So you’ve found your dream home and you want to start the mortgage process to make things official. There are two options for buyers when it comes time to secure their local mortgage lender: either go with a mortgage broker or get a loan from a bank. Many homeowners will tell you exactly what they think the right choice is and while their opinions may be valid, they are often biased by their own past experiences. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

To find out which option is best for your personal needs, continue reading as we look at what it’s like to work with a mortgage broker versus bank:

WHAT IS A MORTGAGE LENDER?

A mortgage lender refers to a bank or other financial institution that specializes…

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Boyne’s only waterfront community, Deer Lake, is a 440-acre all-sports lake on the backside of the Boyne Mountain property. All Deer Lake Villas consists of a two-bedroom condo 1,250 square foot condo. (Click here to see all Deer Lake Villas for Sale at Boyne Mountain Resort)

The lower condo is a 1,256 square foot two bedroom two bathroom condo that features a master bedroom with a King bed and a whirlpool tub and the second bedroom has two queen beds. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of Boyne Mountain vacation rentals)

There is usually a sofa sleeper in the living room as well.  

These condos are the furthest from the Village in Boyne Mountain however, there is a free shuttle going to/from the resort.

This waterfront…

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This charming Lake Michigan home had been listed with several realtors and was challenging for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes founder and Broker. Brook worked with the owners to address mechanical deficiencies and make meaningful improvements to increase the Charlevoix, Michigan property's value. (Click here to see all Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale)

Also, the team at Northern Michigan Escapes, the areas only vacation home advisory services firm, rented out the property to address the high carrying costs. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

ABOUT 12895 PA-Be-SHAN IN LAKE MICHIGAN COMMUNITY

Lake Michigan ranch nestled in the woods with 100 feet of shoreline. The home offers 4 bedrooms,…

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It was a very challenging situation for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes founder and Broker. His clients from Colorado's Vail Valley had been looking for a needle in the haystack Lake Charlevoix property for quite some time. (Click here to see all Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale)

After exhausting all of the active listings, Brook used his powerful network to reinvigorate an expired listing and successfully negotiated the sale.

7606 Indian Trails in Charlevoix, Michigan was listed with a different realtor in 2015 and 2016 however, the owner withdrew the listing as an acceptable offer was not submitted. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

ABOUT 7606 INDIAN TRAILS IN OYSTER BAY ON LAKE…

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It was a very busy and exciting weekend for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes founder and Broker for BrookWalsh.com. The listing for 02957 Saalbach St in Boyne Mountain Resorts exclusive Edelweiss Club gated community was introduced to the market on Friday night, and by Saturday afternoon there was already serious interest brewing in the beautiful property. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of Boyne Mountain vacation rentals)

The home went under contact on Monday morning, less than 48 hours after it was listed and the seller was thrilled, click here to read their client testimonial. 

ABOUT 02957 SAALBACH ST IN BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORTS EXCLUSIVE EDELWEISS GATED COMMUNITY

The home itself is one of a kind Boyne…

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SOLD: 7606 Indian Trails Charlevoix, MI 49720 - $2,270,000
MLS #445667 - Lake Charlevoix Estate in Charlevoix, Michigan Sells Before Listed

Brook Walsh Real Estate sold this Lake Charlevoix estate before it was listed for the full asking price. This gorgeous home has four bedrooms, a two-bedroom guest house, and 202ft of frontage. For help selling your Lake Charlevoix estate contact, Brook Walsh - brook@aboderealestate.com, www.brookwalsh.com, or (231) 459-3179 today! (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of Lake Charlevoix vacation rentals)

It was a very challenging situation for Brook Walsh, the BrookWalsh.com founder. His clients from Colorado's Vail Valley had been looking for a needle in the haystack Lake Charlevoix…

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