Buying A Lake Winnebago Property
Carter here with Crowley Real Estate and Century 21 and today we’re going to be discussing Lake Winnebago homes for sale. I’m going to go over the ins and outs of owning waterfront property on Lake Winnebago, here in the Fox Valley area. And the do’s and don’ts of each and what you should be aware of.
Need to Know #1 – Buying a Lake Winnebago Property
So first things first, owning property on Lake Winnebago can be great for the long term investment. Meaning, waterfront values are always appreciating. Over the past, say, 10, 20 years, the price points have risen drastically, 25, 30, 45%. When looking to buy a vacant lot you can expect the water frontage to typically cost you 2 to $3,000 a foot. So a hundred feet of frontage typically runs anywhere from 200 to $300,000 dependent upon, of course, the location, and how nice the actual lot is.
Let’s Discuss Shorelines on Lake Winnebago
Now to dig into Lake Winnebago waterfront property itself, where should you live on the Lake? What’s your goal? Do you want something that’s a vacation house? Do you want something that’s a full time residence? What are the things that you should personally know about living on Lake Winnebago? One of the things that I would say is the Lake is extremely shallow, at its deepest, it’s 26 feet deep. So what does that mean? The Lake turns over constantly. During the summertime you can expect to see a lot of algae, especially on the north side of Lake Winnebago. The water tends to turn green and I’m not talking just a dark green. It turns into a light green and it’s completely covering the entire north shore because it’s all algae. The algae turns up, it pushes to the north because of the wind and current. So that’s what you can expect to see on the north shore during the summertime.
Now on the east, west and south shores, typically the east shore, it is the deepest part of Lake Winnebago. It’s very rocky over there and that’s where the Stockbridge and Chilton area is. The east side of Lake Winnebago has a rockier bottom compared to the North & South Sides (Mainly Sand). On the West side of the Lake (Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha) you will find that it is a mixture of sand, clay, & rock. If you plan on swimming in Lake Winnebago often then I would recommend asking about the shoreline prior to purchase.
Need Help Buying a Waterfront Property on Lake Winnebago?
Lastly, if you need help either buying or selling your Lake Winnebago property, feel free to fill out the form below & Carter will reach out. It is always beneficial to have a phone conversation about what you are searching for so we can better understand you needs, wants, & desires. For immediate help give Carter a call at 920-252-2864