16216 Ia-86, otherwise known as Peace Harbor, is the most unique property in all of Iowa, resting upon 178 feet of  coveted West Lake Okoboji shoreline.

What makes Peace Harbor one of the most astounding properties ever to be seen in Okoboji real estate?  The innovation of this home, and the spectacular views.  Peace harbor showcases an artistic spin on elegant craftsmanship and creativity, teeming with customized features, from top to bottom. The sparkling waters of West Okoboji certainly add to the magnificence of this home too.  

This masterpiece was built in 2004 by Spirit Lake, Iowa, native Tom Bedell, who built Berkley & Co./Pure Fishing into the largest fishing tackle company in the world.  Over 24,000 square feet of complete luxury,…

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As summer draws to a close, the longer days, warmer weather, and time spent outdoors by our beautiful Iowa Great Lakes begins to fade. Our seasonal friends and guests return to their primary residences, and vacation-mode naturally declines. However, all is not lost now that summer is over! Anyone who lives here knows that the Okoboji lakeshore lifestyle is spectacular year-round. Not too long from now, we'll be bundled up, cooking hearty soups, and prepping for the University of Okoboji Winter Games! But for those who consider themselves as seasonal Okobojians, here are some helpful tips for shutting down your Okoboji lakefront property for the season.

1. Clean Like You Are Moving Out

Putting away most of your items in bins, such as linens,…

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Your Source for Lakeshore Living in Okoboji

We are thrilled to announce the launch of hoien.com! Our site has been designed to provide you with the valuable information you need to help make your home search as easy as possible. As your Lakeshore specialists, we wanted to provide our clients with a site that is both enjoyable and informative.

Our Site Can Provide You With:

  • State-of-the-art technology
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  • Agents that understand your unique home buying needs

Take Your Home Search to the Next Level with Our Client Dashboard

Shopping for a home is an exciting experience, but finding the time to sit down and research the real estate market can be overwhelming.…

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Anyone living in the Okoboji region will tell you that they live in one of the best places in the country and the reasons for this are endless. At Hoien Realty, we feel the same way. We are honored to be living and servicing the Okoboji area for its strong sense of community, thriving economy, outstanding selection of recreational activities, and breathtaking natural scenery. 

If you've been thinking about relocating to small-town USA, we have five reasons why you should choose Okoboji, IA real estate:

1. Okoboji Waterfront Real Estate

Generations of families have made Okoboji's chain of glacial lakes their favorite vacation destination for its natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities. In fact, Okoboji is known to inspire some…

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Beat the summer heat in your Okoboji, IA home

Here are five foolproof ways to beat the heat in your Hampton Roads home this summer:

1. Invest In Cooling Curtains

Thermal or blackout curtains work to insulate your home from the hot summer sun. Install them to cover windows that regularly have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight throughout the day. Not only will the curtains block out the sun and heat, it will help saving on energy costs because your air conditioner won't have to work as hard, simultaneously cooling your home and your wallet.

2. Service Your Air Conditioner

You may think this tip seems straight forward but how many times has the hot summer heat taken you by surprise, leaving you to fire up the air conditioner without having it properly serviced.

It's recommended…

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