Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Naked Lake, a stunning northern Michigan legacy property from Homewaters

We have the great pleasure of representing some of the finest properties northern Michigan has to offer.  Among those, some stand out at an even higher level.  Naked Lake, near Lewiston, is one of these truly exceptional properties.  I've had the opportunity to spend some real time on this property and every time I'm there, I'm more impressed.  The property itself offers an incredible variety for a parcel of this size.  Most of it consists of rolling hills and valleys forested with a great mix of hardwoods and softwoods.  The spring fed lake itself is deep and cool and absolutely loaded with fish.  There area also a series of smaller wildlife ponds on the property that are home to droves of wood ducks and other wildlife.  I don't know that I've been there and not kicked up a number of grouse.  There's a lot of undergrowth that provides good cover and food for these and other game birds.

The contractor / owner of the property hand selected the locally sourced red pine logs then hand peeled, scribed and stacked them on site.  Every one is saddle notched at the end in the true Scandinavian tradition. It's rare to find craftsmanship of this level.  Even the foundation includes large bricks of red Belgian granite the seller recovered when they were removed from the streets of Detroit.  A wall of glass spans the front of the home offering stunning views of the lake from the kitchen and dining area, great room and master bedroom.  A large bunk room upstairs is ideal for kids or visiting hunters.  Each of the lower level bedroom suites has its own bath and impressive lake views.  The great room features an impressive fireplace of stacked local stones, hand picked for their purpose.

At the east end of the lake is a separate pavillion near the sandy beach area.  It includes a full functioning kitchen and game processing room as well as a large screened picnic area for everyone to enjoy a meal together.

Here's a brief video showcase that will give some sense of the property but it really must be experienced first hand.

If you, or anyone you know is seeking a legacy property in northern Michigan, please send this their way.  Click HERE for more property details.  To get schedule a private showing, please contact Chad Brown at (231) 499-8292 or

Beaverton Home on Nearly 12 Acres with 60x40 Pole Barn! Price Reduction at 3737 M30, Beaverton

Beaverton Home on Nearly 12 Acres with 60x40 Pole Barn!
Price Reduction at 3737 M30, Beaverton

MLS #166642

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1800
Attached Garage & Pole Barn

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

Very desirable home on nearly 12 wooded acres! Convenient location offers a quick commute to work. Large ranch style home offers so much that you can stop searching! Concrete driveway leads you to the attached 1.5 car garage. Enter & you are immediately greeted by a warm & inviting home that has been updated & well taken care of. Large living room offers a wood burning fireplace & newer carpet and fresh paint. Dining room, kitchen & laundry offer newer hardwood floors. Kitchen has plentiful cupboard & counter space & newer stainless steel appliances. Extra large family room off the dining area is the perfect place to relax after a long day. Windows overlook the back yard & you can enjoy all the wildlife that also live here. Slider to the deck off FR is a great spot to grill. Master suite offers 2 walk in closets & a full bath. 2 additional bedrooms & an office/den. 60x40 heated pole barn w/220, paint booth & small office. Wooded acreage w/ many white pines & maples! Large yard too. 

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Beaverton Home for Sale!

Beaverton Home on the Molasses River Boatable to Wixom Lake! Price Reduction at 1577 Whitney

Beaverton Home on the Molasses River Boatable to Wixom Lake!
Price Reduction at 1577 Whitney, Beaverton

MLS #166003

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1200

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

Tucked away & nestled into the trees is this 3 bedroom, 2 bath river front home or cottage. The Molasses River joins the Tittabawassee not far from the cottage & that leads you right into 2,000 acre all sports Wixom Lake. You can kayak, canoe or just take in the serene river views or pontoon to the main lake for a day of water sports fun or a swim at one of the sand bars. The home has been nicely updated & the lodge decor is so inviting. Large open living room flows into the dining room & then into the well appointed kitchen. The split floor plan allows for a private master suite. 2 additional bedrooms & another full bath mean you can bring all your family & friends. The covered front porch invites you inside but the back screen porch encourages you sit & take in the woodsy view looking towards the river. Take the pretty path to the rivers edge & enjoy a bonfire or hop on the boat. Updates include newer roof, both porches, fresh paint & more! 5" well & newer septic system. 

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Beaverton Home for Sale!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Own a Piece of Paradise in Grand Traverse County!

MLS#1821498, 9514 S M-37  53 acre country estate with an estimated 2,000 feet of frontage on Fish Lake. This log sided home is 3,400 sq. ft. with attached garage, 3 BR, 2.5 B, spectacular views on all levels of your waterfront,  and a fabulous Kitchen with open living area to entertain to your hearts content.  Custom touches throughout the home including radiant floor heat, large open spaces on two floors, bonus loft on the 3rd level.  

Changing views throughout the seasons make this an exceptional week-end getaway or a year around home.  Only two other homes on the lake.

In today's world, how awesome to arrive home to tranquility where your cares and stresses of the day seem to just evaporate.

As you arrive to your property, you will drive through towering hardwoods and pines which is home to abundant wildlife. The 40 x 80 pole building and cedar garden house sit away from the home along the drive. The drive continues to a bridge taking to your island paradise with 360 degree water views.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Gladwin County Waterfront Properties Available for October 2016

Gladwin County Lakes....Fall is in Full Swing in Northern Michigan!!!
  Featuring Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot), Smallwood Lake and many more!     
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 72 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $5,000 - $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 69 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $19,500 - $380,000
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.
Sugar Springs ~ Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot 
There are currently 186 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $1,000 to $599,000
Lake Lancer and Lake 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 40 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $21,500-$289,900 
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 Custom Built Home! Price Reduction at 4382 Shock Road, Beaverton

Custom Built Wixom Lake Waterfront Home on Nearly 3 Acres!
Price Reduction at 4382 Shock Road, Beaverton  
MLS #165305

Bedrooms: 5 
Bathrooms: 3
Square Feet: 3980
Attached Garage & Detached Garage

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

140' of all sports Wixom Lake front and nearly 4,000 sq ft of living space in this home built by 1 of the areas premier builders! Breathtaking views and luxurious living on almost 3 acres in this 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home. Drive in on the paved circular drive and be greeted by professional landscaping. 2 car attached, finished garage leads you into the kitchen that offers hickory hardwood flooring and cabinets, solid surface counters ad is separated from the dining room by a bar. Living room w/ soaring cathedral tongue and groove ceilings and a wall of windows offer a grand view of the front yard and lake. Gas FP in LR. Main floor offers the master suite w/ whirlpool tub & shower. Tiled foyer, 2 additional BR's, another full BA & laundry room are also main floor. A finished, walk out basement boast a family room and wet bar with a bonus area perfect for your pool table. 2 bedrooms and a full bath are found in lower level too. 24x32 PB, steel seawall, deck, paver patio w/ firepit, docks and hoist! 

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


3455 Dockery Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690, $255,000

Build your dream home on 39 acres including half a lake with state land on 3 sides.  Heavily wooded for privacy, 1.5 miles from M-72 and 10 minutes to the new Meijer in Acme.  Underground electric to the property and county maintained road .  Autumn is a great time to walk this property for a view of the beauty. Clean clear fishing lake visited by eagles and wildlife.  Located on the Kalkaska County/Grand Traverse County line you benefit the lower taxes of Kalkaska.  The photos are of the property from across the lake.  Approaching M-72 from the property there are spectacular views of Skegemog Lake.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Price Reduced! Serene Leelanau 40 acres - now $169,900!

This property has some of the most gorgeous woods in Leelanau County, and is now available at a reduced price of $169,900!  

Enjoy this as a premiere hunting property to explore the rolling woods and wildlife for hiking and snowshoeing, or just enjoy the quiet privacy in this incredibly peaceful place.  

Quite possibly the best part is, the location of this property offers a quick 15 minute drive to Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, or less than 15 minutes to Traverse City! 
Schedule a showing right away by calling Blake at 231.714.4787.  With a price reduction on a one of a kind property like this, it won't last long!  Click here for more info!  

This property is also part of a larger 80 acre private estate with a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath,  3,500 square foot home with attached three car garage, and a 32 x 64 partially heated pole barn with a finished office and two large overhead doors.  The home is beautifully built and surrounded by multiple decks, tiered landscaping, and has gorgeous countryside sunset views.  Click here for more info on the entire 80 acres and home.

Secord Lake Waterfront with 188' of Sandy Swimming! Price Reduction at 4409 River Ridge

Secord Lake Waterfront with 188' of Sandy Swimming and Private Boat Launch!
Price Reduction at 4409 River Ridge, Alger, MI

MLS #165256

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Feet: 3624
Attached & Detached Garage
Private Boat Launch

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

188' on all sports Secord Lake is the location for this custom built home offering 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths. Steel seawall, permanent docks & your own boat launch. The spacious 1,812 sq ft main level boasts a large kitchen with center island, a dining room with lake views and an extra large living room with gas fireplace, panoramic views of the lake and a slider to the deck. Master suite is on the main floor & has a bath with shower and soaking tub. Bonus room off the master suite for a hot tub or even a private office. A second bedroom, full bath and separate laundry room complete the main level. Lower level offers high ceilings, is fully finished & the family room & 2nd kitchen make it perfect for your guests or to entertain lake side. The walk out lower level offers a covered patio & open patio. 2 roomy bedrooms & a full bath can also be found downstairs. Mechanical room offers plenty of extra storage. Attached garage, detached garage, garden area, sprinkler system & more. 

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


4228 Morrison Road, Rapid City, MI  10 acres with a seasonal pond, great building site, very private, blacktop road, minutes to fabulous fishing and boating on Skegemog Lake or Torch Lake, central location to both Kalkaska and Traverse City.  Beautiful quiet and serene country setting. $39,900

#14 3 Lakes Club Trail, Mancelona, MI  7.20 acres with 600 ft. of private frontage on Green Lake in the fabulous 3 Lakes Club in SE Antrim County.  Private gated exclusive wooded community with reasonable building restrictions and association.  Close to Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain, easy drive to Boyne USA, Gaylord and Bellaire.  If you are looking for a waterfront acreage site to build you dream home, check this out! $79,900.

6438 NE Squaw Lake Road, Kalkaska, MI  Very private 3/4 acre parcel with 165 ft. of private frontage on Squaw Lake in NE Kalkaska County. Blacktop road, very private lot with elevated views of the lake, great recreational area surrounded by state land, access to Blue Bear Snowmobile Trail, numerous lakes, and fishing on the Manistee River.  Driveway, clearing and electric on the property.  $54,900.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Gladwin and Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for September

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

Featured Listing!
Beaverton Home on Nearly 12 Acres with Large Pole Barn
3737 M 30, Beaverton, MI
MLS #166462
Active Listings: 852 (85 new listings came on the market in September)
Average Asking Price: $121,604
Average Days on Market : 232
Range of Asking Prices: $7,850 - $985,000

Sold: 102 Sold in September (8 more than August)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $98,375
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $92,878
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 239 (89 days more than August)
Sellers Received: 94.4% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $9,932,233 (up from $8,998,370 in August)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 70 (up 16 from August)
100,000-199,999: 24 (down 9 from August)
200,000-299,999: 5 (down 1 from August)
300,000-399,999: 1 (same as August)
400,000 and above: 2 (up 2 from August)   

Sold!! Wixom Lake Waterfront! 44 Days on Market!!

**55 Homes Expired off the Market in August
Absorption Rate = 7 Months

Fall Fun in Gladwin County!

Fall Fun in Gladwin County!!

There is so much to do in Gladwin County this fall! Along with a color tour you can stop by our pumpkin farms, cider mill and if you are up for a fright our Carnival or Terror and 
Haunted Woods!

Pumpkin Farms:

The Wild Pumpkin at 5799 Beaverton Road, Beaverton

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm at 4676 South M 18, Beaverton

Cider Mill:

The Fruitful Orchard at 5740 W. M 61, Gladwin

Scary Fun:

Carnival of Terror at the Gladwin County Fairgrounds every Friday and Saturday night in October! Brought to you by the local 4H clubs!

The Haunted Woods at 430 W. 5th Street, Gladwin (Behind the Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley) Every Friday and Saturday night in October!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tittabawassee River Get-a-Way in Gladwin County! 4635 River Lane, Alger

Tittabawassee River Get-A-Way in Gladwin County!

4635 River Lane, Alger, MI 
MLS #166514

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 624
2 Car Carport

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

What a view! Enjoy the serenity of up north living at this riverfront retreat. The pride of ownership is very evident from the neat and clean exterior to the meticulously cared for interior. The eat in kitchen offers plenty of cupboard and counter space and a great view of the yard and river. The living room is just the right size for relaxing with the family. A laundry area is found in the hallway. Large master bedroom located nearby the full bath. The 2nd bedroom has a full closet and would be great for guests or the kids. The entire home is tastefully decorated in a woodsy up north look and will be sold with all the appliances and mostly furnished. Step out to the large deck and soak up the sun, grill or just enjoy the view. Firepit for bonfires after a day spent canoeing, kayaking or fishing on the scenic Tittabawassee River. Very close to state land! Large carport for parking under or storage and a large shed complete the package. Well & septic are 8-9 years old. 

Click HERE to view more images of this Tittabawassee Riverfront Home for Sale!