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Serving all of your real estate needs in Elk Rapids,   Williamsburg,  Traverse City,  Kewadin,  Eastport,  Ellsworth,  Central Lake,  Alden,  Bellaire,  Rapid City,  Charlevoix,  Torch Lake,  Elk Lake,  Lake Michigan,  Charlevoix,   Grand Traverse Bay,  Bass Lake,  Birch Lake  and surrounding communities and inland lakes.

Responsibility of a Waterfront Owner

As a waterfront owner, you now have a new set of responsibilities.   You are now the host to one of our greatest wonders, water!   How you take care of the water determines the future value of your waterfront property and the water quality for future generations. What’s the issue? How we change our landscape impacts water quality. When we remove natural vegetation to create open areas along rivers, lakes and streams, we change the way rainwater enters water bodies. In addition to carrying pollutants with it, the rainwater travels overland too fast—charging into creeks and rivers, cutting away the banks and eroding the shoreline. What is a Riparian Area? A riparian area is the green area immediately adjacent to streams, rivers, and lakes. Riparian areas are identified by the presence of vegetation that requires large amounts of water. The soil in a riparian area has varying textures that allow for occasional flooding - Read more...

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Close your eyes and picture yourself in a lakeside cabin with a four seasons worth of fun just outside your door. A place where you can fish, kayak, hunt, ski, golf, hike or just kick back and enjoy the unparalleled scenery. A place that offers a small-town atmosphere that has every amenity you need to live the good life.


Now, open your eyes and start looking for your place to getaway near the Chain of Lakes area of northwestern Michigan, where you'll find everything we've described and more. Whether you're looking for a simple cabin, a year-round family home, a weekend retreat, a summer place or a luxurious estate, you have a wide variety of choices and hundreds of miles of shoreline and lakes to choose from.


From the wide open waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay to the Caribbean blue waters of Torch and Elk Lakes you can choose from lake homes, houses nestled in the woods, vacant lots, hunting land and commercial business properties all located in the year-round playground of the Chain of Lakes area.


As the leading vacation destination in Michigan, The Grand Traverse and Chain of Lakes area has a lot to offer; from outdoor adventures to wine tasting, there is something for everyone.


To start your search, you couldn't ask for better guide than Steve Parafin, who first visited the Traverse City and Elk Rapids area in the late 90’s and subsequently soon after decided to live here full time. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to the lakes as he has not only sells homes on them, but uses them year round! Steve enjoys helping folks like you find just the right spot to live your northern Michigan dream. Give him a call (231) 676-0234 or send him an email.