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Found 26 blog entries for March 2018.

Alanson at a Glance:

  • Population: 785
  • Size in Area: 1.02 square miles
  • Originally settle in 1875, the village was first named Hinman. In 1882, he village’s name was change to Alanson.
  • The village was formally incorporated in 1905 during the lumber boom.
  • Alanson belongs to Littlefield School District
  • Population (seasonal and year-round) history, named, major industry/settlement, size in area and schools in the area. Public and parochial.

Signature Features and Events:

  • Inland Water Route Historical Museum: 6217 River St, Alanson. Museum dedicated on sharing the history of the Inland waterway. 
  • Oden State Fish Hatchery:8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson.Opened in 1921, the fish hatchery is open to the public.  
  • Alanson Riverfest:
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Starting in the 1950s, the name "Lieberman" became largely synonymous with the city of Charlevoix. Lieberman’s Department Store (started by my grandparents) on Bridge Street was the place locals went for their clothing and other staple needs. I am proud to be a third generation Lieberman in the area, and still remain very active in and around Charlevoix. With 10 years of experience in this business, and a lifetime spent enjoying all Charlevoix has to offer, I am uniquely positioned to represent your Charlevoix real estate needs. There are many talented real estate professionals serving Northern Michigan, but there are a few key items that have helped me separate myself from the competition when representing Charlevoix clients.

Understanding Life in…

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As Boyne City continues to grow and gain prominence as one of the great destinations in Northern Michigan, the Boyne City real estate market has similarly evolved. The diverse range of homes from exclusive lakefront estates, to ski & golf cottages, to rural country settings, all makes for an attractive array of properties for buyers to consider. However, because this market is so varied and complex, it is important that you work strategically if looking to sell. There are a few pointers I offer to all Boyne City sellers that will help maximize your chance of selling quickly and for a price you are happy with:

Understand Your Buyer

People move to Boyne City for a variety of reasons. Boyne City real estate makes sense for year-round residents,…

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There is little debate that Walloon Lake real estate is the hottest, most rapidly appreciating lakefront market today. Walloon Lake has surged in recent years, with inventory the lowest it has been in a decade. Great listings are selling almost immediately, and prices are on a steady upward trend. As a buyer, it can be nerve-wracking to pursue real estate in conditions that seem so favorable to sellers. Rest assured, there are still ways to purchase strategically on Walloon Lake. I excel at helping my clients get the best possible value for their Walloon Lake purchase. While the true key to success in purchasing Walloon Lake real estate is to form a detailed buying plan suited to your needs, there are several steps any buyer should take in this market.

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Pickerel Lake at a Glance:

  • Water acreage: 1080 acres
  • Shoreline: 7.1 miles
  • Maximum Depth: 70 feet
  • Pickerel lake, along with Crooked Lake, Round Lake, and Spring Lake make up the headwaters for the Inland Waterway.
  • The half mile “Black Hole Channel” connects Pickerel to Crooked Lake.
  • The water level of both Crooked and Pickerel Lake is controlled by the lock on Crooked River in Alanson.


Fish: Bluegill, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, and Rock Bass

Vegetation according to 2015 Study:

  • Muskgrass, various leaf watermilfoil, and slender naiad were the most common aquatic plants found in the lake.
  • 78% of the lake’s shoreline had little to no…
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When marketing Harbor Springs homes for sale, there are many key steps you can take to maximize your chances of success. Due to its wide range of amenities, lifestyles, and price points, the Harbor Springs market requires a high level of expertise to navigate correctly. I am grateful that so many clients turn to me as the best Harbor Springs real estate agent for them, and believe my understanding of this community is central to their trust in me. While I am careful to provide comprehensive sales strategies that are customized to each client, there are several pieces of advice I give to any seller of Harbor Springs real estate.

Understand Your Property's Worth

Because there is such a wide range of real estate in Harbor Springs, finding your…

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As a lifelong Petoskey resident, I understand all that goes into the purchase process in this community. Buying Petoskey real estate is an exciting experience, and one my clients rarely regret. Knowing the intricacies of the Petoskey market is important, along with the key details that make for a smart real estate purchase. While I provide a comprehensive strategy that is tailored to each of my individual clients, there are some steps that every Petoskey buyer should take when beginning the homebuying process.

Establish Local Contacts

For many buyers, a Petoskey real estate purchase means starting life anew in this community. It is important to establish local professional contacts beyond your buyer’s agent. While I am confident I am the best…

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Over the past two years, I have been among the most active, productive agents servicing the Inland Waterway. Having recognized this market as largely under the radar, I’ve made it a point of emphasis to aggressively seek both buyers and sellers on these waters, including Crooked Lake. Crooked Lake real estate is highly attractive to both seasonal residents and those who call the area home on a year-round basis. Conveniently located near Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Crooked Lake has much to offer both on and off the water. There are many reasons my clients turn to me as the best Crooked Lake real estate agent for their needs, and I am humbled by their return business and generous referrals. Here are a few services I bring to my Crooked Lake clients.

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For too long, Indian River has been overlooked as a quality real estate market, with wide ranges of options to choose from. With significant shoreline on the inland waterway, beautifully wooded acreage parcels, and charming in-town neighborhoods, Indian River real estate has much to offer. Before starting your search, there are a few steps I highly recommend to any buyer exploring Indian River homes for sale.

Firm Up Financing

Most Indian River real estate sales involve the buyer financing with a mortgage. This is true of high-end lakefront homes and year-round residences alike. Because Indian River is a smaller community, it is wise for buyers to associate with a local lender who knows this market well. I would begin your planning by using the…

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Lake Charlevoix at a Glance:

  • Maximum Depth: 122 feet.
  • Shoreline Miles: 60 miles
  • Water Acreage: 17,200
  • Primary Inflows: Jordan River and Boyne River
  • Primary Outflows: Pine River
  • In 2012, Lake Charlevoix was voted the second-best lake in the country, behind only Lake Tahoe, in a USA Today poll.
  • Lake Charlevoix is the 3rd largest inland lake in Michigan.


Fish: Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Cisco, Lake Whitefish, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch.

Vegetation According to a 2012 study:

  • Most common aquatic plant found in the lake was Eurasian watermilfoil
  • 18.65% of shoreline is covered in heavy to very…
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