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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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To effectively market your Douglas Lake real estate, you need a plan. Simply throwing a sign in the ground and waiting for the phone to ring doesn’t cut it in the modern market. It’s imperative that you are marketed proactively to throughout the state and even nation, targeting the right buyers for Douglas Lake. It’s also important to sell Douglas Lake itself, in addition to your specific property. Packaging your listing is something I can do very effectively for you, and I’d be happy to customize a marketing strategy specifically for your property. In the interim, there are several pieces of advice I have for anyone thinking of selling their Douglas Lake home.

Cover Your Bases

Due to its centralized location in the Northern Lower Peninsula, Douglas…

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Mullet Lake At a Glance:

  • Maximum depth is 145 feet with 62% of the lake 20 feet or deeper. The average depth is 35 feet. Shallower areas are found in Southwest by Indian River Spreads and Pigeon River Bay and in the Northeast where a broad shallow plateau exists.
  • Shoreline: 28 miles
  • Water acreage: 16,630 acres
  • Primary inflows: Indian River, Mullet Creek, and Pigeon River
  • Primary outflows: Cheboygan River
  • 5th largest lake in Michigan, which holds roughly 200 billion gallons of water in its basin.
  • Mullet Lake is in six different townships.  They include Aloha, Benton, Iverness, Koehler, Mullett, and Tuscarora.
  • There are two DNR public access sites on the lake, along with numerous marinas.
  • The Lake is named after John Mullett,…
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