Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wixom Lake Waterfront Lot w/Septic & Well!! 907 Quillette Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Lot with Septic & Well!!
New Listing at 907 Quillette Drive, Beaverton, MI

MLS #165786

.28 Acre Lot
Well & Septic 
Natural Gas Available at Road

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

Ready to build? This 50' all sports Wixom Lake waterfront lot is ready for you! Located in a desirable neighborhood this lot is completely ready to build on. Newer engineered septic, 5" well, steel seawall, electric on site and storage shed! Natural gas is available at the paved street. Sloping lot is perfect to accommodate a walk out basement home. Gorgeous views of Wixom Lake invite you to hop on your boat for a relaxing day on the lake! Enjoy the 2,000 acre lake and all the recreation that comes with that; fishing, boating, jet skiing, kayaking and more! The neighborhood consists of 3 dead end streets so you can be active - take walks, bike rides or ride along on your golf cart and visit the neighbors! 

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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Downtown Traverse City Real Estate Checklist

Downtown Traverse City Real Estate Checklist

In the heart of Downtown Traverse CityCheck.
The charm and craftsmanship of a historical house? Got it.
The updates and efficiencies that you’re looking for? Now you’re talking…

This historic home has only been owned by two families. It features custom built-ins, trim work, kitchen cabinets, and many other details that have been meticulously constructed by the owner and master woodworker. It boasts a remodeled kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, updated electrical, beautiful new landscaping with underground sprinklers, new roof, water heater, and more!

Imagine being able to walk to the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market during the summer. This is only a short walk to Front Street, the Boardman River, and West Bay. Oryana Natural Foods is only three blocks away, and Boardman Lake, City Opera House, Old Town Playhouse, the TART trail, and playgrounds at St. Francis are very closely within reach.

Have I convinced you yet?

Click here for more information and to view the listing.  Thank you.

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 - blake@homewaters.net

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home! Price Reduction at 1009 Radov, Gladwin

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
Price Reduction at 1009 Radov, Gladwin

MLS #164758

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1140

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

128' of picturesque waterfront on the north end of Wixom Lake. Offering a view of of the bend in the lake/river and the backdrop of trees across the water this is such a pretty spot! Enjoy fishing on Wixom Lake or any water sports such as jet skiing, tubing, pontoon rides, day trips to the sand bar and more! w/ over 2,000 acres to explore you will never bore of coming up north. Located very close to state land & access to over 85,000 acres of state forest for hunting, trail riding, hiking, etc. This move in ready home will be sold furnished and w/ many recent updates such as a new roof, 4 sliding doors, fresh paint, hot water heater and more it is a perfect choice for your worry free up north headquarters. The open concept kitchen & living area is a place for everyone to gather. Featuring a corner fireplace & panoramic views of the lake. Step out onto the wrap around deck to catch some sun! 2 bedrooms & 2 baths w/ main floor laundry complete the interior. Paved drive & 24x28 pole barn!

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


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beautiful Lakefront Building Site on Kalkaska's Little Blue Lake

MLS#1789171, West Blue Lake Road, Kalkaska, $24,900

I love my job! I get to go to work every day and walk some of the most beautiful waterfront properties in Northern Michigan.  I have traveled many parts of the world and yet I believe we live in paradise here with four seasons due to living near the the 45th parallel.

This little slice of paradise is 1.75 acres and 125 ft. of frontage on Little Blue Lake - part of a chain of 3 connected by channels.  This property is surrounded by beautiful homes and it would be a fantastic place to build your recreational or retirement home.  Located on a county black top road and easily accessible to Kalkaska's shopping, hospital and restaurants.  Heavily wooded lot could provide almost total privacy of your new home.

Click here to learn more about this beautiful piece of property or contact mary@homewaters.net, 231-384-1207.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gladwin County Home with Acreage and Huge Pond

654 Hockaday Rd Gladwin MI
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2136 sq ft
30 acres

Nice home on 30 acres with a huge pond. Just 4 miles outside of Gladwin lies this great tract of land. 30 acres of fantastic hunting ground with trails throughout plus a 1.4 acre pond stocked with lots of fish. Positioned in a secluded corner of the property is this well maintained manufactured home sitting on an 8 block crawl space. The 30x40 garage offers lots of storage and the covered approach is a perfect spot for grilling out with family and friends.

For more information contact Preston Bovee at 989-513-1306 preston@homewaters.net

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sandy Swimming Wixom Lake Waterfront Home! 5533 Mangus Road, Beaverton

Sandy Swimming Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!!
New Listing at 5533 Mangus Road, Beaverton, MI

MLS #165659

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Finished Square Feet: 1352

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

Sandy swimming and wide open water views on Wixom Lake! This 1,300 sq ft home offers 40' of waterfront that has been recently seawalled with a nice boardwalk over it & a dock. The main level offers a ceramic tiled entry foyer and den area that offers great extra sleeping space.  Oak trim & 6 panel doors throughout. Main floor also has 2 bedrooms, one walks out to the upper deck offering fantastic views of the lake. Updated full bath on main level as well. The lower level has a oak spiral staircase taking you down. The living room has half knotty pine walls for a cozy cottage look and storage closets for blankets, games and all your lake life items! The open kitchen has oak cabinets, tiled floor and eating bars that seat 8 people. French doors to huge deck is perfect for grilling, catching rays or relaxing overlooking the lake! 1/2 bath w/ stackable washer/dryer and on demand hot water. Beautiful perennial landscaping provided curb appeal, a concrete drive, central air and newer roof complete the package. 

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gladwin & Clare County Homes Real Estate Market Snapshot for April

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

Featured Listing!
Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
4382 Shock Road, Beaverton
MLS #165305

Active Listings: 884 (165 new listings came on the market in April)
Average Asking Price: $119,905
Average Days on Market : 236
Range of Asking Prices: $8,000 - $799,000

Sold: 58 Sold in April (16 more than March)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $78,654
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $73,039
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 265 (30 days more than March)
Sellers Received: 92.6% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $4,163,250 (up from $3,775,900 in March)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 40 (up 10 from March)
100,000-199,999: 16 (up 6 from March)
200,000-299,999: 2 (up 1 from March)
300,000-399,999: 0 (same as March)
400,000 and above: 0 (down 1 from March) 

Sold!! Wixom Lake Waterfront!!

** 27 Homes Expired off the Market in April
Absorption Rate = 8 Months

Wooded Acreage with Pond to Build Dream Home!

4228 NW Morrison Road, Rapid City, MLS#1816361

10+ acre building site with hardwoods and a pond complete with a Mallard duck family.  Great site to build your dream home or vacation getaway in the perfect location.  Blacktop county road half way between Acme and Kalkaska and only minutes away from Torch Lake, Alden, Bellaire, Shanty Creek and all their amenties.  Very private setting and yet surrounded by many large acreage parcels with lovely homes.  When walking the property it becomes apparent that the only noise you hear is that of nature.  If you have been searching for the best spot to build, you owe it too yourself to walk this property.  Price at only $39,900, there is incredible value here.

Click here for more information or contact mary@homewaters.net, 231/384-1207 to see the property or get copies of the survey.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

213 ft. on N. Blue Lake, Kalkaska County

7010 W. Blue Lake Road, Kalkaska, MLS #1816114

Unique property with 2.6 acres, 213 feet of frontage on deep clean clear N. Blue Lake and lovingly maintained 3BR, 2B log home.  Located in the NE corner of Kalkaska County, you have access to thousands of acres of state land, fly fishing on the Manistee River, the Blue  Bear Snowmobile trail, and fishing and boating from your own private dock.  Some days the only noise at this home are the sounds of loons, the slurping of fish or the chatter of birds.  This corner of our county is one of the premier week-end getaways Up North.  Located in an area of new homes, this is a great place to invest in a cottage.   Easy access from I-75 or US-131 gets you easily here and back home again over the week-ends.

This property and location harkens back to memories of the slamming of screen doors, the star gazing at night around a camp fire or catching fireflies in a jar.
Click Here to view the entire listing.  Contact Mary@homewaters.net, 231-384-1207 to get a personal showing.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Quality Built, New and Modern Manistee River Cottage 12079 SE Cold River Road, Grayling

Move-In Ready Cottage with almost 600' on the Manistee Loaded with Unique Character! 

12079 SE Cold River Road, Grayling MI 49738 MLS# 302385 $259,900

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath
  • Detached Garage
  • Built in 2009

This well engineered cottage overlooks nearly 600' of park-like, winding Manistee River frontage. The cottage has all the northern charm you could ask for with shake shingles, vaulted ceilings, open loft bedroom, stunning river views, wood burning fireplace and a wide open floor plan. No expense was spared to prevent issues commonly associated with cottages near water level. Pier construction,an elevated, engineered septic system and concrete floors all ensure this spot will be enjoyed for generations to come. A large garage, private dock, and a peaceful setting round out this terrific package. 

Contact Chad (231) 499-8292 or Sara (989) 390-4781 today to schedule a showing! 

Click here to view more photos of this great property!

Wixom Lake Waterfront w/172' of Waterfront! 4700 Rookery Ridge Road, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home with 172 Feet of Waterfront!!
New Listing at 4700 Rookery Ridge Road, Beaverton, Michigan

MLS #165615

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2100
Attached Garage

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

Looking for lake living but yet love your privacy - enjoy the best of both worlds in this newer home built in 2010. Located on a private road at the end of the cul-de-sac with a level .81 acre lot where you can see swans, eagles and so many varieties of birds! Ranch style home has incredible curb appeal and the covered front porch is very inviting. Foyer has a walk in closet! Living room w/ a gas fireplace and windows looking out to lake. Dining room large enough for extended family dinners. Kitchen has plentiful cabinet and counter space w/ a snack bar and is so inviting with its warm wood cabinetry and wide plank wood laminate flooring. Breakfast room off kitchen has doors to the covered back porch made of composite decking. Master suite offers walk in closet and luxurious bath w/ jacuzzi tub and shower. 2 additional bedrooms, full bath and laundry room complete the 2,100 sq ft. Att garage w/ bonus room above. Vinyl dock at waters edge, bonfire pit, garden area and so much more. Enjoy lake life! 

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Little Long Lake Waterfront Home! 928 Hammond Road, Harrison

Little Long Lake Waterfront Home with Tons of Charm!
New Listing at 928 Hammond Road, Harrison, Michigan

MLS #165607

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Feet: 1444
Attached Garage

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

Tucked away at the end of the street you will find this inviting "rustic style" home or cottage but with all the comforts you need. With 95' of waterfront on all sports Little Long Lake on your own private inlet off the main lake. Vinyl seawall, dock and a couple park benches where you can sit and throw a line into the water. The cedar sided home offers so much charm and so many things here have history that you just have to see them in person - such as the water fountain that is part of the lush landscape. Relax the day away on the covered porch overlooking the lake or sip your coffee in the screen porch. Interior will awe you w/ its exposed beams in the cathedral ceilings and the floor to ceiling fireplace in the large living room. The kitchen offers a custom log snack bar. With 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths there is plenty of room for guests as well and the kids will love the finished attic space. Sewing room could be a walk in closet in 2nd bedroom. Att 1.5 car garage w/ 220 and concrete drive. 

Click HERE to view more images of this Little Long Lake Waterfront Home for Sale!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016


 #14 Three Lakes Club, MLS #1816020, $79,900

Unique and beautiful estate size parcel of 7.2 acres and 600 ft. of frontage on Green Lake in Antrim County.  Located in the private and gated 3 Lakes Club, this property sits on a bluff with gorgeous views, total privacy and a private 600 feet of lakefront.  Green Lake is a spring fed clean clear lake.  Peaceful and serene are the words that best describe this development.  Lovely homes hidden away on their own estate size parcels and very reasonable protective covenants make this a great place to invest in a year around or vacation home.  Lake is a quiet lake that attracts wildlife and has both trout and bass.  You are located minutes away from Shanty Creek, Alden, and Bellaire (Short's Brewery).  Great place for bike riders, golfers, fisherman, or folks who really want and need to just get away from it all.

Click here  for full details or contact mary@homewaters.net, 231-384-1207 to schedule a showing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Secord Lake Waterfront Home with Wide Open Water & Sandy Swimming! 3756 Peninsular, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Home with Wide Open Water and Sandy Swimming!
New Listing at 3756 Peninsular, Gladwin
MLS #165606

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Feet 2380
Attached 3 Car Garage

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

You won't want to leave this sunny backyard w/ a view of the wide open water of Secord Lake. Level yard to the waters edge w/ sandy bottom swimming & over 200' + of waterfront! 105' on the 2 lots the house sits on and 100' on land across the road. Located on a peninsula, both sides of the road offer main lake - how unique! This 2 story home is in near perfect condition and with nearly 2,400 sq ft and 5 bedrooms & 2.5 baths you can bring the entire family and all your friends to the lake. The main LR, Kit and DR have wood laminate flooring, fresh paint & updated light fixtures. The XL LR has bow window looking to the lake. Kit has a center island and oak cabinets. DR w/ attractive fireplace. Main floor also has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Upstairs has a full bath and 3 more bedrooms which includes a master bedroom you could only dream of. The upstairs balcony and deck off DR are vinyl. Breezeway w/ 1/2 bath and laundry goes to attached 3 car garage with 2 overhead doors. Steel seawall and shed too! 

Click HERE for more images of this Secord Lake Waterfront Home for Sale!!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home! Price Reduction at 3770 S. Lake, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
Price Reduction at 3770 S. Lake, Beaverton, MI

MLS #165072

Bedrooms: 2 
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Feet: 1459
Attached Garage

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

Wide open views of Wixom Lake! Enjoy 60' of waterfront and a large yard with this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath lake home. Step into this inviting home and the open floor plan will greet you. Large living room offers a fireplace with wood stove insert and a knotty pine accent wall. The kitchen has plenty of cupboard and counter space & would accommodate year round living. The sun room is an all seasons addition to the home and could serve many purposes. It is currently used as the dining room with a perfect little bar area. The views of the lake from the sun room are carried into the living room. Slider from SR steps out to the spacious deck which is the perfect spot for grilling & watching the boats pass by. Main floor laundry in the half bath is convenient. 2 bedrooms and another full bath complete the main floor. Partial basement houses the mechanicals. 1.5 car attached garage & concrete drive too! Steel seawall w/ boardwalk and great fishing or boating await you on this 2,000 acre all sports lake! 

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


Wixom Lake Waterfront...Your Home is Your Castle! 1098 Burling Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront...Your Home is Your Castle!!
1098 Burling Drive, Beaverton, Michigan

MLS #165569

Bedrooms: 3 
Bathrooms: 2.5
Finished Square Feet: 2880
Attached Garage

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

Custom, quality built, meticulously maintained Wixom Lake waterfront home. The unassuming but neat as a pin street side view of this home is nice but your home is your castle & this one certainly has that appeal from the water!! 50' on a channel offering an excellent view of the main lake. Catch fish right from your dock or experience any of the all sports activities Wixom Lake offers. Concrete drive leads you to the finished, heated, attached garage. Foyer where you will find a half bath and laundry. Stunning open kitchen, dining & living offering amazing water views! Kitchen has oak cabinets and trim thru out the house is from Oak trees on the property. Center island has a snack bar. There is plentiful cupboard and counter space. DR has a turret ceiling that is so unique and attractive. Deck of DR is great for grilling. Main floor master w/ walk in closet, tiled bath w/ jacuzzi tub and 2nd BR on main floor. Full, finished, walk out basement has family room, full bath and another bedroom! 

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

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home w/175' of Sandy Swimming! 671 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin

Smallwood Lake Waterfront Home with 175 Feet of Sandy Swimming!
671 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, Michigan

MLS #165549

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Finished Square Feet: 3992
Attached and Detached Garages

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

175' of all sports Smallwood Lake waterfront where you will find shallow sandy swimming right from the gently rolling .65 acre yard. Located on a paved road, the concrete drive leads to an attached, finished garage. The foyer has hardwood floors & 2 storage closets. Living room is large & the wall of windows provides excellent views of the lake. The fieldstone fireplace in the LR is so attractive! Kitchen & DR offer hardwood floors, plenty of cupboard & cabinet space along w/ a snack bar. Find a sun room off the kitchen that leads you to a covered balcony w/ a double set of stairs leading to the yard. Master suite has french doors to the deck as well. 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath & laundry room complete the main floor. The finished, walk out lower level doubles your square footage! Enjoy the xl family room with gas fireplace or entertain in the game room large enough for pool table & bar. Lower level also has a full bath, BR & small workshop. Detached 2 car garage is heated. 

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016


I was in a meeting the other day with a Realtor who mainly works in Grand Traverse County and we were comparing markets.  While her market is very urban my market - predominately Kalkaska County - is rather rural even though we are only a half hour away from Traverse City.  She feels Kalkaska is a hidden gem!! I feel that way also.  We are almost 50% state land and boast 90 lakes and 3 rivers plus numerous streams in our county.  We have fewer subdivisions but many acreage parcels with lovely homes or waterfront properties.  Five of the cleanest lakes in the state of Michigan are in Kalkaska County, We boast the Manistee River, Boardman River and the Rapid River as prime recreational areas.  We also have the southern end of Torch Lake in our county with some of the best waterfront on that entire lake.

I recently listed this beautifully maintained ranch style home including a 30 x 40 pole building with lean/to, water and electric sitting on a very private 80 acres of hardwoods with the Vipond Creek meandering through the property.  Great set up for year around living. recreational or seasonal.  The 3 BR home has had many updates and is heated with gas or wood buring stove.  Click Here to view the entire listing.  It is one of only a few homes offered currently on this large of a property.

Please contact mary@homewaters.net or 231/384-1207 to assist you in finding a hidden gem of your own!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wixom Lake Custom Built Waterfront Home! 681 Quillette Drive, Beaverton, MI

Wixom Lake Custom Built Waterfront Home!
681 Quillette Drive, Beaverton, Michigan

MLS #165529

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Finished Square Feet: 4096
Attached 2.5 Car Garage

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

Wolfe Custom Home from 2005. 100' on Wixom Lake w/ steel seawall and a deck overhanging the water which is perfect for fishing. 4 BR, 3 full bath w/ 2,048 square feet on main level. Kitchen offers solid surface counters, maple cabinets, center island, walk-in pantry and built in desk. Large living room w/ knotty pine vaulted ceiling, black marble surround on gas log fireplace, and patio doors to composite decking which overlooks the lake. Master suite w/ patio door to deck, walk-in closet w/ custom shelving and master bath. Separate laundry room on main floor. 2nd bedroom on main level as well. Walk out lower level is an entertainers dream w/ custom wet bar w/ refrigerator, surround sound and included slate pool table. Offers a seperate entrance from garage and door to covered patio. "Man" room, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and mechanical room w/ storage and room for home gym! Att 2.5 car garage, finished w/ heated floor and cabinets and sink. Concrete drive, sprinkler system, c/a, generator back up. 

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