Thursday, May 30, 2013

Secord Lake Waterfront Price Reduction! 110 Fawn Lane, Gladwin

Price Reduction at 110 Fawn Lane, Gladwin, MI
Secord Lake Waterfront Home
MLS #157249

Well maintained, one owner home on Secord Lake! Massive 1.3 acre yard offers 186' on all sports, 2000+ acre Secord Lake. Frontage is on a small cut but is facing main lake creating gorgeous views. Main floor offers a well equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, tiled bath, light and bright living room with fireplace. Screen porch overlooks the water and is the perfect sunny spot to sit and enjoy the lake. Also a half bath on the main floor that includes the washer/dryer. Walkout basement with extra large family room perfect for entertaining and overnight guests. Wood stove for cozy nights too! Bonus storage room in basement and mechanical room. 2 car detached garage with lean to, concrete patio and storage shed complete the package. Year round fun and recreation with state land nearby and ORV and snowmobile trails. House and 1 1/2 lots can be purchased for $139,900. 1 1/2 vacant lots for $15,000.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gladwin and Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot

May Real Estate Market Snapshot for the Gladwin and Clare County Area Homes

1323 McKimmy Drive, Beaverton 
Wixom Lake Waterfront  
MLS #158966
Active Listings: 934 (132 new listings came on the market in April)
Average Asking Price: $107,050
Average Days on Market : 265
Range of Asking Prices: $7,995-$950,000
Sold: 49 Sold in April (41 sold in March)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $81,996
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $75,238
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 249 (15 days less than March)
Sellers Received: 91.7% of their asking price
Total Residential Sales Volume: $3,611,458 (up from $2,594,500 in March)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 34 (up 2 from March)
100,000-199,999: 12 (up 6 from March)
200,000-299,999: 3 (same as March)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same as March)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as March)

sonya loose  
Secord Lake Waterfront Sold for $90,000!!

**32 Homes Expired off the Market in April
Absorption Rate = 1.6 Years
*This information was provided by the Clare/Gladwin Board of Realtors. The report was generated from the Multiple Listing Service, where all CGBR members' transactions are recorded. The report covers all the members' residential transactions for the month of January. Although there are no geographical boundaries defining members' service areas, the majority of CGBR transactions take place in Clare and Gladwin County.

Secord Lake Waterfront Price Reduction at 3848 Thendara in Gladwin

Price Reduction at 3848 Thendara, Gladwin, MI
Secord Lake Waterfront
MLS #157394

 Stunning Secord Lake home! 120' on an all sports lake w/ a level lot that offers a beach area & walk out sandy swimming! This .65 acre treed lot & wide open lake views provide that woods & water up north atmosphere. W/ one of the largest lake front lots & amount of water frontage it is a rare find! The 3 bedroom 1.5 bath chalet is move in ready & can be sold w/ furnishings. Main floor laundry room, 2 main floor bedrooms that are large enough to accommodate all your guests. The large windows & 2 oversize patio doors in the great room offer a floor to ceiling wall of windows & breathtaking views. Cozy fireplace w/ wood stove insert & field stone surround. Completely updated kitchen. Patio doors lead to extensive multi-level decking overlooking the lake. 2nd floor offers a loft area perfect for home office or additional sleeping space for weekend guests & a 3rd bedroom with a 1/2 bath. 2+ car garage with unfinished bonus room & a 1+ car garage for more outside storage.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home! 174 Lockwood Drive, Gladwin

New Listing at 174 Lockwood Drive, Gladwin, MI
Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home!
MLS #159069

 100' on all sports Smallwood Lake! The view is just breathtaking at this year round home or get away cottage. Walk into the open kitchen and large dining room with a picture window that offers a beautiful view of the lake. Oversize living room is great for gathering or extra sleeping space. 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath are in this 1,200 sq foot home with knotty pine throughout the main rooms. Separate laundry/mechanical room for extra convenience. 2 Car detached garage for parking or storage. Fenced and gated yard with a small blacktop driveway approach. The updated, extensive decking will surely be a favorite spot to entertain or sit and relax and take it all in! Gazebo in front and steps to the water. Smallwood Lake offers all sports boating and jet skiing activities as well as great fishing! Wood seawall and permanent dock are here but do need attention. This one is priced to sell! 
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Would you ask your family doctor to perform brain surgery?

Then why entrust the purchase or sale of unique waterfront or recreational property to some ordinary brokerage?  There are plenty of terrific agents out there working in very successful firms who may be able to put together a deal on your property, but why not work with a specialist?  Homewaters, L.L.C. was built from the ground up to market and sell waterfront and recreational properties.  Our agents and brokers have a unique set of tools and experience that give them a distinct advantage over their competitors.  Our website, was built specifically for those seeking waterfront or recreational properties throughout northern Michigan.  Nearly 90% of our visitors conduct a search for these special properties.  The site also features descriptions, maps, and other information about most major bodies of water we service.  Because our agents and brokers deal with so much waterfront property, they have an in depth understanding of issues that arise when purchasing or selling these properties that may not be present in more traditional properties.

On the flip side of that coin, I'd certainly trust a brain surgeon to prescribe some antibiotics to knock out a nasty sinus infection.  While we offer some phenomenal advantages for those looking to sell or buyer waterfront and recreational properties, we're happy to put our skills to use in the sale of more traditional properties.  70% of our sales have been waterfront, but we've also sold nearly $30,000,000 in off water properties since our founding in 2007.  From first time buyers to families looking for that upgraded home to retirees seeking a downtown condo, our agents and brokers are more than qualified to ensure they each achieve their real estate goals.

Regardless of the type of property you're looking to buy or sell,  contact one of our agents or brokers to learn more about Homewaters, L.L.C. and how they can help or just click the image above for more details! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In the Fog?

Home Waters Recreational Real Estate

In the fog about buying recreational property?

Finding a good real estate agent / broker is essential to enjoying a painless real estate transaction. The saying is "20% of the agents do 80% of the business," and it is true. The question is how can you find a good real estate agent? The best agent for you doesn't necessarily work at the largest brokerage, close the most transactions or make the most money. The best agent for you is an experienced professional who will listen to you, conduct themselves in an ethical manner and knows your market.

All Realtors® are licensed to sell real estate as an agent or a broker but not all real estate agents are Realtors®. Only Realtors® can display the Realtor® logo. Realtors® belong to the National Association of Realtors and pledge to follow the Code of Ethics, a comprehensive list containing 17 articles and underlying standards of practice, which establish levels of conduct that are higher than ordinary business practices or those required by law. Less than half of all licensees are Realtors®.

Take a clear path to the light at the end of your search...use Home Waters Recreational Real Estate and Mark Bear, Realtor

Monday, May 20, 2013

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!! 1323 McKimmy Drive, Beaverton

New Listing at 1323 McKimmy Drive, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront!
 MLS #158966

60' of main Wixom Lake frontage! Located on the Tobacco side of Wixom Lake this 1,300 sq ft ranch style home can be found in one of the best neighborhoods! Enter into the cozy sun room done in knotty pine that has a patio door to the deck. Step into the open kitchen and living room and you will be sure to appreciate the water views and the move in ready, extremely well cared for home. Kitchen has ceramic tile floors, newer stainless steel appliances and ample cupboard and counter space complete with an eating bar. Wood laminate flooring in the dining room area. Spacious living room with an attractive electric fireplace. High quality Andersen patio doors lead you to the deck overlooking Wixom Lake. The deck offers covered and open areas so you choose sun or shade! Master suite, 2 additional bedrooms and another full bath. 1.5 car detached garage, updated vinyl siding with a wood grain look, steel seawall, suspended u-shaped docks,and tiered landscaping with many perennials! 

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday on Wixom Lake!

Seems like we've been waiting an eternity for a day like this!  Finally its here.  82 degrees, bright sun and a lazy day!!  While waiting for some friends and fellow Realtor, Jenna McKinnon, we cruised the lake slowly and I thought I would share some of the beautiful scenery.  If you already know Wixom Lake you know why we love it.  If you aren't familiar it is a 2,000 acre all sports lake located in Beaverton, Michigan inside Gladwin County.  There is real estate available for all budgets!  Come boat with us!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Secord Lake Waterfront! 4580 Mohawk Trail, Gladwin, MI

Secord Lake Waterfront
MLS #158960
120' of frontage on all sports Secord Lake! Meticulously cared for and very well maintained, you will appreciate that you can move right in whether it is for year round living or your up north lake house. Enter into this home and the lake views from each window is what you will notice first! Galley style kitchen offers Merillat cabinets. Dining room with a patio door to the wrap around decking opens up into the spacious living room. The layout of this home is centered around the wood burning fireplace that offers a striking full stone wall surround. Full bath has a skylight for natural light and enclosed tub/shower along with a large vanity. 3 bedrooms allow room for everyone too! Sun room off the living room steps out on the deck and provides a relaxing place to sit an read, watch nature or enjoy the view. Steel seawall, suspended dock, lake side deck, well groomed lawn with sprinkler system, storage shed and 2 car garage complete this package.

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Tittabawassee Riverfront Home in Gladwin County!! 4646 Birchwood, Alger, MI

Tittabawassee Riverfront Home
MLS #158967 
Looking for a peaceful, scenic, private and wooded "get away from it all"? This home or cottage is calling your name. Perched on the banks of the Tittabawassee River, with 139' of waterfront, the view is stunning! Move in ready home or cottage has 1,110 sq feet. Walk into the large entry way that would make a perfect family room. Step up into the bright and functional kitchen. Living room offer gorgeous views of the river and walks out onto the deck. 2 bedrooms each with hardwood floors and 1 full bath. The basement has a room perfect for finishing, also has a laundry room and mechanical room that could have another bathroom. Basement walks out to a covered patio. Suspended dock and 1 car attached garage. Storage shed and quaint gazebo overlooking the water! Bring the family, your fishing boat or pontoon and watch your worries slip away! 

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Kerswill Lake Access Home in Gladwin!

Kerswill Lake Access
MLS #158945 
 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 pines 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 gives a cozy warm feeling. Appliances included. Washer/dryer hook ups for extra convenience, full bath and 2 nice sized bedrooms with large closet. Perfect spot for starting out or settling down!

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"Up North" Are you there yet?

Ask a 100 people that travel to Northern Michigan where "north" starts and you'll get a 100 different answers. But around here, there's no question about it. North starts when you arrive at the Au Sable River!

Up north starts here. The South Branch Au Sable River flows north from the town of Roscommon

It's small, it's big, it's beautiful, it's Up North!

The Au Sable River is a major tributary to Lake Huron. It drains a north-south basin that includes 1,932 square miles in north-central lower Michigan. The basin is approximately 90 miles long and 10 to 30 miles wide. The river basin is partially within the Huron National Forest and includes parts of Otsego, Montmorency, Crawford, Osco, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Iosco counties. It runs approximately 138 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, through the towns of Grayling and Mio, and enters Lake Huron at Oscoda. 

The South Branch begins in Roscommon flowing north through a natural wilderness area known as the Mason Tract. The North Branch flows south, it's headwaters just south of Gaylord gain volume as it flows through Lovells and then picks up the additional waters of Big Creek further south. And then there is the other Big Creek over in Luzerne flowing from the south adding volume to the main branch. Just east of the town of Grayling, the smaller East Branch enters near the old fish hatchery after following a course through the famous Hartwick Pines State Park lands. Eventually, the tributaries converge to bigger water and form the Mio Pond before they spill over the river's most upstream dam at Mio. Here, the river is big and wild. Truly a wilderness setting befitting the thirst of an adventurer. 

In it's entirety, the watershed is made up of vast state and federal lands interspersed with private lands and several municipalities. Over a hundred years ago the region was heavily lumbered, leaving the river baron of the precious canopy that shaded and cooled the spring fed waters. The native Grayling Fish that once thrived these waters became extinct decades ago. Today, the forested lands have rejuvenated and the river is home to the best trout fishing east of the Rockies. Sports come from far away places to fish this famous river. The bigger story is the life source that the river brings to all of nature's components that make up a natural wildlife environment. In order to protect and enjoy the splendor of the Au Sable region for future generations, numerous public and non-profit organizations have been established to provide management of the resource. Providing good management techniques ensures balance and guidance to enjoying public and private lands.

Interested in Au Sable River Property? Contact Mark Bear

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Looks Can Be Deceiving!

Wixom Lake looks so beautiful this morning.  This picture shows the sun sparkling on the surface of the water and bright blue skies, but at 10am it is only 41 degrees....brrrrr!  Looking forward to this same scene but with 80 degree temps!  I may not have to wait long because the forecast is calling for that by Wednesday.  Pure Michigan!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Congratulations to Vicki Barber! She's going to dinner on us!

During the month of April we ran a survey of the new to get users input on the new site.  By completing the survey, they were entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the northern Michigan restaurant of their choice.  Vicki's name was pulled from all the respondents!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated.  The input was overwhelmingly positive and most people are really enjoying the functionality of the new site.  Thanks to those who offered solid constructive criticism.  We're taking that input and completing some further upgrades during the month of May to make the site even more user friendly and accurate.  If you haven't taken the time to visit the new site, head over there and check it out by clicking the image below! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Wixom Lake Private Access Home! Price Reduction at 780 Quillette Drive, Beaverton, MI

Price Reduction at 780 Quillette Drive, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront Private Access
 MLS #158291

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.
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