Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beautiful Log Home on 34.5 Wooded Acres in Ogenaw County!!! 4211 Wayne Alley, Alger, MI

Beautiful Log Home on 34.5 Wooded Acres is Ogemaw County
MLS #162493

Incredible opportunity to own a slice of up north heaven! Enter into Eddy Acres and immediately forget your troubles. The woods and water beckon you to a peaceful existence. This full log 1500 sq ft home on 34.5 wooded acres with both a pond and trout stream winding through allow for many types of recreation. The enclosed porch welcomes you to sit down and relax. Large, well equipped kitchen is light and bright and is a nice compliment to the log interior. The great room contains oversize windows throughout which brings the outside indoors. Expansive views of the acreage from the dining area will surely allow you to view the wildlife that call the acreage home. Master bedroom with private bath, 2nd bedroom, laundry room and half bath complete the interior. Trails throughout the woods where you'll find a mix of hard and soft wood and pines. Rolling land with a gorgeous pond and open area are sure to attract white tail deer and offer a serene spot for enjoying all nature. 

Click HERE to visit our website for more detail on this beautiful home and acreage!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hunting Land in Gladwin & Clare County! 'Tis the Season!!

Hunting Land in Gladwin and Clare County Michigan

 Beautiful Gladwin and Clare County...
A Hunters Paradise
With Bow Season in full swing and Firearm coming soon the deer are on the move and have been spotted all around Gladwin and Clare Counties!! It is a great time to scope out new property for your perfect year round deer camp!! 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!!


Beautiful setting on East Lake.  Nicely wooded lot with 75 feet of private frontage on all sports East Lake.  Wonderful peaceful setting and great fishing.  Property includes two out buildings, electric and driveway installed, septic and well.  Towering pines and wooden walkway to the water which opens up to a waterside deck. Cable and DSL available.

Don't miss out on this affordable waterfront parcel. Price just reduced by $15,000.  Click here for more details or contact, 231-384-1207.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Top Floor Views in Suttons Bay!

This is a fun one to see!  A short stroll from downtown Suttons Bay, this third floor condo has some incredible views of the beautiful bay, marina, and Stoney Point vineyards and orchards.  It's large, with plenty of room to entertain guests or a great home with space for the family.  Hardwood floors are throughout all of the living space, with carpet in the bedrooms.

The waterside cabana has a great walkout to the marina.  There is boat slip usage available for purchase! Phenomenal boating and fishing very close to your condo, with launch access on adjacent property. One car garage attached to building, with elevator access to top floor unit.

Enjoy the community building with beautiful locker rooms, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, lounge, tennis court, and fitness room.

A 5 minute stroll gets you into town, or take a quick drive along the Leelanau shore, or explore lighthouses, wineries, breweries, and more! 15-20 minutes into Traverse City, or bike along the TART trail with access right in the Bayview complex.

Click here to view the listing.  Contact Blake directly to take a look - its worth the view!  231.714.4787

Gladwin County Lakes! Fall Beauty Awaits!

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

Secord Lake

There are currently 99 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $12,900 - $459,9000

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 105 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 209 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 37 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $25,000-$214,000

Below are featured listing for Smallwood Lake:  

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, October 17, 2014

Elbow Lake Access in the Heart of the Meredith Grade Trail Head! Price Reduction at 10352 Athey Ave, Harrison

Price Reduction at 10352 Athey Ave., Harrison
Elbow Lake Access in the Heart of the Meredith Grade Trail Head!!!
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, October 8, 2014

Looking for the Up North Hunting Retreat in Clare County?

60 Acres Jackson Avenue
Harrison, MI 48625

MLS # 162205

Mostly high and dry wooded 60 acre parcel, with a nice mixture of mature trees and a couple acres that is wet. Great hunting property with well defined deer trails running through out and visible areas where they have been bedding down. Pipeline easement clearing runs through the North East corner of the property with a gate, that would be perfect for putting in a driveway and setting up camp. Located on a county maintained road and near several seasonal roads great for trail riding or snowmobiling. You're also near several lakes for water skiing and fishing. Awesome recreational property! Check it out today! 
865 Shingle Lake Rd
Lake George, MI  48633

MLS # 161681

Hunters dream...deer are every where! I was able to capture 3 separate photos while listing this property. If you are looking for a 32 acre parcel with well, septic and electric, then you have found that perfect piece. Very private, secluded piece with the Shingle Creek running through the south east corner. Several trails through out, with nice mature trees, and a clearing all ready for you to bring your camper and set up camp or to build that dream home.  Click here for more information on this wonderful hunters dream!

1250 Cook Avenue
Harrison, MI  48625

MLS #  161831
40 wonderful acres with a mixture of trees, approx 7 acres of wetlands, 2 driveways and several trails through out, electric available at the road. Great hunting property with clearing all ready for you to bring your camper and start hunting by hunting season!  Click for more info.

40 Acres Hoover Avenue
Harrison, MI  48625

MLS # 162153

Nicely rolling wooded square 40 acre parcel with a few trails through out. Located on a dead end street. Older travel camper is included with no value. Mature mixture of trees through out, with some low and mostly high ground. Come check out this property for the upcoming hunting season!  For additional info, click here.


40 Acres Near Mostetler Rd
Harrison, MI  48625

MLS # 162064

Private and secluded 40 acre square parcel with state land bordering 2 sides. Surveyed and well staked, select cut about 5 years ago. Hand driven well and nicely built outhouse with a 1977 Aristocat travel camper. Property is all set up to start camping or ready for a great hunting camp. Near the Muskegon River with sandy waters edge for swimming, canoeing or fishing. Call today!  Click here for more information.

5685 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.  More information.


Fabulous Cadillac Area Home on 9.7 acres

Stunning custom designed home on almost 10 acres of hardwoods and very private setting in the peaceful village of  Harrietta. This home features 4,850 sq. ft. of finished living space and an additional bonus room over the garage ready for your finishing touches or possible 5th BR and 4th Bath.  This home features 4BR, 3B, Master Suite on main floor, two decks, walkout basement, 3 stall mechanics garage with heat and 2(220) outlets and all new hardwood flooring in the main living area.  Pride of ownership everywhere you look - shows like new. This wooded setting is only minutes away from Caberfae Peaks and is situated in the Manistee National Forest near statewide ORV or Snowmobile trails.  Easy drive to Cadillac or Traverse City.  Endless possibilities - family home in the Cadillac Area School District, ski lodge, hunting lodge or recreational get-away.

This beautiful home has a wood burning fireplace in the great room for cozy evenings and central air. Contact to schedule a showing.  MLS#1791077, $324,900.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Gladwin & Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for September

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

New Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront With Cottage
4508 Lakeview, Beaverton
MLS #162362

Active Listings: 1170 (109 new listings came on the market in September)
Average Asking Price: $113,169
Average Days on Market : 215
Range of Asking Prices: $5,900 - $875,000
Sold: 94 Sold in September (71 sold in August)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $99,681
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $93,034
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 213 (4 days less than August
Sellers Received: 93.3% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $8,652,236 (up from $6,718,850 in August)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 60 (up 17 from August)
100,000-199,999: 27 (up 7 from August)
200,000-299,999: 7 (up 1 from August)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 2 from August)
400,000 and above: 0 (down 1 from August)

SOLD! Beautiful Gladwin Home on 40 Wooded Acres!

**69 Homes Expired off the Market in August

Absorption Rate = 1.03 Years

Kalkaska County Year Around Cabin-$74,900

It's Michigan - it is gonna snow so why not enjoy the snow?  Kalkaska County is home to some of the best trails in Northwest Michigan and what could be better than having your own place complete with 3 BRs, 24x30 garage,covered patio,  knotty pine interior and mudroom for all the gear.  Bonus, you also have a shared access site for swimming on the beautiful clean clear Bear Lake.

Priced to sell at $74,900 and easy access off I-75 or US-131, this is the perfect spot to enjoy all of NW Michigan's recreational activities. This is a quaint cabin that is a pleasure to show.  MLS#1787236.  Contact for more information or to schedule a personal showing.

Wixom Lake Waterfront With Cottage! 4508 Lakeview, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Lot with Cottage Across Street 
MLS #162362

83' of prime Wixom Lake waterfront!! Enjoy the gorgeous view, the sandy swimming and all that 2,000 acre all sports Wixom Lake has to offer. 3 clip on to the steel seawall docks allow you room for plenty of boating guests. With the cottage located across the street from the lake and the waterfront lot being it's own parcel this could be the perfect location for your new waterfront home! The cottage has been well maintained and is just waiting for your use. Approx 700 sq feet and offers 1 spacious bedroom and bathroom. The living area offers a very functional kitchen and dining area as well as a large living room for gathering the family in the evening. The entry room houses the forced air furnace, water softener and the stackable washer/dryer! The cottage lot is very large and has beautiful shade trees. There is no lack of storage with a 24x24 pole barn w/ power and 4 storage sheds! Do not let this opportunity slip away...get ready for lake living!!! 

Click HERE to visit our website to learn more about this Wixom Lake Waterfront and Cottage!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Secord Lake Vacant Waterfront! Ready to Build or Camp! 1686 Middlepoint Drive, Alger

Secord Lake Waterfront Lot!!
MLS #162330

Electric, Septic, Well, Steel Seawall & Boardwalk On Site

What an opportunity! If you are looking for a lot to build your Secord Lake home on, you've found it! The lot offers 118' of waterfront on a cut off the main lake and has exceptional views. The frontage is all steel seawalled and has good swimming too! Extra large stamped concrete boardwalk area is the perfect place to relax and watch the boats go by or throw your line in and catch a fish! The property has already had the 5" well and septic tank and drain field installed. Currently used for camping and has a travel trailer on site, but would be a perfect location to build a home with a walk out basement. Electric on site, a large storage shed, a fire pit, and a large amount of fill sand on site that could be used during construction. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. 

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ideal Au Sable Lodge, New to the Market!!

When it comes to prime riverfront properties, there tends to be a fairly large hole in the middle of the market.  At the entry level you have modest cabins that might need a little work and have relatively small parcels of land, but are perfect for a simply fly fishing getaway.  These are the ones that typically get gobbled up as more buyers are in these lower price points.  At the top end you have exceptional large homes and lodges, some with huge historical value on large parcels of acreage with tons of winding frontage.  When these become available, they can still garner very high prices due to their exceptional nature.  What can be very tough to find is a good sized cottage or home that's very well built, with  a handful of acres to provide privacy, located on the best stretches of water that's priced somewhere in the middle.  Well one just came up!  Located in the heart of the Au Sable Holy Water stretch between Stephan and Wakeley bridges, this terrific lodge has everything you could want in a weekend family getaway or retirement property.

Here's a quick video tour

At 4.4 acres with over 400' of frontage, it's a great sized parcel that offers terrific privacy from neighbors.  The setup is perfect.  The main house can accommodate plenty of family and friends and the living quarters above the barn are ideal for those who want to stay up late without bothering everyone else.  The fishing here is as good as it gets.  You'd have a hard time building a better stretch of water if you were a trout stream architect.  Broad gravel riffles alternating with deeper outer bends and plenty of structure provides ideal habitat for resident brook and brown trout.  The most notable feature of the fishery here is the breadth of different insect hatches that bring trout to the surface.  Everything from tiny Tricos to huge Brown Drakes and all the mayflies in between will pop here at various times of the season and sometimes a bunch at the same time.  Great caddis hatches and good numbers of stoneflies make for a truly exceptional dry fly fishery.

This one just hit the market and fills a gap that's been in the market for a while.  Click HERE for full details.  Make an appointment soon for your private showing while the colors are still brilliant.  Contact Chad Brown, Broker, at or by phone at (231) 499-8292.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wixom Lake Lot with Home Across the Street! 4527 Lakeview, Beaverton

Large Home with Private Wixom Lake Lot Directly Across the Street
MLS #162335

Want to enjoy Wixom Lake & have room for the entire family? This home or cottage sits across the street from Wixom Lake and has a waterfront lot right on Wixom Lake. The lot is owned only by these sellers and offers the best of both worlds to the new owner....own an affordable cottage with a large, treed yard with waterfront!! Wixom Lake is a nearly 2,000 acre all sports lake and the 23' lot has a steel seawall and swimmable waterfront. There is plenty of room for your own dock as well. The cottage has a open concept kitchen, dining and living room so it is easy to spend time all together! With a total of 6 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms you can bring as many as you'd like. 4 of the bedrooms are near each other with their own sitting area and bath. The kitchen area has a large wrap around bar for additional eating/gathering space. Living room offers a cozy wood stove for chilly days! Storage shed outside and a large enough yard that if you'd like to build a garage you can! 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details!!

Traverse City's East Side is Booming!

While all of the Traverse Area is in the middle of yet another growth spurt, the east side is really coming into it's own in terms of convenience and amenities.  Let's begin with restaurants and taverns.  There are still the great long time local favorites like The Bayview Inn overlooking East Bay and Peegeos (Mike's Sicilian pizza is incredible as are the charred wings!) out by Spider and Arbutus Lake.  Red Mesa Grill on US 31 and Osorio at the corner of M-72 and US 31 both add southern flavor to the mix.  The Grand Traverse Resort offers a number of other dining options from their family dining restaurant, The Sweetwater American Bistro to Jack's Lounge and Aerie for fine dining.  Bravo Zulu Brewing is now located just north of the M-72/US 31 intersection and is quickly gaining recognition for the quality and creativity of their drafts.

Shopping choices are terrific too with Tom's east bay on US 31 and Oleson's at the corner of 4 Mile Road and Hammond.  Construction has also begun on The Grand Traverse Town Center on M-72 in Acme.  The focal point of this multi-use development will be a new Meijer store but a number of other businesses and restaurants will be opening in the future along with additional residential developments.

If you haven't driven along the bay in Acme recently you may not have noticed that you can now actually see a long stretch of the beech thanks to efforts by Acme Township to acquire formerly commercial properties in an effort to restore beachfront to its natural glory.

The Vasa Trail, Sand Lakes Quiet Area and Timber Ridge Campground are all spectacular places to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful rolling forest this region is known for.  You could also wander a bit south to Ranch Rudolph and enjoy some horse back riding or fishing along The Boardman River.

If you're considering buying a home in the region, there are some very charming neighborhoods to choose from as well.  One such development is The Village at Chartwell near Centre Ice Arena.  This multi-use development features some commercial buildings along with condos and a quaint section of single family homes with tons of character.  This is a great example of a home that benefits from the sidewalk neighborhood out the front door while enjoying the wildlife and scenery of the mature forest in the back.

For complete details, click HERE or contact Chad Brown, Broker at, (231) 499-8292.

Next time you're in the Traverse City, head east from Downtown and see what The East Side has to offer.