Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gladwin County Hunting Land

Hunting Land in Gladwin County Michigan
 Beautiful Gladwin County...A Hunters Paradise
Hunting in gladwin county

Fall is in the air and Bow season is in full swing with rifle season right around the corner! There are a lot of great hunting properties in Gladwin County for you to call your own! Gladwin offers plentiful hunting land loaded with white tails and over 85,000 acres of state land for everyone's use.  Whether it's with your own acreage to hunt, or a smaller piece close to or adjoining state land, wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own slice of Up North Heaven!
There are many affordable options for all price ranges and budgets.  Click on the listings below that are currently available, and let me help you make your dream a reality.

Lot 51 Birchview, Gladwin Michigan MLS #153852 $5,500
5291 Wildwood, Alger, Michigan MLS #153071 $79,000
Lot 36 Birchview, Gladwin Michigan MLS #153853 $5,500
Lots 33 and 34 Spruce, Gladwin, Michigan MLS #154803 $3,900

For more listings in Gladwin County click HERE.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wixom Lake Waterfront! Price Reduction at 627 Quillette, Beaverton

Price Reduction at 627 Quillette, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront!!
627 Quillette, Beaverton

MLS #156017

100' of Wixom Lake Waterfront! 3 Bedroom, 1 bath with over 1,400 sq ft sits on an extra large, level waterfront lot. Blacktop circular drive leads to the attached 2 car garage. Separate laundry room near kitchen. 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms and a den with a sun porch overlooking the water. With a bit of updating this could be a wonderful year round home or weekend cottage. Separate 18x30 storage garage. Located in a desirable neighborhood on the Tobacco River side of Wixom Lake.

Click HERE to visit my website for more details on this Wixom Lake Waterfront Property!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Waterfront Homes For Sale on Secord Lake, Gladwin County

Waterfront Homes For Sale on Secord Lake and Smallwood Lake
 Secord Lake 
There are currently 45 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $49,900 - $389,000

Welcome! Visitors are welcome in Gladwin, Michigan especially the kind that like to stay and play awhile! Come with your family, your friends or just yourself and I'll bet you'll make new friends while you're here!
Secord Lake is an approximately 2,000 acre serene and picturesque all sports lake,inside Gladwin County and located in Gladwin, Michigan. The lake takes in Secord Township and is formed by the Tittabawassee River system. It would take many hours of boat travel to see the entire lake! You will find miles of shoreline and much sandy swimming!
Many people enjoy Secord Lake with pontoons, ski boats, jet ski's, fishing boats and it's not uncommon to see a canoe or kayak during the quieter times. Don't forget to check out Lost Arrow Resort on the Water, a beautiful waterfront resort that boasts a fabulous restaurant serving many fine foods including farm raised venison. The resort also offers trophy whitetail hunting, a sporting clay course, fishing, indoor pool and spa!

Below are featured listings for Secord Lake:
110 Fawn Lane, Gladwin, Michigan $160,000
110a Fawn Lane, Gladwin, Michigan $145,000
110b Fawn Lane, Gladwin, Michigan $20,000
3449 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, Michigan $135,900
133 West River Drive, Gladwin, Michigan  $175,000
3848 Thendara, Gladwin, Michigan $229,900
4426 Lakeview, Alger Michigan $99,000
3761 Jennings Court, Gladwin, MI  $119,900

Click Here to search more available listings for Secord Lake

Below are featured listing for near by Smallwood Lake:
385 Elevation, Gladwin, MI  $22,900
894 Rivers Terrace, Gladwin, MI  $117,900

Click here to search more available listings for Smallwood Lake!!

Waterfront Homes For Sale in Sugar Springs, Gladwin County

Waterfront Homes For Sale In Sugar Springs
Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot
View on Lake Lancer

There are currently 44 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $136,900-$439,900

Lake Lancer & Lancelot offer 1,000 acres of water fun with Lake Lancer at 780 acres and Lancelot at 230 acres. These two lakes are private and are for residents of Sugar Springs, a planned community with over 3,200 platted acres. There are 15 private beach clubs along the shores of the lakes for association members only. Some of the beach clubs offer restrooms, showers, swimming, picnic areas and boat launches. Fisherman enjoy the tranquility of the lakes and the Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass and Panfish that can readily be caught from both Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot. Lake waters are tested annually and treated several times per year to control weeds and infestation allowing boaters, skiers, jet skiers and swimmers to enjoy the waters! Lake Lancer and Lancelot are in Butman Township within Gladwin County. 

Below are featured listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot:

2067 Middle Haven, Gladwin, MI

Click here to search available listings in Sugar Springs

Waterfront Homes for Sale on Wixom Lake, Gladwin County

Waterfront Homes For Sale on Wixom Lake
Wixom Lake
Wixom Lake

There are currently 55 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $35,000 - $585,000

Welcome! Visitors are welcome in Beaverton, Michigan especially the kind that like to stay and play awhile! Come with your family, your friends or just yourself and I'll bet you'll make new friends while you're here! Wixom Lake is an approximately 2,000 acre all sports lake, inside Gladwin County and located in Beaverton, Michigan. The lake takes in Billings and Tobacco Township and is formed by the Tittabawassee River system and is also fed by the Cedar and Tobacco Rivers.
It would take many hours of boat travel to see the entire lake! Many people enjoy Wixom Lake with pontoons, ski boats, jet ski's, fishing boats and it's not uncommon to see a canoe or kayak during the quieter times. Be sure to check out "Pontoon Alley", a local and very popular area to spend the afternoon on Wixom Lake! Pontoon Alley boasts a shallow, sandy bottom swimming area with a very festive atmosphere!
Public access (DNR Launch Site) on Dundas Road on the Tobacco River side of the lake.

Below are featured listings on Wixom Lake. Click on the address to learn more about them.
1415 Birma Trail, Beaverton, Michigan  $94,000
4127 Wieman, Beaverton, Michigan $39,900
3537 Lakeview, Beaverton, Michigan $110,000
5347 Oakridge, Beaverton, Michigan $155,000
4237 Grant, Beaverton Michigan $39,900
681 Quillette, Beaverton Michigan $585,000
627 Quillette, Beaverton, Michigan $120,000
5278 Mallard Court, Beaverton, Michigan $129,000
4419 Lakeview, Beaverton, Michigan $148,000

Click here to search for more available listings on Wixom Lake

Possibly the Perfect Property for the Outdoorsman

We often get requests from buyers seeking acreage to hunt as well as having good trout water to fish.  Large enough parcels sometimes hit the market but are often out of financial reach for most buyers.  We have a property listed on The Manistee River right now, however, that is the perfect solution.  It's 11 acres with 200' on the flies only section of the river but it's completely surrounded by state land on all sides!  Grab the dog and your shotgun and work the river for more than two miles downstream before hitting the next private parcel!  This section of river is open to year round fishing as well and right now is prime time for catching huge Brown Trout on streamers!  Maybe even better, it's in the snow belt between Kalkaska and Grayling and provides ideal access to The Blue Bear Snowmobile Trails.  Ride your sleds to Traverse City or Mackinaw from here on mostly groomed trails.  The modest cabin can serve as camp if that's the intention or remove it and build a spectacular lodge with ultimate privacy.  The seller paid well over $200,000 for the property a few years ago and is now selling at a loss but wants it gone by winter.  Just reduced again to $149,900, it's possibly the last opportunity to get a perfect property for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and more in this price range.  Contact me at your opportunity to set up a private showing.  Click the photo above to view more details.  Bring the rod and waders and I'll show you a few bends that will certainly give up some nice trout...

Friday, October 12, 2012


Recreational home located in Garfield Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan on a woodsy private one acre parcel within minutes to thousands of acres of state forest land and the Big Manistee River.  Easy access off I-75 or US-27 via Military and Fletcher roads or US-131. 

This home features 2BR/1B, 2 stall deep block garage, large living room with wood stove, dining area with doorwall to deck and partial basement.  Lots of updates including siding and roof in 2003; all new windows, doors and doorwall; floorcoverings; furnace, hot water heater, and appliances.  This home is absolutely charming and is a pleasure to show.  Current owners heat with a very efficient wood stove at a very minimal cost per year. 

Located in Southwest Kalkaska County it is an easy drive to Kalkaska, Cadillac or Traverse City.  This is a great home for someone looking to have a very affordable "Up North" Getaway at a minimal expense.  If you like hunting, skiing, fishing or Relaxing, this is for you.  This is priced to sell at $69,900.  TAAR MLS #1740165.  Contact mary@homewaters or call 231/384-1207 for more information or to schedule a showing.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wixom Lake Waterfront! Reduction at 4127 Wieman Road, Beaverton MI

4127 Wieman Road, Beaverton MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront!!
4127 Wieman Road, Beaverton MI
MLS #156727

216' of frontage (3 lots) leading to main Wixom Lake. Adorable 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath single wide with recent cosmetic updates. Open kitchen and living room, 2 bedrooms and large family room addition. Room to bring your family to the lake! 2 car detached garage and spacious yard. Slope to the water where great fishing awaits! Gorgeous scenic view offers a more peaceful side of Wixom Lake, but with the main lake just a short boat ride away you can enjoy swimming, and all sports activities. Also a short walk to town for an ice cream or any necessities. Affordable way to own a slice of up north heaven!

Click HERE to visit my website for more details!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gladwin County Real Estate Market Conditions

Sonya Loose

Real Estate Market Conditions for September 2012

Gladwin County is located in rural Northern Michigan and is conveniently located within 3 hours of Detroit and 2-2.5 hours of Flint and Lansing making it easy to come "Up North" for the weekend. But, we encourage you to stay longer. After visiting Gladwin you will want to spend much more time here! Gladwin, Michigan is an area popular for its scenic lakes (including Wixom Lake and Secord Lake), plentiful state land, quaint parks, Amish communities and down town shopping. Gladwin is primarily a second home/resort community due to the amount of waterfront homes. Gladwin, Michigan has real estate to accommodate every buyer from very affordable cabins to luxurious homes. As a life-long resident of Gladwin County I know the area well and the real estate market even better!   

2750 Hoover, Gladwin                                    
27 Acre Country Setting                                 
Sonya Loose          
MLS #157349                    $199,000                  

3761 Jennings Court, Gladwin
Secord Lake Waterfront

 Sonya Loose
 MLS #156162                       $119,900
The real estate market conditions in Gladwin, Michigan along with most areas of Michigan, remain somewhat challenging, but appear to be stable! There is a slightly improving economy and less days on market. If you are interested in buying your first home or your vacation home, it is a fabulous time to buy! Interest rates are very low for qualified buyers, and there is a lot of inventory to choose from. Homes are more affordable then they have been in years! Buyers: As fall creeps up sellers may be willing to negotiate lower sales prices.  The inventory for summer is at its peak, let me help you find your special place to escape to or to call home. Sellers: September and October are historically the best month each years for sales. Your home needs exposure to the market so list today if you are serious about selling.

Here are the latest real estate market conditions for Gladwin, Michigan and the surrounding areas of Beaverton, Harrison, Clare, Rhodes, Bentley, Wixom Lake and Secord Lake. In September I had 5 closings and currently I have 6 pending.....sales continue to be strong!!
The Clare/Gladwin Board of Realtors currently has 1015 homes for sale through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and 83 of those were new to the market in September. The number of new listings is 18 less than last month. The average asking price of the homes currently on the market is $111,429 and the average days on market for those homes has been 273 days. These stats are only slightly different than the last 2.5 years clarifying my theory that the Gladwin, Michigan real estate market conditions are stable! Residential asking prices range from $8,000 - 950,000.

During the month of September we saw 66 homes sell/close in Gladwin, Michigan. This is 15 less than in August. The average asking price was $99,544. The average sales price was $90,173 and the average days on market for these homes was 251 days. The average days on market is 10 days more than last month. The sellers received an average of 90.5% of their asking price.

In Gladwin 73 homes expired from the market unsold in September. The main reason homes don't sell during their listing period is that they were priced incorrectly for the real estate market conditions and or condition of the home. In any market it is imperative that a listing be priced as competitively as possible for its condition in order to have the best chance of selling. To learn more about why homes expire from the market visit this link to a page on my website. If you're thinking about selling your Gladwin area home one very important fact to know about your real estate market conditions is the absorption rate. The absorption rate will tell you how long it will take for the current inventory of homes in Gladwin, Michigan to be absorbed by the market if no other homes come on the market. The absorption rate for September is 1.3 years! If you want your Gladwin, Michigan area home sold you need to know this number to help you price your home accordingly.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gladwin Co Hunting Land! Price Reduction at 240 Hilts Road, Gladwin

80 Acre Wooded Paradise
MLS #157018
80 ACRE WOODED PARADISE! Welcome home to the woods. 80 acres located at the end of the road for ultimate privacy & seclusion. Enter the property by the long driveway & you will find this 1,247 sq ft well maintained home nestled amongst the trees. Galley style kitchen w/ separate dining area that has a bow window overlooking the front yard. Living room adjoins the sun room that is the perfect spot for watching the deer, bear, squirrels, birds & more that call this property home. Step outside to a large back deck perfect for grilling or entertaining. The family room with wood stove can accommodate the largest of family dinners, game nights or perfect extra sleeping space. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a large laundry room. House has 2+ car attached garage. 24x24 det garage functions as a workshop (has hoist & air compressor). 30x60 steel building with 2 14' overhead doors can store a semi or large RV. Acreage is all hardwoods & has groomed trails throughout! Make this your hunt club!!

Click HERE to visit my website for more details!!!

Secord Lake Waterfront! Price Reduction at 3761 Jennings Court, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront!
MLS #156162

Nestled amongst the trees overlooking Secord Lake! 80' of frontage on all sports Secord Lake. This buyer chose this lake and this cottage about 20 years ago for the great fishing...bass, walleye, crappie and bluegills. Perfect spot to catch these right in front of the cottage. Chalet style cottage with an updated kitchen with newer pergo floors and counter tops, renovated bathroom tastefully done with ceramic floors and bath surround. Open living room and dining area with new carpet and fresh paint that steps into the newer sun room. Main floor master bedroom and entire loft is currently one open space but could easily be 2 bedrooms! Deck overlooking the water, patio at waters edge, newer storage shed, sold furnished and includes a pontoon boat. Enjoy the lake today!!

Click HERE to visit my website for more details on the Secord Lake Waterfront home!!

Kerwill Lake Access! Price Reduction at 1104 Ranger, Gladwin

Kerswill Lake Access Home
$29,900 with Land Contract Terms!
1104 Ranger, Gladwin, MI 48624
MLS #156922
Ready, set...RELAX! Completely updated home or cottage with access to private Kerswill Lake. 47 acre, private lake that offers great pan fishing (some of the best blue gill fishing around) and scenic views. Limited to 6hp motors it will remain serene and peaceful at all times. Access the lake at the park just around the corner from the house. It offers a picnic area, beach for the kids to play in the sand, a place to launch the boat, or a dock to fish from. Home/cottage is nestled amongst the pine tress on a very woodsy lot and while neighbors are close by the setting is private. Large deck that offers a peek a boo view of the lake! This 2 bedroom, 1 full bath offers an open kitchen and living area which is bright with natural light yet cozy and warm. Washer/dryer hook ups for extra convenience, full bath and 2 nice size bedrooms with large closet. Home is being sold with brand new furnishings! What a perfect spot for starting out, settling down or relaxing up north! Land Contract Terms.

Click HERE to visit my website for more details!!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Perfect "Up North" Getaway with towering trees, lots of privacy, natural landscape and turnkey home.  If you are looking to experience Northern Michigan and Kalkaska County at its finest-this is for you!!  Pure Michigan nature in abundance.  Minutes away to Fly Fishing on the Manistee River, boating and fishing on crystal clear Big Blue Lake and all the winter sports unique to this winter wonderland.

Year around home featuring 3BR/2B plus floor to ceiling windows on the front with spectacular views and surrounded by towering pines.  Gas fireplace for cozy evenings and two stall garage for storage needs.  Nothing else as nice currently on the market for this price.  MLS#1734964 priced at $149,900 and is turn key ready.  Take a look, you will not be disappointed.  Contact or call 231/384-1207.