Bay Harbor is a global destination, with property owners from twenty-five North American states and three countries. We offer properties along thirty-two distinct neighborhoods situated on five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline which has been meticulously designed to provide the ultimate lifestyle to those who choose to own here.

From the tranquility of The Preserve to the splendor of in-town living, Bay Harbor offers an elite collection of lifestyles remarkably different from anyplace else in the world. Bay Harbor is located between the lovely resort towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix and encompasses a world class hotel, conference center, marina, equestrian center and golf.

A Dining Guide to Petoskey, Michigan

If you’re traveling through the northern side of Michigan, be sure to stop in Petosky. Located on the southern side of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, it boasts having one of the most treasured downtown areas in all the United States. The shops and residents bring a blend of future innovations while still respectfully showcasing the true beauty of the past.

With several marinas at your disposal and plenty of docking space, you can spend the day enjoying the wild waters of Lake Michigan on your boat or yacht. Or you can strut around the heritage square and see what treasures you may find as you walk the same steps as some famous people of history. But, be sure to save some time to enjoy one of the many…

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SOLD: 708 Sunset Way Lot 21, Bay Harbor, MI 49770 - $100,000
MLS: 462637 - Brook Walsh participates in the sale of Bay Harbor Village Real Estate

Focused on Northern Michigan Investment Real Estate

Brook Walsh is focused on lifestyle real estate investment properties as most people want a vacation home to make lifelong memories that endure for their entire family, leave a profound legacy for generations, and they want a solid financial investment at the same time.  While the area does have many good realtors, there aren’t many with the unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing background. Brook uses his diverse skill set to help clients properly evaluate and determine whether Bay Harbor Real Estate makes…

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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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SOLD: 3335 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor MI - $199,000
MLS: 459531 - Gorgeous lot sold in Lakeshore Village, Bay Harbor.

Lakefront living at its finest in Lakeshore Village, a coastal neighborhood at the east end of Bay Harbor. This waterfront lot has frontage on Village Harbor Lake with a 36' dock just steps away. Easy access to Lake Michigan and the pleasures of Little Traverse Bay. Adjacent to the non-motorized trail, and close to shopping and dining in the Village of Bay Harbor and Inn at Bay Harbor.

Focused on Northern Michigan Investment Real Estate

Brook is focused on lifestyle real estate investment properties as most people want a vacation home to make lifelong memories that endure for their entire family, leave a profound…

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Is The Northern Michigan Condominium Lifestyle Right For You?

Condominiums are one of the most misunderstood types of real estate you can buy. They get a lot of hate when compared to apartments and homes for no reason. Many people are unable to tell you the difference between an apartment and what a condo is. Moreover, condos come in multiple forms and can look like a house, apartment, or townhome. The thing that defines a condo is ownership. 

Our team has an entire list of reasons to buy a condo and reasons not to buy a condo. Living in a condo is different than living in a home. There are always a few things to consider when moving to a condo: finances and social life. A home is much more private and often more expensive than a condo. Condos are…

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The Benefits of Living the Golf Lifestyle

Many have never heard the phrase "Golf Lifestyle". It's a fairly new term, referring to a lifestyle that few ever thought possible. Regardless, hundreds of residents overlooking Michigan's enjoyable golf resort market agree; a life of luxury and beautiful sceneries is ideal. Players consider Northern Michigan a treasure among the most nationally acclaimed golf lifestyle locations for real estate options.

Out of a handful of states in the country, it highlights Scottish-style courses with unique taste and quality. However, many well-off tee-shot connoisseurs have not yet had time to "check out" the astounding beauty of Northern Michigan's on and off-course amenities. That's okay, buying residences in the…

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Bay Harbor: The Community You Dreamed of But Didn’t Think Existed!

Ask historians to describe the state of Michigan’s earliest settlements and you can expect a fanciful look at romantic explorers, Native American encampments and idyllic tales of villages popping up along Lake Michigan. But history didn’t end with the evolution of powerful cities and industries that made the state unique among neighbors: One of the state's most beautiful locations, Bay Harbor, has a unique past.

Once a rough and tumble mining town set up along the lake that also produced some of the Midwest’s constantly-needed cement plants, 1200 acres of pristine land, totaling five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, were ravaged in the name of progress.

Despite sporadic attempts at…

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What is a luxury lifestyle and what does it look like? What makes a home luxurious? These are all questions that house hunters may ask themselves when shopping for the perfect home to suit their lifestyle needs. These are difficult questions to figure out easily, as the answers can be subjective and unclear. The luxury lifestyle is all about living your best life and spending your valuable time on the things you love. A life where you can pursue your interests and grow your talents with ease of mind, and spend time doing the things you have always wanted to do and doing them with the ones you love. A life where you can treat yourself and indulge in the finer things of life with all the amenities you could dream of at your fingertips.

Luxury Real…

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There's nothing more dreamy and luxurious than the waterfront lifestyle, and owning your own lake house. Waking up to the sunrise over the water, boat rides with friends on the lake, and cookouts with the family on the shore. This is a lifestyle of luxury and relaxation, as well as socializing and fun.

Whether you are looking for a quiet spot to retire or a vacation home that would be perfect for the kids, Abode Real Estate offers an abundance of lakefront options in beautiful Northern Michigan to suit your needs.

Michigan is home to the largest and some of the most beautiful lakes in North America, and one of the best areas for boating. Northern Michigan attracts avid fishermen and boat enthusiasts from all around the world due to its beautiful…

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Capitalization rate (also known as cap rate) is the rate of return on a commercial real estate investment.

While cap rate does not consider the impact of mortgage financing, a general rule of thumb is whether the cap rate is above or below the interest rate. If the cap rate is greater than the interest rate, you’ll generally come out ahead. If the cap rate is lower than the interest rate, you’ll be relying on appreciation for your return, making it a riskier speculative investment.

How to calculate cap rate

The formula for cap rate is simple: income, fewer expenses, divided by the purchase price.

On a long-term rental, multiply the monthly rental rate by the number of months per year you expect the property to be rented. In areas with…

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