Take Your Home Search To The Next Level With Our State Of The Art Real Estate Investment Technology

Shopping for a home is a wildly exciting experience, but finding the time to sit down and look for the right home can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to enter the same search criteria every time you visit the site or hunt down a listing you just viewed 10 minutes ago, or save a listing to look at more closely later? Well, home hunters, we have great news for you. Our Command Center function can help you with all of the above, and them some. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

Here are 5 Command Center functions you can use to optimize your search for Colorado Springs real estate:

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SOLD: 246 E Main Harbor Springs, MI 49740 - $204,000
MLS: 449526 Downtown Harbor Springs Commercial Real Estate Sale

It was a very long and tough negotiation for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes founder and Broker. His client is always looking for prime real estate investment properties and had to have this commercial building. However, the seller wasn't going to budge on price. After exhausting all of the active listings, Brook used his real estate investment expertise to successfully negotiate the sale with the owner through the listing agent. (Click here to see all Harbor Springs, Michigan Homes for Sale)


Newer street-level retail Harbor Springs building, right downtown on Main…

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SOLD: 246 E Main St #1 Harbor Springs, MI 49740 - $204,000

MLS: 449526 - Harbor Springs Commercial Real Estate Sale

Newer street-level retail condo, right downtown on Main Street with the new restaurants and new Lyric Theatre offering plenty of foot traffic. Great street frontage and windows give a great opportunity to display the wares. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of Harbor Springs, MI vacation rentals)

Historic ambiance with 10 ft ceilings, crown molding, ceiling fans, and white oak floors, but with elevator to 600 sq ft lower level storage with high ceilings. Fire suppression system. (Click here to see all Harbor Springs, Michigan Homes for Sale)

For help selling your Harbor Springs Commercial real estate or…

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It was a very busy and exciting time for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes owner and Broker. The listing for 870 Sommerset Pointe Unit 62 on Lake Charlevoix was introduced to the market on Monday night, and by Tuesday evening the home went under contact, less than 24 hours after it was listed! (Click here to see all Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale)

Despite the future homeowner worked with a buyers agent but quickly built a relationship with Brook and let the team at Northern Michigan Escapes manage his investment. But don't take our word for it, read Al's client testimonial.


Four bedrooms, 4 full & 1/2 half bath Sommerset Pointe Villa with elevated…

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The Tourist and Lifestyle Investor On The Housing Market

Intuitively, we might think an increasing population will lead to real estate rates to rise. More people means a higher demand for places to live, suggesting the value of homes should increase. While this certainly can happen, it isn't always necessarily the case. Population growth isn't the only factor at play. A dynamic cocktail of interest rates, the economy, government policies, and other unpredictable factors all work together to influence housing prices. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

Regardless of whether Northern Michigan real estate rates skyrocket or stay the same, with an influx of tourists and lifestyle vacations, it…

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"I have known Brook for many years and his company does a wonderful job of managing my condo at Boyne. As an example, this July our condo had 100% occupancy. But it's more than the strong rentals. They watch over my condo and guide me through what to do to keep my condo as a highly desired rental property. I highly recommend Brook and his company. He was able to sell my condo quickly and hassle-free. - Tom Combs"

Tom is a tremendously honest, kind, and level headed individual and a real pleasure to work with! We are fortunate at BrookWalsh.com to work with amazing people. The Disciples Village Condominium, at Boyne Mountain Resort, was enjoyed by Tom, his son Tommy, and many of their friends and family. (Click here to see all Boyne…

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The Crown Jewel of Singletree, this home has been fully remodeled to the nines. Featuring the finest mountain contemporary finishes, jaw-dropping views of the ski slopes, a rooftop hot tub and outdoor spaces throughout. With both a porte-cochre and a 4-car garage, there is plenty of space for mountain toys or a car collection. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

Brook attributes competitive pricing, his professional network, and quick advertising to be the biggest factors that made the home sell so quickly, in addition to the already high demand for homes in the area. As soon as the listing was taken live, it was promptly…

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Investing in Real Estate

Spend money to make money. If you find yourself with some extra money in the bank, you might be wondering what the best course of action is: should I save it or invest? Purchasing real estate has long been considered one of the best ways to not only own more assets but to also return a profit from them too. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

Flipping houses or purchasing homes for renting are the two primary ways to return a profit from real estate. Here are some important things to consider to help you choose which path is best for your home:

Buy The Right House

It’s critical that you buy a house that's both affordable for you and in a desirable location for the…

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Are you ready to buy a second home in Northern Michigan? Be it a vacation home, an investment property, or a new house, buying a second home can be difficult to finance. Lenders see a second home mortgage as a higher risk and they may be more wary about approving a loan. Many buyers shy away from investing in a new home in fear that they won't be able to get a mortgage on a second property. Don't worry, with this guide, finding and financing your property can be a smooth process. (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront Lifestyle Homes for Sale)

Control Your Debt

One of the most important things you can do when buying a second home is to make sure your debt is controlled. Your lender should have a detailed report of all loans,…

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Investment properties can be intimidating to the first-time investor. When done right, however, real estate investment can be very rewarding, and a great source of income. There are several things to consider before purchasing your first investment property. The road to real estate riches is paved with obstacles that can affect your bottom line. Here are some of the things you should and should not do when it comes to purchasing investment properties for the future.

Do: Create a Plan for Your Investment Property

Are you ready to invest? In other words, do you have a well thought out plan in front of you? Creating a plan for your investment property can give you more of an idea of what needs to be done. You’re also able to learn whether or not…

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