LONG LAKE – Ready to Build?

BENZIE COUNTY’S Long Lake is tucked in the hills beside Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This lakefront home site captures the essence of Up North, with beautiful woods, elevated views and 146 ft. sandy-bottom frontage to swim, fish, paddle, sail & pontoon. National Park trails across the road lead to Lake Michigan.  The area’s sport fishing is legend, with Crystal Lake lunkers and Platte River’s blue-ribbon trout waters a short drive away.  MORE DETAILS

NEW LISTING – Little Platte Lake

Peaceful, private 1.9 acres (a rarity!) with 160 ft. sandy-bottom lakefront to swim, sail, fish and pontoon. 3BR/2BA home is near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park and Lake Michigan.  DETAILS

Real Estate Market Update from Chris

FEBRUARY –  As the 2018 northern Michigan real estate season gears up, it’s time to assess where we’re headed and what to expect.  From my “boots on the ground” perspective,  I believe the market is near “peak” for pricing.  I don’t anticipate a big increase in inventory in the near future, which is what it would take to shift to a buyers’ market.  Interest rates are still historically low — so unless they go up significantly, they will not impact the market much.

In my experience the market is affected more by consumer confidence in the economy, which seems to be better now than it has been in years. This could change in a hurry, however, due to a number of national factors.

Here is a timely economic report (you must sign in or subscribe to read it) from the WALL STREET JOURNAL


Positive News for Homeowners

The President’s tax bill did include good news for real estate property owners, thanks to the work of the National Association of Realtors and the Realtors Political Action Committee.




Live in Leelanau County

MAPLE CITY, MI – Close to Lime Lake and a short drive to Lake Michigan beaches. 1,612 sq. ft. two bedroom home with a full basement, backyard deck and 2-car garage on 3 country acres. DETAILS HERE