Monday, March 28, 2016

Wiggins Lake Waterfront Home!! 4514 Nipigon, Gladwin

Wiggins Lake Waterfront Home!!

4514 Nipigon, Gladwin 
MLS #165210

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2220
Detached 2 car Garage with Bonus Room

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

Wonderful on Wiggins! 89' of waterfront on all sports Wiggins Lake is where this 4 bedroom, 2 bath 2,220 sq feet lovely home is located. Enjoy a scenic view of the lake and the islands that attract geese, ducks and many birds including eagles! Steel seawall, permanent dock and sandy beach area along with a paver patio and multi level extensive decking make for an easy lake life. Enter into the family room w/ gas fireplace and room for the entire family to gather and relax. The updated kitchen offers new countertops and stainless appliances. Kit and LR have new dark wood pergo flooring. Dining room has a slider door to the deck. LR has a bow window overlooking lake. 4 bedrooms, all good size and 2 full, updated baths make this a perfect place for the family to live or to bring extended family and friends to the lake. Master BR has a slider to deck and great views! 2.5 car garage w/ bonus room above is across street, concrete driveways, central air and tons of updates! Do not miss this home. 

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Wixom Lake Waterfront Home on 1.10 Acre Lot!! 1272 Highland Cove, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home on 1.10 Acre!!

1272 Highland Cove, Beaverton, Michigan 
MLS #165203

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1913
Detached 40x40 Pole Barn

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

102' on Wixom Lake!! The love of lake living is apparent in the extensive decking, patios & landscaping that are lakeside. The steel seawall & permanent dock will ensure years of maintenance free living. Home is nicely secluded from the road via an XL back yard & long drive. Walking into the home you will be greeted by real hardwood flooring & a immaculately kept house filled w/ natural light. The LR offers a wood burning fireplace w/ stone surround & it opens up to the breakfast area w/ slider door to the deck & the fabulous views of the lake. Kitchen is a chefs dream w/ granite counters, plenty of cupoard space & pantry. Stainless appliances including a convection oven! Separate DR is large enough to be a family room. Master suite offers walk in closet & full bath w/ soaking tub & shower. 2 additional bedrooms w/ full bath & laundry room complete main floor. Full, unfinished walkout basement plumbed for bath & wet bar, a 40x40 pole barn, sprinkler system complete the home! 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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

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

MLS #165202

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

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 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! 

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Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home! 170 E. M 61, Gladwin

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home
170 E. M 61, Gladwin, Michigan

MLS #165171

Bedrooms: 4
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 1700
Detached Garage

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

Affordable waterfront home! 167' on a cut just off main Smallwood Lake is the location of this 4 bedroom, 1 bath home that is ready for your updates to turn good into great! Take a walk down the gently sloping bank to the waters edge and cast a line or just sit for a bit and take in nature. A short boat ride will take you to the main lake where you can tube or jet ski and enjoy the day. Enter into the family/sun room that has a wall of windows and newer hardwood flooring. The living room and 2 main floor bedrooms have the original hardwood floors that are ready to be refinished. Eat in kitchen is just off the large laundry room featuring a pantry and the newer furnace and water heater. The updated full bath is conveniently located on the main floor. There is a large bonus room w/ a back door that could make a great home office, craft or reading room. Upstairs you will find 2 xl bedrooms and a loft area w/ storage shelving. 2 car pole barn with a steel beam and 220 amp and a 1 car parking garage! 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

George Mason's Au Sable River estate is available for purchase

Built OVER the water
On a secluded section of The Au Sable River's South Branch is a well known log cabin that extends over the river. It once was home to George Mason, the automotive tycoon who donated The Mason Tract to The State of Michigan. Situated on over 10 acres of towering pines with nearly 1, 000 feet of frontage, this property is unlike any other. Open the windows and it's as if you're IN the river. A private bridge over the water and covered riverside sitting area also add to the charm. Truly park-like in character, this is THE premier property on The State's finest trout stream. The cabin is highlighted by an impressive cut stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, large sun room and unique curved class window that allows for spectacular river views with zero reflection. The property also features a modest caretaker cottage, large barn with workshop and additional pole building.

For complete details on this listing click HERE.  If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a private showing of this property, please contact Chad Brown ~, (231) 499-8292

Friday, March 11, 2016

Secord Lake Waterfront Lot!! Lot 4 on West Thendara Court, Gladwin

New Secord Lake Waterfront Lot Listing!
Lot 4 on West Thendara Court, Gladwin

MLS #165140

.45 Acre Lot 
75 Feet of Waterfront

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

75' vacant waterfront lot on all sports Secord Lake. Enjoy 2,000 acres on this picturesque lake conveniently located just 2.5 hours north of Detroit. The lot is level off the road and has a gentle slope down to the waters edge making it perfect to build your walk out basement home here! Enjoy boating, fishing and more on one of Gladwin County's most popular waterways. Access to 85,000 acres of state land is not far from this lot. 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Gladwin & Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for February

February Real Estate Market Snapshot for Gladwin and Clare County Area Homes

Featured Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
3770 S. Lake Drive, Beaverton
MLS #165072

Active Listings: 682 (61 new listings came on the market in February)
Average Asking Price: $109,987
Average Days on Market : 277
Range of Asking Prices: $2,900 - $695,000

Sold: 45 Sold in February (same as January)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $71,960
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $64,943
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 230 (17 days more than January)
Sellers Received: 91.5% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $3,001,281 (down from $4,191,430 in January)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 37 (up 9 from January)
100,000-199,999: 8 (down 4 from January)
200,000-299,999: 0 (down 3 from January)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 2 from January)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as January) 

Sold!! Gladwin County Home

**45 Homes Expired off the Market in January
Absorption Rate = 8 Months

Join HOMEWATERS RECREATIONAL REAL ESTATE March 11th-13th at the 2016 Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo

MARCH 11th- MARCH 13th 2016

Deer and Turkey Expos
Homewaters Recreational Real Estate will be displaying everything that Northeast Michigan has to offer at the 2016 Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo. Whether your looking for unique hunting land to shoot your Trophy Buck, or a beautiful cottage to relax on one of Michigan's picturesque lakes. Homewaters Real Estate Agent, Steve Shaw, will be set up to show you the best of the best in  Northeast Michigan. Stop by to fulfill your dreams at the Expo.

Steve Shaw, Real Estate Agent, Homewaters Recreational Real Estate

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Come join us at The 39th Annual Midwest Fly Fishing Exposition this weekend!

2016 marks the 39th year The Michigan Fly Fishing Club has hosted the event and it's always a fantastic way to kick off the fly fishing season in Michigan!  The volunteers at the club put on a terrific event with excellent seminars, casting demonstrations, and a bunch of great activities for the kids to take part in.  Virtually every major Fly Shop, Guide Service, Manufacturer and well known Fly Tyer will be in attendance to share their knowledge, offer their wares and tell stories about seasons past and their thoughts on what this year will bring.  We'll once again have our booth setup and will be talking to patrons about northern Michigan riverfront and lakefront properties.  We hope you'll stop out and drop by our booth this weekend.  Click HERE for more details on the event.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Best Time to Sell is RIGHT NOW!

Looks like an early spring is on its way!
One of the most common questions we are asked by sellers is, "when is the best time to sell"?  The quick answer is RIGHT NOW!  What I can say with absolute certainty is that your house will NOT sell if it's not on the market.  Statistically, as a company, our busiest time of year for closings is the fall and winter.  Most sellers assume that the spring of the year and summer months are the best time but that's not always true.  We find that there are real advantages to putting your property on the market regardless of the time of year.  First of all, there are always some buyers out there looking for just the right property.  When a good fit hits the market, they're going to go take a look regardless of the season.  Secondly, the most serious buyers shop year round, or are motivated by NEED.  If someone has a change in job and must move to a new town, they ARE going to buy something quickly so you should make sure your home is on the market and will be considered.  Perhaps most important to consider is the fact that you're likely to have the most competition during the summer months when EVERYONE else is trying to sell.  On the shoulder seasons, there are many fewer listings and that helps your home to stand out among the crowd.  Lastly, the process can take some time, even in a perfect scenario.  The lending process takes 40 days or more today.  If you happen to find the right buyer in the first 60 days, then get the loan process going and hold onto possession of the property for 30 days after closing, you're looking at a selling process that will take over four months, under PERFECT scenarios.  If you've been considering the sale of your home or cottage, contact The Homewaters Agent or Broker in your area TODAY to be sure you are in the best position to get it sold so you can move on to the next adventure in your life!  Click HERE for information on our agents and brokers and their areas of service.