From spring days with a landscape covered in trillium to a summer afternoon on the beach or water, Harbor Springs is the place to be. Situated on a beautiful natural, deep harbor, this tiny, beautiful community has a wonderful downtown business district with fabulous shopping and dining overlooking the water.

Harbor Springs is located in the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and it is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint downtown area, and natural beauty. It's a popular tourist destination for those who love water activities like boating and scuba diving and outdoor activities like hiking and camping. Harbor Springs is also known for its dining scene, with several great restaurants serving everything from hearty meals to light bites and a variety of cuisines.

1. Bar Harbor

A trip to Michigan would not be complete without stopping at this restaurant. With their lobster nachos, you can get a taste of the ocean without getting your feet wet. Their menu is extensive, with seafood ranging from scallops to salmon to tuna steak to grilled…

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There is nothing quite as satisfying as stepping off the ski lift first thing in the morning into freshly groomed snow, seeing the panoramic view from the top of the mountain, or the exhilarating feeling of your first run of the day. The ski lifestyle is one of adventure, and thrill-seeking, as well as a lifestyle of relaxing with a close-knit community of family and fellow snow lovers. If you are looking to immerse yourself in this lifestyle, northern Michigan is the right place for you.

Whether clients are looking for dreamy vacation homes near the beautiful Boyne Mountain ski slopes, or a cozy place of residents tucked away in the Northern Michigan mountain range, this expert agency to equipped to find the perfect properties to suit house…

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Hamlet Village is a community of condominiums and homes in the perfect northwest Michigan vacation destination – Harbor Springs.

The Hamlet Village neighborhood is characterized by its close proximity to Boyne Highlands but especially Nubs Knob as some of the condominiums allow for ski-in/ski-out access. The only access available at Nubs Knob making Hamlet Village a very desirable neighborhood for 

The Hamlet Village condominiums have vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans, a wall on windows, a gas fireplace, and an open floor plan.

Gourmet kitchens with plenty of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters are typical of Hamlet Village remodeled condominiums.

Master bedrooms in…

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Boyne Golf recently announced that its Bay Harbor Golf Club (The Links and The Quarry nines) and The Heather and Arthur Hills courses at Boyne Highlands Resort have achieved 2015-16 “Best In State” recognition from Golf Digest.

With about 850 courses in the golf-rich Wolverine State, their rank among Michigan’s best 25 courses places them in the top 3 percent, joining esteemed companies such as private venues Oakland Hills Country Club and Crystal Downs Country Club. Bay Harbor’s The Links / The Quarry 18-hole combination is also rated among the “100 Greatest Public Courses” in the United States by the publication.

Golf Digest panelists play and score courses based on seven criteria: shot values (receives double the weight of…

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The leading Tourist Destination in Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan was derived from the word Mishi game which refers to a big lake. The lake is one of the great water bodies in North America. Lake Michigan is the only great lake lying entirely in the United States. It’s believed that the first Europeans to see Lake Michigan were French merchants and explores in the early 1600s. Glacier movements with massive ice sheets eroded the land leading to its creation. The great lake shares its boundaries with four states which are; Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Lake Michigan is classified as the leading tourist destination attracting people from all around the world.

A Travel Guide to Lake Michigan
Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer who…

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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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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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Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club is a residential community of distinctive homes, condominiums and building sites (lots). Property ownership is a prerequisite for Full/Golf Membership.

Birchwood Farms is a large country club and resort neighborhood located 3.6 miles north of Harbor Springs off of M-119. Spread across the 1,600-acre development are 27 holes of golf, heated pools, tennis courts, hundreds of homes, and during the winter 8.5 kilometers of ski trails groomed for classic skiing. This is golf course skiing but the rolling nature of the terrain and the woods that surround much of the complex makes the skiing much more interesting than is normally associated with fairway trails. Plus the trails are well-groomed by The Outfitter an…

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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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7 Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding in Cold Weather

Winter at Boyne Mountain can get cold in some months! But without the Lake Michigan affect weather, Boyne Mountain Resort's powder snow wouldn't be what it is and we wouldn't be writing this article to help you stay warm on your ski vacation! With a little preparation and maybe a smart purchase or two along the way, you can ensure that you won't need to worry about the cold and you'll be carving down the slopes on even the most blustery of days.

  1. Lots of layers. Rule number one is a no-brainer for most. In order to prevent heat loss, the best method is to wear multiple layers rather than opting for thick and heavy jackets or sweaters. Plan your outfits accordingly with multiple…

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