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In May, analysis from the Traverse Area Association of Realtors showed an overall decline in sales of single-family homes compared to the previous year, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching economic impact. Even so, there was some good news this spring, as average days spent on the market decreased in three counties—Grand Traverse, Benzie and Kalkaska. Here’s a breakdown of what the market looked like in May 2020 compared to May 2019.

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Home sales peaked in 2019, with the highest number of homes sold and the greatest total dollar volume than any other year in the past decade. This provides a stark contrast to 2020—the last time May sales dipped this low was in 2011. The total dollar volume that year was $30,969,045 and sales totaled 167 homes. » GRAND TRAVERSE No. of Sales: 65 – down from 173 (62% drop) Dollar Volume: $18,591,570 – down from $53,085,679 (65% drop) Average Days on Market: 92 – down from 98 (6% drop) » LEELANAU No. of Sales: 13 – down from 39 (67% drop) Dollar Volume: $5,525,500 – down from $15,672,750 (65% drop) Average Days on Market: 181 – up from 133 (27% rise) » BENZIE No. of Sales: 18 – down from 34 (47% drop) Dollar Volume: $4,794,000 – down from $8,979,250 (47% drop) Average Days on Market: 87 – down from 115 (24% drop) » ANTRIM No. of Sales: 14 – down from 42 (67% drop) Dollar Volume: $3,330,700 – down from $12,005,815 (72% drop) Average Days on Market: 116 – up from 81 (30% rise) » KALKASKA No. of Sales: 6 – down from 21 (71% drop) Dollar Volume: $1,144,900 – down from $2,948,500 (61% drop) Average Days on Market: 87 – down from 149 (42% drop)

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after several years on the MLS. “Those appealed to buyers who wanted a slower paced, walk-to-town experience,” she adds.

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Broker Kimberly Bork didn’t know what to expect when she listed the Cherry Basket Farm, a historic Leelanau County farm that has been home to a high-end event/catering operation for over 15 years. After all, the chef/caterer owners are not selling the actual business, just the real estate, which includes two historic barns, a farmhouse, cherry stand, commercial kitchen and bathrooms, along with a special land use permit (that runs with the land) and allows events to be hosted. “It is one of those amazing one-of-a-kind properties that made me think, ‘Well, this could go either way, it might take some time to find the right buyer during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic,’” says Bork, managing broker and owner of Venture Properties, a leader in Northern Michigan real estate sales. Instead it took just four days—four days, 22 showings and nine offers above the list price. “Our brokerage is seeing a higher demand for these dream properties where the buyer has a vision for a unique business—events, lodging or a farm,” she says. That’s just part of the changing literal and figurative landscape for homebuyers in the North. Though the traditional cottage buyers from downstate and surrounding areas still drive a lot of demand, there’s been a definite cultural shift, particularly among high-end buyers, toward chasing very specific ideals for Up North getaways. “It’s a very romantic, very interesting shift,” says Bork. “We’re seeing everything from millionaire millennials prioritizing a better quality of life, to families wanting to recreate a simple life for their children, to professionals looking to change gears and take up boutique farming.” As she sees it, there are a few key trends buyers (and sellers) need to tap into so they can understand and make the most of the current market. Here’s the intel she shares with Venture Properties clients to help them stay one step ahead. REAL ESTATE IN THE AGE OF COVID-19 The pandemic and corresponding economic uncertainty hasn’t necessarily deterred her buyers, Bork says—and that’s good news for sellers. “We’ve had a definite uptick since COVID-19,” she explains. Chalk it up to people’s shifting priorities, or looking for opportunities for good deals, or a renewed flexibility to telecommute and spend more time away from crowded cities—to somewhere peaceful and inspiring. Even vacant land sales are humming, with clients looking to buy now and build later. “People have a sense of looking for safety and wanting to be somewhere beautiful, even remote, so it makes sense,” she says. Take, for example, a 6-plus-acre property with dual frontage on Lake Michigan and a peaceful inland lake. The catch? It was in Northport, a location that many still feel is a bit too far from the action. After many years on the market, it sold in January. “This was the year for it,” Bork says. Other properties, like two prime parcels on the Leland River and North Lake Leelanau, also popped off the market PAID CONTENT

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Ever since Chip and Joanna sharpened our appetite for modern farmhouse decor, baby goats and whitewashed shiplap, homebuyers have taken a shine to the idea of life on a farm and sought out acreage and farms of their own. And in Northern Michigan, that’s a pretty important shift in the market. “Becoming a foodie destination has contributed so much to the allure of this area,” Bork says. “From food trucks to fine dining, especially farm to table, people just love the fresh food experience our region has to offer.” This is in stark contrast to recent decades, which have seen the decline of family farms. Demand for farmland had dried up while demand for residential parcels sky-rocketed. As farmers aged out and younger family members opted not to farm or decided to subdivide the land to make it more saleable, many farms shrank or disappeared. But that’s all changing. In addition to the Cherry Basket, Bork references the former Centennial Inn, an 1865 farmhouse that is under contract with back-up buyers waiting in the wings, as well as the sale of a 120-acre farm, which managed alpacas and Tibetan yak for more than 20 years. She sees clients from big cities like Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., people who want to do something different or create a bridge business that will take them to retirement. That idealism? It’s good for business. “When I list properties like this,” Bork admits, “it has been a feeding frenzy, with many showings and tons of interest.” In other words, if you have your heart set on a farmette, be prepared for a bit of a search and be ready to buy at a moment’s notice. SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS With the aging of Boomers and the location-neutral flexibility of younger generations, certain key changes have surfaced in the market. One is the availability of legacy properties such as the summer cottages on Northport Point, which require memberships and often stay in families for generations. Sometimes children and grandchildren aren’t able or interested in keeping their property. Bork finds there are plenty of buyers interested in these enclaves, specifically from big cities across the country. Another is the interest in urban living. In a sort of reverse second-home purchase, older or retired homeowners with lakefront houses are looking for an in-town pied-à-terre to enjoy, especially during the winter. The ability to live without maintenance or shoveling, walk to restaurants or make a quick dash to Target or the airport has definite appeal, as does avoiding winter driving. Younger buyers are all in for urban living, too, Bork notes. Many are working high-level jobs and telecommuting, allowing them to live anywhere. Homes located in Traverse City’s Slabtown neighborhood offer a heart-of-downtown experience that affluent millennials are eating up. With easy access to amenities, the walkable, communal lifestyle in town is a hot ticket, with demand outpacing supply. Read the whole article, including why privacy and big acreage are back on wish lists and tips for buying smart at MyNorth.com/VentureProperties. MyNorth Real Estate & Home Services | 2020

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Ways to Up Your Kitchen Game How to break the rules, make life easier and create the gorgeous kitchen of your dreams. BY CARA MCDONALD | PHOTOS COURTESY OF ETNA

With all the recent challenges we’ve faced, many of us have been stuck indoors, staring at the same walls for longer than we’d like—and realizing we need a change. The kitchen isn’t just the heart of the home—more and more it’s where people are expressing their individuality, talents, creativity and desires. “There’s been a big shift,” says Leif Larson, Regional Showroom Manager of Infusion Kitchen and Bath Showrooms by ETNA for Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Holland. “We’ve gone from ‘I want this kitchen like my neighbor has’ to ‘I want my kitchen to look completely different from anything out there,’” says Larson. Let’s face it, it’s the perfect place to express and refresh your at-home lifestyle. The pros at Infusion suggest that when setting out to reimagine your dream kitchen, you’ll tap more creative inspiration if you think about three key categories: pro-level additions, life-hack solutions and crave-worthy design choices. Here are some of their best insider tips on how to tap current trends and create a kitchen to die for.

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REAL ESTATE &HOME SERVICES PRO-LEVEL ADDITIONS Boilerplate designs are giving way to more flexible spaces, pulling inspiration from professional kitchens. So how can the serious home cooks support their ambitions? A few great trends to try:

» The chef center/work station sink. “Think of it as a sink that’s also going to serve as a serving station for entertaining,” says Ben Karmann, also a Regional Showroom Manager with Infusion Kitchen and Bath Showrooms by ETNA for Wixom, Grand Ledge and Kalamazoo. “It’s very much a lifestyle piece—and very awesome.” A chef center sinks has a combination of functionality, with tiered levels that allow for a knife block, cutting board, colander and more. A caveat: It’s best for a new-build situation, but can be done when looking to replace a countertop as well. “This is the kind of thing that needs to be spec’d in early because of cabinet depth considerations,” Karmann says. He adds that there are some similar products or custom-made sinks that can be created if you don’t want to change out cabinets. » Voice- and touch-activated faucets. “Alexa...turn on my faucet?” Absolutely. With faucets like the Delta Brizo, you can program to fill exact amounts, which you access by voice command. It’s especially handy for everyday tasks you do repeatedly, like “fill Emily’s sippy cup” or “fill Mom’s water bottle.” Another feature: turn water on and off with a touch anywhere on the faucet—like nudging the neck with your elbow—making it easier to be hands-free and not crosscontaminate surfaces. » Water filtration. Simple, under-the-counter elements can plug into your existing water flow and make it every bit as good or better than bottled. “Water quality matters,” says Karmann. “For health and flavor, but also, for example, for home brewers—the mineral content, the metals, pH can all affect the overall mouthfeel and taste of what you’re brewing.” On top of that, think about the waste and constant use of plastics with bottled. “This is a great way to reduce that, and you’re saving so much money,” he adds. THE LIFE HACK/PROBLEM SOLVERS Just because we’re spending more time and money on our kitchens doesn’t mean we want more work. These solutions make cleaning and kitchen life a breeze.

» Bar sinks and taps with instant hot, cold and sparkling water. Beverages just got better—an on-demand cup of tea, vodka soda or mocktail make for a hassle-free treat. Not only that, you’ll save on clutter (put away the soda stream and kettle) and waste (no more La Croix cans). » Easier counter culture. Soapstone and marble are stunners, but they’re high-maintenance materials that can stain like crazy and need regular care and sealing. Even good old granite needs love. Instead? “People are going to quartz and Corian,” says Larson. “It’s not only pretty, but can mimic granite. You don’t have to seal it, there’s very little maintenance versus real stone and Corian is anti-bacterial.” PAID CONTENT

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» In-wall residential bottle fillers. These days everyone has their own Hydro Flask for sports, school, the commute, yoga class—being able to fill it at the door as you’re leaving is a big deal. Bonus: It’s fast-filling and filtered. “This is a serious convenience item,” says Larson. “These can be placed in the laundry room or mud room for easy access for kids.” CRAVE-WORTHY DESIGN CHOICES The Something’s Gotta Give-inspired white kitchen has been all the rage for years. But in a refreshing twist, homeowners and designers are ditching safe bets and neutrals, mixing colors and materials, and shaking up the whole idea of what a kitchen should look like.

» The mixing of metals, colors and woods. “When people are remodeling now, rules are being broken,” Larson says. It used to be that you’d choose a wood finish and carry it throughout, or settle on a finish like brushed nickel and have that show up in all your fixtures and hardware. Not so these days. “It’s not unusual to have a hammered copper farm sink, stainless steel and matte black metal all in one room,” says Leif. Prediction: black and gold combined is “going to be hot,” Larson adds. The same rule-breaking goes for mixing colors with cabinetry—the island can be one color, the perimeter another. » Vibrant, saturated color. We’re kissing greige goodbye at last; jewel tones are coming back strong. Navy and classic blue have been recent front-runners (classic blue is Pantone’s color of the year), but Larson adds, “We’re also seeing hues like hunter green. And not the whole kitchen—a portion, and then a more neutral tone elsewhere. But there’s a definitive color focal point.” » Naked woods. The dark and gray stains are taking a back seat as trends turn toward highlighting the beauty of natural wood. “It could be a natural maple, very light, or a deep black walnut,” says Larson. “It’s a celebration of the natural beauty— hand scraped, clear coated.” You’ll see this in a custom-made stove hood, mantel piece or bar. » Keeping it black and white. Sturdy stainless may have given way to bold brass, but the trending finishes for fixtures and hardware are matte black and gloss white. » Artistry. “People want a story,” says Karmann. “If it’s something handmade, or from a 100-year-old company, that becomes, ‘I want one.’” Think artisanal touches, or even customizable pieces like Kohler and LK’s farm sinks with interchangeable wood or porcelain front skirting. All in all, the best design news for anyone craving a kitchen upgrade now is that there are more choices and fewer rules. But that can be an obstacle in its own way. “Oh, our clients come in very educated, thanks to sites like Pinterest and Houzz,” says Larson. “It’s our job to make sure an inspiration is going to function like they think it’s going to function. I’ve seen pretty bad things that aren’t even to code, so as experts, we can help them make it work. But most important, we’ll help get the look without exact duplication. We help them interpret a design and really make it theirs.” MyNorth Real Estate & Home Services | 2020

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the way we live up north Why do most of us live here? Because of the stunning natural beauty, of course. The truth is, we can’t get enough of it. Check out some of the ways Northerners keep their lifestyles up close and personal with nature. BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS | PHOTO BY MIKE GUILLON/DROST LANDSCAPE

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Practical aspects aside (washing off the sand before you come in), there’s nothing like an outdoor shower to make you feel alive. Rub-a-dub as you gaze up at clouds floating past tree canopies where birds tweet and squirrels scamper. This shower is set at a home designed by architect Ken Richmond and built by Midlake Builders. FIRE RING PHOTO: TRICIA ADAMS/KATIE BRUINSMA

A fire pit is an excuse for sitting under the stars, chatting with friends, eating s’mores or hobo pies, singing “Kumbaya”… whether they are tucked into small in-town patios, deep in the woods, or by a lake, we love them. They can be as glorified as pieces of masonry sculpture, or as simple as an off-the-shelf fire ring. The beautiful outdoor setting pictured here is courtesy of Bay Area Contracting, who designed, built and landscaped this home. OUTDOOR KITCHEN PHOTO: MIKE GUILLON/DROST LANDSCAPE

Even Spam tastes good on a camping trip. The point being that food just plain tastes better when prepared and eaten en plein air. Imagine how incredible the ribs taste off the grill in this outside kitchen on the back terrace of a home renovated by Birchwood Construction and Drost Landscaping. Of course, a simple grill works, too. Just as long as you use it—often. We know plenty of Northerners who bundle in down coats to fire up the grill in deep winter! A DECK (OR TWO) PHOTO: DAVE SPECKMAN

Whether the view from it is rolling hills, hardwoods, a rippling lake or your flower garden, nine months of the year, a deck is the best room in the house. We love the double-decker version in this home built by Silverwood Enterprises.

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Sears Architects is a boutique architecture and planning firm. Our projects include homes and cottages along the Lake Michigan shoreline and throughout the entire Great Lakes region. searsarchitects.com

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SHEPHERD RESOURCES INC / AIA 105 Edwards Village Blvd C103, Edwards, CO 81632 / 970-949-3302

Small Design/Build company offering new construction, remodeling, and home maintenance. We use modern materials and classic craftsmanship to build high quality homes that maximize your budget. gmottbuilders.com MIDLAKE BUILDERS 112 E. 4th St., Suite 2, Elk Rapids, MI 49629. 231-322-2829

General Contractor specializing in construction of custom-built, upper-end homes of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. midlakebuilders.com

From our studio in Vail/Beaver Creek, we’ve listened to engaged clients and created on remarkable properties throughout North America. Celebrating listening, creativity and detail since 1989. sriarchitect.com WHITE & LIEBLER ARCHITECTS 117 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770 231-347-6870

NORTHWEST CARPENTRY, LLC 8181 Mapleleaf Drive, Traverse City MI 49684. 231-218-3061

Professional Custom Building in Northern Michigan since 1997. We have our own staff of skilled tradesmen on site every day to ensure quality and the attention to the details of your project. Four time Parade of Homes winner. northwestcarpentry.com

Providing high quality residential and resort architectural services since 1979. Our project scope ranges from small residential additions to large estate residences, commercial buildings and institutional projects. white-liebler.com

AUDIO & VIDEO SYSTEMS, HOME AUTOMATION

PAUL MAURER GENERAL CONTRACTING, INC.

WAARA TECHNOLOGIES 144 Hall St., Ste. B, Traverse City 49684. 231-935-4511

We specialize in lighting control, home theater design, audio and HD video distribution, home and commercial internet networks, and whole-house automation. Come visit our showroom. waaratechnologies.com

10167 E. Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City, MI 49684 231-941-1448

Paul Maurer has been building the finest custom homes in North Michigan for over 40 years. Our Home Services division specializes in smaller projects ranging from seasonal upkeep to major home improvements. paulmaurer.com RENDER CONSTRUCTION, INC

AWNINGS ADVANCED, INC.

Since 1986, same owners, same pride. See all what we can do for you. Sunbrella Retractable Awnings, Commercial and Residential Awnings, Vinyl Roll-up Porch Enclosures, Upholstery, Custom Cushions and Canvas Products. advancedawnings.net

5474 M-72 E. Acme, MI 49610 800-953-2288

BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS BIRCHWOOD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 8920 Moeller Dr., Harbor Springs, MI 49740. 231-439-1600

Whether renovating Building homes is a craft. Building relationshipsoris an building new, art. Building both is Birchwood. We pride ourselves we canOur on relationship-based homebuilding and painting. easily experienced family of craftsmen is ready to partner incorporate an with you to build your dream home. bccfamily.com elevator or stairlift COOLEY CONTRACTING, LLC into your More than 25 years of experience home! in

building distinctive homes while exceeding the expectations of discriminating clients. jim@cooleycontracting.com

6446 E Traverse Hwy. Traverse City MI 49684 231-933-4336

Builders of Fine Custom Homes & Cottages We Build To Suit Your Lifestyle Proudly Serving Northern Michigan with offices in Traverse City & Petoskey. 830 Cottageview Dr, Suite 202 renderconstruction.com Traverse City, MI 49684 231-943-1654

TRILLIUM TRILLIUM

Enhance Your HomeCustom with a Homes

Custom Homes Residential Elevator

Trillium Shore is dedicated to building cherished, one of a kind homes and cottages. Based in Elk Rapids we travel Northwest Michigan, from Leelanau to Petoskey. trilliumshore.com BUILDING MATERIALS HONOR, ONEKAMA BUILDING SUPPLY

A family owned business since 1963, with two locations in the villages of Honor and Onekama. Supplying all your building materials for every phase of construction and project. A Do it Best hardware dealer. honorbldg.com

231-325-4551 800-444-6396

ELEVATOR SALES & SERVICE Serving Michigan for over 58 Years

CMB CONSTRUCTION

714 Quail Ridge Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686 231-218-8621

TRILLIUM SHORE, LLC 716 Bridge St. Elk Rapids, MI 49629 231-218-7567

For nearly 20 years, we have been helping our customers envision and build their dream - whether it is a new home, addition or a remodel. We are committed to personal attention, expertise, creative design and quality in all we do ~ creating the custom experience. cmbquality.com

MCNALLY ELEVATOR CO

Offering Beach Lifts, Residential and Commercial Elevators as well as Stair Lifts. Beach(1-800-626-2559) Lifts & Stair Lifts Tom McNally Residential Elevators Commercial Elevators 1-800-MCNALLY 616-942-8070

Please visit our web page to see installations of the above equipment. www.McNallyElevator.com Tom e. McNally ~ President

Northern Home & Cottage

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EXCAVATING

REAL ESTATE ALPERS EXCAVATING

16 S. West Silver Lake Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685 231-943-4710

Complete Excavating Services including removal of existing structures. Installation of Septic Systems. Water & Sewer Hookup. Residential & Commercial. Family owned and operated since 1969. alpersexcavating.com

GARAGE DOORS

REAL ESTATE ONE, SUZY VOLTZ 57 N. Michigan Ave, Beulah, MI 49617. 231-651-9711. RealEstateOne.com

40 years experience serving Crystal Lake, Platte Lakes, Glen Lakes and Lake Michigan areas. Resort, residential, vacation and commercial properties. Contact Suzy Voltz at suzy.voltz@gmail.com RESTORATION & REMODELING

NORTHERN GARAGE DOORS

829 Robinwood Ct. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-941-0381

Serving the greater Grand Traverse regions, with over 17 years experience. Northern Garage Doors provides the finest in: garage doors, garage door openers, entry doors, and home storage systems for both residential and commercial clients. northerngaragedoors.com

PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION & REMODELING 1310 Industry Dr., Traverse City, MI 49696 231-933-9077

Paul Davis has a reputation for restoring residential homes & commercial buildings damaged by water, fire, smoke, storm and other disasters to become one of the largest, most trusted restoration and remodeling companies in the Northwest Michigan area. pdmichigan.com STONE/GRANITE

HOME ORGANIZATION

BEDROCK KITCHEN & BATH Traverse City, Port Huron, Fort Gratiot, Grand Rapids 1-888-BEDROCK

TAILORED LIVING 1775 M 37 South, Traverse City MI 49685 231-668-9073

Whole home and garage organization and epoxy floors. tailoredliving.com/traversecity

We specialize in granite & quartz countertops as well as custom cabinetry! Visit any one of our locations in Michigan or Canada! bedrockgranite.biz

KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNERS

STRATUS MARBLE & GRANITE

@HOME CABINETRY & INTERIORS

808 S. Garfield Ave, Suite B Traverse City, MI 49686 231-947-7040

Creating your dream home shouldn’t be an overwhelming experience. Let us guide you through the design process in a way that makes it fun & exciting! We provide design and construction. Initial consultation is complimentary. Call for appointment. homecabinetryandinteriors.com

777 U.S. Highway 31 South Traverse City, MI 49685 231-929-2848

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS POOLSIDE POOLS

KITCHEN CHOREOGRAPHY 420 S. Division, Traverse City, MI 49684 231-932-9700

Interior design and remodeling for your entire home. New construction or remodeling, we are Northern Michigan’s leading design firm. Stop by our award winning historically renovated showroom to discuss how our team coordinates the seamless transition from design to completion. kitchenchoreography.net LANDSCAPE DESIGN & IRRIGATION

3910 Rennie School Rd. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-943-7061

LANDSCAPE LOGIC

Celebrating 20 years, Landscape Logic specializes in creating outdoor living environments in Northern Michigan. Featuring award-winning landscape designs, our innovative approach PO Box 72. 6247 US-31 South brings custom stonework, premium plants and Charlevoix, MI 49720 unsurpassed maintenance services together for a 231-547-3472 personal client experience. Landscape-Logic.com PAINT & PAINTING SUPPLIES NORTHWOOD PAINT & SUPPLY

1299 W South Airport Rd Traverse City, MI 49686 231-947-8522

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With our over 60 years of combined experience as Traverse City’s only locally owned and operated paint store, you can count on the knowledge, friendliness, and professionalism you’ll receive. northwoodpaint.com

Northern Michigan’s premier residential and commercial dealer featuring custom concrete, Viking Fiberglass and Ft. Wayne Liner pools. Site work, excavating and landscaping. Design and consultation. poolsidesales.com

WATER TREATMENT

DROST, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Tree Service, Irrigation, Snow Removal 2010 Cedar Valley Rd., Petoskey MI 49770. 231-348-2624

Drost is an award-winning firm specializing in residential landscape design & installation. We integrate design principles, current construction techniques & skilled craftsman to deliver turnkey landscapes. Proudly serving all of Northern Michigan & beyond. DrostLandscape.com

Award-winning local, fully digital granite, stone & quartz fabrication focusing on quality & service. Amazing slab selection sourced worldwide with the latest finishes for kitchen, bath, hearth & outdoor. Now featuring beautiful tile and luxury engineered flooring from Luxe Tile! stratusmarble.com

PURE WATER WORKS, INC. 720 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City MI 49686 231-941-PURE, 800-248-PURE

Environmentally advanced technologies: softening/conditioning. Water purification, certified laboratory services & free consultation. purewaterworks.biz WINDOWS & DOORS HONOR, ONEKAMA BUILDING SUPPLY

231-325-4551 800-444-6396

New construction or remodeling. From awning, casement, double-hung, gliding, picture/fixed to bay windows. Low-E Glass with Wood-Clad construction & tough vinyl exteriors. Up to 20 years warranty. andersenwindows.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS TREND WINDOW & DESIGN

Since 1980

817 Bay St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-941-1241

Since 1980, Northern Michigan’s Hunter Douglas Gallery. Custom window blinds, shades, draperies, shutters, service and repair. Visit our showroom or schedule an in-home appointment. trendwindow.com

mynorth.com

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Whether Buying or Selling put

in the 5 County Grand Traverse Region in 2018 & 2019 to work for you.

ELK LAKE

ELK LAKE

GT BAY

4 Bedrooms • 3 1/2 Baths • Shores of Palastra 100’ Elk Lake Frontage

8 Bedrooms • 7 Baths • 4 Acres 138’ Elk Lake Frontage

4 Bedrooms • 4 1/2 Baths • 1.1 Acres 101’ Torch Lake Frontage

Offered at $1,695,000

Offered at $1,495,000

Offered at $1,425,000

TORCH LAKE

TORCH LAKE

TORCH LAKE

4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 1.1 Acres 150’ Torch Lake Frontage

4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 2,952 Sq. Ft. 122’ Torch Lake Frontage

4 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Open Floor Plan 125’ Torch Lake Frontage

Offered at $1,275,000

Offered at $1,100,000

Offered at $895,000

GT BAY

TORCH LAKE

9 ACRES

3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • The Lodge Condos 210’ Grand Traverse Bay Frontage

3 Bedrooms • 1 1/2 baths • Up North Cottage 102’ Torch Lake Frontage

5 bedrooms • 5 1/2 baths • 7770 sq. ft. Panoramic Lake Skegemog Views

Offered at $825,000

Offered at $659,900

Offered at $1,450,000

DONFEDRIGON.COM One website for all the listings.

Office: 231-264-5400 Cell: 231-218-8400 Don Fedrigon

don@remaxelkrapids.com 614 US 31 S, PO Box 36, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

of Elk Rapids

Each office independently owned and operated. As rated by NGLMLS on 12-31-19.

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