Buying or selling a home on Big Marine. Here is some lake information that can help you when you are searching for a lake property for sale. This lake has a alot small cabins and a few large luxury properties.

I have been going to Big Marine lake for over 35 years so I know the lake well. If you are wanting to buy or move off the lake let me know we can help assist you.

Somes times we come across properties that sellers are offing owner financing.  Not alot of homes come for sale on this lake. Average I would say 3-4 homes a summer. Great fishing-water activities-Big Marine Park-boat launching on the north end of the lake. Vets camp for veterans is on the west side of the lake.

You can find alot of panfish-northern pike-Large mouth bass-crappies-some wallaye if you know where to find them. Very clean lake. Only minutes from forest lake and 25-30 minutes from Minneapolis and St.paul. Very close to the twin cities metro area. Forest lake and scandia school districts.


If you would like your lake property sold contact us we specialize in Big Marine lake homes.

This page summarizes the Big Marine lake waterfront properties


12020 196th Street N, Scandia MN 55047
List #:  4630549 Status:  Pending List Price:  $675,000
List Date:   08/03/2015     Sold Price:  
Style:   (SF) One 1/2 Stories  
County:  Washington Map/Coord: 54/C2
Beds: 3 Ttl F SqFt:  750 Yr Blt:  1966
Ttl Baths: 1 Acres:  1.74 Garage:  2
Lake/WF:   Lake Front Lake/WF Name: Big Marine Lake
Dt Closed:    Off Mkt Date: 08/25/2015  
East From From Forest Lake On Hiway97 To Maxwell Right, To 196th St N Right Drive To End & Park Go Threw Wood Gate Follow Red Sign To Cabin
Pub Remarks:  

There are only a couple natural sand point beaches on this lake and this is one of them all 350+ ft, Great sunsets across the lake very private location, one of the few areas with undeveloped land across the lake, good elevation to build your new home or just enjoy the cabin over sized 2 car garage with new roof Enjoy all types of water fun from fishing to sailing and of course swimming The total land is 1.75A if you need more the lot and home adjacent to the rear is listed with 5.1A



19126 Layton Avenue N, Scandia MN 55047
List #:  4555416 Status:  Sold List Price:  $199,900
List Date:   01/19/2015     Sold Price: $190,000
Style:   (SF) Four or More Level Split  
County:  Washington Map/Coord: 54/B2
Beds: 3 Ttl F SqFt:  1,884 Yr Blt:  1970
Ttl Baths: 2 Acres:  0.474 Garage:  1
Lake/WF:   Deeded Access,Lake View Lake/WF Name: Big Marine Lake
Dt Closed:  02/27/2015 Off Mkt Date: 01/29/2015  
Cty 155 To 191st (E) To 189th To Layton (N) To Home On Left.
Pub Remarks:  
Deeded access & lake views to Big Marine lake this spacious multi level 3bd 2 ba home features great amenities, full brick wood burning fp/LL FR, Jacauzzi tub, updated kitchen, hdw floors, fresh paint, private yrd/deck to enjoy wildlife, study & more


19441 Manning Trail N, Scandia MN 55047
List #:  4595499 Status:  Sold List Price:  $225,000
List Date:   05/08/2015     Sold Price: $204,330
Style:   (SF) One Story  
County:  Washington Map/Coord: 54/C2
Beds: 2 Ttl F SqFt:  837 Yr Blt:  1920
Ttl Baths: 1 Acres:  1 Garage:   
Lake/WF:   Lake Front Lake/WF Name: Big Marine Lake
Dt Closed:  06/11/2015 Off Mkt Date: 06/04/2015  
Manning Trail .2 Miles North Of Big Marine General Store, East On Private Driveway To 1st Y Schumann Arrow Go Right, Stay Right At 2nd Y.
Pub Remarks:  
Great opportunity to own Lakeshore close to the Twin Cities. 75 Feet on Big Marine Lake. Quaint cabin could be remodeled or replaced with new dream home.



18200 Olinda Trail N, Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047
List #:  4590600 Status:  Sold List Price:  $450,000
List Date:   04/28/2015     Sold Price: $418,000
Style:   (SF) Two Stories  
County:  Washington Map/Coord: 54/E3
Beds: 4 Ttl F SqFt:  2,080 Yr Blt:  1955
Ttl Baths: 2 Acres:  0.78 Garage:  2
Lake/WF:   Lake Front Lake/WF Name: Big Marine Lake
Dt Closed:  06/26/2015 Off Mkt Date: 05/18/2015  
Highway 3 North Of 4 (170th) Approximately 1.5 Miles.
Pub Remarks:  
Bring your boat & escape to this tranquil setting only 20 minutes from Stillwater. Watch eagles fly, tons of pan fish, sand between your toes, sunsets, & bonfires under the stars, you will enjoy lake living in this renovated cabin. Big garage for toys!


18553 Langly Avenue N, Scandia MN 55047
List #:  4578085 Status:  Sold List Price:  $242,500
List Date:   03/30/2015     Sold Price: $230,000
Style:   (SF) One Story  
County:  Washington Map/Coord: 54/B3
Beds: 1 Ttl F SqFt:  560 Yr Blt:  1954
Ttl Baths: 1 Acres:  0.112 Garage:   
Lake/WF:   Lake Front,River Front Lake/WF Name: Big Marine Lake
Dt Closed:  06/22/2015 Off Mkt Date: 06/26/2015  
Highway 36 To Manning North To 185th Street Turn Right/East To Langly, Turn Left/North Home On Right
Pub Remarks:  
Rare opportunity to be in a fully remodeled home on Big Marine, 50' of GREAT lake shore with amazing sunrises. Small but Prefect! new flooring, kitchen with SS appliances, bathroom, doors, windows, furnace... Enjoy summer on this fully recreational lake!

Pricing Recommendation

This page suggests a recommended selling price based on a thorough analysis of your property.

After analyzing your property, comparable properties on the market now, recent sales and comparable properties that failed to sell, I conclude that in the current market, your property is most likely to sell for 


Market Analysis Explanation

This is an explanation and overview of this market analysis.

This Comparative Market Analysis will help to determine the correct selling price of your home. Ultimately, the correct selling price is the highest possible price the market will bear.

This market analysis is divided into three categories:

1. Comparable homes that are currently for sale 2. Comparable homes that were recently sold
3. Comparable homes that failed to sell

Looking at similar homes that are currently offered for sale, we can assess the alternatives that a serious buyer has from which to choose. We can also be sure that we are not under pricing your home.

Looking at similar homes that were sold in the past few months, we can see a clear picture of how the market has valued homes that are comparable to yours. Banks and other lending institutions also analyze these sales to determine how much they can lend to qualified buyers.

Looking at similar homes that failed to sell, we can avoid pricing at a level that would not attract buyers.

This Comparative Market Analysis has been carefully prepared for you, analyzing homes similar to yours. The aim of this market analysis is to achieve the maximum selling price for your home, while being able to sell your home within a relatively short period of time.


Sources of Buyers

This page illustrates the primary sources of buyers for your property.

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There are several excellent reasons for selecting a professional Real Estate Agent to handle the sale of your property. For starters, our long-standing real estate expertise gives us the ability to network with other firms’ agents to promote your property to the widest possible audience, including the Internet. Selling your property depends on a lot more than advertising and signage – it takes referrals, word-of-mouth advertising, and networking. 


The Importance of Pricing

This chart highlights the importance of pricing correctly at market value.

This graph illustrates the importance of pricing correctly. The centerline represents market value. As you move above this market value, you attract much smaller percentage of prospective buyers, greatly reducing your chances of a sale. Conversely, as you move below market value, you attract a much larger percentage of potential buyers.

I want to sell my Big Marine Lake property.


The Effect of Over Pricing

This chart highlights the importance of pricing correctly at market value.

This is the average percentage difference between the Selling and Asking Price by the length of time the home was on the market.

- Put your best foot forward immediately

- Establish a competitive asking price

- Keep your home in top showing condition - Offer favorable financing terms


The Pitfalls of Overpricing a MN lake home-Minnesota lake shore

This chart highlights the importance of pricing correctly at market value.

Overpricing your house in the belief that you can reduce the price back later is a strategy that can backfire badly. For example, by the time you reduce your price, you may miss out on a surge of interest in properties like yours. Also, if prices are lowered, buyers may wonder if there’s something wrong with the property that kept other buyers away. So to keep from selling your property at below market value and from wasting valuable time, don’t fall into the overpricing trap


Setting the Price

This chart highlights the importance of pricing correctly at market value.

When setting a price for your property, the listing level must strike a balance between the seller’s need to achieve the best-possible return and the buyer’s need to get good value. With many years of experience, a professional Real Estate Agent can help you set a price that will accomplish both objectives.

Establishing market value

The market value of your property is determined in exactly the same way as any other commodity – what a buyer is willing to pay for it in today’s market. Despite the price you paid originally, or the value of any improvements you may have made, the value is determined by market forces.

Look at the competition

Buyers look at about a dozen properties on average before making an offer on a property. As a result, they have a good overview of the market and will compare your property against the competition. If it’s not in line with similar properties that are available, buyers won’t consider it good value for money.


Where a Commission Goes

This page describes how a commission is divided amongst all of the parties involved.

After a successful sale of your property, the real estate commission is shared among all who assisted in this important transaction. Generally, the commission is divided four ways: to the listing broker, the listing agent, the selling broker and the selling agent. In recognition of the important roles each played in the sale of your property, each is compensated by a percentage of the commission.




The Benefits of Using a Professional Realtor

This page outlines the benefits of using a professional Realtor to sell your property.

You’ll experience a wide variety of benefits when you hire a real estate professional. Successfully selling a property is a complicated exercise, and Realtors have the experience, resources and contacts to complete your sale quickly and smoothly.


A Realtor will help you determine the selling price of your property at a level that accurately reflects its value in current market conditions and will not cost you missed opportunities.


A Realtor will have many useful suggestions on ways to improve the marketability of your property, including cosmetic repairs and other items that will create a favorable impression among buyers.

Your property will enjoy a wider exposure among buyers when you use a Realtor. In addition to using flyers and organizing open house days, a Realtor’s extensive contact list of former clients, newly qualified buyers and other industry professionals can significantly reduce the time your property is on the market.

A Realtor will also allow you to tap into a highly productive and extensive industry network, such as a Multiple Listing Service or other industry marketing system.

Advertising your property efficiently is another area where a Realtor can play an important role. A Realtor’s experience in deciding on the most appropriate type and frequency of advertising for your property can be invaluable. For example, placing too many ads can create the impression that there may be something wrong with the property or that the seller is desperate.


Security is a major consideration when showing your home. By using a Realtor, you can rest assured that all showings will be pre-screened and supervised.


When negotiating a purchase, most buyers prefer to deal with a middleperson who is objective, unemotional and professional. Buyers will often feel more comfortable with a Realtor than with the owner when they want to raise issues that need resolving before making an offer.

Monitoring, Renegotiating, Closing or Settling
A Realtor will guide you through the minefield of potential problems associated with the appraisal, inspection and financing process, including the often complicated escrow instructions. In addition, your agent can meet and instruct any specialists or tradespeople who may be required for repairs or other issues that need to be completed before closing. 

STEVE VENNEMANN 651-334-8312 


My Guarantee to You

This page is my personal guarantee to you.

A guarantee you can count on

I'm so committed to meeting your sales objectives in a professional and pleasing manner, that I am willing to put our guarantee in writing.

My Performance Guarantee

I will develop a Property Marketing Plan that clearly spells out the methods I will use to promote your property to the widest-possible audience.

If I don’t act according to the agreed activities in the Plan, you may:

  • Advise me that you aren’t satisfied and ask for a revision of the Plan


  • Cancel the Listing Agreement

    Your complete satisfaction is my foremost concern.

  • Steps to a Positive Showing

    This page describes the key steps to making for a positive showing of your property.

    You only get one opportunity to make a good impression, so you want to make it count. By following these guidelines, you’ll enhance the attractiveness of your property and reduce the time it takes to generate serious offers.

    First Impressions

    How your property appears from the outside is important. To make a good first impression on a buyer, a clean driveway, a freshly mown lawn or a trimmed hedge will work wonders.

    Do a critical inspection of the exterior of your property, paying special attention to the condition of your windows, shutters, screens and gutters. One of the first things a buyer will notice is the need for painting. If your property looks like it needs painting, many buyers will form an unfavorable impression. Elsewhere, little things count. Make sure the front door is spotless, including the doorknob, and that the windows gleam.

    Cleanliness Counts

    Once inside your property, one of the key factors that influences its appeal to a buyer is cleanliness. Most important is front hallway, the kitchen and the bathrooms. Do a room-by-room cleaning, and don’t forget any out-of-sight areas because that’s often where a discriminating buyer will look first.

    The state of the carpets can also be a determining factor. At the very least, have your carpets cleaned, and if they are worn, it’s wise to replace them, or remove them if there is hardwood underneath.

    Less is More

    Clutter makes a poor impression. In closets, cabinets, kitchen countertops and other storage areas like basements, remove anything not needed for daily housekeeping. To make each room in your property look larger, get rid of or donate unnecessary furniture. Walk through your property and think: “Less is more.”


    Make sure everything is in good working order. Dripping faucets, squeaky steps and loose doorknobs can easily create a bad impression and reduce the value of your property. A few hours spent on repairs, whether by yourself or a tradesman, can pay big dividends when an offer is made.

    Little Things Count

    It’s easy to improve the appearance of any room. You may want to replace worn rugs or small pillows, put new towels in the bathroom or brighten up a room with a vase of flowers.

    Pull Together

    Get all the members of your household to pull together when it comes to getting – and keeping – your property ready to view. By getting everyone into the habit of spending a few minutes tidying up every morning for an afternoon showing, you improve your chances considerably.


    What it Takes to Show

    This page describes what it takes to show your property.

    Scheduling the Showing

    Coordination is the key. Before a sales associate from our firm or a cooperating broker shows or previews your property, a representative from our firm will contact you to schedule an appointment. You will then be notified of the timing, and, if it’s acceptable, the appointment will be confirmed. If you can’t be reached, the showing will proceed on the understanding that you wouldn’t want to miss any chances for interested buyers to view your property.


    Ordinarily, you’ll get plenty of notice about an appointment request. Some buyers, however, may ask to see your property as soon as possible. In such cases, a showing could take place within an hour or so. If a buyer requests a change to the timing of a scheduled showing, you’ll be given as much notice as possible.

    Special Instructions

    Any special instructions you may have given to your listing agent, such as information on pets, parking or security, will be listed in your property file and thoroughly explained to the sales associate who requested the showing.

    The Showing

    If you’re not on hand during a showing, the sales associate will use the property’s lock box to enter. If you’re available, sales associates will introduce themselves and give you a business card.


    The fewer people around during a showing, the better. It’s also a good rule to let the buyer roam freely and discuss the property with the sales associate without interruption. A properly briefed sales associate will know the buyer’s needs and will be able to point out the features that meet the requirements.

    Contact Information

    If you’re not going to be available to approve an appointment request, it’s important to notify your sales associate. By leaving a telephone number where you can be contacted, you can be notified immediately about an offer.


    Occasionally, sales associates may schedule an appointment to view your property without a buyer. By familiarizing themselves with what’s on the market, they will be an excellent position to alert a buyer to a property that fits the bill.

    Unscheduled Appointments


    • Ask any people who show up to view your property without an appointment to telephone the listing agent to request a showing. Even if the person identifies himself or herself as a licensed sales associate, an appointment request must be made first through your listing agent.