Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Located in the charming and walkable Village of Fife Lake on the eastern edge of Grand Traverse County you will find this beautifully updated ranch style home waiting for a new family.  The kitchen updates feature hardwood cherry finish Thomasville cabinetry, built in stainless microwave, dishwasher, cooktop, wall oven and a tile and fieldstone floor.  The home also feautures a cozy family room with gas fireplace and picture windows overlooking the acres of hardwoods and wildlife in the back plus a completely updated bath, new roof and insulation.  There is a sprinkled front yard with fruit trees and garden space.

Walk to the waterfront park on all sports Fife Lake or any of the restaurants, deli or ice cream parlors.  This historical village also features signage throughout the Village providing information on historical sites.  You are minutes away from all the amenities of Traverse City while living a peaceful quiet life in Fife Lake.  This home is  aggressively priced at $104,900 and will not be available for long.  Perfect home for year around living or an affordable vacation get-away. Contact or call 231/384-1207 to schedule your personal tour.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wixom Lake Waterfront!! 5360 Grouse Court, Beaverton

New Listing at 5360 Grouse Court, Beaverton, Michigan
Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal
MLS #160914

120' on a very wide Wixom Lake canal! What a perfectly, peaceful spot for your up north lake home! This home is located on a canal off the main body of Wixom Lake which is a 2,000 acre all sports lake. Great fishing & peace & quiet can be found in the canal & a short boat ride allows you endless opportunities to boat, jet ski, tube or ski & more! Not too far at all from Pontoon Alley & an afternoon spent at the sand bar. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home offers an open concept kitchen & living room which is perfect for lake house living. Fireplace in the living room. Sun room off the kitchen is a great spot for relaxing! Large master bedroom with double closets. 2 full baths make it easy for everyone! Home is well cared for & ready for you to start making memories at the lake! Covered porch, 2 car garage & concrete drive add to the appeal. The double lot is such a great benefit & offers a yard for entertaining, a swing set and awesome shade trees. Concrete boat launch! 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details about this home and Wixom Lake!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Amish built log home with over 1,000 feet of frontage and 10 acres on the wild and scenic portion of the Boardman River.  This property is surrounded by hundreds of acres of state land and only five private parcels. Situated on the western edge of Kalkaska County it is only minutes away from all the amenities and diversity of Traverse City.

From the moment you enter the property you will experience the peacefulness of being in nature along with  the sounds of chirping birds or the gurgling sound of the river.  Easy access to the river below and great opportunity for small game, bird and deer hunting make this a sportsman's paradise.  The home is tastefully appointed with hardwood floors, central forced air heat, cathedral ceiling, full poured basement waiting to be finished and main floor bedroom and bath along with upper loft and second bath to accommodate friends and family.

This unique property  is ready for a new owner and priced to sell at $219,900.  Contact  or call 231-384-1207 to schedule a showing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gladwin County Lakes! See what Spring has to Offer!!

Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot) and Smallwood Lake!
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 74 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 185 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,500 to $500,000

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 52 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $17,000 - $349,900

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 29 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $17,900-$459,900

Below are featured listing for Smallwood Lake:  
174 Lockwood Drive, Gladwin, Michigan  $83,900
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:

Wixom Lake Waterfront!! 5183 Martin Road, Beaverton

New Listing at 5183 Martin Road, Beaverton, Michigan
Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal
MLS #160885

Memories at the lake! You can make them here in this move in ready home located on a Wixom Lake canal not too far from the main lake. 61' of water front with a wood seawall and a boardwalk made from trex decking that runs the full length. Nice deep lot that is level to the waters edge makes this a great spot for all ages! 2 levels of extensive decking are perfect for entertaining or relaxing on. Covered patio just off the main door protects the entrance and would be a wonderful place to grill. This 2 bedroom, 1 full bath home would make a great second home at the lake or is ready for year round living. Enter into the laundry room with ceramic tile and a large closet. Roomy kitchen with appliances included. Open living room is done in beachy colors, has a fireplace and opens up to the huge sunroom which would be perfect extra sleeping space. The master bedroom is extra large! 2.5 car garage and concrete drive and many updates complete the package. Located on a paved road.

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Stunning 1.77 acre vacant lot on Little Blue Lake in Kalkaska County Blue Lake Township.  This lot is heavily wooded and features 125 feet of private frontage.  Perfect location for your recreational or year around home incorporating sunset views.  This lot is located in NE Kalkaska County providing great hunting and fishing opportunity, snowmobiling or all sports activity on nearby Big Blue Lake. Return home to the quiet and enjoyment listening to the loons, watching the eagle soar or kayaking around the lake exploring nature.  This acreage is priced to sell at $34,900.  Check it out for all the particulars. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gladwin and Clare County Real Estate Market Report for March

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

Lake Lancelot in Sugar Springs
5068 Kings Way, Gladwin
MLS #160832

Active Listings: 773 (85 new listings came on the market in March)
Average Asking Price: $103,383
Average Days on Market : 301
Range of Asking Prices: $10,000-$645,000

Sold: 32 Sold in March (36 sold in February)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $89,491
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $83,648
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 199 (2 days more than February)
Sellers Received: 93.4% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $2,594,215 (down from $2,287,990 in February)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 22 (down 8 from February)
100,000-199,999: 9 (up 2 from February)
200,000-299,999: 0 (down 4 from February)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 1 from  February)
400,000 and above: 1 (up 1 from February)

South M18, Beaverton
51 Days on Market!!!

**29 Homes Expired off the Market in February
Absorption Rate = 2.01 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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lake Lancelot Waterfront in Sugar Springs! 5068 Kings Way, Gladwin

New Listing at 5068 Kings Way, Gladwin, Michigan
Lake Lancelot in Sugar Springs
MLS #160832

Enjoy Lake Lancelot all summer or all year, you choose! This wonderful log sided chalet has 78' of waterfront on all sports Lake Lancelot in the Sugar Springs community of Gladwin County. The kitchen has beautiful granite counter tops and offers a bar for additional dining space. Kitchen opens up to the Dining Room and Living Room w/ knotty pine cathedral ceiling. Natural gas fireplace is the centerpiece of this room as well as the gorgeous view of the lake from the 2 patio doors. Sliders open up to the wrap around deck where you can soak up the sun! 2 main floor bedrooms, full bath and large entry. The upstairs offers another bedroom with a private 1/2 bath and a loft overlooking the living area. Full walkout basement that is partially finished and offers extra sleeping space or family room. Gorgeous trex deck at the waters edge with stone steps down to the water. Enjoy all the amenities Sugar Springs has to offer including a golf course, pool, restaurant/pub and more! 

Click HERE to learn more about this beautiful home!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Kalkaska County Michigan has 90 lakes and 3 rivers.  The largest deepest lakes like Big Blue, Bear, Manistee, Starvation and Big Twin are all-sports lakes which allow for high speed boating.  The majority of the lakes are "Quiet" lakes or "No Wake" lakes.

Why would someone choose a quiet lake over an all sports lake.  Many different reasons. I live on Kettle Lake which is a small lake just east of the Village of Kalkaska and I enjoy the peace and serenity of sitting on my dock and drinking coffee, kayaking around the lake to view habitat, fishing on an early morning crystal clear lake surface or looking out the window to see an eagle teaching its young to fish or watching a Great Blue Heron feasting on frogs at my shoreline.

If you desire an affordable waterfront home or vacation home, please contact me.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of choices in Kalkaska County!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Clare County Hunting Land! Price Reduction on 100 Wooded Acres on Polk Ave.

Price Reduction on 100 Wooded Acres in Northern Clare County
Polk Avenue, Harrison, Michigan
MLS #159197
This gorgeous 100 acre parcel has been in the family for nearly 100 years! Conveniently located not far off US 127 yet tucked away down a gravel road in an area of other large parcels. The 100 acres is comprised of an 80 and a 20 both of which adjoin state land! The land is heavily wooded and is home to many whitetail deer including some nice bucks! Grouse, pheasant, turkey and bear also call this parcel home. There is a 6-8 acre very scenic beaver pond on the property that is also fed by a seasonal stream that winds through the property. The hunting cabin was built in '94 and is 12x16 with a 8x12 addition. Wired for lights, etc that can run off a 12 volt battery. Kitchen area has a propane stove. With 2 bunk beds and a table that converts to a bed along with extra room in the addition this cabin could easily sleep 6-8. Wild raspberries and blackberries can be picked here too. This parcel is your dream hunting property, nature preserve or future building site. 
Click HERE to visit our website for more details!!