Monday, July 28, 2014

Wixom Lake Price Reduction at 1300 Janice Lane, Beaverton!

Price Reduction at 1300 Janice Lane, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal
MLS #161094

Wixom Lake DREAM HOME! When you turn on to Janice Lane you enter a peaceful & serene neighborhood tucked away enough to be private yet not too far from conveniences. Only 25 minutes from Midland this would be a wonderful home to live year round at the lake & commute to work. 355' of Wixom Lake canal frontage offers great fishing & is just a very short boat ride to the main lake for any all sports activity of your choice. Boat lift included & steel seawall along the waterfront w/ dock. Gorgeous professional landscaping, paver patio, extensive trex decking & large lawn make this home a show place. Kitchen offers ceramic tile floors, a center island, large pantry & ample cupboard and counter top. Large dining area opens up to the living room & both offer magnificent views of the canal. LR has a gas log fireplace. Master suite has a luxurious bath & a walk in closet. Full walkout basement w/ a wet bar & huge family room. Private guest room as well. Att Garage and 30x60 heated PB!! 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details on this beautiful home!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


East Lake is a 90 acre all sports lake located 6 miles south of Kalkaska and boasts all sports activity between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The rest of the time is devoted to the fisherman on one of the great fishing lakes in the area.  East Lake is spring fed and is located near thousands of acres of state land, the Manistee River and is only 25 minutes to Traverse City.  This heavily wooded lot has 75 feet of private frontage with two outbuildings.  It also has electric, 2 inch well and septic system already in place.  Great spot for an Up North Get Away or to build you dream home or cabin.  This property is priced at $59,900 and is ready for a new owner.  Contact for more information or click here to view additional listing features.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gladwin County Lakes! See what Hot July 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 $8,400-$490,000 

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 233 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,700 to $399,700

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 102 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $17,000 - $470,000

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 42 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:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Look to quiet, lesser known lakes for great buys!

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Most of our conversations with buyers begin by them naming the most popular lakes in the state.  Higgins, Houghton, Wixom, Torch, Elk, Crystal and the like.  While these are among the finest bodies of water in their respective areas, they're also among the most pricey.  Once we have the opportunity to look at a handful of properties and consider some other options, often times they choose a lesser known body of water to get the best deal.

Here's a terrific example.  This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath cottage home is situated on a beautifully wooded parcel on quiet Bryan Lake right next door to Lake Ann near Traverse City.  Bryan Lake is relatively small but offers fantastic swimming fishing, kayaking and a great "up north" feel.
The cottage itself features a towering wall of windows overlooking the lake, a large waterside deck, open loft and a main floor fireplace and a lower level wood stove.  A property like this on other area lakes would easily reach into the $400,000 range or higher.  On Bryan Lake, however, the list price is $274,900.  It's new to the market this week so don't hesitate to reach out to Sales Associate Vince Edwards at or by phone at (231) 715-9037 to arrange a private showing.  Vince happens to live on Bryan lake too and can answer any questions you may have.  Click HERE for a virtual tour of the property.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cedar River Home in Gladwin! 5487 N. Cedar River Road

New Listing at 5487 North Cedar River Road, Gladwin, MI
Cedar River Riverfront Home!
MLS #161798

Relax and enjoy the sound of the river as it wraps around your property! 156' of Cedar River frontage that is shallow and sandy and great for swimming. Tube or canoe down the river or fish away the afternoon. The house sits on a perfectly manicured 3/4 acre lot and offers shade trees and plantings. Enter into the laundry room that houses the furnace and a coat closet. Main floor master bedroom is oversize and is conveniently located near a full bath. The great room is light and bright and offers a living area with a wood stove, an updated kitchen with island and a dining area that leads to the deck. Step down into a sun room offering a view of the river. What a great place to read, talk and relax! Upstairs offers 2 bedrooms and a half bath. Exterior has a huge 30x40 pole barn and a storage shed. This is your escape from the city or a perfect year round home. 

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

Monday, July 7, 2014


This is one of the most affordable cabins with shared lake frontage in Kalkaska County on the market today.  This home features 3 bedrooms, detached 24 x 30 garage, two wooded lots with a pond for attracting wildlife and a park like setting shared 50 feet of sandy bottom frontage on the beautiful clean, clear Bear Lake.  There is only a small amount of properties sharing this beach and it is walking distance from the cabin.

This is an excellent location for anyone who enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, trail riding or snowmobiling.  Or,  if none of those appeal to you, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of your little cabin in the woods.  An outdoor covered patio provides additional space to entertain and put your feet up.  Click here  to get additional details.  Priced to sell at $84,900, check it out or contact to schedule a showing.

Gladwin & Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for June 2014

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

 New Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront Log Sided Cabin!
4325 Wieman Road, Beaverton
MLS #161672

June 2014 Gladwin/Clare County Market Snapshot

Active Listings: 1205 (212 new listings came on the market in June)
Average Asking Price: $116,478
Average Days on Market : 209
Range of Asking Prices: $9,250 - $875,000

Sold: 62 Sold in June (66 sold in May)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $95,169
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $87,346
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 219 (55 days less than May)
Sellers Received: 91.7% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $5,328,139 (up from $4,561,000 in May)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 40 (down 11 from May)
100,000-199,999: 16 (up 4 from May)
200,000-299,999: 6 (up 2 from May)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same as May)
400,000 and above:  0 (same as May)

SOLD!!!!  Lake Lancer Waterfront Home in 
Sugar Springs!!

**51 Homes Expired off the Market in June
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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wixom Lake Cottage with Great Views & Sandy Swimming!! 3700 Lake, Beaverton

New Listing at 3700 Lake, Beaverton, Michigan
Sandy Swimming Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage!!
MLS #161679

What a view! Enjoy sandy bottom swimming with 60' of your own lake frontage on all sports Wixom Lake. The beach house color scheme of this cottage will immediately make you feel relaxed and ready for up north living! Wood laminate flooring throughout, new windows and plenty of them to enjoy the view of the lake. Patio door in kitchen to the extra large 2 level deck. Kitchen is very functional and has appliances included. There are 2 bedrooms each with closets. Full bath is nicely updated. Laundry in a bedroom closet for added convenience. Large yard offers plenty of parking and room to play! Steel seawall, very nice removable dock and awesome sandy bottom, shallow swimming! Perfect area to tube and ski! So many great updates make this cottage move in ready and it could be sold furnished. New storage shed on a concrete pad is perfect for storage. This won't last come see it today! 

Click HERE to visit our website to see more of the beautiful cottage and waterfront!!!

Beautiful Wixom Lake Cabin! 4325 Wieman Road, Beaverton

New Listing at 4325 Wieman Road, Beaverton, Michigan
Wixom Lake Waterfront Cabin!!
MLS #161672

Get ready to spend time at the lake! 34' on all sports Wixom Lake is waiting for you. Everything has been updated & remodeled & this cottage is just waiting for a new owner who wants to move right in & relax. On a bay off just off the main lake you will fall in love with the wide open water view! Catch fish right from the new dock or take a boat ride to one of many sandbars for a day of swimming & fun. Cottage is log sided w/ a metal roof. The large deck is made of composite materials & is the perfect spot to entertain & grill out! As soon as you step inside you will realize this is the one. Completely remodeled including new windows & plumbing! The kitchen offers new wood laminate flooring, new cabinets, granite counters, a small island & the appliances are included. The living room has updated carpeting w/ a gas log fireplace & log beams that add to the cottage charm. Patio door to the large deck & knotty pine tongue and groove ceilings thru out. 2 BR & updated tiled bath. 

Click HERE visit our website to see more of this beautiful cabin!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Open House - Budd Lake Waterfront - 600 Hillcrest St, Harrison, MI 48625 - July 5th, 2014 from 12 pm to 2 pm

31 Photos Status: FOR SALE
Price: $275,000

Address: 600 HILLCREST
Type: Residential
Style: Single Story
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Suite: No
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MUST SEE! 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!
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Homewaters Recreational Real Estate

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