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When you search for Lake Charlevoix vacation rentals, we at Northern Michigan Escapes suggest you start with our listings. Of the more than 185 distinctive vacation homes we offer, 50 of these houses lie within the Charlevoix town limits. You can enjoy these breathtaking lake view homes year-round.

Lake Charlevoix Vacation Rentals

Our expansive holdings in Northern Michigan provide you with a plethora of vacation options from one-bedroom condos to seven-bedroom estates. Our Lake Charlevoix vacation rentals offer the ideal retreat for time away, breathtaking views, and a multitude of nearby watersports. We know the area rather well and can point you to the resources you need to rent a boat, SeaDoo, water skis, or other water fun equipment. We…

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Buying an investment property is most probably an effective way of making money and attaining financial independence. As a real estate investor, you may find yourself in a tax loophole when buying a new real estate before selling your current one. However, real estate investments have opened doors to amazing and profitable opportunities.

One advantage of investing in real estate over other properties or assets is that you can decide to exchange the real estate for another in a process known as reverse 1031 exchange. This is done without paying any taxes that apply to the increase in the value real estate value.

The reverse 1031 exchange is a tax deferring strategy used by real estate investors when buying a new property before selling the one they…

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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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Northern Michigan has everything you need for nearly any lifestyle. Northern Michigan Escapes vacation rentals can serve as you basecamp as you explore all that our area has to offer.

Local Lakes and Beaches

RELAX ON PRISTINE BEACHES and spend your vacation sunbathing and swimming in Northern Michigan. The best thing about beaches in Michigan is that there are many options to choose from. Whether you’re looking to find a pretty family beach with plenty of facilities or a beach graced with golden sands and ideal conditions for fishing, there is something for everyone.

BEST BEACHES

All over Northern Michigan are incredible beaches, and here are some of the ones we think you should check out. Whether it's swimming in the Great Lakes,…

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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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7 Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding in Cold Weather

Winter at Boyne 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 layers of…

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Investing in Northern Michigan real estate is one of the smartest money moves you can make. Whether you are investing in a single-family home for yourself or to use as a rental property or buying multi-family residential property, it’s a stable and safe investment.

It’s a smart move to plan for retirement using a mix of different investments, including real estate.

Unlike investing in the stock market, investing in real estate means you always have the physical asset to show for your expenses. Real estate investing for beginners might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for 7 tips to help get you started.

Real Estate Investing for Beginners: 7 Tips To Get Started

There will certainly be a learning curve…

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This article summarizes some key Michigan landlord-tenant laws applicable to residential rental units.

The Official State Statutes and other reputable municipal sources were used to research this information. All sources are cited appropriately.

With that said, landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county.  You have a responsibility to perform your own research and cautiously apply the laws to your unique situation.

If you have a legal question or concern, I only recommend contacting a licensed attorney referral service that is operated by the State Bar of Michigan. This article is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice.

Official Rules and Regulations

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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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