Monday, December 31, 2012
Thank you to all of those clients who have chosen to entrust their real estate transactions to Homewaters, L.L.C. We're very lucky to have been able to participate in over 200 transactions in 2012 and guide many people through the largest single investment they'll make in their lives. We're fortunate to be able to help so many find their own piece of northern Michigan and enjoy the fantastic lifestyle that comes along with it. Thanks to you we sold over $30,000,000 in real estate in 2012 which makes it once again our best year in business.
With the election year behind us and more and more baby boomers heading to northern Michigan for retirement, 2013 is certain to be yet another amazing year for our firm. I hope 2012 found you and your family happy and healthy and that 2013 is even better yet! Happy New Year! Have fun tonight and be careful!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
New Listing at 780 Quillette, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront Private Easement
Water & woods! 25' of Wixom Lake frontage across the street, for your private use, is included w/ this beautiful home. Located on a paved road on a woodsy 1.69 acre parcel. Huge paved drive & bright red front door welcome you in. Upper level living is 1,200 sq ft that boasts an open concept. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light & offer you amazing views of the lake. Foyer space has a dark wood laminate flooring, living area is spacious & has room for everyone! Kitchen is very well done w/ oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances, solid surface counters & center island. Dining area w/ door to deck. Full bath w/ granite counter on vanity. 2 bedrooms w/ extra large closets both overlook the backyard & woods. Ground level offers a 40x60 pole barn style garage w/ in-floor heat that is neat & clean & offers space for at least 4 vehicles along w/ an area perfect for hanging out & relaxing, a laundry/mechanical room, full bathroom & an entire room dedicated to your storage needs.
Click HERE to visit my website to learn more about this beautiful home!!
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Friday, December 14, 2012
110 Fawn Lane, Gladwin
Secord Lake Waterfront
MLS #157249 $160,000
5347 Oakridge, Beaverton
Wixom Lake Waterfront
MLS #157347 $155,000
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 a lot of inventory remains. Homes are more affordable then they have been in years! Buyers: With winter here sellers may be willing to negotiate lower sales prices. Let me help you find your special place to escape to or to call home. Sellers: Your home needs exposure to the market all year long! 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 November I had 7 closings and currently I have 7 pending.....sales continue to be strong!!
The Clare/Gladwin Board of Realtors currently has 854 homes for sale through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and 62 of those were new to the market in November. The number of new listings is 30 less than last month. The average asking price of the homes currently on the market is $103,996 and the average days on market for those homes has been 290 days. These stats are only slightly different than they have been the last 3 years clarifying my theory that the Gladwin, Michigan real estate market conditions are stable! Residential asking prices range from $7,500 - 950,000.
During the month of November we saw 42 homes sell/close in the area. This is 22 less than in October, demonstrating the beginning of our "off season". The average asking price was $90,842. The average sales price was $82,468 and the average days on market for these homes was 237 days. The average days on market is 19 days less than last month. The sellers received an average of 89.7% of their asking price.
In Gladwin 88 homes expired from the market unsold in November. 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 November is 1.7 years! If you want your Gladwin, Michigan area home sold you need to know this number to help you price your home accordingly.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Real Estate Market Conditions on Secord Lake
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!
There are currently 35 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $69,900 to $325,000.
November saw one new listing on Secord Lake for $115,000.
This month nine listings expired and three homes sold.
Below are featured listings for Secord Lake:
3729 West Branch Drive $249,900
3848 Thendara $229,900
110 Fawn $160,000
110a Fawn $145,000
110b Fawn $20,000
4426 Lakeview, Alger $99,000
3761 Jennings Court $119,900
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s on Secord Lake!!!!
Real Estate Market Conditions forLake
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.
There are currently 51 active listings onLake. They range in price from
$35,000 - $572,000.
November saw four new listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $139,900 - $189,000.
During the month of November we saw five listings expire and five homes sell.
Below are featured listings on Wixom Lake. Click on the address to learn more about them.5347 Oakridge, Beaverton, MI $155,000
4237 Grant, Beaverton MI $39,900
681 Quillette, Beaverton MI $585,000
627 Quillette, Beaverton, MI $95,000
4127 Wieman, Beaverton, MI $39,900
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Real Estate Market Conditions for Sugar Springs
Lake Lancer & Lancelot
There are currently 30 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot.
They range in price from $174,900 to $439,900
During the month of November we saw four listing expire and two home sell.
Click here to search for available listings in Sugar Springs!!