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.

Sparkling Crystal Lake

Green certified, European-style 3BR/2.5BA with 100 ft. Crystal Lake frontage. Live sustainably & comfortably while enjoying boating, sailing, swimming, waterskiing, fishing & paddling on this magnificent Benzie County lake. Invite guests to your 1BR/1BA garage apt. Rental history. DETAILS

Crystal Lake Views

Builder’s custom home near Crystal Lake Golf Club, Beulah. Sunset lake views from most rooms and the west-facing deck. Three bedrooms, three baths and a lower walkout level with extra rooms. $289,900 DETAILS 

CRYSTAL LAKE Getaway near Traverse City

ESCAPE FROM THE BUSTLE of the city in a beautiful, quiet spot close to Traverse City yet near the quaint, small-town village of Beulah with its gourmet markets & delicatessens, coffee & other shops, restaurants, bars & usual services. Enjoy 27 ft. private Crystal lakefront with your own boat dock when you purchase this updated, Adirondack-style cottage with hilltop lake views & an extra building lot. $379,900 1832505  DETAILS HERE  

Turn up the Heat on your Home Inspection

An infrared (thermal) inspection of your prospective home greatly adds to your awareness of its safety,  comfort and efficiency — showing you what human eyes alone cannot see. For details, click this: Infrared Camera Home Inspection

Real Estate Area Activity, November

Pending sales remain strong while the number of closings decreased, partly due to the Thanksgiving holiday. New listings slowed. With fewer homes coming on the market, it could be a great time to list yours. Let it shine this holiday season.

Residence with Roadside Shop

BENZONIA Great spot on US-31 between Beulah & Manistee for this 3BR home w/newer garage & darling roadside shop to sell your fruit, veggies, handicrafts, etc. Two acres landscaped w/fruit trees. Not far to Betsie River access & Crystal Mtn. for skiing & golfing. $177,500 DETAILS