Spring is around the corner and who does not have cabin fever by now?

This past winter has been long, cold and brought us lot’s of snow.


The beautiful thing about Lakes Country is its yearround attractions. But for now we like to leave winter and snow behind us to get ready for the open water season!

Lake Life is a lifestyle decision and a dream to live for so many people in the area. Whether you like to reside in Lakes Country all year long or if you are looking for a weekend home, there is a place for you here. At Jack Chivers Realty you will find a group of local experts guiding you through the process of finding your place by the water or in the country.

It has been 10 years since the housing crisis in 2009 and looking at property values in Lakes Country we can say that we are past any price corrections. Prices in the local area never dropped as significantly as in other places in the U.S.–however, we also had been affected by the recession. During the last 5 years we have experienced a very strong buyer’s market. Many people felt confident enough to invest in lakeshore property again. Real estate prices have been stable and it was a good market to buy.

Looking at the upcoming sales seasons we believe that it will be a few more strong years at least and more buyers will decide to purchase a second home. Interest rates may go up a little more but property values and affordability seem to justify their purchase decisions. We also feel that property prices are going to stay strong and we will possibly see a long term value increase again. Our local market is very unique and does not compare to any metro real estate market. That’s why it is in your best interest to connect with a local expert.

If you are in the market to sell or buy real estate in Lakes Country we would like to introduce ourselves to you. All sales agents are local experts which give you the required insight and knowledge when it comes to owning property here. Contact any of us and we like to introduce our group and service advantage to you.

Dirk Ockhardt