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WEST BAY Waterfront Beauty. Hardwood floors, cherry cabinetry & granite in spacious kitchen, 3 BR/3 baths-custom tiled. Covered balcony & 2 car garage. Desirable Lee Point location where you can hear Buoy #4 in the wind. Pvt. 900’ deep lot. $799,900. 1741830 Bonus- Detached 2BR guest cottage w/full kitchen & laundry.

Shelly Brunette 231-642-6436

155-acre estate on the outskirts of Lake Ann. 3 BR, 3 BA 3,388 sf home with every amenity. 2-car garage with workshop. 40’x60’ block pole barn. Offering a captivating, peaceful setting. Consists of meadow, hardwoods, pines and your own private 15-acre lake full of pan fish. Be witnes to the many species of birds and wildlife. A hunter’s paradise! (1733298) $1,500,000

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Crystal Mountain 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath cedar-sided home. MLS#1745256

Private wooded site w/sensational E. Bay views! Walkable beach. Many updates incl. newer roof, furnace,septic, deck & stairs. 3/2/1/2/FR/Bsmt. $525,000 MLS 1746507

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Estate on TC’s west side, open floor plan, walls of windows, Butler’s Pantry, 3-season porch and separate guest quarters. 1.2 acres, wooded & private. 200ft on desirable Long Lake. Wonderful as a Family Compound or Corporate Retreat. This property must be seen to truly understand how special it is... Call for a private showing. $1,795,000 MLS 1741196

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Enjoy Buttercup Shores 300ft of shared Crystal Lake frontage. MLS#1745567


3-season cottage with 60ft private frontage on Diamond Lake. MLS#1746527

Long Lake Charming “turnkey” cottage w/ no steps to sandy beach perfect for swimming & boating. Seperate adjc. guest house/games room. $337,500 MLS 1744915 First offering for 2 well located TC Sam Mitchell Condos each under $200,000! 231.620.3126

N. West Bay Shore • MLS#1744903 Hard to Find! 211 feet of deep water frontage and 4.55 acres. Loved by one family since 1969. Lots of custom touches both inside and out! 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, walkout family room, workshop, extra large 2 car garage with loft for storage or extra sleeping. All this on Suttons Bay and only minutes from downtown Suttons Bay.

11-ACRES W/STOCKED PONDS PRIVATE PARCEL; ABUTS TO STATE LAND! You’ll enjoy entertaining in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2700 SF home with cut fieldstone fireplace, Jacuzzi room with bar, guest cottage, 30X40 heated pole building with bath, black top drive and natural gas! Close to RV trails & close to town! $429,900.00


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1743328 • $1,250,000 Elegant, top-quality luxury home.

Private setting on wooded small knoll with views of and access to Crystal Lake. Near Frankfort & Crystal Downs Country Club. 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths.

1743731 • $590,000 Platte Lake home with 130’ private 5605 Omena Rise • MLS#1735973

Lou Okma Cell/Text 231.645.7696 Office 231.946.4040

frontage on large lot. Dock and Kayak launch area. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces. Panoramic lakeviews form all rooms and gorgeous sunsets.

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National and even international buyers are having an impact on the Northwest Michigan real estate market. Text by Kim Pontius Over the Memorial holiday weekend my brother and his wife came up from Indiana for a brief visit. They haven’t been up for a couple of years, and so it was determined that we should drive around the area to re-introduce them to the sites and natural beauty. During the trip both my brother and his wife commented that there were a lot fewer For Sale signs posted than what they had noticed just two years prior. Their unsolicited opinion was spot on; we do have significantly fewer listings than existed before. Sales have been brisk. In fact the market has shifted from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market and the greatest struggle for local REALTORS® in the Grand Traverse region today is finding enough listings to meet the consumer demand. The Grand Traverse regional market in 2012 finished 26% over the 2011 sales year according to statistical tracking by the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® and the 2013 sales forecast indicates that the regional housing market is trending ahead of 2012. This is great news for the local economy, but with this success comes another problem: inventory. Over the last five years new home starts in the region have been negligible at best, and the ability of builders to ramp up to meet a suddenly expanding new construction marketplace will be challenging. Regionally we’ve seen the “writing on the wall,” so to speak, for this convergence of existing housing shortage and lack of new construction starts for two years. This is reflected in the increasing values of existing stock (supply & demand), the increase in vacant land sales and the increase in high-end waterfront sales. New buyers purchasing waterfront properties and updating them for the next generation of vacationers or second-home owners are driving many of the waterfront sales. Many of these buyers are coming from regions of the country

that recently were introduced to the Grand Traverse area through the Pure Michigan campaign and the Good Morning America “Most Beautiful Place in America” honor that the Sleeping Bear Dunes received in 2011. Some data suggests that many buyers are international, reflecting a growing trend in Michigan and the United States. Vacant land buyers appear to be those who cannot find what they’re looking for in the existing housing stock and instead decide to purchase vacant property with the intention to build their ideal home. Some of the recent attributes that this new type of buyer is looking for are highly energy-efficient homes, aging in place/zero-step homes, transit-oriented locations and locations that are walkable and bicycle friendly. As the market shifts and continues to strengthen, the ability to provide local REALTORS® and consumers with all of the best data and tools has become a challenge too. To counter this challenge the local REALTORS® are differentiating themselves through the collaborative formation of a regional MLS database called the Northern Great Lakes Regional MLS (NGLRMLS). Launched in March of 2013 the NGLRMLS will help connect REALTORS® throughout Northern and Central Michigan giving them the most comprehensive and accurate database of this unique region anywhere. As it grows, this unique resource will eliminate the inaccuracies about local listing data that exists on many of the popular national websites. In summary, prices are still attractive, interest rates are historically low and opportunities in both residential and commercial are still out there, but who knows how long any of this will continue? The best bet is to consult a local REALTOR® to get the very latest market information. Kim Pontius is executive vice-president of the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS®.


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A truly magnificent home within walking distance of downtown Leland. 4500 sq ft of all brick construction with limestone sills and copper trim. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, custom kitchen and cabinetry throughout. 126’ of sandy frontage all on 1.3 acres of land. This home has it all, $2,000,000 MLS 1743539

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LIKE NEW HOUSE: Fantastic, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, spacious rooms flooded with natural light from large windows, 2 fireplaces, hardwood & extensive ceramic tile flooring. Master suite is like living in a treehouse! Close walk to sandy beach area, stunning sunset views, dock for boats. $399,000 BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING: Lovely quality home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, fantastic sunset views over West Bay to Power Island. Covered porches in both the front & back of house. Huge private, tree-lined backyard has a beautiful vista from the seating area! $495,000 HOME WITH GUEST SUITE: Shared frontage that’ s just like your own private beach directly across the road! Fabulous sunset views. Separate guest suite with kitchen and bath. Inviting front yard & porch. $439,900



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strikiNg coNteMporAry DesigNeD home on the north shore of Lake Charlevoix, offers estate size parcel with 285’ of frontage and private tennis court. The stunning design of this 7500 sq. ft. home is distinctive by land or water. A dramatic two story circular fireplace is the focal point of the Great Room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and panoramic lake views. Additional features include spacious main level master suite with seating area and his/hers baths, family media room with fireplace and kitchen/bar, 1000 sq ft bonus room with kitchenette, sauna, beautiful sandy beach area, dock/ boat lift, and rooftop observation deck! All you could ask for, and then more…. $1,800,000. MLS 436049.

A NortherN MichigAN cAsuAl cottAge on two lots with 222 ft of Grand Traverse Bay spectacular waterfront. Master bedroom and second bedroom in main house and the remaining bedrooms in the guest cottage. The comfort style with outstanding windows bring the bay to your door. Multiple patio’s, decks, & walking paths make the outdoors great living space. Natural fireplace for the winter months. A/C is there if you desire it or let the breeze fill your cottage with crisp fresh-air. Must see this lovely place! $995,000. MLS 1739921.

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lA lAke chArlevoix. enjoy all that Lake charlevoix and Boyne city have to offer in this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary home. custom built to capture the blue waters and incredible Northern Michigan sunsets. There are 3 fireplaces, a floating stairway, wine cellar, and extensive vinyl decking. Finishing off this package is a beautiful dock for a 50 foot vessel. $1,995,000. MLS 436810. DAviD Beek 231-330-5232 • MARk kowALSke 231-675-3721

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NAturAlly BeAutiFul oMeNA poiNt. in a tranquil setting on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay is where you’ll find this year round home with an open floor plan, high quality architectural details and today’s sought after features—wood finishes, custom gourmet island kitchen, commanding fireplace, spacious master suite and expansive bay views. 104 ft of frontage, 1.03 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 4313 sq. ft. and a 4-car garage. $815,000. MLS 1745360. ANN MARie MiTcHeLL 231-642-5454 •

First tiMe oN the MArket. Private 76.32 acre estate only 4.5 miles from Traverse City. Dramatic Craftsman 4 BD, 3.5 BA 4,872 sq. ft. home. First floor Master, kitchen with granite counters, top grade appliances and custom cabinets. Large Dining Room has Garden Solarium, Great Room Tongue and Groove Beamed ceiling with Stone Floor to ceiling Fireplace and wood paneled Library. exercise Room, pond, Hot Tub, workshop, Game/Family room, three and two car garages and pole barn. $998,500. MLS 1744590. JuDy LeviN • 231-218-7653 •

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overlooking the tranquil beauty of Lake Michigan and a white sugar sand beach, LeBear Luxury Residential club rekindles the majesty and grace of Leelanau’s Grand Resort Lodge era. At LeBear Luxury Residential Club, our professional staff flawlessly handles every minute detail. our legendary service manages all your special requests, from arranging your dinner reservations to ordering and delivering groceries right to your residence. The four season amenities at LeBear include, among other things: an exercise fitness studio, elegant changing rooms, and both outdoor and indoor pools. The attentive staff ensures all-embracing relaxation during your stay. Limited time fractional opportunities are available from $135,000. lisA schMiDt • 231-620-0416



Northern Michigan Real Estate olD MissioN peNiNsulA setting and East Bay views highlight this 48.5-acre estate featuring distinctive custom amenities throughout the 12,000+ square-foot, 5BD/5.5BA home with hardwood and marble flooring, three fireplaces,




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grAND trAverse BAy hoMe, boasting over 12,000 sq. ft. of living space, 34 rooms, 3 levels. Spectacular views, Brazilian Cherry planks stretch across floors into intricate mill work. European style radiant in floor heat, 12 bedrooms, 10.5 baths, superior joiner work handcrafted on site during construction. Magnificent gardens fragrance the pathways toward the Bay frontage. $2,300,000. MLS 1737447. keN ScHMiDT • 231-883-3566

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PRIVATE DIRECT EAST BAY WATERFRONT PARCEL! Build your Dreamhome with 136 FT of Frontage on Grand Traverse Bay with Mature Hardwoods! Nearly an Acre in size is this Precious Property! What a Fantastic Place for a Magnificent Home Overlooking the East Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay & Sunsets on one side with the Sunrises over the Golf Course on the other within the Privacy of the Gated Golf Community of Lochenheath! Wow! Just minutes from Downtown Traverse City & the Picture Postcard Village of Elk Rapids! STEAL IT! (1744327) $749,900.

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BIG GLEN LAKE – 200 FT – PRICED TO SELL – BEST DEAL ON GLEN LAKE! Priced Far Below Appraised Value of May 2011! One of the Worlds Most Beautiful Lakes (National Geographic)! Large Estate Size Parcel of 1.81 Acres w/200 Feet of Frontage & Towering Trees Backs Up to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Property! Property can be Split into Two Separate Parcels or Building Sites or Kept Whole for your Estate on the Lake! Privacy at the Waters Edge with the Lakeside Peninsula/Landing! Existing Home & Lakeside Cabana Can be Renovated or Removed! (1744713) $699,900.

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PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS - 375 FT OF SUGAR SAND BEACH - FIRST CLASS CONDO! 3 BD - 3 BA - 2000 SQ FT - GARAGE. Enjoy The Wide Sandy Beach & Keep Your Boat/jet Skis At The Private Dock On East Bay In Traverse City! Completely Furnished Condominium Is High Quality Throughout! Owners Access The Indoor Pool & Exercise Area At Resort! Elevator. Huge Covered Porch/patio/balcony Overlooking Beach & Bay! Floor To Ceiling Windows/door Provide Sweeping Views Of The Entire Bay! Granite Counters. Cherry Wood Finishes. Luxurious Features Include Wet Bar W/wine Fridge. Top Of The Line Everything Here! (1744954) $559,900.

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LAKE MICHIGAN DREAM BEACH! Take the Stairway to Heaven to the Wide Sandy Beach! 76 Steps through an Old Growth Dune with Artesian Flows is an Amazing Display of Nature at its Finest! Huge Views from the Cottage and Deck! View the Manitou Islands & Fox Islands on Clear Days. Enjoy Turquoise, Aqua, & Blues that you have never seen before in the amazing Colors of Lake Michigan from this Beautiful Property. Cottage has Lots of Character w/Knotty Pine Interior & is in Great Shape. Use as is, and/or Build in the Future on this Affordable Lake Michigan property. (1744699) $449,900.

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WOW! Gorgeous views, premiere location, impeccably maintained 5BR, 4BA home w/140’ Grand Traverse Bay private waterfront. Sprawling layout ideal for guests and entertaining. Great open floor plan w/natural stone fireplace, fabulous master suite w/fireplace, private waterside deck, separate 3BR, 2BA w/family room “wing”. Additional guest suite above 2 car attached garage. Walk to quaint waterside Village of Elk Rapids. MLS# 1741453 $1,150,000.

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212 River Street • Elk Rapids 231.264.0546 (office) 231.632.7181 (cell)

ARCADIA, LAKE MICHIGAN Direct 150’. No bluff. 3 acres. $830,000 (1744682) Barb

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CRYSTAL LAKE 100’ All-sports frontage. Home & cottage. $749,900 (1745317) Chris

LONG LAKE, BENZIE 100+ ft. quiet frontage. Amazing 2,000+ SF home. $479,900 (1746483) Chris

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300’ frontage, 4.6 acres, soaring views & 30’ X 40’ shop. $1,295,000

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160’ frontage, 2 full kitchens & master suites. Exquisite! $799,900

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345’ private frontage. $325,000 HOME & WATERFRONT OR $399,000 ENTIRE PROPERTY

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Sunsets over Bowers Harbor on Old Mission Peninsula. Sugar sand beach! Custom Nantucket designed home with views from most every room of this charming home. BONUS!! Rentable guest cottage with attached 2-car garage. (1745908) $2,390,000

Amazing! 2000’ feet of private river frontage! Fishing, kayaking and 9-acres abounding with native species of birds, and wildlife. 3-car attached garage, riverside deck, 3 season room off main floor master bedroom. Lots of charm and Privacy! (1741111) $349,800

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Mary Jane Lane - 163 feet - 1.23 acres $1,450,000 MLS 1744527

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Dawn Haven - 214 feet - 1.9 acres $988,900 MLS 1742852

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Acadia Woods - 150 feet - 2.24 acres $999,000 MLS 1737828

Grand Traverse Bay - Vacant Hendryx Drive - 255 feet - 1.5 acres $950,000 MLS 1744905

Pristine location on beautiful Crystal Lake. Extremely well kept 5 BR, 2 Bath home, with new roof, decking, and fenced in yard towards water, with empty lots on either side providing a private waterfront setting. Nicely landscaped and plenty of parking space. Roomy detached 2 car garage to store your boats and toys. Great open floor plan with large kitchen, custom spiral stairs, natural stone fireplace, and central air. Master bedroom, with private sunroom attached. Meticulously Maintained. $725,000 MLS 1739788

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GRACIOUS, PRIVATE SETTING CONDO. Located just 5 minutes from downtown Traverse City.

OLD MISSION ESTATE 150’ & 1 acre on West Bay.

Built in 2006 this top quality home features main floor living, open floor plan, elevator and spectacular sunsets. Mahogany trimmed library with a gas fireplace surrounded by granite. The master suite includes large his & her walk-in closets and his & her bathrooms with a walk-thru shower. Take a ride up the elevator to the fully equipped guest suite that offers your guest a complete kitchen, cute bath, living room & a large bedroom. Other features include a large capacity generator, 3 car heated garage with a wall of built-ins & epoxy finished floor, secondary service stairway to mechanical room, 3 furnaces with A/C, 5 on demand water heaters, custom built front wood entry doors, crown moldings, cherry wood staircase, alarm system and sound system throughout the home. The acre has been beautifully landscaped by Traverse Outdoors and features massive paver brick patios. No detail was missed on this home…..truly a DREAM HOME! $2,750,000 Virtual Tour:

Ron Williamson 231.645.0358

241 E. State St. • Traverse City

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VACANT LAND with Views of the Bay. Established development with shared frontage on East Bay.

Bridget Carefoot 231.499.1837 241 E. State Street • Traverse City

Specializing in Lake Front Property

Torch Lake Very Private Pristine Setting 5 bed/2.5 bath 200 ft frontage

Birch Lake

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Charming Cottage 4 bed/2 bath 200 ft frontage

Spider Lake Beautiful & Close to TC 3 bed/3 bath/2 car garage 160 ft frontage

t & Spicy 231.944.9385 Office 231-929-7900


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Impeccable Shanty Creek condo with 4 BR & 4.5 baths. Private end unit overlooking the 18th green of the Cedar River Golf Club designed by Weiskopf. Gracious living & family rooms with gas fireplaces; 2 master suites— 1 with jetted tub. Fully equipped kitchen and lower level kitchen nook; two covered decks, mudroom w/ski storage, extra deep garage stores golf cart & ski equipment. Ski out the door to the Schuss Mt. lift, walk to restaurants, golf & pool; rental opportunities. Furnishings negotiable. $349,900. MLS 1727755; 2280 Troon South, Bellaire, MI.

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116 River Street, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 231-649-1618

~ Crystal Lake, Platte Lake & Crystal Downs ~

Crystal Downs house overlooking the 4th fairway and grand views of Crystal Lake. Two bedroom, master suite enters a sunporch, den and large garage. A short distance to Lake Michigan, the club house, pro shop. Crystal Lake and Point Betsie nearby. Membership is not guaranteed with the purchase. $975,000. (1742005)

Crystal Lake Scandinavian delight with over one hundred feet of sandy beach. Private area of Crystal Lake’s south shore near the outlet, with sliding windows across the lakeside open to an expansive deck. Four bedrooms, galley kitchen, with living, dining area open and airy. Large fireplace. Kitchen and storage areas. Extra large one car garage. Wonderful hidaway! $875,000. (1737410)

Crystal Lake west shore two acres with one hundred ten feet of sandy beach, hidden from the road. Ultimate privacy in a five bedroom home, designed by a.a.i. architectural firm and built by Paul Maurer. Three levels, each with fireplace. Two full kitchens, wonderful views of woods and the lake. Upper level master suite is very special. $3,200,000. (1746323)

Crystal Lake South Shore contemporary year around, four bedroom, four car garage. Cathedral ceilings, great loft, gourmet kitchen. Nice separation of living spaces for family and guests. Great deck overlooking the lake and one hundred feet of beach. Dock and hoist included! $1,100,000. (1740621)

Crystal Downs Beach Road, two hundred fifty feet of sandy Lake Michigan water front. Alexander McColl designed, breeze way, five bedroom cottage with fireplace and patio. Complete guest house with three car garage next to the house. Deep, wooded and nicely landscaped property. Near the end of the private road. Membership is not guaranteed with purchase. $2,450,000. (1736279)

Platte Lake’s south shore three bedroom, architecturally designed, Paul Maurer built, year around home. Lots of privacy, spacious living, dining and chef’s kitchen and wet bar areas, great for entertaining, with soaring stone fireplace as the centerpiece. Extra space in the garage for storage and a workshop. Beautifully landscaped for easy maintenance. Large deck overlooking the lake. Just outside the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. $998,900. (1744924)

408 Main Street Frankfort (231) 352-7123

Suzy Voltz (231) 651-9711

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Located on the northern shore of world recognized Lake Charlevoix is an absolutely exquisite estate on 8 plus wooded acres of land and 400 plus feet of crystal clear water frontage. This 15,000 sq ft retreat leaves no detail unattended. Some interior features of the home include six spacious bedrooms complemented by seven & ½ baths. There are six stone fireplaces and a kitchen area that any professional chef would envy. The workmanship throughout falls more in the category of artistry than construction. $11,900,000. MLS 436184. Contact Denny Heck 231-313-7244 or Rik Lobenherz 231-675-6285.

Whether your are seeking a year around home with today’s modern features or a gracious summer cottage along the shores of Lake Michigan this wonderful Harbor Springs property offers it all. You will enjoy the sandy beach frontage and panoramic views of the coastline of Lake Michigan. Features include spacious living areas with finished lower level, outdoor decks ideal for entertaining, expansive windows offing lake views, 2 fireplaces, elevator servicing all floors and the desirable” in-town” location. MLS 431096 $3,750,000 Contact Gill Whitman 231-620-1856.

Spectacular custom built home located high in the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan, Sturgeon Bay and Wauganshance Pointe offering beautiful sunset views and beach access. This fine home includes an open floor plan, custom kitchen w/granite, master suite on both the main and upper levels with 3 additional guest rooms, third level office with balcony, large covered porch overlooking the lake, approximately 4400 square feet of living space, hardwood floors, 2 car plus garage under the home and much more. Must be seen to be truly appreciated. Priced at $975,000. Contact Bill Tribble 231-838-4287.




One of the premier building sites on Walloon Lake with 137’ of sandy frontage. Ready to build your dream home with all approval in place. Ideal lot for walkout with a gentle slope to waters edge to enjoy the sandy frontage. Offers southwestern exposure over looking Walloon’s main basin. The lot is accessed off a private road and includes 2.4 acres of protected hardwoods that shares with adjoining property. MLS 435934 $1,299,000. Contact Mitts Lee 231-675-1977.

Panoramic views of Lake Charlevoix with over 190 feet of pure sand beach. Custom built with entertaining in mind. Your own private, permanent marina with power and water, volleyball, hot tub, large patio and decks. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, two bars, outside shower, custom kitchen with granite tops, 21x14 exercise room, 2 separate garages and laundry on two floors. In a private association on over 3 acres of land. MLS 435900 Offered at $2,499,000. Contact John Murray 231-675-9905.

Burt Lake’s southern shore hosts an Alden B Dow designed estate with 8 acres and 232’ of pristine waterfront. Untapped potential for shoreline enhancement and outdoor living begin with a patio and deck overlooking the lake. Spacious family areas full of natural light enrich the open floor plan including 2 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, office/4th bedroom and den with walkout. A beautiful wooded setting on the famous Inland Waterway. Close to I-75 and US-31. MLS 434105. Offered at $880,000. Contact Kimberly Khinke 231-420-4468.

203 Bridge St Charlevoix 231-547-9905

102 E Main St Harbor Springs 231-526-9800

228 E Mitchell St Petoskey 231-347-7800

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Debra J. Hall

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231.409.4444 www.nancyalbrecht.clom

Pristine Beach and East GT Bay Waterfront-150 Feet. ...located on peaceful, quiet street within walking distance to Traverse City downtown. Built in 1917 by Artist Maud Hoffmaster, internationally known landscape painter, author, lecturer. Enjoy spectacular Sunrises and water views from most rooms, lounge in spa room, entertain family and friends in the spacious open living areas, large kitchen with island & Corian, combinations of hardwood, 2 fireplaces, custom built-ins, exterior Ohio sandstone, Teak decking & patio, 3-car garage with awesome guest house/Studio with bedroom & bath & Views. 5 Bd/4 Ba, 5000 total SF, lovely perennial gardens. And ask about the “Blue Door”. MLS 1744190

Desirable Stone Ridge. This traditional 4BR/3.5bath home has it all; kitchen nook, formal dining, spacious mudroom /laundry and oversized bedrooms. The master has a Jacuzzi & 2 walk-in closets. Custom features: cherry inlay wood flooring, wired for sound, stainless steel appliances. The deck overlooks a natural setting & Kids Creek, lower level finished out with family room,bath and walk-out with patio. (1743747)

Nancy Albrecht

GRI/PMN/Green Realtor

Beautifully Rolling 50.9 Acres in Williamsburg!, hardwoods, pine trees, wildlife abounds. Paradise for every taste and dream. Property has been in the same family for nearly a century. 1880 Farm house and second home with 2-car garage and 24x24 pole barn. Great location central to many amenties including State Land, trails, Grand Traverse lakes & beaches, Traverse City. MLS 1746813

Sweeping Countryside Views off the deck of this 3BR/2.5bath quality built home. Main floor living and many custom features this home is visually very appealing with built in nooks and shelving, archways and generous room spaces. Windows everywhere for great natural light and views. Lower level walkout plumbed with egress windows. Attached 3 car finished garage...all of this on 4 acres! (1743264)

One of a kind contemporary 4BR/2.5bath home on pretty Ruth Lake complete with Loons. Striking; large spaces, lots of windows, 24” Porcelain Tile. The lower level features a theater room, game and exercise room. The Master Suite is complete with a huge walk-in closet and European Steam Sauna. Includes 2 built-in flat screen TV’s & salt system hot tub. Deep wooded lot w/2 tiered stone wall at the entrance; water connects with Long Lake. (1743523)

Historic Equestrian Estate on 56 acres by Horse Shows By The Bay! ...just a couple of miles from Flintfield Horse Park in Williamsburg. 18-stall horse barn with indoor riding arena & tack room, 3 pasture areas, caretaker quarters. Newly remodeled 4 Bd/4 Ba, 3600 SF-2 gas fireplaces, spacious kitchen, oak floors, formal dining room, manicured grounds, in-ground swimming pool, 20’ waterfall, 17-acre private pond, adjoining Nature Preserve, close to State Land and trails, Traverse City and Grand Traverse lakes & beaches. MLS 1742182

Duplex on Old Mission Peninsula. Each side has 2BR/2.5bath and nice touches like: window benches, skylights, cozy FP, private covered decking with East Bay and countryside views; very peaceful setting. This is not part of an association so no restrictions. Home shows larger then it appears from the road. Where else on Old Mission Peninsula can you find a newer home, on acreage with beautiful views? (1745771)

Higher end 2BR/2bath condo with beautiful sunset views of Grand Traverse Bay. This contemporary unit is open with large bedrooms; natural fireplace and A/C, tastefully decorated with a generous covered deck overlooking beautiful hardwoods, wildflowers and of course the water with 600ft. of sandy beachfront. A very private peaceful setting for this ground floor unit includes garage. (1746561)

This home is the equivalent to “Comfort Food.” The setting is amazing, several acres w/500ft. On the Boardman River abut State Land. The main house,3BR/2bath is beautifully remodeled & tastefully decorated with lots of windows for natural light and nature sightings. Includes a studio style guest home and an insulated out-building large enough for multi-cars,toys and shop; 220 AMP service & generator. (1742252)

521 Randolph Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 • 231.946.4040

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