Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gladwin & Clare County Hunting Properties! Happy Hunting to our Bow Hunters!!

Hunting Land in Gladwin and Clare County Michigan  
  Beautiful Gladwin and Clare County...A Hunters Paradise
Bow Hunters Rejoice!! Your favorite time of the year is hear!! While you are here it is a great time to scout around 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!! 

What is The Au Sable River's "Holy Water"?

This may be one of the most common questions we get from buyers looking for riverfront property, especially in The Grayling area.  By definition, The "Holy Water" is the 9 mile stretch of river between Burton's Landing and Wakeley Bridge that is regulated as flies only and catch and release only.  By reputation, it's among the best stretches of dry fly fishing water in Michigan and, perhaps, the eastern United States.  This might seem like a pretty bold claim, but it's simply that good, especially for those who want to fish dry flies to rising trout in a picturesque setting over a very wadeable river bed.

The Holy Waters upstream of Stephan Bridge
There are certainly stretches of river, even on the Au Sable system, that have more and larger fish per mile but I would hope that's not the only measure of a stream's quality.  If there is a knock on The Holy Water, I'd say it's the IQ of the resident trout who call it home.  The insect hatches can be so prolific and varied that an angler MUST be very close to imitating the trout's bug of choice at any given time if they're to have a chance at a fish of any real size.  The water also moves along at a pretty leisurely pace allowing those wary trout to get a nice long look at your fly before deciding whether to take or not.  Thinly tied imitations that most closely mimic the actual bug du jour are required.   These creations of mere fur and feather must also be presented with the exact same behavior as the naturals which usually means an absolute drag free drift.  Choose the right fly and get the right drift and you may experience the pinnacle of dry fly fishing to wild trout.  Choose wrong or make a bad presentation and it can be very frustrating!  The river will humble anglers and turn them into better anglers at the same time.  It's often said, "If you can catch trout in Michigan, you can catch trout anywhere".  This surely stemmed from some successful Au Sable angler heading west and showing the locals out there a thing or two.

Aside from the fishing, the pace of the river, it's scenic beauty and the consistent, mostly gravel bottom, over which it flows is ideal for enjoying the river by canoe or kayak and for a nice cool dip during the high heat of summer.

Next time you're in Grayling, especially during the best hatch months of May and June, sharpen your skills, stop in at Gate's Lodge to stock up on locally tied flies and see just how good an angler you are on The Holy Water.

Here's a terrific property we just listed that would be a terrific way to enjoy it for more than just an evening.  Click HERE for all the details or take the quick video tour below.

When you're ready to come take a look at a few properties, reach out to Chad Brown, Broker/Owner, at or (231) 499-8282

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gladwin County Lakes are Ready for Fall Color! See what we have available for you!!

 Gladwin County Lakes are Ready for Fall Color!!
The Colors...They are a Changin'! 

 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 116 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $5,900-$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 86 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $21,000 - $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 219 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 55 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:


Manistee Lake Channel.  MLS 1804528, 7700 NE Shore Road, $79,900.  2BRs, 1B, 149 ft. of private frontage.

MLS#1803634, 6618 NE Blue Lake Rd, $84,900 2BR, 1B, new garage, 1.4 acres, minutes away from Big Blue Lake and groomed Blue Bear Trail.

MLS#1801863, 7010 W. Blue Lake Road, $375,000  3BR, 2B, 2.6 acres, 213 ft. private frontage on clean, clear, deep North Blue Lake.

MLS#1797829, 5712 Kerbyson Drive, $39,900 Vacant, .80 acres, 75 ft. private frontage on all sports East Lake, camp or build your new home.

MLS#1789171, W. Blue Lake Road, $29,500 Vacant lot, 1.8 acres, 125 feet of private frontage on Little Blue Lake.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage with Pole Barn! 4062 Bayview Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage with Pole Barn!!
New Listing at 4062 Bayview Drive, Beaverton, Michigan

MLS #164450

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
882 Square Feet 
4 Car Pole Barn & 1 Car Garage

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

Wixom Lake is where you come to relax, have fun with friends and family and make memories! This affordable cottage offers you a chance to have that for yourself! The 2 bedroom, 1 bath home or cottage has a lot of charm featuring arched doorways, built in cabinets and antique doors with glass knobs! The eat in kitchen opens up to a large living room for relaxing in after a day on the lake. Partial basement houses the mechanicals and offers great extra storage space. 87' of waterfront with a stone seawall and dock. Located just off the main lake on a serene bay there is still a very pretty view of the main lake! Fish off your dock and then boat out on the main water for tubing and skiing! 1 car detached garage and a huge bonus....lot across the street with a 30x40 newer pole barn with electric and concrete floor. Plenty of space on that lot for additional parking, camping guest and more! Easy lake living with natural gas, municipal sewers and central air! 

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

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wixom Lake Vacant Waterfront Lot! New Listing on Lot 60 Pine Trail, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Vacant Waterfront Lot!
New Listing on Lot 60 Pine Trail, Beaverton

MLS #164514

.22 Acre Lot
32 Feet of Canal Waterfront

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 for additional information.

Affordable canal front lot on Wixom Lake. Enjoy all sports activities on this 2,000 acre lake including boating, tubing, jet skiing or swimming at one of the many sand bars. Enjoy quiet mornings fishing for pan fish and watch the sunset and relax your cares away! Located in a quiet subdivision with well maintained homes this could be the perfect place to camp or to build your future home. Natural gas is available at the road. Gladwin County boasts 80,000 acres of state land for all types of recreation! Level lot is mostly cleared with grass and is located not far off the main lake! 

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


Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage! New Listing at 691 Pine Trail, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Cottage!!
New Listing at 691 Pine Trail, Beaverton, Michigan

MLS #164513

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
820 Square Feet

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

Wonderful cottage, wonderful price, wonderful Wixom Lake! 60' of waterfront on a canal just off the main lake offers a calmer lake setting and great fishing! 60' with steel seawall and a trex boardwalk w/ a small beach area. Take a short boat ride for excellent open water boating, skiing, tubing. You won't ever get bored of the all sports, 2,000 acre Wixom Lake. Step into this cottage and you won't want to leave as it offers that cozy, up north appeal from the wide plank, pine flooring throughout to the knotty pine vaulted ceilings in the open kitchen and LR. The eat in kitchen includes the appliances and has freshly painted cabinets. The LR offers a slider to the covered porch you are sure to spend hours on! Enjoy relaxing evenings in the living room large enough for the family to hang out together. 2 BR's, each with a closet and a full bath between them. This turn key cottage also offers central heat, and a washer and dryer! With the new siding and metal roof it is maintenance free! 

Click HERE to view more images of the Wixom Lake Cottage for Sale!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gladwin & Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for August

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

Featured Listing!

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home!
681 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin
MLS #164376

Active Listings: 1148 (141 new listings came on the market in August)
Average Asking Price: $115,368
Average Days on Market : 205
Range of Asking Prices: $4,900 - $695,000
Sold: 87 Sold in August (101 sold in July)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $99,898
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $92,076
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 198 (24 days less than July)
Sellers Received: 92.1% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $7,993,600 (up from $8,669,754 in July)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 46 (-12 from July)
100,000-199,999: 37 (up 1 from July)
200,000-299,999: 4 (down 3 from July)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same July)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as July)

Sold!! Wixom Lake Waterfront

**40 Homes Expired off the Market in Augsust

Absorption Rate = 1.09 years


MLS#1798393, 717 Woodstock Drive, Kalkaska, MI, $234,900

Your own private hunting retreat with very well maintained stick built 3BR year around home and 30x40 pole building with drop down stairs for added storage above.  This home is located on the front 40 of the 80 acre parcel and has Vipond Creek meandering through the front portion of the acreage.  There are two areas cleared for food plots and three enclosed hunting blinds.

Pride of ownership shows in this 1,400 sq. ft. ranch style home with updated ceramic tile bath, kitchen and awesome wood stove to take the chill out of those cold evenings.  All this is located only a few miles out of town at the dead end of a private road.  Home could easily be a year around family home or recreational get away.

You need to see this peaceful and secluded property offering lots of wildlife viewing and relaxation.

Click Here  to view additional details.  Contact or 231/384-1207 to schedule a showing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


MLS#1797829, 5712 Kerbyson Drive, Kalkaska, MI  49646

Wow, incredible price for .80 acre parcel with 75 feet of frontage on all Sports East Lake south of Kalkaska. Beautiful wooded setting on clean, clear lake.  Enjoy great fishing and all sports activity.  Keep your RV on the property and use up to 120 days in a 12 month period or build your dream home or cabin.  This is a great location with easy access to Traverse City and Kalkaska.  Storage building with electricity, small shed, well and septic on the property.  Owners say get it sold before the snow flies!

Click here  for additional details or contact, 231-384-1207 for additional information.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Price Reduction at 1580 Moose Drive, Gladwin! Smallwood Lake Waterfront Cottage!

Smallwood Lake Cottage for Sale!
Sold Furnished!
Price Reduction at 1580 Moose Drive, Gladwin

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

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 view more images of this Smallwood Lake Waterfront for Sale!!