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buying a home in door county

8 Steps to Purchasing Property

  1. Deciding to Buy. Purchasing a home or property is the single most important financial decision many people will make. We understand that you are not just making a transaction, but that your home truly embodies your life, family and dreams.
  2. Choosing an experienced agent. Now is the time to engage with a real estate professional who can guide you. We will spend time with you to help you discern what you want and need in a home, and help you embark on your search.
  3. Securing financing. At True North, we work with several local lenders whom we trust to provide you with excellent financing for your purchase. Your lender will verify your income, run a credit check, analyze your assets and determine how much money you can borrow. Once you are pre-approved for a loan, the search begins in earnest.
  4. Finding your home. This is the most exciting part of the process. At True North, we keep in close contact with you and work diligently to match you with available properties that align with your lifestyle, usage and finances.
  5. Making an offer. Your agent will help you get to know the local market, find comparable listings and ultimately analyze the listing price of the property you love in order to decide on an appropriate offer, which includes price and other variables. We negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best possible agreement for the property you desire.
  6. Due Diligence. Through facilitating an inspection and further analyzing the property, your agent will help you understand any challenges or required improvements to your home. This part of the process can hold surprises, but our goal is to help ensure that your purchase is transparent, and any shortfalls of the property are fully disclosed and addressed.
  7. Insurance, appraisal and survey. Before closing, you need to secure homeowner’s insurance. Your lender will also require an appraisal that will determine if the home is worth the contract price. You may also be required to obtain a survey of the property. Your True North agent will work with your lender to coordinate the necessary steps.
  8. Closing. During the weeks before closing, your lender will work to finalize your loan. This is a critical time for remaining in contact with your agent and lender, and refrain from any major spending without approval from your loan officer. On closing day, you will meet with a title company where a title agent will review all the documents needing your signature to finalize your purchase. Your True North agent will act as your advocate throughout this process, ensuring that all paperwork reflects the proper agreements. Once the funds have been released, you are “funded” and your home/property is yours. Time to celebrate!

Buyer Representation

It is in both a buyer’s and a broker’s best interest to formalize the buyer-broker relationship through a Buyer Agency Agreement. Here’s why:

  1. Clear expectations. An agreement with a True North professional as your buyer agent is based on mutual consent and satisfaction. We will provide a clear written outline of our obligations to you, as well as what we expect from you, the buyer. As in any agreement, if a buyer agent isn’t living up to your expectations, you may cancel the agreement.
  2. Strong advocacy. Working with one agent (as opposed to several listing agents) benefits you as your agent knows you and what you are seeking and is contractually bound to negotiate for your best interest. Empowered by the agency relationship, your buyer agent may also seek out unlisted properties on your behalf.
  3. Avoid disputes. Confusion can arise when a buyer indicates interest to more than one selling agent. To avoid disagreement on commissions and other transactions, work with one buyer agent who represents you.

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    Bay Shore Dr

    Sister Bay, WI 54234

    Professional Realty of Door County
    9Picture(s)
    1.15Acre
    Visits:1
    1+ acre lot at the corner of Highway 42 (Bay Shore Drive) and Fieldcrest Road. A great spot for your new venture, as you will be surrounded by well-established businesses such as Aurora Health Center, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Johnson's Park and Professional Realty. A sunny, open parcel with nice highway exposure.
    $495,000

    2311 Hidden Maples Pl

    Sister Bay, WI 54234

    Kellstrom-Ray Agency
    3Bedroom(s)
    2Bathroom(s)
    2 Car GarageParking(s)
    23Picture(s)
    1,650Sqft
    Visits:2
    Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit at Hidden Maples. Very bright and cheerful, south facing with large deck off of the sunroom. Open concept kitchen, living and dining with vaulted ceilings. Large master suite, beautiful stone, gas log fireplace and attached, 2 car garage.
    $375,000

    4940 Landmark Cir

    Egg Harbor, WI 54209

    CB Real Estate Group Egg Harbor
    1Bedroom(s)
    1Bathroom(s)
    CommonParking(s)
    34Picture(s)
    675Sqft
    Visits:1
    PREMIERE WATERSIDE KING in the Navigator. These units rarely come on the market. Upscale condo with all the updates (and more) required by Landmark's Rental Company. Large wall of windows to take in the water views. All living area dimensions are much larger than standard units. A must see! Huge bedroom with built-in cabinetry plus an add'l spacious closet & dresser.
    $235,000Sold for $235,000 on 05/20/22

    4940 Landmark Cir

    Egg Harbor, WI 54209

    CB Real Estate Group Egg Harbor
    1Bedroom(s)
    1Bathroom(s)
    CommonParking(s)
    33Picture(s)
    593Sqft
    Visits:1
    Sought after WATERSIDE king unit in the Navigator. Upscale condo with all the updates (and more) required by Landmark's Rental Company. Stainless appliances & granite countertops. Handicapped accessible bathroom (much larger than the standard bathroom layout) features a beautifully remodeled walk-in shower. Exquisite custom woodwork throughout - cabinetry, interior doors, woodwork & trim.
    $124,500Sold for $124,500 on 05/20/22

    6967 Hwy 42/57

    Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

    CB Real Estate Group Sturgeon Bay
    11-25 SpacesParking(s)
    5Picture(s)
    4,032Sqft
    Visits:2
    Commercial property located across from Bay Marine and next to Premier Concrete. There is over 525ft of highway frontage and a total of 3.4 acres. A barn is on the property that is being used for a work shop and storage. If you have an Idea for a business this property would give you the exposure you would be looking for.
    $349,000

    9094 County Rd X

    Forestville, WI 54213

    CB Real Estate Group Fish Creek
    4Bedroom(s)
    2Bathroom(s)
    36Picture(s)
    1,640Sqft
    Visits:2
    This well-built brick home is ready for you to move right in. Beautiful landscaping will welcome you this spring including a Koi pond with waterfall, orchard with 5 apple & 4 pear trees. Old barn (lots of lumber to be reclaimed) and updated barn with workshop (to do reclaimed barn wood projects!) and new metal roof. Tons of natural light creates a warm and inviting home.
    $265,000Sold for $268,000 on 05/20/22

    Hwy 42

    Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

    Action Realty
    3Picture(s)
    30Acre
    Visits:1
    Beautiful, wooded acreage comprised of 3 parcels: 020-01-28272532E (28+acres mostly wetland), 32G (.55acre) & 32H (.55 acre). Tax amount reflects all 3 parcels. Build your home and hunt in your backyard! Nice variety of trees on the property. Easy commute to Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay.
    $189,000

    11647 Carrington Ln

    Ellison Bay, WI 54210

    Kellstrom-Ray Agency
    3Bedroom(s)
    2Bathroom(s)
    2 Car GarageParking(s)
    28Picture(s)
    1,100Sqft
    Visits:6
    Very nice home in Meadow Wood located between Sister Bay and Ellison Bay. Newer paint, carpet and window treatments. Comfortable living in this home which offers and open concept and attached 2 car garage. Low maintenance landscaping, some nice trees, rock paths, front and back porch and a paved driveway. The unit offers acres and acres of orchard views.
    $234,900Sold for $250,250 on 05/20/22

    4908 Landmark Cir

    Egg Harbor, WI 54234

    Kellstrom-Ray Agency
    1Bedroom(s)
    1Bathroom(s)
    CommonParking(s)
    23Picture(s)
    551Sqft
    Visits:17
    Searching for the ideal Door County getaway? Search no more. Available now: tastefully decorated, updated, desirable first floor unit at the Landmark Resort, located on approximately 40 acres close to downtown Egg Harbor along a wooded bluff that is lovely in all seasons.
    $95,000

    5332 Elaine Dr

    Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

    CB Real Estate Group Egg Harbor
    2Bedroom(s)
    1Bathroom(s)
    35Picture(s)
    1,092Sqft
    Visits:13
    QUAINT COTTAGE IN THE WOODS with 1.57 acres. Great location between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay. This open concept home is perfect for a full time residence or vacation home. Upper level loft can be used for additional living space or sleeping area. Tile floor radiant heating system.
    $289,000

    TBD Cottage Bluff Ln

    Fish Creek, WI 54212

    CB Real Estate Group Fish Creek
    6Picture(s)
    2.20Acre
    Visits:15
    Beautifully wooded corner homesite just above Cottage Row hill. Easy access to Hwy 42 (.4 miles) and just 1.5 miles down Cottage Row to downtown Fish Creek. Power, phone, driveway entrance, and HIGH SPEED internet installed to unit. Nice mix of hardwoods, cedar, and evergreen trees. The Uplands at Cottage Row is a land only condominium and has just 12 homesites.
    $158,000

    6200 Bay Shore Dr

    Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

    Shorewest Realtors
    3Bedroom(s)
    1Bathroom(s)
    50Picture(s)
    1,056Sqft
    Visits:54
    Wooded Oasis on highly desirable Bay Shore Dr. Ranch home on 1.5 acre lot. Host 3 bedrooms. Open Concept. Private Laundry with outdoor entrance. 2 stall attached garage with with double stall. Great for a Master Suite Conversion. Ready for its next chapter.
    $265,000Sold for $270,000 on 05/20/22
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