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Leelanau County Farm For Sale

Watch This Drone Footage and soar over the idyllic 67 acre Great Lakes Ranch, a working farm, located just south of Lake Michigan’s Good Harbor Bay and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County. Property includes a residence, sweeping views, a restored barn, renovated granary used as a successful seasonal retail store, run-in shed, storage buildings, pastures, paddocks and more.  Still photos and  DETAILS      

Big Platte Lake Waterfront Home near Sleeping Bear Dunes Natl Lakeshore

Bold and beautiful, custom 4 bedroom, 3 bath builder’s home with many upscale, Up North features. Exceptional lake setting of 1.38 acres in Lake Township, Benzie County. 100 feet waterfront to launch your boat, swim, ski, sail and fish. Desirable west end location means you can paddle from here down the Platte River to Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park. Guest studio apartment over the 3-car garage and a 56 foot pole building to store your toys and gear. Brick grilling area to entertain under the covered patio. Totally remodeled home. Deep lot with woods. DETAILS

17 Acre Homestead or Farm, south of Honor

You and your horses (or alpacas, sheep and other gentle creatures) will fall in love with this 17.5 acre  country setting near Honor. Spacious northern MI home is set back from the road with the feel of the north woods (in mature hardwoods) plus a beautiful meadow / pasture view behind it. Everything you need, including your master suite, is on the main level for easy living, with additional rooms including a family room with wet bar, bedroom, and two den / office rooms with closets in the lower walkout level. Features abound. Vaulted ceiling upstairs adds to the spaciousness. […]

Northern Michigan Real Estate Market Activity

Although Chris newly listed five properties (3 residential waterfront, 1 vacant lakefront, 1 residential over $500,000) in the last three weeks, her report from Robert Reamer and Traverse Area Association of REALTORS (below) indicates that inventory is not rising with lightning speed. The last two weeks have seen a 50 percent increase in new listings, while overall numbers remain somewhat low. Residential sales, on the other hand, increased by almost 100 percent from week ending 2/25 to week ending 3/4.  Sales by county indicate that Grand Traverse County is (not surprisingly) experiencing twice the number of sales as the county […]

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 […]

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. DETAILS    

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

Sleeping Bear Dunes named a Best Beach

The toes know!  There’s nothing like the warm, soft sand lapped by Lake Michigan in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  READ MORE Photo of Rory at Empire Beach, by Chris.