Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Deer Opener 2015!

Deer opener is fast approaching!  Our woods will once again be filled with eager deer hunters.  This year, opener is on November 7th, you can check out the DNR website for a full schedule and all the regulations in your area. The weather forecast says it will be about 40 degrees and sunny.  Good luck to all the hunters heading into the woods this weekend!

If you are looking for your own hunting land, visit us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty. We can help you find what you are looking for!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween 2015

It's the SCARIEST time of the year! Come up to the Brainerd Lakes Area to celebrate! Halloween also known as All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Day, is a day for us to remember the dead...but everyone knows (especially kids) that it's really about dressing up and eating candy!!! There are tons of events going on around the Brainerd Lakes Area, the following are a few for you to check out.

Visit the Brainerd Lakes Chamber website for more events in the area.

Check out our Pinterest Board: Halloween for some great ideas for entertaining for Halloween, some treats to make with the kids, and inexpensive ways to decorate your home for the holiday!

We love Halloween here at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, stop into any of our offices and any of our agents can make home buying and selling less SPOOKY!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Whitefish Chain

The Whitefish chain of Lakes is made up of 14 lakes including Upper Whitefish, Lower Whitefish, Arrowhead, Bertha, Big Trout, Clamshell, Cross, Daggett, Rush/Hen, Island, Little Pine, Lower Hay, and Pig Lake. 

Whitefish Lake - The largest in the chain, includes Lower and Upper Whitefish lake.  Great for all your favorite lake activities: fishing, all water sports, and relaxing on the pontoon. 

Arrowhead Lake - Located on the NE side of upper Whitefish Lake. This lake is fairly shallow, only getting 14 ft deep; this means it warms up quick and is great fishing in the spring. 

Bertha Lake- 334 acres, and no direct public access.  This lake can be accessed from Clamshell Lake and Lower Whitefish.  Great lake to catch northern!

Big Trout Lake- Just like it's name this is a great lake to catch lake trout. This lake (at it's deepest) is 129ft deep, you can find good fishing all year long!

Clamshell Lake- One of the smaller lakes on the Whitefish Chain, coming in at 189 acres.  This is a well populated lake, plenty of things to do and fish to catch. 

Cross Lake-  Second largest in the Whitefish Chain, at 1,751 acres and 19.6 miles of beautiful shoreline.  One of the best lakes to fish for Minnesota's favorite fish, walleye!

Dagget Lake- Located on the far north east corner of the chain, Dagget lake is 224 acres and only get 24 ft deep.  This is another great lake for spring pan fishing. 

Rush/Hen Lake- Closest to the city of Crosslake, this lake boasts 347 homes/cabins and 4 resorts.  A great lake to take your family!

Island Lake- A smaller lake that is sandwiched between Rush and Big Trout, and connects to the North East corner of Lower Whitefish.  Great lake to find northern!

Lower Hay- The westernmost lake on the chain and 685 acres, this lake is well populated and is large enough for you to enjoy all your favorite summer boating activities. 

Here is a great map of all the public accesses on the Whitefish Chain. If you are ready to find a place of your own to dock your boat...stop in and see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall in Northern Minnesota

Fall is one of the best times to come up north!  The mosquitoes have finally subsided and the lakes are starting to cool down.  Its time to pull out your over-sized sweaters and long johns, and sit around a couple more bonfires before it is to cold to even go outside.  

                                           Photo credit: MN DNR

Come up this weekend and see what beautiful northern Minnesota has to offer in the fall. The leaves are changing quickly, we are currently in peak color! The DNR website has some great information on why leaves change and you can check out when your area is in peak color.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup | Cooking ClassyHead over to the Nisswa Farmers Market to pick up all the stuff you need to make some soup to keep you warm as the weather turns colder. Here is a great site (Cooking Classy) with 30 different soup recipes for you to try, including the classic chicken noodle, and an easy creamy wild rice.

Actually I fall for the blues and greens first, but you can't deny what October does. Always stuns me.: Check out our Pintrest board: Fall in Northern MN for some great activities to do with you family, must try pumpkin recipes, fall decorating tips and some gorgeous pictures of the fall colors at the lake to get you inspired.

Come on up and see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty if you want to find your own little paradise. Whether you need some hunting land or a cabin on the lake, we have it all!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Decorating the Cabin!

Did you just buy a cabin?  Maybe you are dreaming of getting one!  Cabins here in the north-woods should be warm and cozy and filled with family and friends. 

If you are looking for a place to start decorating the cabin, try Christmas Point Wild Rice Company.  They have locations in Walker, MN and Baxter, MN.  They have been selling beautiful things for your cabin for over 30 years.  

Here are some other great places to check out online:

For more great ideas for decorating the cabin, check out our Pinterest Board - Decorating the Cabin
Tweet us @REMLAR a picture of your favorite cabin decoration #CabinLife

If this Blog post has inspired you to start looking for your own slice of heaven, visit us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty and let us help you find it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake fishing is some of the best in the state. 

There are a plenty of guides that would be happy to show you around this great lake! 
Brainerd Lakes Fishing Guides

Black and Brown Bullhead
Black Crappie
Large and Smallmouth Bass
Northen Pike 
Rock Bass
Yellow Perch

Maybe you would like to spend some time on dry land, Pelican lake has some excellent golf courses. The Traditional and Deacon Lodge are some of the favorites. 
If you want to take the family on a bike ride or a nice walk, check out the Paul Bunyan Trail!  50 miles paved from Brainerd to Bemidji.

There are 4 public accesses on Pelican Lake but if you are looking for a place to dock your boat for the whole summer...come see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, we can help!

Friday, July 3, 2015

4th Of July at the Lake!

4th of July weekend is a great time to come up to the lake. Its a great time for BBQ's, hanging out family and friends, and fishing.  Come on up and try out some of our lakes. 

Are you looking for the perfect place to take the family for Fireworks?  Here is a list of places to go see them, click the links for full event schedules for each city.

Check out our Pinterest board - 4th of July for some great ideas for decorating the house, crafts to do with the kids, and treats to make.

Tweet @REMAXLAR, #4thofJuly with your favorite way to celebrate Independance Day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tips for Selling Your Home FAST!

Are you selling your home?  Your real estate agent is a great tool, but there are some things you can do to help get your house sold.  Staging your house is a great way for people to see your home at its greatest and enjoy all the potential of it.  
Here is a great info graphic from

These are easy and inexpensive ways to get you moving to your next adventure.

The next best piece of advice would be to make sure your house is really clean.  Here is a great checklist from

This would be something you can do right when you put your house on the market then just make sure you do a light cleaning before any showings.  This checklist will also work when you SELL your home. You will want to make sure it is clean for the new owners. 

There are some other great ways to get your house sold on our Pinterest Board - Selling your home.  Check it out and start packing!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Gull Lake

Gull Lake is the perfect destination for family fun. You have 15 miles of lake to explore, great for fishing and water sports. Gull Lake is home to great golf courses, resorts, restaurants and shopping, you will find some peace and quiet and still be close to Brainerd and Nisswa. 

Gull is part of a chain of lakes that includes:  
  • Gull Lake
  • Upper Gull Lake
  • Roy Lake
  • Margaret Lake
  • Spider Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Love Lake
  • Steamboat Bay
  • Wilson Bay

And there is always something fun to do in the Lakes area,
here are just a few of some upcoming events: 
June 19th - Wine Tasting at the Grand View Lodge - Nisswa
June 19th & Every Friday-August 14th Pine River Duck Races - Pine River
June 20th - Annual Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendvous - Crosslake
June 20th - Gull Lake Summer Concert Series - East Gull Lake
June 20th - Lions Flea Market - Crosslake
June 21st - Sunday Funday @ Manhatten Beach Lodge - Manhatten Beach 
For all the events happening this week check out the Brainerd Lakes Chamber website.

Check out for some great houses to rent. Pick a week and see what the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer.  
When you are ready to buy your piece of it, come see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Leech Lake

Leech lake is a great lake, the third biggest lake in Minnesota. Whether you are looking for big open water for jet skis, or little bays for good fishing, or maybe a nice sandy beach for the kids to play, Leech lake has it all.   

Here are some great links some fishing reports and guides: 
Leech Lake- Fishing
Leech Lake - Fishing Guides
Gary Trimble Guide Service
Chuck Emery Pro Guide
Tom Wilson Fishing 

Here is a list of all the fish you can find in beautiful Leech Lake 

What is your favorite fish to catch?  Tweet @REMAXLAR, #FishingInMN

Here are sites for you to find all sorts of places to stay and things to do:
Leech Lake- Tourism
Leech Lake -VRBO
Leech Lake- Chamber Site

We are in for a gorgeous weekend here in the Lakes Area, the weather is warm and the fish are biting.  Come on up and catch some!

When you come and visit, you will inevitably fall in love...come see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty  and we can help you find your little slice of heaven.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lakes Area Events!

It is time again for the TURTLE RACES. Longville has been having turtle race for 47 years and Nisswa for 52!  This a great event in both cities that occurs from June 3rd to August 19th. There is plenty to eat and games to play, fun for the whole family. You will want to check out both! 
Check out these sites for more information about the Nisswa Turtle Races and the Longville Turtle Races

If you are in Crosslake, check out BIG FUN TUESDAY! This event will be held every week starting June 16th through August.  There are tons of fun things to do like minnow races, gunny sack races and even a giant pancake toss.  For more information check out Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake.

For more things to do this summer check out the Brainard Lakes Chamber page and if you come a little further north you can find lots of great events on the Longville Chamber page. 
Tweet @REMAXLAR your favorite thing to do in the Lakes Area in the Summer. #SummerAtTheLake 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a time we can be thankful and appreciate the men and women who fought and those that are currently fighting for our country.

Are you going to be in the Lakes Area this weekend?  Memorial Day Weekend is the kick off to the summer season and there are a ton of things going on around here.  

In Alexandria they have the 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast
In Nisswa on Saturday (23rd), they are having a Spring Bake Sale and Silent Auction
Head over to Crosslake for a Vendor Fair at The Crossfire.
Check out the Longville Lions selling burgers and another Bake Sale
Check out this site, Memorial Day Fun for EVEN MORE fun things to do this weekend in the Lakes Area

Maybe, you are coming up here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  The weather will be perfect for fishing, boating, lounging by the lake, and enjoying the lake life!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GLAR - My Realtor Knows...

Whether you enjoy the Alexandria Lakes Area or the Brainerd Lakes Area we have local experienced Realtors that can assist not only with your real estate needs, but also the highlights of your community.  Golfing, bike and walking trails, turtle races, nightlife, music festivals, ice fishing contests, dinning, county fairs, or state marching band competitions...Your Realtor knows...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty LOVES MOMS!

They really are the best!  Even as an adult she is the first
person you think of when your sick.  She is the first one you want to go to when you are sad.  She is the first person you want to tell when something great happens (like buying your first home). She has been there to support you and encourage you so make sure this mothers day you show her how much you care and appreciate all she does! 

There is always the classic flowers and chocolates...this year buy her a plant. Something she will be able to see everyday and enjoy for a long long time.  You can get some extra points by offering to come over and help her plant it in the yard! 

For some great ideas check out our Pinterest Board - Landscaping and Curb Appeal. There you will find some great flowers that are beautiful and will surely brighten up her day. Maybe your mother does not have a green thumb, and she needs something more "set it and forget it" you can find some very hardy options as well.
Tell us what you love about your mom on Twitter. @REMAXLAR #LoveMyMom