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“Up North” Michigan real estate market update?

Sunrise on Torch Lake Over the past several years real estate in the north has bounced all around.  We have two markets to speak of.  A local market and a vacation market.  While all real estate is on the mend, the vacation homes in prime destinations have made the first come back.  Last year we saw a 12% gain in markets such as Torch Lake & Elk Lake.  This year we aren't expected to be as strong, but still predicting a possible 7-10% gain for 2014 if the demand keeps up. The "bottom" of the market actually occurred last year for most northern Michigan markets.  For the first time in years we are using appreciation rates in our pricing.  What does that mean for someone looking to buy property - 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.