Monday, August 31, 2015

Sandy Swimming Smallwood Lake Cottage! 681 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Cottage with Sandy Swimming!
681 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, MI 

MLS #164376

Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 1228
2 Car Detached Garage

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 for availability and to schedule a showing!

Everything you are looking for in a waterfront cottage at an affordable price! Located on a large, level to the waters edge lot with 90' of ripple sand bottom waterfront that stays shallow and weed free for great swimming!! Located on a paved road there is even natural gas available (currently the cottage is using propane). The kitchen and dining room are open to each other allowing family and friends to gather. The living room has a ventless fireplace for an alternative heat source. Huge sun room offers an amazing view of the lake and will become one of your favorite spots to relax. Large deck off sun room steps down to the spacious front yard. There are 3 bedrooms and the layout offers a private master bedroom with a slider to the deck. 1 full bath and a separate laundry room too! 2 car detached garage, storage shed and partially fenced yard so your pets can come along too. There is a steel seawall, removable dock and the cottage can come furnished. Do not miss this one! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Smallwood Lake Waterfront Cottage!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


MLS#1803634, 6618 NE Blue Lake Road, Kalkaska, $84,500

Well maintained year around home or cabin located 2 blocks from Big Blue Lake public access and minutes to the groomed Blue Bear Snowmobile Trail, thousands of acres of state land and fly fishing on the Manistee River.  Easy drive to Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord.  This home has had recent updates to the bath, new 24 x 28 garage, and knotty pine interior walls.  It is beautifully maintained inside and out.  It is surrounded by towering trees in a very private setting on 1.4 acres on a blacktop county maintained road.  Your are surrounded by beautiful homes on Big Blue Lake and it is a quiet, serene neighborhood.

Easy access to this home via I-75 or US-131.  This home would make a great retirement or year around home for a small family or awesome cabin that could sleep up 10 persons - your choice.  Hide-Away restaurant and bar is a short few minutes away for a burger and beer or take a short drive to any one of the great new eateries springing up around the region.

Click here  for complete description and pictures or contact or call 231/384-1207 to schedule a personal tour.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gladwin County Lakes are Ready for Fall Fun! See what we have to offer!!

 Gladwin County Lakes are Ready for Fall Fun!!
Football Season is in the Air & Fall Color Tours will Soon Begin!!

 Featuring Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer & Lake
 Lancelot), Smallwood Lake and many more!   
 See what our lakes have to offer.......     
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 112 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $6,900-$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!    

Secord Lake 
There are currently 90 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $22,000 - $379,900

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:
Sugar Springs ~ Lake Lancer & Lake Lancelot 
There are currently 228 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,400 to $429,000 
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!  

Smallwood Lake 
There are currently 53 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $19,900-$459,000

Below are featured listing 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:

Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage! 1349 McKimmy Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage!
1349 McKimmy Drive, Beaverton, MI 

MLS #164349

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 1000
Attached 2 Car Garage

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to check availability and to schedule a showing!!

A great opportunity to own an affordable lake front cottage! 60' of water front on 2,000 acre all sports Wixom Lake. Located on a dead end, paved drive in an area of nice homes. Concrete drive approach and a 2 car attached garage are what you see upon driving up but get out of the car and walk up to the front and4+ there is the reason you are here...a nice view of the lake and large front yard with steel seawall and removable dock. There is a large entrance room connecting the garage to the house perfect for leaving the coats and shoes. The eat in kitchen opens up to the large living room. Sun room along the full length of the home offers a great view of the water and is the perfect place for a future deck to be built to walk out onto. 2 bedrooms a full bath and a large laundry room complete the package. Some updates include a newer furnace, windows and seawall. Bonus large lot across the street for a spot for the future pole barn or garden or extra parking! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Wixom Lake Waterfront for Sale!!

Friday, August 21, 2015


MLS #1798393, 717 Woodstock Lane, Kalkaska, MI  49646-$239.900

Live your dream in a charming stickbuilt 3BR home beautifully updated and situated  in an extremely private setting of your own 80 acre oasis.  This property features a creek running through the 80 acres of hardwoods with some clearing done for food plots attracting wildlife to your own private hunting land.  There are no close neighbors to be seen and there is an abundance of wildlife for you to enjoy while conveniently being a few miles outside the Village of Kalkaska.

The 30 x 40 pole building with covered patio and pull down stairs provides more than adequate storage for vehicles, hunting gear, recreational vehicles and storage.  There are trails for enjoyment in this slightly rolling terrain.  Located at the end of a private road just off a blacktop county road, you will not have any distractions from your peaceful existence.  The home has gas heat and a wood stove to warm you on the cold chilly evenings.  The house can be easily winterized if you choose to use it seasonally.

The location of this home is central to Traverse City, great golf courses, restaurants, boating and some of the best fishing in Northern Michigan.  If you have had a dream of owning your own private hunting camp or charming peaceful get-away, you need to see this - you will not be disappointed.

Click here  for additional detail or contact, 231/384-1207 to schedule a private showing.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gladwin and Clare County Hunting Properties....Fall is headed our way!

Hunting Land in Gladwin and Clare County Michigan

 Beautiful Gladwin and Clare County...A Hunters Paradise
The happiest time of the year for most outdoor enthusiast is just around the corner! Now is a great time to start scouting for the perfect hunting property or hunting headquarters in Gladwin and Clare County! 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!! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015


MLS#1800179, 5264 N Crofton Road, Kalkaska, $199,900

Simply stunning Amish log home with lots of custom features throughout.  Custom staircase to the upstairs bedroom and bath with balcony overlooking the river, hardwood floors, and full unfinished basement.  This home is located on 10 acres and almost 1,000 feet of meandering river frontage surrounded by state land with the exception of a handful of private parcels.  This home enjoys total peace and quiet with an abundance of wildlife without sacrificing any amenities of modern day living.

There is a small horse barn with water if you decide you want to bring horses. You are less than a mile from snowmobile and ATV trails. Hunting galore available on the thousands of acres of state land in the surrounding forest.  Gated driveway provides privacy from the road.  20 minutes to Kalkaska and 35 minutes to Traverse City make this a unique and desirable property for the outdoors person who wants a cabin in the woods without having to travel far for shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Click here to see additional pictures.  Contact or call 231/384-1207 to schedule a personal showing.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gladwin & Clare County Homes July Real Estate Market Conditions

July 2015 Real Estate Market Snapshot for Gladwin and Clare County Area Homes

Featured Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
770 Dundas Road, Beaverton
MLS #164229

Active Listings: 1147 (139 new listings came on the market in July)
Average Asking Price: $115,401
Average Days on Market : 201
Range of Asking Prices: $6,000 - $695,000
Sold: 101 Sold in July (81 sold in June)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $91,973
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $86,697
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 222 (33 days more than June)
Sellers Received: 94.2% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $8,669,754 (up from $7,185,337 in June)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 58 (up 1 from June)
100,000-199,999: 36 (down 21 from June)
200,000-299,999: 7 (same as June)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 2 from June)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as June)

Sold!! Wixom Lake Waterfront

**34 Homes Expired off the Market in June

Absorption Rate = 9.4 months

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


MLS#1799673, 13886 Blue Point Drive, Kalkaska, MI, $199,900

Almost 3/4 of an acre and 120 feet private frontage on Caribbean Blue waters of all sports Big Blue Lake boasting clean clear water and depths to 73 feet and  is one of the cleanest lakes in the State of Michigan.  This adorable cottage has 2 BRs, 1.5 Baths 2 storage buildings and an extra large lot with privacy and plenty of room for visitors to park their campers or pitch their tents. Current owners have enjoyed many years of family fun and are ready to let it go to the next generation for new memories.

Big Blue Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the county and is surrounded by state land in every direction, close to outstanding fly fishing on the Manistee River, and is around the corner from the Blue Bear Snowmobile trail.  Easy access from I-75 or US-131 makes this a favorite area for downstate recreational buyers.  Easy drive to Traverse City, Shanty Creek or Boyne USA.

Click here  for additional details or contact or call 231-384-1207 to schedule a personal tour.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Introducing: Traverse City Real Estate in Under 200 Words

Why blog in under 200 words, you ask? You know its quick, to the point, and fun to read. Plus, hopefully, it contains some useful insight into the Traverse City real estate market. I haven't been at it the longest, but I'm confident in my real estate knowledge and research to show every angle of a particular property, why its priced the way it is, and why its special.  Take a quick look – click for more info, or feel free to contact me with any questions at 231.714.4787 or

The first #tcrealestate200 blog post is about a home on Union Street that not only has some fascinating historical features, but its a great setup for a good size home downtown. Here it goes!

To me, if you live in Traverse City, you certainly enjoy all of the things that surround our town and its location. Its also nice to know that many other people like to visit this lovely town during the warmer months, but you don't necessarily want to spend every waking moment with our visitors. So, you look for a place to hang your hat that isn't too far removed, but gives you that sense of personal space. Having looked at many historic homes in downtown TC, I can tell you that there's a difficult “fab four” to find in a home – historic, spacious, functional, affordable. These four are rarely all met, and although there are many lovely historic homes, its hard to find one that has size in home and lot, abundant storage inside and garage, and functionality at a price that is afforded by the masses. 

924 S. Union Street, at the corner of Union and 13th is the closest I've seen in a while, priced at $339,000.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Smallwood Lake Log Home in Gladwin! Price Reduction at 1304 Rivers Terrace Road

Stunning Smallwood Lake Waterfront Log Home!!

Price Reduction at 1304 Rivers Terrace Road, Gladwin, MI
MLS #162959

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
3767 Finished Square Feet!!
Attached Garage & Pole Barn

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 for availability and to schedule a showing!!

Tucked away at the end of the road is the setting for this gorgeous, custom built log home. With 10 wooded acres & 300' of Smallwood Lake waterfront you truly get to experience the best of up north living! Covered porch leads you to the front door. Enter & you will be awed by the quality finishes & the amazing views of the water. Pine flooring throughout & tongue & groove ceilings. Living room offers vaulted ceilings w/ exposed beams, a fireplace w/ field stone surround & many windows that bathe the room in natural light. A turret shaped room off the LR leads to the extensive decking w/ retractable awnings. Spacious master suite is located on the main floor. Luxurious master bath w/ soaking tub & tiled, roomy, walk in shower. The kitchen & dining area is one you've dreamed of. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and ample cupboard and counter space with a center island. Full, finished basement offers 3 addt'l bedrooms and huge FR. 30x40 det. garage & 2.5 car att. garage. 

Click HERE to view more images of this Waterfront Log Home for Sale!

Wixom Lake Waterfront Living! 5770 Dundas Road, Beaverton, MI

Wixom Lake Waterfront Living!!

New Listing at 5770 Dundas Road, Beaverton, MI 
MLS #164229

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
2484 Finished Square Feet
2 Detached Garages

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to check availability and to schedule a showing!

The view just doesn't get any better than this!!! Over 200' of waterfront in one of the most prime locations on Wixom Lake. Situated on a paved road not far off M30 for a quick commute to US10 & Midland is where you will find this ranch style home with a full walk out basement. Built in 1992 the main floor has over 1,200 sq feet. Enter into the foyer with hardwood flooring, a coat closet & a half bath. The nicely updated kitchen offers plenty of cupboard & cabinet space and opens right up to the living room which has stunning lake views. The master suite offers a private bath, walk in closet & a sunroom that overlooks the water and has its own catwalk to the deck. Main level also has a office perfect for those who can work from home. The lower level has 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath, large laundry room & a great family room that walk out to a covered patio. Just off the patio is a firepit area. Steel seawall, suspended dock, 2 detached 2 car garages complete the package! 

Click HERE to view more images of this stunning Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!!


Events around Houghton and Higgins Lake's

The Houghton/Higgins Lake area host's events year around to keep resident's and visitors alike entertained.  Please take a look at some of the event's below that the Chamber of Commerce host each year!

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce board with the help of many volunteers host five major events each year. The events to look forward to each year include Tip Up Town on the last tow weekends in January, the annual Business Expo, the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display at the Houghton Lake Airport, the annual Golf Outing which is the newest event, and the annual Pumpkin Run Cruise and Car Show.

Higgins/Roscommon Chamber host the following:
Also, this Saturday August 8th, I will personally be hosting an open house from 12-2pm.  Please feel free to stop by and see this great 'Up North Lodge'!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read through my first blog, I will be posting again shortly :)

Scott Perry
Homewaters, LLC - Realtor

Thursday, August 6, 2015


MLS #1804528-7700 Shore Road, Kalkaska, MI

6 year old 2BR, 1B cottage on 1.2 acres with 149 feet on the Manistee Lake Channel.  Almost like new.  Doorwall on the waterside to the deck with very private setting and views of the channel.  Take your boat or jet skis from the front of your home into 860 acre all sport Manistee Lake.  This is perfect for the week-ender or investor who wants a weekly rental during the Summer season.

Located on a county maintained dead end paved road you will enjoy quiet while entertaining on the waterside deck.  Huge lot allows for room to grow and enjoy campfires at waters edge.  This is a great location for year around activities and a short to drive to the Turtle Creek Casino or the amenities of Traverse City.

Contact or call 231/384-1207 to schedule a showing or get more information.