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INVEST IN THE PLACE OF YOUR DREAMS

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Beautiful Waterfront Properties

mls 1846354 Ellsworth Trail •

Pilgrim Highway • mls 18 54913

Custom built dream home located on East Grand Traverse Bay on 112 ft of beach frontage in private Peninsula Subdivision. Fully finished walkout lower level, 2 car garage, outbuilding w/additional 2.5 garage. Spacious open concept great room with stunning view of the water, bright light kitchen with 8ft center island, custom build cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops, custom tile throughout spacious closets and storage, upper and lower laundry rooms, large mud room and many other amenities. GEO thermal heating and cooling w/ forced air. Thermadore appliances, A Must See! MLS# 1860811 $1,835,000

Ginny Fey Suzy Voltz

231-360-7822 ginny.fey@gmail.com

Shorewood Drive • mls 1846634

(231) 651-9711 suzy.voltz@gmail.com

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57 N. Michigan Ave, Beulah 231-882-4449 IF YOU WANT TO BE HERE, LET ME HELP YOU FIND THE BEST SECRET PLACES.

259 d • mls 1846 Beach Roa

Custom-Built Contemporary Home With Sunset Views

Your Real Estate Professional

231.633.0535

REALTOR®, SRS®, ABR®, QSC®, CNE®,RSPS®,RENE®

TONIMORRISONREALESTATE.COM 231.631.4215 - 101 River St., Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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This 4,700 sq ft, turn-key home with 4 fireplaces comes fully furnished and is hidden away on 7+ acres in the heart wine country on Old Mission Peninsula! All finishes and furnishings are of the highest quality. The main level master suite features its own stone fireplace, solarium and expansive master bath. The upper level has 2 bedrooms and a large office/guest suite with a separate entrance for privacy. The grounds are delightfully landscaped featuring waterfalls, babbling streams with pools, and a wide variety of flowers and grasses. This gated property is a nature lover’s dream. MLS 1859694 $1,450,000 cmccullough@realestateonetc.com

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521 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI


...and everything in between. PROUD TO BE MICHIGAN’S LARGEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Home with Boat Slip

Dream Home on Old Mission Peninsula!

Vineyard

West WestBay BayMidCentury MidCenturyModern Modern

6069 6069S WestBay Bay 6069 SSWest West Bay Shore Shore Dr. Shore Dr. Dr.

Ideal floor plan with main floor master suite Two lovely Fireplaces • Views of East GT Bay 3 Beds/3 Baths $425,000 • MLS#1861370

Only Only12 12minutes minutesfrom from Only 12 minutes from TC or Suttons TC or Suttons Bay TC or Suttons Bay Bay ● 150’Priv PrivFrontage Frontage ●● 150’ 150’ Priv Frontage ● 1.6Acres Acres ●● 1.6 1.6 Acres ● Bed/2.5Bath Bath ●● 3 33Bed/2.5 Bed/2.5 Bath ● PoleBarn Barn ●● Pole Pole Barn

Nancy Albrecht

Realtor/Associate Broker SRES, ASP, Green, WCR 231.409.4444 Nancy@nancyalbrecht.com

521 Randolph Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

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OLD MISSION PENINSULA The Best of

Traverse City Home on 10 acres, available with boat slip at local Marina/Yacht Club. Privacy and only 7 miles to town! 3 car garage, 2 F/P’s, wine room. $1,195,000 • MLS#1857523 The Best of

Traverse City

Ted Ted Schweitzer Ted Schweitzer Schweitzer

Bruce BruceMackey Mackey Bruce Mackey

(231) 645-5656 (231) 645-5656 (231) 645-5656 ted@tedschweitzer.com ted@tedschweitzer.com ted@tedschweitzer.com tedschweitzer.com ted@tedschweitzer.com tedschweitzer.com tedschweitzer.com tedschweitzer.com

(231) 645-5656

231-944-9976 231-944-9976 231-944-9976

Seller Selleris Michiganlicensed licensedagent agent Seller isisa aaMichigan Michigan licensed agent

Traverse City Front Street Office • 511 E Front Street

LUXURY WEST BAY WATERFRONT CONDO

CAPTIVATING EAST BAY VIEWS

STUNNING METICULOUSLY renovated condo with main floor master & laundry, filled with high end professional finishes, no detail has been left undone custom features throughout. You’ll love the water views & semi open layout. Hardwood flooring, chef’s dream kitchen, Quartzite c/tops. Great location & 768’ West Bay 3 BR, 3.5 BA 2,600 SQ. FT. $979,500.

CUSTOM BUILT 1.5 story 3 bedroom, 4.5 baths home designed to maximize views, living space and entertainment. 4,911 sq. ft. finished living space. Main floor master, Island kitchen, dedicated workshop, finished lower level full bar, 3+ car heated garage! Magnificent brick exterior. Only a short drive to downtown Traverse City. $995,000

Lime Lake

Stunning light filled contemporary home with space to spread out.

3 BR • 3 BA • Bunk Room 3155 square feet $789,000

We called John Watkins.

MLS #1860445

John Watkins Your neighbor … your real estate partner.

231.256.2904 113 N. Main St., Leland JohnWatkins.RealEstateOne.com

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Linda Schaub

REALTOR®

REALTOR®

521 Randolph Traverse City, MI 49684

231.642.0342

www.lindaschaub.com

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OLD MISSION PENINSULA

PROUD TO BE MICHIGAN’S LARG

110 ACRES 16695 MARILLA ROAD, COPEMISH 4 Bedrooms / 6 Baths - 3,829 Sq.Ft. MLS#1858798 - $1,600,000

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3BR, 2.5BA • 2,600+sqft • Only 5 miles to Traverse City Expansive views of East Bay from most rooms, multi level decking w/ professional landscaping and heated 2-car garage A record of success you can count on. 9686 Londolyn Bluff • $439,900 • MLS 1859902

187 ACRES 10845 W. 10 1/2 ROAD, MESICK 4 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths - 6,218 Sq.Ft. MLS#1861047 - $1,650,000

Robert Weisbrodt

Eric 231-883-5221

231.649.1122 bobweisbrodt.com

Sharon 231-933-1616

Renee 231-640-0777

521 Randolph Street, Traverse City www.SharonEdson.com

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AT HOME UP NORTH... Whether it’s on the big water, on a quiet lake, away from it all or in the heart of downtown, you can call Northern Michigan home (or your home away from home)! Peruse these pages for candid advice and premier Up North properties. You’ll also meet the real estate experts, builders and lenders ready to help you invest in the place of your dreams. —Reported by Kandace Chapple, Elizabeth Edwards and Emily Tyra

MyNorth Real Estate is produced by MyNorthMedia. Advertising and editorial offices at: 125 Park St., Suite 155, Traverse City, MI 49684. 231.941.8174, info@mynorth.com, MyNorth.com. All rights reserved. Copyright 2019, Prism Publications Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. MyNorth Real Estate | 2019

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NORTHERN MICHIGAN CUSTOM DESIGN

Beautiful shoreline lots starting at: $70,000

(Approx. 4 acres with 200’ shoreline) Land contracts available.

Will consider $799,000 for all 40 acres with 4,300’ of shoreline. Stop by our office for directions or call to schedule a showing.

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352 213 7939

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PROPERTY FEATURES: • Pristine water, ships, sunrises & sunsets. • Private development: restrictions, easements, conditions. • Near protected Scammon Cove and Big Shoal Beach • 3 lots with a driveway already in.

Drummond Island Realty Theila Bailey Gagliardi, Broker

906-493-5230

Email: drummondislandrealty@outlook.com 29919 E Channel Road, Drummond Island, MI 49726

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CUSTOM LUXURY RIVERFRONT TOWNHOME

Whiteford Associates, Inc

Downtown TC On the Boardman River Bay, River & Park Views Roof Top Deck Garden Roof 2 Car Garage Heated Drive Individual Mechanicals Private Elevator Walk-Out Basement 3848 sf

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Ways to Make Your Getaway a Reality

There are a few different schools of thought when it comes to buying a dream vacation place, says Ann Porter of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in Traverse City. “With families claiming they are busier than ever with the obligations of everyday life, vacation homebuyers are looking for ways they can maximize their investment to get the most joy and use out of the property they choose.” Some options from Porter to consider...

1. BUY A PLACE YOU CAN RENT OUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE, SO IT PAYS FOR ITSELF. With continuously changing short-term rental ordinances, be sure to check township rules, but Airbnb, VRBO and local management firms make it really easy to recoup much of the costs of owning a second home or condo. Just keep a locked “owner’s closet” for your personal belongings and let someone else enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan, too!

2. BUY A PLACE THAT WILL BE YOUR RETIREMENT HOME. Northern Michigan has been named by numerous magazines, programs and top ten lists as a great place to retire. Why not get to know where you are going to retire, but before you take the plunge? Do you dream of waking up looking at the bay after you say goodbye to your day job? Purchase that lakefront now, use it when you can, and update it when it’s time to retire.  

PHOTO BY DAVE WEIDNER

3. BUY A PLACE WITH SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FRIENDS OR FAMILY. Most people say they do not spend nearly enough time with the people they care about. Consider investing in a vacation home with those you are closest to so you share those relaxing moments together. Work out a schedule so you have time to yourself as well as with your loved ones in your very own spot.

Ann Porter is in the top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide. She has made Northern Michigan her home since 1999.

PRO TIP If you are from another part of Michigan or from out of state and purchasing a second home, I highly recommend hiring a property manager to oversee the property during your absence. A property manager can also assist with a rental program should you choose to rent your property when not using it. (Bonus: Renting helps to offset taxes and carrying costs.) —Kimberly Bork, Realtor/Partner, Venture Properties, Leland VenturePropertiesMI.com

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Kimberly Creamer Realtor Associate Broker, GRI, CRS 231.620.6602 direct 231.922.7002 fax kcreamer@kw.com kimberlytvcsells.com

Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated

LEELANAU COUNTY

4568 S. Bay Valley Estates MLS#1861604 3.3 Acres $999,000 MLS#1861605 8.4 Acres 1.1 Million LUXURY HOME with coveted location mid way between Traverse City and Suttons Bay in beautiful Leelanau County. Truly a children’s paradise with 3.3 acres (additional 5.19 acres available at 1.1 million for both parcels), inground 40 x 60 swimming pool with slide and hot tub with connecting waterfall, 250’ commercial zip line, game room with shuf�leboard and poker/roulette table and a magical forest with tree fort and playground equipment. 800’ shared frontage on West Bay and lake views enhance this lovely home. Magni�icent oak curved stairways to upper level and lower �inished walkout level. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3 �ireplaces, two of�ices, game room, rec room, family room and 3 car attached garage. Competitively priced for immediate sale.

MLS#1860438 215 W. Louisa $299,000

Private back street location in the village of Lake Leelanau for this charming, updated farmhouse with approximately ½ acre setting. Leland school district with affordable taxes! 1800+ sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun room, country eat-in kitchen, covered porches, newer hardwood �looring, two car detached garage.

LOOKING TO BUILD, BUY, OR REFI? We offer more than 50 mortgage solutions, including construction and special renovation loans. Ryan Anderson

Tonia A. Anglin

Gail R. Chambers

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Grandview Parkway 231.995.5548 RAnderson@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 1269856

Grandview Parkway 231.995.8710 TAnglin@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 401989

Grandview Parkway 231.995.8714 GChambers@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 445787

Grandview Parkway 231.995.8706 TDilloway@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 563752

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Howard Rose

Grandview Parkway 231.995.8717 KFoltz@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 800124

West Fourth Street 231.995.8712 TKlinefelter@ibcp.com NMLS ID: 564759

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WALLOON LAKE

BAY HARBOR

LAKE CHARLEVOIX

TORCH LAKE

BURT LAKE

The Waterfront Specialist

WALLY KIDD Associate Broker/Owner

PRIME WALLOON FRONTAGE

UNIQUE PROPERTY ON 307 WATERFRONT FEET 6200 LAKE GROVE ROAD, • $2,950,000

QUINTESSENTIAL WALLOON

300+ FEET OF SHARED FRONTAGE IN WALLOON WEST 02375 EAGLE ISLAND ROAD, BOYNE CITY • $989,000

LUXURY IN BAY HARBOR

PENTHOUSE IN HEART OF MARINA DISTRICT 4200 MAIN STREET STE 500, BAY HARBOR • $1,290,000

BAY HARBOR VIEWS

VIEWS OF LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY FROM UPDATED CONDO 6349 QUARRY RIDGE, BAY HARBOR • $689,000

Representing Northern Michigan’s finest properties.

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What’s Better than a Condo in the Village of Suttons Bay! Access to the Bay, easy walk into the Village, Leelanau Trail outside your door!

SUPerior - eaSy Location

New 2019 -Top of the line finishes throughout- granite, tile, appliances, nat/gas fireplace, built ins. Bay Views! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, municpal water/sewer. The location couldn’t be better - Leelanau Trail in front, Suttons Bay amenities with fine restaurants & shopping, 700’ GT Bay frontage, marina (slips may be available), Pool, Tennis Court, Spa, Fitness, Landscaped. $329,000 (1856006)

480 Fifth Avenue, Manistee This Harbor Village 3-BR 2.5-BA condo checks all the boxes, and then some: end unit for lots of privacy, 2-car attached garage, main-floor master bedroom and laundry, 40-foot boat slip right out your door, VIEWS of the LIGHTHOUSE and LAKE MICHIGAN and the BIG MANISTEE RIVER and FREIGHTERS, gas fireplace, central air, deck to watch the sunsets and fireworks. And it all looks like new! Then, for icing on your cake, there’s the bonus indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, a fitness center and a fish-cleaning station. What more could you possibly want or need? The walk-out lower level is unfinished so you can add anything else you’d like. It’s already plumbed for a bathroom. Association fee is $520/month. Furnishings are negotiable. $468,500

Deer Path Unit with GaraGe

Beautifully updated with new flooring & fresh ideas, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is stunning! Vaulted ceiling, abundant light, newer furnace, water heater, blinds, appliances & roof. NatGas, Central Air, municipal water/ sewer. Ingound pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, GORGEOUS beach on Suttons Bay, marina (run by owners, available to residents first). $279,000 (1861325)

Cory Beuerle

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325 N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay 231-631-7653 corybeuerle@gmail.com

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COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT’S NEW DIGS

Ski Out Your Door...

LEFT PHOTO BY TODD ZAWISTOWSKI // RIGHT PHOTO BY PETER FISHER

We asked Realtor Joan O’Neill, RSPS, SRS (the RSPS stands for “resort and second properties specialist”) at Crystal Mountain Realty to share the inside scoop on why to consider ski resort living. Turns out this topic hits very close to home ... in the best way! In Northern Michigan and particularly at resorts, families often gather and vacation together. If looking for a vacation home that you’ll also rent out when not enjoying it yourself, look for something with at least three bedrooms. Think of needing to sleep at least two adult couples comfortably, plus multiple kids. Other things to look for? Walkability to resort or downtown amenities, dining and living areas that can seat as many folks as the home can sleep, a room or closet where you can stash away your personal items when in use by a renter and ample parking. Look for listings that mention being “turnkey” as that usually means that most or all of the furnishings are included. And, homes at resorts with ski facilities also come with the added benefit of a more balanced, year-round income stream.    I have a selfish plan for my family’s future. Right now, while my boys are young, we enjoy living in Lake Ann, which in itself is a great place to raise a family. But as my husband and I become empty nesters, my plan is to relocate to a resort setting — the Mountain Woods neighborhood at Crystal Mountain, to be specific. Most Northern Michigan resorts offer the perfect mix of amenities for an active lifestyle, no matter what your pace. This particular neighborhood at Crystal, with its towering hardwoods and rolling terrain, just says Northern Michigan to me, and has the added benefit of the ski hills, pools, a fitness center and hiking and biking trails on property. Plus—and here’s the selfish part—a home at such a place almost guarantees my kids and someday their families, will visit me. Often.

Joan O’Neill, crystalmountainrealty.com

The little real estate office long located where M22 doglegs through Glen Arbor, began its life in the 1950s as a flat-roofed, powder-blue  log cabin. Two decades later, thenowners  Peppler  Realty faced the exterior in brick, embellished with post-and-beam, and topped it with a cedar shake mansard roof—big style for a tiny town where the fire station still blew a noon whistle and the Fourth of July parade was four cars long. But when the Schmidt family acquired the property in 2014, they knew a do-over was long overdue. Architect Jon Walter was brought in to design a building, that as Mike Schmidt, President of Coldwell Banker Schmidt says, would fit into the town’s historic character and reflect the coastal properties the company represents. Beyond that, he adds: “We really wanted to support Glen Arbor.”  Finished in June, the new office is clad in real cedar shingles, trimmed in white, and outfitted with dormers, stylized eave brackets and a handsome transom-topped front door—elements that make it feel as timeless as they do fresh. A square cupola that mirrors a similar cupola on Anderson’s Market across the street succeeds in elevating the M22 intersection to the feel of an old-fashioned town square. “It’s better than I even imagined,” says Schmidt. Folks around Glen Arbor couldn’t agree more.—Elizabeth Edwards

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For information on all listings: www.AnnPorterTC.com West Side Location

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath spacious ranch is located just minutes from downtown Traverse City! Tucked away in a private neighborhood setting overlooking beautiful woods. The spacious lower level is the perfect guest suite, all freshly carpeted and painted. Close to YMCA and walking trails at The Commons. MLS 1860920

3706 Woodside | $359,900!

West Side Location

Downtown Gem

“UP NORTH” LIVING AT I T S B E S T !

Completely renovated home offers a gourmet kitchen with a movable island, Cherrywood floors, spacious main floor master suite, finished walk out lower level with loads of entertaining space complete with built in buffet. Large bedrooms and a bonus room on the upper level complete this 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home situated on almost 3 acres, 10 minutes from downtown TC! MLS 1853591

5200 Hidden Glen | $459,000!

Located a block from Munson, this recently renovated home offers modern conveniences of large rooms, an open layout, and main floor laundry paired with the character of a turn of the century home such as hardwood floors, trim and a butlers pantry. The upper floor features 3 large bedrooms, a full bath, and extra closet space. The new deck, which is perfect for entertaining. MLS 1859131

217 South Spruce St. | $375,000!

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Stunning West Bay Views in a gorgeous custom home Beautiful custom 2 story fireplace, VIEWS from every room

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4 bed

3 baths Own a piece of the Old Mission Dream

Guest Cottage | Beautiful 373’ West Bay Frontage Gorgeous Sunset Views

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MARKHAGAN.COM PENINSULA DRIVE

4BD/5.5BA | 5,048 sqft home on 162’ of private Grand Traverse Bay frontage

S W BAY SHORE DRIVE

2BD/3.5BA | 3,459 sqft penthouse condo on 466’ of shared Grand Traverse Bay frontage

UNION STREET

Turn-key restaurant with upstairs luxury condo. Condo also available separately

E SILVER LAKE ROAD 6BD/4.5BA | 6,605 sqft home on 135’ of private Silver Lake frontage

S MANITOU TRAIL 5BD/3.5BA | 3,368 sqft home on 150’ of private Lake Michigan frontage

EDGEWOOD AVENUE 5BD/5BA | 4,440 sqft home on 110’ of private Long Lake frontage

MAITLAND ROAD 4BD/4BA | 5,183 sqft home on 125’ of private West GT Bay frontage

TREGA ISLAND Privately-owned 4 acre island boasts 1,735’ of private Silver Lake frontage

SIXTH STREET 3BD/2.5BA | 3,784 sqft home in the heart of downtown Traverse City

PENINSULAR SHORES 4BD/3BA | 3,441 sqft home on 120’ of private Duck Lake frontage

RIVER DRIVE 3BD/3BA | 3,615 sqft home on 440’ of private Boardman River frontage

JOY ROAD 3BD/2.5BA | 1,800 sqft home with 120 acres of farmland & outbuildings

WADSWORTH STREET 4BD/1.5BA | 3,262 sqft Victorian home in the heart of downtown Traverse City

ROMAN DRIVE 3BA/2BA | 2,246 sqft home with 101’ of private Silver Lake frontage

TIMBER FLATS 3BD/2BA | 1,450+ sqft 2 under construction homes in new Kingsley development

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Northern Michigan is Awesome (shhhhh!) Yeah, the secret’s out. America is having its aha moment about our area, says Wally Kidd, Associate Broker and Partner at Kidd & Leavy Real Estate in Petoskey. He credits Pure Michigan ads running on both coasts and the Good Morning America vote for the Most Beautiful Place in America as the sparks. Oh, and our beautiful fresh water. Says Kidd: “Word of mouth has spread to places like Texas, New York and California. And people want to see firsthand what they’ve heard so much about. They’ll come up with extended family and friends and rent a place for a couple days … and a vast majority of them will return again. Word is spreading about Michigan!” But, Kidd adds, Northern Michigan is still the land of real estate opportunities. Here, Kidd and other top-producing real estate professionals reveal the diverse hidden gems this area has to offer.

WATERFRONT WITHIN REACH Wherever I vacation, I always check on the cost of real estate. As far as paradises compare, I think ours is a real value. You can find pretty special waterfront deals here, and they are a bit more affordable. I’m a big fan of all the waterfront properties in Grand Traverse County, but as for undiscovered gems, in particular Arbutus Lake. Arbutus Lake is actually a string of five winding lakes—residents identify them by number. I was just out there looking at a property for a client and was struck by how tranquil and how beautiful it is. This particular property used to be a boys’ camp—and being there is like going back in time. Also, many know we had a record year for real estate in 2016. Business thrived. Based on our numbers as of June 2019, this year is on pace to do that again. You hear in the news that the real estate market is down, but that is not the case for us. —Mark Hagan of Coldwell Banker Schmidt is the 2018 #1 selling  Realtor in the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. markhagan.com

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MANISTEE COUNTY’S MARVELS

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

We definitely have WATER! Manistee County actually has three ports: Manistee Lake, Portage Lake and Arcadia Lake. Bring your large boats and channel out from your home or condo to Lake Michigan. And our prices are some of the best around.  For some reason, we are still a hidden gem. To be able to walk out your door to the sandy beachfront for under $600,000 seems crazy—but we have it! And views galore of freighters coming in off Lake Michigan into the Big Manistee River—a sight everyone needs to witness at least once. Even after living here for 25 years, I still stumble on some incredibly special locations—back along the Manistee River trails there are overlooks beyond belief.  And do you really know how special it is to have the North Country Trail right out our back door? Again, if you haven’t experienced it yet, you definitely want to add that to this summer’s to-do list. —Suzanne Riley, Owner/Broker of CENTURY 21 Boardwalk, Manistee/Onekama, c21boardwalk.com

Let the Betsie River be your year-round “basecamp” to enjoy Northern Michigan. You will fall in love with the privacy, the endless wildlife and the quiet, peaceful surroundings. Look for non-bluff Betsie River frontage and you can literally kayak or canoe right outside your door. The wildlife enjoys calling this property home also—there are endless salmon swimming in the river, beautiful bald eagles soaring above, deer and turkey roaming the land, and most of all, peaceful quiet. The Natural Rivers Act protects the natural beauty of the Betsie River and creates value for those who truly appreciate and enjoy nature, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. —Jon Zickert, Lead Realtor, The Jon Zickert Group at Real Estate One, Beulah, jonzickert.com

At the tip of the mitt, Douglas Lake is a very affordable and wonderful lake. It’s still a little remote—yet you are not far from Harbor Springs, Cheboygan and Indian River—and because the University of Michigan owns a significant amount for their research and teaching facility, much of the southern shoreline remains undeveloped and in its original condition. —Wally Kidd, Associate Broker and Partner at Kidd & Leavy Real Estate in Petoskey, wallykidd.com

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Leland, Michigan, is a dream coastal town, known for its charming fishing village vibe. It wows visitors, summer residents and full-time locals with its unmatched beaches. But many might not know about its excellent education opportunities. Leland Public School houses grades K-12 in one building, and prides itself on nurturing children as they evolve in school and the community. LPS is an International Baccalaureate World School for kindergarten through 10th grade and is well known for its outstanding academics and extracurricular activities. Leland also provides life-long learning with its library, the Leelanau Historical Society Museum  and the  Leelanau Community Cultural Center  (the Old Art Building)—all of which are neighbored on the picturesque Leland River. —Kimberly Bork, Realtor/Partner, Venture Properties, Leland, VenturePropertiesMI.com

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This is not an offer to make a loan or to make a loan on any particular terms. All loan applicants must qualify under the underwriting requirements and satisfy all contingencies of loan approval. GSF Mortgage Corp. NMLS# 1018. 15430 W. Capitol Drive | Brookfield, WI 53005. Equal Housing Lender.

of Elk Rapids 614 US 31 S., PO Box 36, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

TORCH LAKE 3.63 ACRE ESTATE

PHOTO BY TESS CROWLEY

THE REAL REASON PEOPLE I N V E S T I N R E A L E S TAT E When Petoskey-based Wally Kidd of Kidd & Leavy Real Estate guides buyers to their special slice of the North, the real asset ends up as much about family tradition as it is the property itself. “Northern Michigan becomes such a special place in families’ lives, it’s a grounding force. As the traditional family grows and expands, this is the place they love to come home to (versus perhaps a home in Cincinnati or Indianapolis). Family members are busy and working hard in every aspect of their lives; this is a place to escape a little bit. People ask, ‘How am I going to see my kids, how will I keep the family together, how will we all meet for holidays?’ I talk to so many families whose adult kids can’t wait to take their two weeks’ vacation in Northern Michigan. Everyone needs a place for the things that matter most: lifelong memories, cherished relationships and family traditions.” wallykidd.com

FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE generations of Old World Craftsmanship and the refined elegance of Restoration Hardware brand high-end lighting fixtures, bathroom vanities with natural stone counter tops and plumbing fixtures, this 6 bed, 7 bath TORCH LAKE estate should exceed your expectations. MLS 1859189. $2,350,000.

Christian Nelson Associate Broker O: 231.264.5400 | C: 231.534.4512 christian@remaxelkrapids.com • christiannelson.remax-michigan.com MyNorth Real Estate | 2019

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#1 in Residential Sales & Listings in the Harbor Springs Area 231.526.6251 • grahamre.com • 198 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

3303 Lake Shore Drive • Harbor Springs

275 E. Bay Street • Harbor Springs

7,156 SQ. FT. • 5 BEDROOMS • 7 BATHS

4,899 SQ. FT. • 6 BEDROOMS • 6 BATHS

Spectacular lakefront home with a wonderful Lake Michigan beach, very large decks and ample privacy. Cathedral ceilings, four fireplaces, plus a deck for every bedroom. Two additional garages with upstairs apartments. Beautiful waterfront setting - a must see to be appreciated! Listed at $2,490,000 • MLS #458578

A brand new urban cottage with extraordinary downtown location and amazing harbor views. Over 6,700 square feet of high-quality indoor/ outdoor living space including a chef’s kitchen, two covered porches, two patios and roof-top deck with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Listed at $4,500,000 • MLS #456460

Listed by Tom Graham & Nate Graham • nate@grahamre.com

Listed by Andrew Bowman • abowman@grahamre.com

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Home Construction Underway July 2019

44NORTH Elegant Living With Northern Michigan Style

Welcome to Traverse City’s newest neighborhood For best selection and pricing call Mark Johnson directly at 231.620.1821 Mark@C21Northland.com

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Century 21 Northland 241 E. State Street Traverse City, MI 49684 MyNorth Real Estate | 2019

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Welcome Home! Your Dream Starts Here!

Discover Your Legacy Property Here 231.649.6797 www.LeelanauLegacy.com

700 FEET OF SHARED FRONTAGE, 4600 SQUARE FEET OF STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF LAKE MICHIGAN LUXURY LIVING SPACE, AND SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEWS! FOR YOUR FOREVER HOME! 11765 SNOWFIELD COURT, 260 FEET OF FRONTAGE, BAY HARBOR CLUB DRIVE TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49686 KEWADIN, MI 49648 Welcome to your new home in this “Land of Delight” Own your own estate in the heart of Leelanau CounMLS 1859613 Wake up to this view every morning with this cusYou will have 200 feet of walkable beach. This home 1855805 ty. With 70 acres The land is diverse as your dreams. tom built master piece. MLS This will be your 3000 sq ft 3 bedroom 4 bath home right on Lake Leelanau. No detail was left to chance. Call Tom Alfen - 231.649.6797

This is a quality built 3 bedroom 3 bath home with a finished walk out basement. Plus a 2 story steel building of over 3000 sq ft complete with hoist, crane, air lines, heated w/ office, bathroom. Call Tom Alfen - 231.649.6797

has 3 bedrooms 2 baths with an open floor plan, spacious kitchen, great room that includes a wood-burning fireplace that will heat the entire home, dining room with slider to lakeside deck, large bedrooms, huge private master suite, laundry/mud room connects to the 2-car attached garage. Call Tom Alfen - 231.649.6797

SUNSETS, SANDY SHORE, AND PROVEN INCOME OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY FOR INCOME OR YOUR POTENTIAL—WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? OWN ENJOYMENT! E SHORE DRIVE 800 COTTAGEVIEW DRIVE, #317The Village on Front Street is Lake Ann’s4431 Build your own leelanau legacy with this 2.5 acre newest Your dream home belongs here! This picturesque KALKASKA, property. This vacant land is in aCITY, primeMI location beresidential development. These beautiful homes lot MI with49646 stunning panoramic views of beautiful TRAVERSE 49684 ing only minutes from Leland! Private frontage on boast 2 beds and 2.5 baths, custom finish options, lake Michigan is the ideal setting for your first MLS 1855828 the highly sought after north end of Lake Leelanau such as hand-crafted barn doors, rustic, reclaimed home or your forever home! Boasting 260 feet of and this will give you 159 feet of it. This land is a must see! Oh yeah and you have stunning Lake Michigan access . Call Tom Alfen - 231.649.6797

mantle pieces, welcoming bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets, complete with built-in storage systems. A great place to relax after a long day. Holly Hack - 231.492.0072

YOUR HOME SOLD OR WE’LL BUY IT! * TO DISCUSS THE SALE OF YOUR HOME CALL AND START PACKING! *

frontage and 1.32 acre the lot size offers you the opportunity to build a comfortably sized home without forsaking privacy. The location cannot be beat. Come see it, fall in love, make an offer, build your home! Call Holly Hack - 231.492.0072

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Agent and seller must agree on price and possession date.

www.ReichardandHack.com 13919 S WEST BAY SHORE DRIVE, STE 104, TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49684 13919 S WEST BAY SHORE DRIVE, SUITE 104, TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49684


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215 RIV ER STREET DOW N TOW N E LK RA P I D S ’ N E W E S T C O N D O M IN IU M PRO JE C T

UNDER CONSTRUCTION CO N STRUCTION Cus t om f inis hed unit s feat ure open f loor plan and inc lud e c overed parking and s t or age uni t. F o r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , i n c l u d i n g floor plans and pricing, visit

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O nly 8 uni ts of fered for sale in this 3-sto r y development on the corner o f Ri ver and Pine Streets. Street level co mmerci al space for sale or lease .

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