Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Downtown TC Loft Condo - walk to everything - UNDER $200K!

© Two Twisted Trees Photography LLCWith the downtown Traverse City property values all steadily climbing in the upward direction, and inventory levels at a low point, it's difficult to find a more comfortable and enjoyable place to call home - right in the middle of everything downtown - for under $200,000.  This lovely two bedroom, one bath condo has easy parking and private access, an open layout living area, and well appointed kitchen and bath with updated appliances and washer/dryer.  Enjoy living care-free as this condo has everything you need, along with low association dues of $114 per month which covers all exterior maintenance, snow removal, lawn care, and trash.  Explore downtown TC year-round from your condo, or use this property as a very affordable vacation rental - it rents for as much as $4,000 per month!  Call us right away for a tour of this great downtown condo - it's not going to last long!

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Or contact Blake Bernard and Clare Bailey (231)714-4787
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gladwin & Clare County Real Estate Market Snapshot for November

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

Active Listings: 463 (46 new listings came on the market in November)
Average Asking Price: $135,223
Average Days on Market : 201
Range of Asking Prices: $9,700 - $8,500,000

Sold: 67 Sold in November (21 less than October)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $90,179
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $84,550
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 137 (down 3 from October)
Sellers Received: 93.7% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $5,580,301 (down from $8,174,500  in October)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 47 (down 9 from October)
100,000-199,999: 16 (down 9 from October)
200,000-299,999: 4 (up 1 from October)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 3 from October)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as October)   

SOLD!! Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!!  

**76 Homes Expired off the Market in November

Absorption Rate = 6 months

Friday, December 8, 2017

A year in review for Central Neighborhood- Downtown Traverse City

Image result for central neighborhood traverse cityCharming cobblestone streets and iconic Victorian homes fill Central Neighborhood of downtown Traverse City. This neighborhood holds many turn-of-the-century mansions, and to compliment those home owners, most remain with as much character as they did when they were built. The historic mansions on Sixth Street (known as “Silk Stocking Row”) include the immense 32-room house built by Traverse City founder Perry Hannah and dozens of other elegant homes. The majority of the houses in the neighborhood were constructed between 1890 and 1914.
This is one of the most desired neighborhoods in Traverse City for its alluring historical charm but also because of its proximity to businesses, schools and downtown - for this reason, the strength of the home values are high in the Central Neighborhood.
Central Grade School as well as Thirlby Field are located here!  
Thirlby Field, also known as Harry Running Stadium, is a 7,000-seat football stadium.  It was built in 1934 on a site where football has been played since 1896. It is the home of the Traverse City Central Trojans, Traverse City West Titans and St. Francis Gladiators football teams.  Mr. Thirlby, a local farmer gave the land to the Traverse City Schools for athletic contests, and at that time, the visiting teams would travel by train right to the field. 
Stats for Central Neighborhood
Looking to sell downtown? Now is the time, with top sales prices and a shortage of inventory for our buyers, it doesn’t get much better to put that home on the market!  The average price of a home in Central Neighborhood has increased roughly 21% and even the lowest sales price has increased over 17% from 2016. Thinking about your next move?  The next couple of months are a great time to put together a strategy for the coming year so you're poised to take advantage before the snow melts.

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Give us a call for a free market analysis, whether you're ready to sell now or in the future - we're here to help! And if you are looking to buy we would love the opportunity to help you find your home! 

Call Blake Bernard and Clare Bailey (231)714-4787

Friday, December 1, 2017

Updated Chalet on Wixom Lake! Price Reduction at 1415 Birma Trail, Beaverton

Completely Updated Chalet on Wixom Lake!
Price Reduction at 1415 Birma Trail, Beaverton
MLS #168129

Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 1056
2 Car Garage

Call or Text Sonya of Homewaters Recreational Real Estate at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Peaceful setting, move in ready Chalet on the north end of Wixom Lake. Enjoy hearing the birds chirp and watching the water from your amazing view on the deck or fish from the dock. Great spot for those who love to canoe or kayak as it remains quiet on this end of the lake. When you are ready for all sports action head to the main lake for tubing, jet skiing or relaxing at one of the sand bars. Steps to the water are in great condition and the house being built on the hill offers stunning views from many rooms. Close to state land for ORV trail riding, hiking or hunting - ride right from the house! The COMPLETELY updated chalet built in 1980 has an entry complete with laundry. The kitchen offers cherry cabinetry with snack bar and opens up to a dining area and living room. Both offers great views and there is a door to the large freshly painted deck. Main floor master & updated full bath. Upstairs offers 2 large bedrooms. Exterior has been vinyl sided and offers a 2 car garage too! 

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gladwin County Lakes....November Inventory!

Gladwin County Lakes.....November Inventory!   
  Featuring Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot), Smallwood Lake and many more!     
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 53 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $4,800 - $659,900 
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!    
Featured Listings on Wixom Lake: 
 Secord Lake 
There are currently 34 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $28,900 - $299,000
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.
Featured Listings on Secord Lake: 
Sugar Springs ~ Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot 
There are currently 148 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $500 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!   
Featured Listing in Sugar Springs:
Smallwood Lake 
There are currently 22 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $21,500-$199,900

Featured Listings on 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:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Leelanau County

Top 3 Leelanau County Properties
November Edition

Leelanau County has some pretty amazing properties for sale. Some are spectacular based on their value and view, and some are just plain incredible. See for yourself below... but don't blame us if you happen to find your dream home --- actually, we don't mind if you do! We love to help people... and we think we're pretty good at it.

Check back every month for Leelanau County's "Top 3 Waterfront Homes For Sale"


17 South Village
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

RARE OPPORTUNITY to own one of only two stand-alone, whole ownership, condos at The Homestead Resort. The fully furnished one bedroom cabin is tucked among tall trees for a true “up north” experience. This private cabin features a large bedroom with ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchenette, dishwasher, stacked washer and dryer, Jacuzzi tub, shower, porch, and a patio ideal for relaxing with your morning coffee!  (Property listed with Connie Kroll- Century 21 Northland)

Click HERE to read more about this wonderful cabin!
Contact Blake or Clare with any questions (231)714-4787


56 S. Beach
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Amazing views from this whole ownership beachfront condominium on Lake Michigan in charming Glen Arbor. This mid-level, two bedroom, two bathroom condo is located in South Beach at the southernmost point of The Homestead. There isn't a better spot for stunning sunsets over Sleeping Bear and the Manitou Islands.The boardwalk to the beach is located just steps from the front door, and downtown Glen Arbor is within walking distance. Excellent rental history. Sold furnished with some exceptions. (Listed with Ranae Ihme with LVR Realty LLC)

Click HERE to read and see more about this property!
Call Blake and Clare to find out more (231)714-4787


6505 S. Schomberg Road
Cedar, MI 49621

Your Castle awaits you! 

This amazing home has over 8000 sq ft of finely crafted space! From the grand fireplace to the endless pool to the media room, it has it all! Just minutes from Traverse City this extraordinary haven offers 80 acres of seclusion—open meadows, woods and streams, distant views of Lake Michigan and Sugar Loaf—and accessibility to all of Leelanau’s coastal towns. This is a premier recreational property for an outdoor enthusiast; an inspiring environment for an artist; it offers a sustainable agricultural opportunity for those who wish to farm; it's a distinctive site for a winery, and the perfect place for a mindfulness retreat or spa.This place could make your long awaited retirement or farming/B&B dreams come true! (Listed with Anne Mitchell- Coldwell Banker Schmidt-Leland)

Click HERE to read more information and see more pictures of this stunning property!
Contact Blake and Clare to talk more about this amazing property (231)714-4787