Monday, November 24, 2014

Gladwin County Lakes...Life IS Better at the Lake!!

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

Secord Lake
There are currently 80 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 93 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 190 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 34 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:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to The Cabin!!

Absolutely perfect cabin to act as base camp for year around activity. It is located in the state forest between Grayling and Kalkaska with shared access beach with hard sand bottom for swimming and daytime mooring of your boat.  Or better yet, hike out onto the frozen lake for winter ice fishing!! Woodsy setting for this 3BR classic cabin with 24 x 30 garage to store all your toys. Kayak from the channel across the road for direct access to deep clean clear Bear Lake.

Stunning woodsy setting in an area of very nice homes.  Check out the full listing  and contact for more information or to schedule your personal showing.  Offered at $74,900 and owner financing available for a qualified buyer.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gear up right for winter showings

Looks like some areas in our service areas are going to see upwards of a foot of snow this week!  We just wanted to send out a quick bit of advice if you plan to come up and take a look at some properties this winter.  First, make sure to wear a good pair of boots that are at least ankle high.  While many people do a great job of keeping the snow clear for showings, there will inevitably be some where you're going to have to break trail.  Especially if you're looking at larger parcels or vacant land.
I nice warm coat is a must even if it's not the most stylish one in your closet.  It's also a great idea to bring along gloves or mittens and a good hat just in case we get a nice northern Michigan winter blast while you're in town.  Once we get into mid winter, I always make sure I bring a few pair of snowshoes as well.  It can make the experience a lot of fun and much more enjoyable if we're going to be touring large parcels.
If you don't own gaiters yet, they're among my favorite item to have in the truck during the winter. Just strap them on over your pants and above your boots and you'll avoid all the ice and snow build up on your pant legs.  Here's a link to a typical pair you could check out.  It's absolutely beautiful up here with all the fresh snow!!  Be ready and enjoy the great winter outdoors!!

Tobacco River Home! 2729 Glidden Road, Beaverton

New Listing at 2729 Glidden Road, Beaverton, Michigan
Tobacco River Waterfront
MLS #162560

Located within the city limits of Beaverton, but yet with 2 acres of land and 297' of Tobacco River frontage make this listing unique! Enjoy privacy and waterfront close to the schools, shopping, bank and healthcare. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with a knotty pine sunroom/breezeway leading to a 1 car attached garage. Home has a full basement as well. Come see the possibilities. Large kitchen with dishwasher, hardwood flooring in the living room and many built-in cabinets for storage throughout. 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Lot! New Listing at Lot 8 of River Oaks Point, Gladwin

New Listing at Lot 8 on River Oaks Point, Gladwin, Michigan
1 Acre Wooded Smallwood Lake Lot
MLS #162559

140' of Smallwood Lake waterfront!! A unique opportunity to purchase the site for you new home. If you've been thinking of building a waterfront home you need to seriously consider this 1 acres site. It is located within the River Oaks development along the banks of all sports Smallwood Lake. Driveway is in along with a 5" well! The land is perfectly suited for a walk out basement and with a little clearing of the cedars near the waters edge it will offer a stunning view of the lake! The property is home to HUGE oak trees allowing you to build your new home in a wooded setting. Smallwood Lake is a great fishing lake and is quite popular for bass fishing. With 85,000 acres of state land in Gladwin County, recreation of any kind is not far away! Escape to the north and begin building your dream. 

Click HERE to visit our website for more details!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Tomorrow! November 11th!

Homewaters is very proud to once again be exhibitors at The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at The Grand Traverse Resort.  This year's event is taking place tomorrow, November 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We've got a great spot right inside the entrance in booth 89.  Stop by and meet our Traverse City agents and brokers including Chad Brown, our Broker/Owner, Sales Associate, Mary Janik, Sales Associate, Vince Edwards, and Sales associate Blake Bernard.  Servicing the 5 county area including Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Antrim and Kalkaska Counties, they can answer any questions you have about making a wise buying or selling decision in northwest Michigan.  They'd love the opportunity to meet you in person and see what we can do to help achieve your real estate goals or just talk shop.

If you haven't been to the event in the past, it's a terrific way to meet local business owners, taste great local foods, check out locally produced products and learn more about the region.  Click HERE for a complete list of vendors and more information about the event.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gladwin & Clare Co Home Real Estate Market Snapshot for October

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

New Listing!

Log Home on 34.5 Wooded Acres in Ogemaw County
4211 Wayne Alley, Alger, MI
MLS #162493

Active Listings: 1061 (85 new listings came on the market in October)
Average Asking Price: $110,601
Average Days on Market : 228
Range of Asking Prices: $4,500 - $875,000
Sold: 87 Sold in October (94 sold in September)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $93,397
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $85,962
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 212 (1 day less than September)
Sellers Received: 92.3% of their asking price

Total Residential Sales Volume: $7,127,750 (down from $8,652,236 in September)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 57 (down 3 from September)
100,000-199,999: 24 (down 3 from September)
200,000-299,999: 6 (down 1 from September)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same as September)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as September)


 SOLD! Secord Lake Waterfront!!!

**103 Homes Expired off the Market in October

Absorption Rate = 1.01 Years