A Travel Guide to Northern Michigan

Want to make your life fuller and happier? Then traveling is the best answer as it helps to re-discover yourself and makes you healthier. In addition, you get to know about new cultures, people, and places, which boosts your confidence. There are several places to visit for tourism and one of the best and most relaxing places in Northern Michigan.

Northern Michigan is a famous tourist destination as it has a number of national forests, lakes and rivers, several small cities, and much more. It is very easy to find and enjoy the simplest of pleasures in Michigan as it has endless nature for tourists. There are more cities to explore in Michigan that are mentioned below:

Traverse City

It is the Cherry…

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Northern Michigan's real estate market has become a seller's market. As a buyer, you're looking for your dream home - or at least, a "good for now" home - and discovering there's not a lot to choose from. You find homes with potential. But the same potential that you see in a home is seen by countless other homebuyers as well. And in a seller's market, the competition between you and those other homebuyers will be fierce.


It can be such an aggressive competition, in fact, that those houses where you see potential are gone before you have much of a chance to really consider them. It can be so frustrating that you might even reconsider buying. But when you consider that it could be years before things shift into a buyer's market, sitting back to…

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At the time of your arrival, you will instantly notice a serene elegance and beautiful vistas that are all around you. The clubhouse at this golf course is 14,000 square feet, and it can be found residing on a bluff that overlooks Little Traverse Bay.

You will feel enticed to take in the views while you relax at the clubhouse. They have everything that you may want to enjoy, not just golfing. The golfing is a great thing to enjoy though as this course has 18 holes that can be played at any time of day.

If you are at the golf course during lunchtime, you can relax and enjoy the sunshine while you are eating by using the patio area. Once it is evening time, if you are a member of the club, you can enjoy an event that is for members only.

With this golf…

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If you're interested in a Lake Charlevoix condominium, this is a must read. Not only does it contain all of the Lake Charlevoix Condominium complexes, but I also provide you with a link for instant Lake Charlevoix Real Estate availability.

Captains Watch

Captain's Watch Condominiums are on the channel in downtown Charlevoix, Michigan. Located a block from the heart of downtown and Lake Michigan.

Click here to see all Captains Watch Condominiums for Sale

Edgewater Inn

Nestled on the north shore of Round Lake harbor and the Pine River channel near the bridge, the Edgewater Inn is just a short walk from Charlevoix’s finest dining, beaches, shopping and taverns. The hotel is just a short drive from the areas top rated golf courses and ski…

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Video gives potential home buyers a much richer online experience than pictures alone. The movement created by video brings still shots to life, giving viewers a feeling of walking through the home themselves. Are sure you the value in marketing videos, well here's some data to back it up:

  • Does video really sell houses? The stats all point towards ‘yes’. Videos attract 300% more traffic for nurturing leads.

  • Real estate listings with video receive 403% more inquiries than their videoless counterparts.

  • 86% of homebuyers use video to research a particular community.

  • 70% of homebuyers watch video house tours.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to get on the video bandwagon.

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SOLD: 02787 Zermatt Lane Boyne City, MI 49712 - $808,000
MLS: 453930 - Ski In/Ski Out Boyne Mountain Home in Exclusive Gated Community Sells

The Alpine House has it all! This beautiful 4-bedroom private home located in the gated community at Boyne Mountain provides an abundance of gathering space and seating areas for your entire group and is TRULY only STEPS away from the Alpine chairlift (the skiway that runs under the lift). You can sit in the living room and watch the chairlift pass by.

Please contact Brook Walsh for help with your Boyne Mountain real estate at brook@aboderealestate.com, or call (231) 459-3179 for a showing today!

 

Focused on Northern Michigan Investment Real Estate

Brook is focused on lifestyle real estate…

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Did you know you can defer taxes on the sale of your investment or business-use property? It’s called a 1031 exchange, and it could save you a bundle if you’re planning on selling.

Internal Revenue Code 1031 allows an owner to sell their investment or business-use real estate property and use the sales proceeds to purchase a replacement property of like kind without a tax on the profit.

If that isn’t enough, 1031 exchanges are an advantageous way to diversify your assets, improve returns on your investments or just free up more capital for future investments.

But the IRS rules for 1031 exchanges are strict and complex. Don’t go it alone, let your local market expert guide you through the process and maximize your investment.

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Lake Charlevoix vacation homeIf you value lifestyle in combination with an appreciation profile, there just might be a place in your portfolio for a Northern Michigan vacation home that makes financial sense. Vacation home prices typically lag major market residential rates by 12-36 months.

But with asking prices for Northern Michigan waterfront and ski-proximate real estate up 10 percent to 20 percent this year (based on 24 months sold price per sq ft averages), discounting has not hit our market.

 While the obligations and negative cash flow aspects of ownership can sometimes be burdensome, the numbers still work as illustrated on our Investment Performance page. Now is the time to explore the pluses and minuses of buying a Northern Michigan vacation home property…

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Home to an artsy, outdoorsy community, East Jordan is perhaps best known as the gateway to one of Northern Michigan's coolest wild places: the Jordan River Valley, an 18,000-acre paradise loaded with old-growth forest and the pristine Jordan River.  Because of the area's rich history, the homes for sale in the East Jordan real estate market are typically charming cottages and mature single-family homes, each with their unique perks and varying property sizes.  If you're looking for a home with a little more privacy, it doesn't get much better than right here. Properties here, especially those on large parcels, are hugged by lush patches of woodlands and greenery, which further enhances that feeling of exclusivity and seclusion. 

Harborage…

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Nestled in the space between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, the city of Charlevoix is home to nearly 2,500 residents. As such, this quiet community enjoys great access to recreation along the lakes and conveniences at the heart of the big city. When it comes to the Charlevoix, MI real estate market, buyers will find that there is a nice selection of single-family homes and condominiums available. Note: We are including five condominium communities in this list that are actually on Round Lake, technically not Lake Charlevoix, but they are connected so it made sense to do so to us.  Charlevoix condominiums for sale are some of the most sought after real estate options in Northern Michigan.  

Edgewater Inn Condominiums in downtown…

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