Monday, August 21, 2017

Gladwin County Lakes.....August Inventory!

Gladwin County Lakes.....August Inventory! Find Some End of Summer Fun!!
  Featuring Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs (Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot), Smallwood Lake and many more!     

Wixom Lake 
There are currently 56 active listings on Wixom Lake ranging in price from $29,900 - $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 59 active listings for Secord Lake ranging from $22,500 - $359,900
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 173 active listings on Lake Lancer and Lake Lancelot ranging in price from $980 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 20 active listings for near by Smallwood Lake ranging from $21,500-$199,900
                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:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gladwin & Clare County Homes Real Estate Market Snapshot for July

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

Featured Listing

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!
1209 McKimmy, Beaverton
MLS #167936

Active Listings: 733(118 new listings came on the market in July)
Average Asking Price: $122,202
Average Days on Market : 166
Range of Asking Prices: $5,000 - $985,000

Sold: 92 Sold in July (6 more than June)
Average Asking Price of Sold Listings: $103,121
Average Selling Price of Sold Listings: $97,614
Average Days on Market of Sold Listings: 171 (down 43 from June)
Sellers Received: 94.6% of their asking price       

Total Residential Sales Volume: $8,477,029 (up from $7,302,695 in June)
Listings Sold by Price Range
0-99,999: 57 (up 1 from June)
100,000-199,999: 27 (up 3 from June)
200,000-299,999: 7 (up 2 from June)
300,000-399,999: 0 (down 1 from June)
400,000 and above: 1 (up 1 from June)   

**22 Homes Expired off the Market in July

Absorption Rate = 6.5 months

Monday, August 14, 2017

Completely Updated Wixom Lake Waterfront Chalet! New Listing at 1415 Birma Trail, Beaverton

Completely Updated Wixom Lake Waterfront Chalet!

New Listing at 1415 Birma Trail, Beaverton, MI
MLS #168129

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 1056
Detached 2 Car Garage

Call or Text Sonya 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 for more images of this Wixom Lake Waterfront Home for Sale!

Secord Lake Waterfront Home/Cottage! New Listing at 90 Whitetail Trail, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Home/Cottage!

New Listing at 90 Whitetail Trail, Gladwin
MLS #168128

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 800

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

Ready, set, relax! Enjoy a 2,000 acre all sports lake at an affordable price! Secord Lake is a great place to boat, jet ski, fish or spend the day at one of the sand bars. Offering a very treed atmosphere you will really feel the up north vibe. Located on a wide canal with 78' of waterfront that is easy to navigate and great for fishing or even swimming! Deck at waters edge and a paver patio area with firepit for evening. The shingled roof singlewide was built in 1971 but has been very well maintained and even sits on a concrete block foundation. Updated 5" well and vinyl windows. The vinyl sided addition is a great sun room as it is loaded with windows and slider door leads you to a huge covered porch! Kitchen and living room are open to each other and the kitchen offers newer flooring. Split floor plan with master bedroom w/ half bath on one end and 2 additional bedrooms and bath on the other. Covered back porch, storage shed and long private drive complete the exterior! 

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Grab the whole crew and let's do trout camp! Manistee River for sale!

For those of you who fish, and fly fish in particular, there's nothing better than spending a few days with like minded individuals while sharing some time on the water, a great camp fire and maybe a soda or two.  This new offering on The Manistee River is an awesome property for sharing the river with friends and family.

One of the toughest things to find in a riverfront property is that unobstructed view that allows you to watch for the hatch right from the back deck.  This has it!  The deck is more than 30' long and overs sweeping views over the frontage.  From the slightly elevated angle, you can actually spot trout in the river!  Everyone will be able to pull up a chair, pour their favorite libation, light up a cigar and just watch the river roll by.  The view is also available from the living area, kitchen, dining room and family room.  You're never far from that amazing scenery.

Got a lot of friends?  No problem!  With four bedrooms and plenty of additional floor space, you'll be able to stack them in for the opener or fall streamer camp.  The huge living and dining area will accommodate as big a group as you can put together for the big card game by the fire while the more quiet types enjoy some cribbage in the family room.

Boats?  I would hope so...  There are two separate garages that provide plenty of room for the long boat, canoe, kayak, raft or whatever craft you've managed to collect.  There's even space for some of your buddies to keep their boats there to save some trailering time.

Did I mention the trout?  Located at the top end of the flies only water, there are a ton of different hatches to get the fish feeding on the surface.  Broad riffles and deep, stump-filled holes, are home to some truly trophy sized trout.  You may have to pull streamers in the rain or stay up all night dragging mouse flies to get them outside of the hex hatch but it will be worth losing some sleep.

A lot of updates have been done and the property is turn key and ready to use today.  The bathrooms, kitchen and some other spaces are original "vintage" decor so you may want to do some aesthetic updates if you're one of those fancy pantsed people who need that kind of stuff.  The nice thing is that the setting and property will make any additional investment a wise one.  

Click HERE for complete details or contact listing agent Chad Brown at (231) 499-8292 or to set up a private tour.

Monday, August 7, 2017


Bear Lake Township directly across the road from Cub Lake, half way between Kalkaska and Grayling. Total privacy from the road on your 10 acre hardwood property. Blacktop county maintained road, blacktop drive, Charter Spectrum and Natural Gas. Perfect year around home or Up North getaway.  Trailhead to state land just around the corner and public access to both Bear Lake and Cub Lake.

Stunning home with hardwood, 1-1/2 stories, wraparound deck, master suite and main floor bedroom. Features include attached insulated, heated 2+stall garage with drive through door plus a second garage with 3 stalls and heated woodshop. The house and outbuildings have been beautifully maintained.

Recently updated kitchen with granite, custom lighting, wine bar, and new appliances.  The open floor plan for the kitchen/dining/family room with 3 doorwalls to the wraparound deck provide outstanding views of all the nature outside your windows.

Custom salt water pool is the highlight of the back yard with electric pool cover and easy maintenance.  This is a totally private yard with lovely areas to entertain including a screen house.  Phenominal place to unwind and relax!

 Click here to view more details  about this specatucular home. Contact or call 231-384-1207 to schedule a showing.

10554 Black Bear Rd, Kalkaska, MI, $339,500

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home! New Listing at 5288 S Pine St., Beaverton

Wixom Lake Waterfront Home!

New Listing at 5288 S Pine Street, Beaverton, MI
MLS #168084

Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 1344

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

60' on a Wixom Lake canal very close to the main lake and Pontoon Alley! Clean, neat, affordable and room for the whole family. Enjoy boating, jet skiing, tubing and swimming at the sand bars on this 2,000 acre all sports lake or fish right from your property. The updated kitchen greets you when you enter and then opens up to the dining area and living room which steps out to a balcony level covered deck overlooking the yard and the water. Main floor offers a large bedroom and the full bath has nicely updated as well. The upper loft offers 2 bedroom areas with sleeping space for many!! Full, walk out basement is partly finished with a ceiling and painted floor. Large windows make this lower level bright and would be a perfect space to finish. Private beach area just around the bend for awesome sandy swimming! Enjoy lake living at a great price! New 5" well. 

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

Secord Lake Waterfront Home w/Sandy Swimming, Large Lot & 2 Garages! Price Reduction at 3490 East Pinecrest Drive, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Home with 80' Feet of Sandy Swimming, Large Lot & Two Garages!

Price Reduction at 3490 East Pinecrest Drive, Gladwin
MLS #167184

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1800

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

Welcome to Secord Lake! Enjoy lake living on this estate like property. Drive in among the tall pines down the long paved drive to the cape cod style home with 80' of sandy bottom waterfront on the 2,000 acre all sports lake. Located on a beautiful wide open area of the lake you are very close to the popular sand bar for a day of fun. Also enjoy fishing, jet skiing & boating. The spacious home had a main floor renovation in 2010 and offers hardwood flooring in the open kitchen & living room. Updated cabinetry & counters & stainless appliances in the kitchen and a fireplace in the LR! Main floor master w/ walk in closet and adjoining full bath w/ ceramic flooring. Additional main floor bedroom,laundry room & extra large sun room overlooking the lake completes the 1st floor. Upstairs has another bedroom with 3/4 bath and either a 4th bedroom or family room that is freshly painted. 2 garages & 1 with a storage loft. Wood seawall, boardwalk & suspended dock! 

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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Neighboorhood in the front. Country in the back! Great Traverse City home now on the market!

Trying to strike the balance of being close to town without giving up the peace and quiet of country living?  This new listing in Williamsburg may be the perfect option for you.  It's situated  just 6 miles from The Grand Traverse Bay in Acme but feels like you're well away from the strain of city life.  The home fronts on a quiet neighborhood street in a relatively small development making it ideal for those who enjoy the company of neighbors.  Out back, you'll enjoy all the peace, quiet and recreation normally only found in a much larger property.  There are stunning flower gardens, a delicious berry patch, and a fruit orchard with antique apple varieties, sweet cherries, and plum trees set on the gently rolling 1.3 acre parcel.  A large patio with fire pit and broad rear deck provide plenty of areas to star gaze or enjoy the company of family and friends.

The home itself has had a tremendous number of tasteful improvements made in recent years by the current owners including new flooring, granite counters and more.  Two separate living areas allow the residents to enjoy each other's company but also get a little elbow room when needed.  The attached two-car garage provides ample parking and room for toys and equipment.  

If you haven't considered the east side of T.C. before, you may want to reconsider.  This home actually lies within the highly regarded Elk Rapids school system and there are a ton of amazing spots to visit nearby.  The Sand Lakes Quiet Area is just around the corner and offers miles of hiking and biking trails to enjoy as they wind around 5 pristine lakes.  It allows for amazing recreation including camping and fishing.  If you're more of a water person, you can be in the spectacular waters of Torch and Elk Lake in just minutes.  The nearby Rapid River also provides excellent trout fishing and paddling in its lower sections.

If you're having a tough time finding the right home in the competitive Traverse City market, call to set up a showing today so you don't miss out on this terrific offering.  Contact list agent, Chad Brown, at (231) 499-8292 or

For more complete property details click HERE.