Thursday, February 23, 2017

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties - February Edition

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties

February 2017
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"

8040 S. Lakeview Road

Traverse City, MI  49684

Nestled along Lake Leelanau with a short drive to Traverse City, this amazing west facing home captures the most breathtaking Northern Michigan sunsets. Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and more with your family! Click here to see more pictures of this architectural masterpiece. (Property listed by Coldwell Banker Schmidt - Mark Hagan)

Have questions? Contact Blake here.

4171 N. High Bluffs Drive
Leland, MI  49654

Explore spectacular views from the Manitou Islands all the way to Pyramid Point on this 6-acre property. This contemporary stone home has all the serenity and peace you're looking for. Oh, and did you see the unbelievably gorgeous fireplace? Click here to view more pictures and information. (Property listed by Real Estate One Randolph - Bruce Mackey)

Have questions? Contact Blake here.

2736 S. Lake Leelanau Drive
Lake Leelanau, Mi  49653

Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to own some beautifully wooded frontage on South Lake Leelanau. This spacious home features a sunroom, workshop, two story shed for all your toys, an outdoor shower, and a partially finished basement with beautiful wood trim and new bathroom. Did we mention the front row sunset view you'll get from your porch? Click here to see more. (Property Listed By: Oltersdorf Realty LLC)

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The best choice for real estate in Downtown Traverse City?

In 2015 we launched Homewaters Downtwon Properties to better service our clients in downtown Traverse City.  Since that time we've sold 15 downtown properties.  This is pretty remarkable considering how competetive the downtown market is.  As with the other markets we service, we took a simple approach.  Provide the most complete and accurate information to buyers and sellers and build specific property searches to help users quickly find the property that best suits their needs.  Whether it's Slabtown, Boardman, Old Town or SoFo, we can help!

Our Homewaters Downtwon Properties Search provides a simple map based search for each downtown neighborhood.  When the results appear we've also added specific descriptions of each neighborhood, including market statistics and geographic features.  Each property also includes comparable sales from the previous 2 years within that same neighborhood.  It's unlike any other search available and it's allowed us to quickly find success for our clients in a very competetive market.

If you've been considering the sale of your downtown property, contact us at your first convenience to learn more about how we can help ensure you take advantage of the strong market and get the best possible price and terms for your property.

If you're a buyer seeking downtown homes, head over to our site at and check out our one of a kind search functionality.  You can also automate any search to get real time results as soon as properties hit the site.  By marking properties as a "favorite" you'll also receive price change or status updates on that property.

We look forward to help you reach your downtown real estate goals in 2017!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Gladwin & Clare Co Homes Real Estate Market Snapshot for January

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

Featured Listing
4514 Nipigon, Gladwin
Wiggins Lake Waterfront Home!!!
MLS #166880

Active Listings: 534 (43 new listings came on the market in January
Average Asking Price: $110,630
Average Days on Market : 273
Range of Asking Prices: $8,900 - $985,000

Sold: 34 Sold in January (33 less than December)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $107,807
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $101,211
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 208 (down 1 from December)
Sellers Received: 96.6% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $3,445,200 (down from $7,010,050 in December)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 28 (down 9 from December)
100,000-199,999: 14 (down 10 from December)
200,000-299,999: 1 (down 3 from December)
300,000-399,999: 1 (down 1 from December)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as December)   

Coming Soon!! Secord Lake Waterfront Listing!!

**40 Homes Expired off the Market in January

Absorption Rate = 1.3 years

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wiggins Lake Waterfront Home! New Listing at 4514 Nipigon, Gladwin

Wiggins Lake Waterfront Home!!
New Listing at 4514 Nipigon, Gladwin

MLS #166880

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 2220
Detached 2.5 Car Garage w/Bonus Room

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

Wonderful on Wiggins! 101' 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.

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

Winterfest 2017 on BEAUTIFUL Higgins Lake in Roscommon

Who is ready for Winterfest 2017 ????

Purchase a button for only $5.00 (Kids 5 and under are FREE) and enjoy many different activities such as: Carnival for kids at North State Park which includes games, prizes, hot dogs, horse drawn wagon rides, snowman contest, entertainment, box hockey, and the famous ice slide. 
Also a Pancake Breakfast, Crazy Cardboard Classic Sled Race entry &
Chili Cook-off at the MacMullan Center. 
On the ice, is the annual Broomball Competition, the snowmobile radar run, and the ice fishing derby! 
With much more to offer ALL DAY LONG Feb. 17th and 18th 2017

For more information about Winterfest 2017 click here: 

Are you or anyone you know looking to purchase a cottage or a year round home?? Contact our Homewaters Recreational Real Estate Office in Houghton Lake @ 989-366-8998 with any of your Real Estate needs. We will help find what you are looking for!!! 

Check out some amazing properties for sale in Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake James area by using this link: 🏡 PROPERTIES FOR SALE  🏡

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Successful Tip-Up Town 2017 in Houghton Lake Michigan!

Despite some weather concerns Tip-Up Town was a success, as it has been for the Houghton Lake Area for over more than 20 years!  

Two FULL weekends packed with Festival FUN and Activities, you really don't want to miss another year! 
Click HERE to view one of our listings in the heart of Houghton Lake right next to the Tip-Up Town Site. If this listing interests you or if you are interested in buying or selling property in Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake or Lake James please contact our office at 989-366-8998 or email Kimberly at

If you want to know more about Kimberly and see some of her recent sales as well as current homes for sale you may do so by clicking HERE!