Friday, March 31, 2017

Wixom Lake Waterfront Unique Opportunity! New Listing at 4402 Oak Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Unique Opportunity!!

New Listing at 4022 Oak Drive, Beaverton
MLS #167107

2 Apartments with Possible Storefront or 3rd Apartment
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Attached 1.5 Car Garage and Detached 1 Car Garage

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

An incredible opportunity with many options! Located on a wide, scenic cut popular for fishing this property boasts 50' of waterfront on all sports, 2000 acre Wixom Lake. The 24x72 building has a 24x32 upstairs also. Currently the front 18x20 area is used as business/storefront and has a 3/4 bath. It has many options and could be a studio apartment, storage or a business. There is a roomy 1 bedroom, 1 bath rented apartment with a private entrance on the main floor, a laundry area utilized by the tenants, and a 1.5 car garage also on the main level. The upstairs apartment is currently rented and is 24x32 in size. It is a roomy 1 bedroom, 1 bath with a sunporch overlooking the lake! The yard is level to the waters edge and has a lot of landscaping and fruit trees. The 1 car detached garage is perfect for additional storage. The horseshoe drive allows for plenty of parking and the paved road, natural gas and municipal sewer are a bonus! Walking distance to stores and restaurant! 

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Turn-key Restaurant Business Opportunity - Piccolo Forno Pizzeria - $179,000

Piccolo Forno Pizzeria
810 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI  49684

Have you ever had dreams of owning your own pizzeria, but didn't know where to start? This is a turn-key opportunity to walk in, learn from a reputable and well-known chef and restauranteur, and have all the tools, materials, and staff already in place.

Offering is for the business only, not the real estate.

 Piccolo Forno Pizzeria serves more than just great Neapolitan pizza...

Summer is right around the corner.... and with that comes Traverse City visitors who are looking for a delicious pizza place to visit during their stay.
Call and schedule a showing today! 

Click here for more information.

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 -

Gladwin County Lakes...Spring Inventories are Growing Every Day! See what we have to offer!

Gladwin County Lakes....Spring Inventories are Growing Every Day!

  Featuring Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot), Smallwood Lake and many more!     
Wixom Lake 
There are currently 43 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $5,900 - $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 52 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $18,500 - $334,000
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 160 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 23 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $21,500-$215,000 

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:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties: March Edition

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties

March 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"


11146 S. Shore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI  49682


Go ahead and put your toes in the water on this magnificent piece of property in Suttons Bay. With 110 feet of private frontage across the street, this house won't last long on the market! This huge, professional landscaped front yard is the perfect spot for entertaining. Click here for more pictures of the renovated main floor. Let the sunlight stream in as you enjoy your morning coffee in front of the beautiful stone fireplace.  There's even a hot tub in the backyard! (Property listed by Ann Porter at Coldwell Banker Schmidt)


8800 S. Sunnyview Road
Traverse City, MI  49684

Take a look at this beautifully cared for home on 150 feet of private sandy frontage on beautiful Lake Leelanau.  Floor to ceiling windows provide a stunning backdrop for your morning coffee and also boasts summer sunsets. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and more! Click here for more information. (Property listed by Maureen Penfold at RE/MAX Bayshore Properties)


5553 S West Bayshore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI  49682

This unique home/cottage is a must see on your drive up M22! Situated on West Grand Traverse Bay, this property has 171 feet of private frontage that you can use as a primary home or a historical rental property (it was designed by Roger Hummell to resemble an old ship)! Check out the rest of the photos and schedule a showing today! (Property listed by Matt Hodges at EXIT Realty Paramount)

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 -

Monday, March 20, 2017

Beaverton Home on 13.6 Acres with Attached Pole Barn, Garage, Detached Garage & More! 3617 M 30, Beaverton, MI

Beaverton Home on 13.6 Acres with Attached Garage, Attached Pole Barn, Detached Garage and Carport! Rental Property Also!
New Listing at 3617 M 30, Beaverton, MI 

MLS #167036

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 850
Attached Pole Barn, Garage, Detached Garage & Carport!

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

Located on 13+ wooded acres this home sets way off the road and was remodeled in 2014. It offers many possibilities. The acreage has a trail network throughout, has oak, maples, pines, apple and pear trees and it is filled with wildlife! The 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has 10' cathedral ceilings for an even more spacious feel. The great room has simulated hickory wood floors and a modern kitchen complete with concrete counter tops ,glass tile backsplash, built in family style table with pendant light fixtures. The home has radiant ceiling heat & a free standing gas log fireplace. Attached is a 30x50x14 building with a door tall enough to accommodate an RV. Attached to that is a 1.5 car garage. Both are insulated and drywalled and each has a bathroom. Perfect for your home business! Wonderful deck overlooks back yard and there is a 2 car carport and another 2 car garage out back. *Bonus, there is an income producing, good condition, 2Br, 1 BA rental on the property too! 

Click HERE for more images of this Beaverton Home for Sale!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Gladwin & Clare County Homes Real Estate Market Snapshot for February

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

Featured Listing
3027 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin
Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage!
MLS #166933

Active Listings: 562 (71 new listings came on the market in February)
Average Asking Price: $113,621
Average Days on Market : 241
Range of Asking Prices: $7,500 - $985,000

Sold: 26 Sold in February (8 less than January)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $98,368
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $88,971
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 180 (down 28 from January)
Sellers Received: 90.4% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $2,224,297 (down from $3,445,200 in January)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 18 (down 10 from January)
100,000-199,999: 7 (down 7 from January)
200,000-299,999: 1 (same as January)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 1 from January)
400,000 and above: 0 (same as January)   

Secord Lake Waterfront Home on 1 Acre with 227 Feet of Waterfront!!
166 West Branch Drive, Gladwin
MLS #166934 

**33 Homes Expired off the Market in February

Absorption Rate = 1.8 years

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beaverton Home on Nearly 12 Acres w/60x40 Pole Barn! 3737 M 30, Beaverton

Beaverton Home on Nearly 12 Wooded Acres with 60x40 Heated Pole Barn!
New Listing at 3737 M30, Beaverton, MI 

MLS #166990

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1800
Attached Garage
Detached 60x40 Heated 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 and you are immediately greeted by a warm and inviting home that has been updated and well taken care of. Large living room offers a wood burning fireplace and newer carpet and fresh paint. Dining room, kitchen and laundry offer newer hardwood floors. Kitchen has plentiful cupboard and counter space and 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 and 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 and a full bath. 2 additional bedrooms and an office/den. 60x40 heated pole barn w/220, paint booth and small office. Wooded acreage w/ many white pines and maples! Large yard too! 

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

7458 Meceola Rd, Evart, MI

This spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath ranch is just moments from Nagaunee Lake and sits on 30 wooded acres. It has an attached two car garage with an awesome wood stove! It also has an extra deep 3 car garage for storage of all the toys! Inside, everything you need is on the main level with ramped front enterance. The basement is finished with a large family room, non conforming bedroom, 3/4 bath and a wet bar. There's built in storage and walks out to the back yard. Has enough space to be a great family home or simply lots of guests! Could even be a luxury hunt camp!

If you're looking for a more affordable option, seller has proposed split with the house on 10 acres.

Call today for your personal viewing of this awesome Up North property! (231)878-8386

The time to buy hunting land is NOW!

So, you just cleaned your guns and tucked them away but you'd really like a slice of paradise to hunt next season? I've got great news!! Now is the time to buy for next season. Vacant land prices are extremely reasonable acrosss the state and you can easily walk the property without interrupting a fellow hunter.

Just think, you could hang your trailcams now, get a feel for your new land, plant any food plots, scout out best blind locations and get them situated now so that local wildlife isn't distrubed closer to hunting season.

You will also have all spring and summer to explore and enjoy your land, on foot or ATV, and build any bunkhouse, cabin, or camp.

Click Here for a great priced slice of Up North paradise! This property has Spruce, Maple, and Cherry! It has been select cut on the back half. The new growth in the seasons to come is a huge attractor of local whitetail. They love to nibble this and have that cozy place to bed down. A few level clearings where you could easily put up a cabin.

Or click Here for similar properties.

Call today for more information or to walk the property of your dreams! (231)878-8386

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


With the low inventory that our local market has been experiencing in recent months, the idea of building your waterfront dream home exactly as you picture it is becoming a viable solution to your search for Northern Michigan waterfront homes.  Over the last 18 months we have seen a shift and the better nicer lots are sometimes selling very quickly.  The best time of the year to walk and view vacant land is either in the early Spring or late Fall when the understory and trees are not in bloom.  You can get a much better visual of the topography and how your home could be situated on the property.  I would like to suggest some great direct waterfront vacant properties at great prices.

MLS#1828192  Arbutus Lake, Traverse City. 110 feet private frontage and 1/2 acre parcel.  Located on lake #1 (quiet lake) and  adjoining channel to lake #2 (all sports) you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.  $164,900.

MLS#1816020  Green Lake, Antrim County. 600 ft. of private frontage with 7.2 acres of privacy.  Located in Three Lakes Club in Antrim County - a gated community of  high end homes and extraordinary privacy and beauty.  $79,900.

MLS#1827287 Squaw Lake, Blue Lake Township, Kalkaska County.  165 ft. of private frontage and 3/4 of an acre on quiet clean clear lake with no public access and awesome new homes being built.  $49,900.

MLS#1821648   Lake Gitchegumee, Buckley. 4 on water direct private frontage and 4 off water shared frontage building sites.  Quiet area short drive south of Traverse City.  $24,900 and $11,900 respectively.

Secord Lake Waterfront Home on 1 Acre with 227' of Waterfront! New listing at 166 West Branch Dr., Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Home on 1 Acre with 227 Feet of Waterfront!
New Listing at 166 West Branch Drive, Gladwin, MI  

MLS #166934

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Finished Square Feet: 1248

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

227' of Secord Lake waterfront!! Looking for privacy? This home built in 2005 is located at the end of a paved dead end road and the 2 large lots provide space and peacefulness. The tall pines on the lots add to the up north appeal. Enjoy boating, fishing or swimming on this all sports lake. There is a suspended dock and natural waterfront that you can choose to seawall or create a beach at. The interior offers over 1,200 sq feet of finished living space between the main floor and the fully finished walkout basement. Main level has an open floor plan with kitchen area with island for dining at and living room with a slider to the wrap around composite decking w/ vinyl railing offering a fantastic view of the lake. Main floor also has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Lower level has 2 more bedrooms and another full bath with laundry and a family room with slider door to walk out. Storage shed and the lot is large enough to build a garage! Enjoy walks or bike rides in this neighborhood. 

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

Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage! 3027 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage!
New Listing at 3027 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, MI 

MLS #166933

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 960
Attached 1.5 Car Garage

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

Memories are waiting to be made at this lovely cottage on all sports Secord Lake. 64' of waterfront on a cut just off the main lake with a spectacular view of the main water. Catch fish from your waterfront which is steel seawalled or enjoy swimming from the sandy beach area that is not seawalled. The level lot to the waters edge makes this house accessible for all to enjoy. The interior is move in ready and offers knotty pine accents throughout. Living room has a bow window and plenty of space to gather. Kitchen includes all the appliances, even a dishwasher! The bedrooms are both very spacious with large closets and room for many to sleep. The master offers a view of the lake. You will love the sun room with a ceramic tiled dining area and vaulted ceilings done in a white wash knotty pine. Slider to the covered patio with recessed lighting will be a favorite spot to relax in the evening. Attached 1.5 car garage, paved drive, natural gas available at the road! 

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