Charlevoix, Michigan has a plethora of investment opportunities. Lake Charlevoix is the most expensive area to invest and entails a significant cost of ownership from a taxation perspective. However, Lake Charlevoix also offers the highest likelihood of long term appreciation.  Other investment options include large homes close to the downtown area offering easy access to Lake Charlevoix, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants.

With more than 11,000 inland lakes and its entire shape defined by the Great Lakes, Michigan is a hot spot for lakefront real estate. A recent report from LakeHomes.com, a multi-state brokerage, and real estate database, offers some insight into where the priciest lakefront real estate is found in Michigan. To compile its quarterly Lake Market Report, LakeHomes.com pulled MLS data to find the average listing price for all for-sale homes in each market on Sept. 1, 2018. The top 10 most expensive lakes for lakefront homes in Michigan are listed below, ordered from the least expensive lake to the most expensive lake at No. 1.

10. Lake Macatawa
Average list price: $1,110,482

This 1,700-acre lake in Ottawa County borders the City of Holland.…

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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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There's a reason this beautiful Northern Michigan lake placed second only to Lake Tahoe in USA Today's readers poll of America's best lakes.  A boat tour of Lake Charlevoix will not only give you a beautiful day on the water but access to three of the Northern Michigans best small towns;

  • Boyne City, at the eastern edge of the North arm, has seven condominium complexes located directly on Lake Charlevoix. (Click here to learn more about Boyne City, Michigan Lake Charlevoix Condominium Investment opportunities)

  • Charlevoix, on the lakes western edge, has two condominium complexes located directly on Lake Charlevoix. (Click here to learn more about Charlevoix, Michigan Lake Charlevoix Condominium Investment opportunities)

  • East Jordan, at…

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

Similar to the condominiums in the LeHavre Neighborhood, these condominiums are a bit older. As a result, many of the condominiums have been completely remodeled or are in need of one.


The Captains Watch neighborhood condominiums have wide-open floor plans which are great for entertaining family and friends.

Condominiums on the top floor have vaulted ceilings and spacious lofts.

When people think of the Captains Watch neighborhood on Lake Charlevoix, they think of wonderful views of the channel to Lake Michigan and the boats passing by.

The Beaver Island ferry goes…

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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.

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.

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, 3.5 baths, full finished lower level walkout. Enjoy the sunsets and wildlife from the deck or sit on the lakeside deck with fire-pit…

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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.

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. 

ABOUT 7606 INDIAN TRAILS IN OYSTER BAY ON LAKE CHARLEVOIX

The home itself is a gorgeous town and Country 4 bedroom home on a 5-acre estate parcel with detached 1200 sq. ft., 2…

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