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Ring in the New Year

If you're still searching for the perfect New Year's Eve plans, look no further!

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The Geneva Inn

Enjoy a relaxing New Year’s Eve with the Geneva Inn.  Indulge in a luxurious six-course menu, celebrate with a midnight champagne toast and stay the night in one of The Geneva Inn’s beautiful rooms. Full package details below:

New Year’s Eve Package

  • Accommodations for one night
  • Delicious six course dinner
  • Jazz music by Walter Thomas from 9pm – 12am
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Continental breakfast from 8am – 10am

Call (262) 248-5680 for rates and availability

 Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

The Santa Cruise departs from the winter harbor, located at Gage Marina/Pier 290 at 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay.

Enjoy spectacular holiday lights along the Lake Geneva shoreline on your way to see Santa Claus at his North Pole Hideaway.

More information and pricing can be found here

Pier 290

Pier290

From 9pm – 1am, Pier 290 is the place to be to ring in 2017!  Check out everything included in their Celebration Package below:

  • DJ from 5pm – 9pm
  • Open “call” bar from 9pm – 1am
  • Michael Whalen Band 9pm – 1am
  • Late night snacks
  • Party Favors
  • Midnight cruise includes an open “call” bar and music
  • Champagne Toast
  • Balloon Drop and Streamers

New Year’s Eve Celebration Package – $75 per person (all-inclusive). Call ahead for group rates (262)-245-2100

Cafe Calamari

Cafe CalamariNYE

Enjoy all of the luxury Cafe Calamari typically offers, plus a special New Year’s Eve Menu.

Call now for reservations – (262)245-9665

Lake Geneva Country Meats

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Sparkling Wine Tasting
11:00am – 3:00pm

Discover Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and American sparkling wines at Lake Geneva Country Meat’s annual New Year’s Sparkling Wine Tasting.

Cheers to a prosperous New Year!

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CAUTION: Construction in Lake Geneva!

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We have some information on the upcoming and current road construction projects in downtown Lake Geneva per the City of Lake Geneva Street Department. 

In regards to the project on Hwy 50 from the Water Department up the hill to St. Francis, the road will not be being shut down nor closed to thru traffic at any time.  The signs directing you to find an alternative route are there just to help alleviate some traffic from the road during construction time but 90% of the work being done will be done on the side of the road, not on the roadway itself.  When it’s time to pave the new lane, the plan is to work overnight again not causing any major road closings during peak travel times.  Once the work is complete there will be 2 lanes with one center turn lane.

The other project that has caused some disturbance is on South Lake Shore Dr. between Stone Manor and Maytag Point.  This road work being done is for a water main and they expect the work to be complete by the end of June.  It is advised to use caution when traveling this road, especially headed southbound, as there are some rough spots and deep potholes.

FALL & REAL ESTATE

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Realtor.com’s Deena Weinberg writes and article tell home buyers what to expect and look for when purchasing or selling your home in the fall months… 

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET is open 365 days a year – yes, even on holidays – but there are cyclical trends to the marketplace. Some of those ups and downs are based on mortgage interest rates and housing availability, but some are based on season.

Next to spring, fall is the busiest season for home buying and selling. Autumn offers certain benefits to home buyers, including year-end tax breaks, pleasant weather conditions for moving and a wide selection of homes for sale. Read on to learn the advantages of buying in the fall.

Year-End Tax Breaks
Come September and October, people start to think about what year-end tax breaks they might be eligible for. Fortunately for home buyers, owning a home can yield great dividends in tax returns. For example, both mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible from gross income. Furthermore, if you have prepaid some interest before the due date of your first payment, and if you close your loan before the year’s end, that interest can also be deducted.

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Getting Ahead of Mother Nature

Buying a house before the deep freeze of winter sets in is very appealing to most home buyers. No one wants to worry about icy roads, snowstorms or blackout conditions on moving day, nor is it fun to move in sweltering summer heat.

School Year and Holidays
By wintertime, kids have settled into school, established friendships and become involved in extracurricular activities. Moving in summer would be least disruptive to your children’s schooling or social calendar, but autumn is next best. Also, by moving in fall, you’ll be settled snugly into your new home before Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.

More Home Choices
While home demand is not as keen in fall as it is in spring, it’s still high, so competition can be high, too. Fall buyers and sellers tend to be motivated to move, unlike the window-shoppers who sometimes come out in spring.

You may experience pressure to buy, due to the quick turnaround of houses on the market, but you’ll also benefit from the broad selection of homes available. In fact, between September and December, you may be able to visit several open houses in a single day, and listings will be updated frequently. Therefore, to make sure you don’t miss out on your dream house, it’s a good idea to regularly check listings and check in with your Realtor.

Fall Home-Buying Tips
Given the home-buying competition and the short, pre-holiday timetable in autumn, you may be tempted to place a bid that is out of your price range, for fear of losing the home. Before you make an offer, know what kind of house you need and what you canrealistically afford, and stick to your budget. You may want to explore prequalifying for a loan so that you’ll be ready to act when you find the home you want. And as always, whatever season you buy in, buy at the best time for you and your family, and hold out for the right house – there are always more homes to see and to choose among.