I admit to you that I find the market to be boring during this time of year. Yes, there are still sales. An aged piece of lakefront inventory closed yesterday, so that continues my expected winter market process of slowly weeding through and knocking off some of the inventory that failed to sell this past summer. And yes, there are some new pieces of inventory slowly trickling to the market. But are either of those exciting? Not especially, and so here I sit, wondering if anything happening is worth telling you about.
You’ll read some amazing news soon about a new buyer for a certain piece of legacy real estate on the lake. You won’t be surprised to learn that I’m representing that buyer, and that I find the possibility of what’s afoot to be incredibly exciting and undoubtedly game-changing for the Lake Geneva market. We are a world class destination that has, somehow, managed to elude world class amenities, not counting the lake itself and its activities. This forthcoming change is beyond exciting for me and this market, and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of it. The Driehaus sale and representing the University of Chicago with their Yerkes property notwithstanding, this very well might be the crowning involvement of my real estate career.
I’m working on finalizing the second winter issue of Summer Homes For City People. I think it’ll be a nice issue, but maybe not. I like it, but that’s because it’s a bunch of words that I wrote, and it’s mostly about yours truly and the market that I serve. If you like reading silly things that I’ve written AND market data on the lakefront market here, then you might like it, too. Might…
Starting December 30th I’ll present the data on this blog, so even if you don’t find a copy of my magazine you’ll be up to date on the market. For now, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. While I’ve enjoyed this temperate winter, I do not enjoy a snow-less holiday season. If I wanted to look at a bleak landscape devoid of snow, I’d move south.
“The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson