekend. Remarkably, by the end of Memorial Day weekend, they will almost all be gone.

Silver Mist has recovered nicely from the fire there last November 1. A runaway welding ember flamed up after workers had gone out on a break. The water lines had just been blown out in preparation for winter, so little could be done even after the blaze became noticeable.

Waupaca Chain O Lakes hanging basket 350


One Chain resident commented: we got our hanging plant early this year …

but, Jack Frost has been after it recently so this plant has been spending a few nights indoorsSpring is in the air … Literally . . . in the air.

Over your head. In baskets.

Foreclosure Cottage on Dake Lake, Waupaca Chain Sells


Foreclosures are very rare on the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes and this one did not take long to sell. This property, which has 115 feet of water frontage, was originally listed at $329,900 in November of last year. As the frost went out of the ground a sold sign was planted in mid April.

At the time of the sale the property had a Fair Market Tax Assessment of $342,900 and was listed for $280,100. The cottage has 800 Sq Ft of living space.

For a complete list of all Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes properties for sale or for complete details of all area waterfront homes that have sold please go to www.WaupacaWaterFront.com

Miner Lake Cottages Sells on the Waupaca Chain

This nice two bedroom cottage with 71 feet of sand lake bottom frontage and 820 sq ft of living space sold recently on Miner Lake – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes.

Waupaca Chain O Lakes Miner soldThe property faces west on a nice level lot with a detached 2 car garage.

At the time of the sale the property was listed for $395,000 and had a tax bill assessment – at almost the same number – $395,400.