Tuesday, September 30, 2014


87 feet of very private frontage on Lake Placid, a charming fishing lake just 2 miles east of Kalkaska.  Owner says bring me an offer before winter!  This is a turnkey stickbuilt home with 1,550 sq. ft. and 3 BRS, huge deck, 2 doorwalls to waterside, updated windows and includes furnishings, swimming raft, dock and boats on the beach.  LR has a wood burning stove for those blustery winter days. Located almost at the end of a private road, there is no traffic to disturb your peacefulness.

Watch the eagles soar, listen to the loons sing or entertain the family around the campfire while star gazing.  Contact mary@homewaters.net or call 231/384-1207 to schedule a showing.

Just Listed - 5685 N. Ball Avenue, Harrison, MI 48625

5685 N. Ball Avenue
Harrison, MI 48625

MLS#  162341

Very well maintained and updated older mobile with a wood frame and shingled roof around the entire mobile, addition, and covered "L" shaped front porch. Lots of windows and slider doors to look out and enjoy the surrounding wooded 10 acres with trails through out. Located on a dead end street with a peaceful private setting. 20x24 barn with dirt floor and a 24x24 detached garage. Possible land contract with large down. 

Clare County is a great recreational area with so much to do in this area.  You are just around the corner from Arnold Lake, great for fishing, boating or swimming.  Located near the Leota Trail Head, which is surrounded by thousands and thousands of acres of state land with hundreds of miles of groomed trails to ride your snowmobiles and orvs on.

Below is a video of additional information and photos on this property.

If you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule a showing, please contact me today!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Wixom Lake Waterfront! Price Reduction at 5360 Grouse Court, Beaverton, MI

Price Reduction at 5360 Grouse Court, Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake Waterfront!!
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 to see much more of this large waterfront lot!!


Lake Lancer Waterfront Lot in Sugar Springs! Price Reduction at 4696 Canniche Court, Gladwin

Price Reduction at 4696 Canniche Court, Gladwin
Sugar Springs Waterfront Lot on Lake Lancer!
Ready to Build!!
MLS #162080

Build your dream home on this 60' waterfront lot on Lake Lancer. Lake Lancer is an 700+ acre all sports lake located within the community of Sugar Springs in northern Gladwin County. The lot has many improvements that include a steel seawall and a deck at the waters edge. The sprinkler system is installed already! There is a well on site and the municipal sewer lines are ran to the area you would build. Electric already installed as well! Come see this level lot located in a beautiful neighborhood. Ownership comes with access to all the Sugar Springs amenities some of which include a championship golf course, The Hearth pub/restaurant, an indoor salt water pool, fitness center, bocce ball and tennis courts and more! Sugar Springs offers it's own landing strip for those that wish to fly in!! 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details on this waterfront lot!!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just Reduced Recreational Cabin or Year Round Home in Clare County

204 Harley Beagle
Harrison, MI 48625

MLS# 161911


JUST REDUCED - Nice cottage or year round home with detached pole barn on a little over a half acre lot.  There is thousands of acres of state land and snowmobile trail is around the corner.  Home is very well insulated and is heated with your choice of a propane space heater or wood pellet stove.  Completely maintenance free metal siding and roof.  Sale includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer, dryer, wood pellet stove, tv, log bed, and swing in the yard.

This property is just North of Harrison, but not too far out of town.  Near many lakes for fishing, boating and swimming.  Harrison has so much to offer.  Call today and schedule a showing so that you can start enjoying!

For additional information, please click here.

If you'd like more information or if you'd like similar listings emailed to you, please call or email me at shannon@homewaters.net.


End of the Season Waterfront Deals in Clare County

Attention Waterfront Buyers!



If your still looking for a waterfront deal in Clare County, it's not too late.  There are still several listing available that you may have overlooked.  Including some great listings on Lake George, Shingle Lake, Budd Lake, Sutherland Lake, Townline Lake, and the Cedar River.  Take a look at the video of my featured listings and let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing.  I have also provided links to each listing for additional information.
Click on the link below for more waterfront deals.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Secord Lake Waterfront!! Price reduction at 3423 Lakeshroe Drive in Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront!!
MLS #159491

Nestled on a deep lot amongst the beautiful shade trees along the shoreline of Secord Lake! 56' of great WF. What a wonderful cottage, summer home or year round weekend retreat. Inviting back porch steps you into the entry room that could be a washer/dryer room (hook up ready)and is used now as a sitting room or extra sleeping space. Entry room also has a patio door to the deck. Eat in kitchen with newer tile back splash and decorative light over the sink. Kitchen opens up to the living room & the entire open area offers a panoramic view of the lake!! A patio door in the kitchen leads to the large deck perfect for entertaining. Hardwood flooring in LR and 2 bedrooms. 1 full bath with additional half bath in garage & a room that can be used as a guest quarters. Beautiful yard w/ perennials, a gazebo for relaxing evenings, a lake side deck and boardwalk over the wood seawall w/ a removable dock. Lake pump connected to several spickets throughout the yard. 1.5 car detached garage too! 

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


Monday, September 22, 2014

Gladwin County Lakes! Fall Fun Awaits!!

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

 Secord Lake 
There are currently 103 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $15,000 - $464,5000

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:

Wixom Lake 
There are currently 110 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $13,900-$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 222 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: 

Smallwood Lake 
There are currently 45 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $25,000-$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:


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hunting Land in Gladwin & Clare County

 Hunting Land in Gladwin and Clare County Michigan
Beautiful Gladwin and Clare County...A Hunters Paradise
Michigan Youth Hunt is upon us this weekend! The deer are on the move and have been spotted all around Gladwin and Clare Counties!! It is a great weekend to scope out new property for the firearm season!! There are a lot of great hunting properties and hunting headquarters in Gladwin and Clare County for you to call your own! Gladwin offers plentiful hunting land loaded with white tails and over 85,000 acres of state land for everyone's use. Whether it's with your own acreage to hunt, or a smaller piece close to or adjoining state land, wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own slice of Up North Heaven!
There are many affordable options for all price ranges and budgets. Click on the listings below that are currently available, and let me help you make your dream a reality. 
To search for more hunting and acreage parcels click HERE to visit our website!! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Traverse City's Arbutus Lake Vacant Lot

Traverse City has pretty much made all the "best of" lists that a region can possibly make in the last few years from the Best Beach Town to the Best Restaurants to the Best Wineries, etc.  The point being that it is a great place to visit and even a better place to live.  It is home to the National Cherry Festival every July, the Traverse City Film Festival as well as miles and miles of waterways for fun and recreation.

If you desire a serene and quiet setting where eagles soar then I suggest you take a look at this great building site with 110 feet of private frontage on Arbutus Lake #2.  This lot slopes down to the water's edge and is perfect for a home with a walkout basement.  Located in an area of nice homes, it has cable and natural gas available at the road.  It is located east of Traverse City in East Bay Township and is a short 10 minute drive to downtown.  Great location for either your year around home or a summer get away.  Click here to view the listing details or contact mary@homewaters.net  to get additional information or schedule a showing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Torch Lake views, beautiful landscaping, and open floor plan home!

Find a great value in this Rapid City home with gorgeous Torch Lake views from only 100 yards away, without the price tag!   

Find access to Torch Lake only a short stroll from the house, and enjoy a large home with open floorplan and cathedral ceilings, large double garage, big kitchen, guesthouse, and large lot with beautiful landscaping - all very hard to find under 300k, especially in a lake community!
 Only a minutes drive to Torch Lake boat storage, with easy in/out boat service.  Give 'em a call, and your boat will be ready!  Enjoy the best boating and fishing in the region with all that Torch Lake has to offer, as well as the rest of the chain of lakes.  Take a cruise into Elk Lake, Skegemog Lake, and more!  Plus, this home is an easy ride into Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Charlevoix or Traverse City.  Enjoy area breweries, wineries, award-winning golf, incredible restaurants, and more!  
Click here to view the listing, thanks!  

Listed at $269,900.  Click below for the video tour!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sugar Springs Waterfront! Price Reduction at 5195 Winsor Way, Gladwin

Price Reduction at 5195 Winsor Way, Gladwin, MI
Lake Lancelot Waterfront in Sugar Springs!
MLS #161036

What an amazing opportunity to own over 300' of Lake Lancelot water frontage!! It could safely be said this is one of the best lots on the lake and the views are second to none!! This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits privately at the end of a cul-de-sac on nearly an acre. The tiled entry way leads you into the living room with a gas log fireplace with an attractive brick surround. Dining room has a patio door to the wrap around deck. Kitchen offers ceramic tile floors, a large pantry and the appliances are included. 2 main floor bedrooms with a full bath complete the main level. The basement is finished an offers a family room with bar, a bath with shower and a large laundry/mechanical room. 2 car attached garage with a 1/2 bath and concrete drive. The very large wrap around deck to relax and enjoy the views. Sandy beach area, good swimming and a steel seawall complete this package! Enjoy Sugar Springs amenities that include, golf course, indoor pool, tennis, pub & more! 

Click HERE to learn more about this unique Lake Lancelot Waterfront!!!


Wixom Lake Waterfront! Price Reduction at 329 Twin Lake Road, Beaverton

Price Reduction at 329 Twin Lake Road, Beaverton
Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal
MLS #162079

90' of Wixom Lake waterfront on this large canal lot! You've found your perfect up north escape or even your year round home. The eat in kitchen is well equipped & offers plenty of cupboards & the appliances are included. Kitchen opens up to the large living room done in neutral colors. The centerpiece is the gas log fireplace. Step out to the 3 seasons sunroom & drink your morning coffee while looking over the canal. Very large master bedroom w/ double closets. Full bath conveniently located between the bedrooms. The level lot all the way to the waters edge makes this cottage accessible for all age groups. Shade trees allow you to pick whether your want be in the sun or the shade! Wood seawall & plenty of room for your boat & jet skis. Exterior also offers a fire pit, nice patio, plantings, a concrete drive & a large storage shed. The attached 2+ car garage is the perfect spot to entertain & even has a 1/2 bath. Wixom Lake is a 2,000 acre all sports lake, come enjoy today! 

Click HERE to learn more about this Wixom Lake Waterfront!!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

All Sport Shingle Lake Retreat in Lake George, MI


220 Whitney
Lake George, MI 48633
MLS# 161131

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 additional information. 

Contact Shannon Cummings today!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Recreational 3 Bedroom Home Near State Land


204 Harley Beagle
Harrison, MI  48625
MLS#  161911

Nice cottage or year round home with detached pole barn on a little over a half acre lot. State land is around the corner and snowmobile trail is near by. Very well insulated and is heated with a propane space heater or wood pellet stove. Maintenance free metal siding and roof. Sale includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer, dryer, wood pellet stove, tv, log bed, and swing in the yard.  For additional information, please click here.

Contact Shannon Cummings today!

All Sports Lake George Waterfront Log Home

691 Arbor Drive
Lake George, MI  48633

This true log cabin, built in 2006, is the perfect place to create lasting memories for years to come. Enter through the finished 2.5 car garage, step into the entryway and be in awe of the gorgeous interior. Designed for entertaining with an open floor plan and amazing lake view. The kitchen/dining room is complete with an eat-at-bar and sits just steps away from the living room. You'll be sure to love the vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and stone fireplace in the living room. The double sliding doors lead to the 12x28 covered, wrap-around deck where you can take in the huge view. Both bedrooms and the master are also located on the main floor. The spacious master bathroom boasts a corner garden tub and a large walk in shower with stunning tile and stone work. Downstairs the finished basement has a full bathroom, separate storage room, an oversized family room w/walk out slider to sandy swimming for all to enjoy!  

Click here for additional information.  MLS#  161684

Contact Shannon Cummings today!

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Fortunately these reviews come in on a very regular basis for just about every one of our team members.  We're so fortunate to have an incredible team of truly top notch professional agents and brokers representing our firm throughout northern Michigan.  We'd love to help you achieve your real estate goals to.  Take a minute and reach out to the Homewaters agent or broker in your area of interest to ensure your experience is an enjoyable one.  Click HERE to view a complete list of our team members, their bios and contact information.

Monday, September 8, 2014

20 Wooded Acres Adjoining State Land

Great 20 acre heavily wooded parcel located West of Kalkaska on a blacktop county maintained road adjoining state land on two sides.  It is located 5-15 minutes away from Kalkaska, Torch Lake or Acme.  Very private parcel and perfect location to build your dream home or Northern Michigan get-away.  Lots of mature trees and wildlife tracks.  Property rolls down in the back to a feeder stream to the Rapid River.  There has been some select cutting to open it up and allow some of the smaller trees to mature.  Absolutely stunning property which has been surveyed into two ten acre parcels.  Really must see and walk to appreciate all that is here.

Click here  see additional details or contact mary@homewaters.net or call 231/384-1207 for a private showing.

Friday, September 5, 2014


PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $109,900 for this Lake Mitchell direct frontage cottage or year around home.  Fish off your dock or motor out into the 2,580 acre all sports lake for some of the best fishing in the area.  Located in a small cove, I watched a huge bass pulled out in early June on a balmy Sunday afternoon.

Great house with 2 BRs, 1.5 baths, newer well and roof, doorwall to patio on the waterside and decorated in contemporary colors.  Will qualify for all financing.  Year around home and located near trails for winter fun.

This is the best value  direct waterfront home on Lake Mitchell.  Call or email Mary Janik, Homewaters LLC, mary@homewaters.net or 231/384-1207 for personal showing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gladwin & Clare Co Area Homes Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014

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

New Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront
5394 Mallard Court, Beaverton
MLS #162174

Active Listings: 1230 (150 new listings came on the market in August)
Average Asking Price: $114,881
Average Days on Market : 205
Range of Asking Prices: $7,000 - $875,000
Sold: 71 Sold in August (75 sold in July)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $102,468
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $95,983
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 217 (27 days less than July)
Sellers Received: 93.6% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $6,718,850 (up from $6,251,413 in July)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 43 (down 10 from July)
100,000-199,999: 20 (up 2 from July)
200,000-299,999: 6 (up 3 from July)
300,000-399,999: 2 (up 2 from July)
400,000 and above: 0 (down 1 from July)

SOLD!!!!  Secord Lake Waterfront!!!

**57 Homes Expired off the Market in July

Absorption Rate = 1.4 Years

Smallwood Lake Waterfront in Gladwin! 1580 Moose Drive

Smallwood Lake Waterfront
MLS #162175

93' of waterfront on Smallwood Lake. Large yard on the road side is level and offer plenty of room for parking as well as playing! The lake side has a gorgeous view of the scenic lake from the high bank property. Steps to the water with multiple sitting areas. Large deck at the top is great for outdoor entertaining. Treed lot and peaceful, natural view of the lake/river gives you that up north, relaxing feel. Smallwood Lake is an all sports lake that offers great fishing as well! Take a boat ride to the main lake or head north in a kayak or canoe for a quiet day. Cottage has a large great room with a dining area that steps out to a screen porch. Living room area with wood beams and a wood burning fireplace that is the center piece of the room. Kitchen has newer appliances and offers a laundry area. Master bedroom is extra large and has 2 closets. Partial basement, storage shed and a very nice 2 car garage. This home/cottage is being sold as shown...come up north today! 

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


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

467 Feet of Wixom Lake Waterfront!! 5394 Mallard Court, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Canal with 467 Feet of Waterfront!!!!
MLS #162174

The largest amount of waterfront currently for sale on Wixom Lake & at an affordable price!!! 467' of canal frontage just around the bend from the main lake. Wixom Lake is a 2,000 acre all sports lake where you can enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, jet skiing and fishing. With over 85,000 acres of state land in Gladwin County you can make this house your recreational headquarters. 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home built in 1985 has been well maintained and is very comfortable and spacious. Features an open floor plan with a wood burning fireplace and a master bedroom with private bath. Updates include a newer roof, carpeting and paint. Huge wrap around deck offers a view of the wide canal where good fishing can be found! Includes nice storage shed. With 3 separate lots there are 2 you could sell or build on. Nice level lot to the waters edge with some shade trees in the yard. The 3rd lot on the point has not been cleared. Grab this opportunity - the most waterfront for your money. 

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