Friday, February 28, 2014

Up North Lodge with Elbow Lake Access in Clare County!! 10352 Athey Avenue, Harrison

New Listing at 10352 Athey Avenue, Harrison, Michigan
Elbow Lake Access
MLS #160632 

Your own up north lodge! W/ over 2,775 sq feet & 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms you have room for your large family, extended family or purchase together with multiple families. Imagine the memories that can be made here! This log sided home built in 1998 is located in Meredith in the heart of recreational land. Private access too all sports Elbow Lake which offers great fishing & a swimming beach! Thousands of acres of state land are just down the street & the perfect spot to hunt. Trail ride to Leota, Houghton Lake & beyond in your jeep, quad, dirt bike or use the dedicated, groomed snowmobile trails in the area. Walk into the great room of this home& instantly feel relaxed and ready for fun! W/ ceramic tile floors, a cathedral ceiling,3 bay windows for loads of natural light in the great room it will surely be a gathering place. Efficient kitchen with appliances included. 3 main level bedrooms & 2 baths. Upstairs find 2 more BR's & 1 BA & a large loft. Huge deck overlooking the yard! 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dream Vacation Home on Budd Lake


Maintenance free, dream vacation home with spectacular views, stunning landscaping and 90 feet of gorgeous sandy beach. 

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home offers newer tongue & groove knotty pine interior, cathedral ceilings, large eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, and an adorable loft for smaller overnight guests. With tons of storage space and bedrooms partitioned from the living room by french doors, say goodbye to that overcrowded feeling when company comes to stay! The basement also offers a finished and very cozy bunk room with a private entrance and bathroom. Outside you're sure to fall in love with the wraparound composite decking and stamped concrete walkways leading down to the sandy beach and shallow swimming area, in a No Wake zone! With elaborate stone landscaping, water fountain and waterfalls you'll never want to leave this gorgeous sanctuary! 

Located just minutes away from US-127, shopping, schools and 1000's of acres of state land for snowmobilers and hunters! 

For additional information and property details, click here!  Or contact Jenna McKinnon, (989) 802-1494.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Great price on classic Manistee River Cabin!

There's no question that you can spend a lot of money finding that perfect riverfront estate, but it's not at all necessary to break the bank in order to enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the Eastern United States.  This little cabin just came up on The Manistee is a perfect example.  It has two good sized bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a big screened porch overlooking the river and is on the "flies only" section of The Manistee River.  The setting is very private thanks to it's unique location and the wooded nature of the parcel.  It even includes a good piece of frontage on the other side of the river and a large tract of shared frontage just a bit downstream. It's on a paved road providing excellent access to Grayling, Kalkaska or Traverse City and there are 1,000's of acres of public land in the area for hunting, hiking and exploring.  All this for $134,900!  I know REALTORS say this all the time but here goes....  "This one won't last!"  Contact me right away to come take a look at this and any other property you might be interested in.  The timing should be good to get you in before the trout opener! Chad Brown, Broker, or by phone at (231) 499-8292.

The hard winter pays off with riverfront sellers

This fall we did a bunch of press encouraging our sellers to consider listing their properties during the winter. It really paid off for many of those who did. We closed on this great Manistee River property today and are closing homes on The Boardman and Manistee Rivers next week.
If you're a buyer waiting for the snow to melt, we've got extra snowshoes and would hate to see you miss out on any more properties.  Contact the Homewaters agent or broker in your area of interest and make an appointment to see that property you've been watching online before someone else snatches it up!  If you're a seller, why wait for spring when we can sell your property now?

Gladwin County Lakes! Winter is Lovely on the Lake!

Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot) and Smallwood Lake!
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 76 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $5,000-$572,000 

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!  
Below are featured listings on Wixom Lake. Click on the address to learn more about them.

Sugar Springs ~ Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot 
There are currently 180 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,400 to $359,900

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! 

Below are listings featured in Sugar Springs: 

 Secord Lake 
 There are currently 46 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $22,500 - $269,900 

Secord Lake is an approximately 2,000 acre serene and picturesque all sports lake. 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.

Below are featured listings for Secord Lake:

Smallwood Lake 
There are currently 20 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $17,900-$214,900

Below are featured listing for Smallwood Lake:
174 Lockwood Drive, Gladwin, Michigan  $87,900
894 Rivers Terrace, Gladwin, Michigan  $109,900

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

Gladwin County has many lakes that offer boating, fishing, swimming and so much more!  Year round fun!
Click on the links below to see the listing on those specific lakes:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

We're Ready for Spring!

That nice little blast of warmer weather and snow melt yesterday gave us a taste of the spring weather yet to come.  We usually try to keep the photos on the front page of relative to the season but we're flat out tired of looking at the snow!!  So it's back to summer fun photos on the front page!  Enjoy the pics and let's all hope for a nice warm spring.

Join us at The Cottage and Lakefront Living Show in Novi next weekend!

Once again the agents and brokers of Homewaters, L.L.C. will be exhibiting our services at The Cottage and Lakefront Living Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.  The show begins on Thursday, February 27th and runs through Sunday, March 2nd.  We'll be advertising our current listings and speaking with buyers and sellers about how we may be able to help them achieve their real estate goals in 2014.  There's still time to advertise your property at this show and the others we'll be attending this winter and spring. It's a terrific opportunity to meet face to face with potential buyers and introduce them to properties that may suit their needs.  Contact the Homewaters agent or broker in your area right away to ensure your property is seen by 1,000's of potential buyers at this show!  Click HERE for a list of our staff and the areas they represent.

The show shares the same space with Outdoorama that same weekend which is put on by MUCC.  You can check out all the latest trends in cottage design, home decor, dock systems, water toys, boats, fishing gear, hunting gear, and anything else one might need to make their cottage perfect.  There's a huge beach for the kids to play on as well.  Click HERE for more details on the show and vendors who will be in attendance.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tittabawassee Riverfront in Beaverton!

New Listing at 1685 Bertha Drive, Beaverton, Michigan
Tittabawassee Riverfront!
MLS #160574

Nestled along the banks of the Tittabawassee River with 62' of water frontage is where you will find this cozy cottage! The river leads right into all sports Wixom Lake!! Huge White Pine trees & many Birch dot the landscape & really give you that "up north" feeling. Enter into the living room that has newer carpeting & warm knotty pine walls. Quaint kitchen is just the right size for the cottage & has a separate dining area. While it only has 1 bedroom there is plenty of sleeping space to accommodate guests in the living room. A quality sliding door from the living room leads you to the spacious deck overlooking the huge front yard & the river. What a scenic view of the water and all the wildlife that inhabit the area including deer and turkeys! Fish from the deck at waters edge. 1 car detached garage for additional storage. Access over 85,000 acres of state land within minutes of the cottage. Boat, fish, hunt, hike, ride snowmobiles or quads & mostly RELAX. Great value here! 

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

Monday, February 3, 2014

Gladwin County Market Snapshot for January!

January 2014 Real Estate Market Snapshot for the Gladwin and Clare County Area Homes

Smallwood Lake Waterfront
894 Rivers Terrace, Gladwin
MLS #156161

Active Listings: 757 (50 new listings came on the market in January)
Average Asking Price: $100,615
Average Days on Market : 274
Range of Asking Prices: $9,900-$645,000

Sold: 38 Sold in January (41 sold in December)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $78,615
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $70,089
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 194 (18 days more than December)
Sellers Received: 89.1% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $2,888,811 (down from $3,131,699 in December)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 29 (same as December)
100,000-199,999: 8 (same as December)
200,000-299,999: 0 (down 2 from December)
300,000-399,999: 1 (same as  December)
400,000 and above: 0 (down 1 from December)


Lake Lancer Waterfront!
Sugar Springs!

**162 Homes Expired off the Market in December
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.