By Paul Schmitt
With the recent boom in home sales and the housing market, Door County real estate and title companies are working overtime to keep up with the workload this summer. Steve Estes of the Harbour Real Estate Group credits the bounce back in the economy since 2007 in freeing up money from lending institutions.
Ellen Ellingsen, a closing agent with Peninsula Title in Sturgeon Bay, says a lot of the local activity is coming from outside the area.
Ellingsen says refinancing, which peaked in the last six months, still is adding to the commercial and private property transactions. On June 30th alone, Peninsula Title had 31 closings between sales and loans, according to Ellingsen.