Monday, June 30, 2014

Gladwin County Lakes! See What Summer Has to Offer!!

Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot) and Smallwood Lake!

Wixom Lake 
There are currently 105 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 225 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,700 to $450,000

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 94 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $17,000 - $495,000

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 41 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $24,891-$459,900

Below are featured listing for Smallwood Lake:  
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:

Friday, June 27, 2014


Bring your toothbrush and jammies!  Everything you need for relaxing week-ends Up North is here.  Turnkey 3 BR 1,500 sq. ft.  home with 87 feet of private frontage on Little Lake Placid just 3 miles outside the Village of Kalkaska.  Beautiful private setting on this quiet lake with fabulous views of nature at its best.  Home comes with your own swimming raft, row boat for great fishing and a paddle operated pontoon for family fun!!
This home is located at the end of a private road so there is no traffic to disrupt the serenity of the setting.  Watch the eagle soar, listen to the loons, or enjoy S'mores around your campfire in the evening.  Great location and easy drive to all the amenities of the surrounding communities.  Click here  for more information or contact to schedule a private viewing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Affordable four season getaway near Gaylord

If you're interested in enjoying all four seasons that northern Michigan has to offer but don't want to break the bank, this is the perfect property.  Situated on a very large, maturely wooded parcel, the home is just a short stroll from shared access on Manuka Lake.  It features three large bedrooms, a spacious living room, open kitchen and dining area as well as separate game room and sitting room.  A large deck off the back provides space to enjoy the outdoors and an attached garage will keep your vehicles or toys out of the weather.
In terms of recreation, it doesn't get any better than Gaylord. If boating, fishing and swimming aren't enough to keep you busy in the summer, Gaylord is among the most popular golf destinations in northern Michigan.  Known as the "Golf Mecca", there are 17 courses in the Gaylord area built by some of the nations most renowned designers.  This area in particular is also know for it's beautiful rolling hillsides of hardwoods which create a spectacular display as the seasons change to fall.  Thanks to 1,000's of acres of nearby public land, there are endless opportunities for the hunter or hiker.  For lovers of winter sports, there's no better place than Gaylord.  It's right in the heart of the snow belt and provides easy access to 1,000's of miles of groomed snowmobile trails.  Skiing is also available at a number of area resorts.

Whether you're looking to retire to northern Michigan with access to a very good hospital and shopping and dining or just looking for a weekend escape, you should take a look at this great house.  Click the image above for complete details.  Contact Associate Broker, Dave Felker, to set up your own private tour. ~ (231) 649-3667

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Shores of East Bay - Grand Traverse Resort - Boat, Golf, and Relax!

This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is as easy as it gets to maintain and enjoy.  Plus, its only steps from the beach, boating, and outdoor pool!  Have a beach bonfire, rent a boat to explore the bay, or just relax and take in a beautiful sunset.  Only a short ride gets you to incredible golf, renowned restaurants, breweries, wineries, and more!  

This unit is within Grand Traverse Resort grounds, with the ability to enjoy the Health, Spa and Tennis Club.  Find fun for the whole family in this 100,000 square foot facility which includes a fitness center, full service spa, child care center, indoor water playground, and tennis club which features five indoor and four outdoor courts, and is regarded as one of the top tennis facilities in the Midwest. Click here for more info.

With excellent rental potential and history, this unit will pay for itself!  

Beautiful new updates including hardwood floors throughout the unit, and ample space to enjoy with friends and family. 

Front and back decks are available to enjoy the quiet wooded setting, and within a quick walk to get sand between your toes.  Check it out!

Click here to view the listing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Check out Michigan's sunrise side for amazing waterfront prices!

While thousands of vacationers and cottage owners flock to the Traverse City area or areas closer to downstate like Clare, Gladwin, Grayling and Houghton or Higgins Lake, the sunrise side of the state is often overlooked.  Alcona, Alpena, and Presque Isle and  Counties are home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in northern Michigan.  This area is dominated by spectacular rolling hardwood forests, much of which is part of National or State forests, miles of pristine trout streams and some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.  Among these are Grand Lake and Long Lake which are each more than 5,500 acres in size and Hubbard Lake a bit more to the south.  Click HERE for a list of currently available properties on these lakes and find out for yourself how much more you can buy for your money when compared to other areas of northern Michigan.  The Lake Huron shoreline too is home to some spectacular properties that can be had for a fraction of the prices of similar property on the Lake Michigan side.  Click HERE for the currently available Lake Huron properties.  It's a lot more quiet and a little longer drive but this side of the state may end up being the perfect area for you to find your own Home Waters.  Contact Sales Associate, Steve Shaw, (, (989) 884-1294) who was born and raised in this gorgeous corner of the state.  He'll be your guide!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sugar River Home! 1112 Ritchie Road, Gladwin

Sugar River Waterfront
MLS #161536

Enjoy a quiet, simple life! This unique property is totally secluded from the road & accessed via an easement. Once on the 2 acre property you won't want to leave. The Sugar River runs through & around the property! Take the foot bridge to the side of the river w/ the over 2,000 sq ft 3 br 2 ba home. Main floor offers a living room w/ a vaulted ceiling that is tongue and groove for a cozy, rustic feel. Pellet/corn stove is a great alternative to the forced air furnace. Den off the LR offers rough sawn wood walls & wood floors. With the wood stove heat this room will be a favorite. Screen door off this room steps out to a trail around the river bank. Large dining room w/ a door to the covered balcony. Country kitchen w/ new stainless steel appliances & bright red wood cabinets. Main floor bedroom & bath as well. Master suite upstairs complete w/ bath & sitting area. Full basement that walks out. Designated trout stream, garden area, fruit trees, grapevine, barn/garage & more! 

Click HERE to learn more about this Sugar River Home!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gladwin Co Real Estate Market Snapshot for May 2014

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

40 Acre Wooded Paradise along the Sugar River
4243 Two Mile Road, Gladwin
MLS #161437

Active Listings: 1156 (269 new listings came on the market in May)
Average Asking Price: $114,637
Average Days on Market : 218
Range of Asking Prices: $7,000-$875,000

Sold: 66 Sold in May (40 sold in April)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $76,183
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $70,169
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 274 (10 days more than April)
Sellers Received: 92.1% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $4,561,000 (up from $3,289,049 in April)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 51 (up 19 from April)
100,000-199,999: 12 (up 6 from April)
200,000-299,999: 4 (up 2 from April)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same as April)
400,000 and above:  0 (same as April)

Sold!!  100 Acres in Clare County!!!

**34 Homes Expired off the Market in February
Absorption Rate = 1.4 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, June 12, 2014


Picture yourself in your new home after a long day relaxing in the quiet and watching the sunset on one of the most beautiful and clean lakes in the world - Torch Lake in southern Antrim County.
2.2 acre building lot with a view in the prestigious Alden Meadows located just 1 mile outside the charming Village of Alden and the spectacular Torch Lake.  This development has restrictions in place to protect your investment, underground utilities and paved publicly maintained roads.
Spend your day in Traverse City only 30 minutes away and your evenings at one of the many fine restaurants in Elk Rapids or Bellaire or award winning Short's Brewing.  Shanty Creek is minutes away for skiing or golfing.   Ideal spot for your recreational get-away or retirement home.  Click Here for more information or contact provide additional details.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shingle Lake Retreat in Lake George, MI - Clare County

Beautiful waterfront 2792 sq ft home on all-sports Shingle Lake, w/3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Sandy waters edge, large 32x40 3 car garage with extra private storage area and lots of attic space. Spacious home offers a nice open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, hardwood flooring, oak cupboards, ceramic tile counter tops, gorgeous stone fire place w/natural gas log insert in great room, with walk out deck off the main floor. Lake side master bedroom, full bath w/walk in closet and deck access. Laundry and 2nd bathroom on the main part of the floor. Many great features include lots of storage space, central vacuum, 96% efficient furnace, 2x6 exterior and basement walls and very well insulated. Full finished, walk out basement, plumbed for bar area, 2 bedrooms and bath in basement, along with family room and a separate room perfect for a recreational room. Schedule your showing today! Click here for more information.

Elbow Lake Access! Northern Clare County!! 10465 North Athey Avenue, Harrison

New Listing at 10465 North Athey Avenue, Harrison, Michigan
Elbow Lake Private Access Home
MLS #161362

Cozy, cozy, cozy Elbow Lake access home or cottage. Sitting on a 1.16 acre wooded lot this 948 sq ft home offers 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. The property has a circle driveway allowing plenty of room for parking. The yard is nicely treed w/ mature oaks & maples & perennial plantings abound! Nice firepit in the back yard & a wood shed. Also 2 large sheds for storage. 24x40 pole barn has 10' sidewalls & a 12' lean to. Sunny patio just out the back door is a great spot for relaxing or entertaining. Elbow Lake is just down the road & offers a boat launch as well as a beach area, an all sports lake that you are sure to fall in love with! House has had many updates that include a new well, windows, roof, hot water heater, full bathroom & more. Kitchen & dining room open up to the living room w/ a wood stove for a great alternate heat source. Enclosed porch is perfect for leaving your coats & shoes. Cottage is just minutes from the snowmobile trail head, and thousands of acres of state land! 

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

40 Acre Wooded Paradise along the Sugar River in Gladwin! 4243 Two Mile Road, Gladwin

New Listing at 4243 Two Mile Road, Gladwin, Michigan
40 Acre Wooded Paradise Along the Sugar River
MLS #161437

40 private & wooded acres with the Sugar River running through! This home can be described as paradise in the woods. A private retreat secluded off the road & built along a designated trout stream. Take the long, winding drive back in through the woods & you will pass a pond & small clearing. A nice mix of trees can be found on the acreage & there are a couple hunting blinds throughout the woods w/ some trails going through the property. Home is over 2,100 sq ft & offers a beautiful country kitchen that has been recently updated w/hickory flooring, custom hickory cabinets & counter tops. A bay window overlooks the woodsy front yard. Spacious living room with attractive wood beams & a beautiful fireplace built into a field stone wall. There is a main floor bedroom, bathroom & laundry room. Upstairs is where the master bedroom is w/ a balcony overlooking the river. Huge 3rd bedroom or bonus room & another bath upstairs as well. Full basement & 2 car att. garage with wraparound deck. 

Click HERE to visit our website for more information on this riverfront home!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal! 4246 Anderson Drive, Beaverton

New Listing at 4246 Anderson Drive, Beaverton, Michigan
Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal
MLS #161365

Wixom Lake canal front home! Affordable lake living is possible in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Dining Room and Kitchen have newer flooring. Living room has an attractive gas fireplace for cozy evenings in. Sun room off the living room overlooks the canal and is a great spot to enjoy the afternoon breeze. Master bedroom has a walk in closet and a private bath with skylight for natural light. Both bathrooms have newer sinks and vanities. 2 additional bedrooms with 1 currently being used as an office. Central air and a forced air natural gas furnace make this a perfect year round home too! Updates include newer roof, well and septic. Enjoy all that 2,000 acre Wixom Lake has to offer from boating and fishing to jet skiing and tubing. The canal front home offers peace and quiet and great fishing but is just a short boat ride to the main lake! 

Click HERE to learn more about this waterfront home!!

Stunning northern Michigan log home on quiet Loon Lake

Wake to the songs of loons
Situated a bit east of Higgins Lake near M-33, little known Loon lake was the ideal setting to build this Barna full log home.  Nestled among 3.4 acres of mature northern Michigan forest, the quiet lake is home to rainbow trout, loons, eagles and more.  The waterside deck provides an ideal spot to listen to the loon songs while enjoying a cup of coffee or evening cocktail.  With exposed timber framing and full log construction, the craftsmanship is truly exceptional.  The well designed home features an open floor plan with a spacious kitchen that opens to the living and dining areas, a master suite, and 2 guest bedrooms.  Cathedral ceilings highlight the exposed beaming and provide for wonderful lake and forest views.  The large lot offers 250' of direct lake frontage.  If you've been looking for the quintessential northern Michigan lakefront retreat, it's now available and we'd love to arrange for a private showing.  Contact Associate Broker, Dave Felker, for more details or to arrange for an appointment., (231) 649-3667

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lake Lancer Waterfront with 4.87 Acres! 2140 Willow Bay, Gladwin

New Listing at 2140 Willow Bay, Gladwin, MI
Lake Lancer Waterfront with 4.87 Acres!!
MLS #161358

Unique opportunity to have both privacy & lake front! 134' on a no wake area of all sports Lake Lancer. Chalet built in 2012 has nearly 1900 sq ft of living space plus a full, walkout basement. Large entry hall off the 2 car attached garage. Kitchen has attractive tiled black splash & ample cupboard and counter space. Custom hickory cabinets are a wonderful feature. Dining room has patio door leading to the deck overlooking the lake. Living area has cathedral ceilings & large windows to allow plentiful natural light. Master bedroom is extra large, has a patio door to the deck, 2 large closets & a private bath. Two additional main floor bedrooms & another full bath. Full basement has a family room area that walks out to a covered patio level to the lake side. Concrete drive, nice landscaping & storage shed. Beach area at the lake & an included dock. 40x60 pole barn! One of the few homes on Lake Lancer outside of the Sugar Springs POA. A wonderful executive home. 
Click HERE to learn more about this Lake Lancer Waterfront Home!!

Incredible Secord Lake Opportunity! 12.44 Wooded Acres with 349 Feet of Sandy Waterfront!

New Listing on Secord Lake! 12.44 Wooded Acres with 349 Feet of Sandy Waterfront!!
Glaves Cove, Alger, MI
MLS #161361

An incredible opportunity to own 12.44 wooded acres that includes 349 feet of some of the best waterfront on Secord Lake! The acreage is wooded and comprised of White Pine, Maple, Oak and Poplar trees. Enjoy nature and wildlife on your own property. Recreational activities such as ORV'ing and bow hunting would be great here as well. Glaves Cove (the road) runs through the property allowing some separation of the acreage from the waterfront property. Sellers have put in a long gravel drive way that leads back to a nice clearing great for camping. The view is spectacular and the swimming is sandy!! What a wonderful spot to build your dream home. Come spend summers at the lake. State land is just minutes away as well. 

Click HERE to visit our website for more information on this rare opportunity on Secord Lake!!