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A West Michigan Guide to Real Estate, Condos and Apartment Living

Presenting local homes oered by:

JULY 2013

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800 304 S. Ferry St.-Ludington Fabulous Channel Condominium! Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath second floor unit. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching the boats and spectacular sunsets from your private patio. NEW LISTING $325,900 7265 W. Robert Rd Ludington HAMLIN LAKE BEAUTY! Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath contemporary home. 341 feet of magnificent frontage. Impeccable design boasting endless amenities to meet your every need. NEW LISTING $749,000 4671 S. Brye Road Ludington Fabulous country setting - 8 acres. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Finished walkout level Extensive decking Landscaped $239,900

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

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VACANT LANT Lincolnwoods - Private, quiet development in Hamlin Twp. with underground utilities. Starting at $21,500 Woodland Hills - Premier PM Twp building lots - underground utilities & city water, sewer. Starting at $34,000 Wooded Lake Dr. - Building site overlooking 2 acre pond Hamlin Twp. - Close to town. Starting at $37,500

Ben Korendyke Broker ~ Owner

231-690-0670 Experienced ~ Knowledgeable Multi-million Dollar Top Producing Agent Successfully closing Real Estate Transactions since 1985

The Daniel Goodenough House Family Home or Bed & Breakfast 5 Bedrooms with Private Baths Beautiful, Original Woodwork 3rd floor Residence with 2 Bedrooms Carriage House with over 2,000 sq.ft. 3 rental Apartments & Workshop Extensive Landscaping with Perennials & Flowering Trees Offered at $397,000

Commercial Opportunity Main level Harbor Terrace Condos. Premier Marina District Location 1500 sq. ft. unfinished Space Customize to your Needs. Offered at $79,900

903 Lawndale Great Northside Location 4 Bedrooms and 1 Bath Hardwood Floors &G Fireplace ! PEND Updated Kitchen & IN Main Floor Utility Finished lower level & Garage Offered at $107,900




A New Listing in Harbor Terrace The Ultimate in Downtown Living

Spacious Loft Style Condominium Creative Design & Innovative Floor Plan Kitchen-Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances Living Room with Gas Fireplace & Wet Bar 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths Deck overlooking Lake Michigan Heated Indoor Pool, Spa And Fitness Room • Two Indoor Garage spaces Offered at $429,500

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Following the three ‘P’s’ of home projects Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.

Planning The initial stage of a renovation is the planning stage. Planning is when a homeowner works through the concept of the project and determines what is neces-

sary to complete the task. Many people find it helpful to write out plans and draw up the concept on paper. This doesn’t require expensive architectural software. A simple piece of graph paper plotted with measurements and a sketch is often sufficient for small projects. If the job will be expansive and require an architect or engineer, he or she will often provide a technical drawing. If the project focuses more on decorating than building, some find it helpful to create a design board. This is

where fabric swatches, paint color samples, pictures of furniture and accessories, and any other components of the room are put together. Having a design board enables the homeowner to go to the store with board in tow and match up items to things in the store. Another part of the planning stage is establishing a budget and determining the project’s financing. It can be helpful to make a list of all income and expenses and find out how much funding is left over for a proj-

ect. When getting estimates on the work, whether it will be done by a contractor or a DIY project, the homeowner should then make a list of approximate costs (rounding up) and then compare it against the available funds.

Permits Many projects, especially those involving building, demolition, electrical work, or mold remediation, require permits issued by the town, province or city in which the work will be taking place. See home projects, page 14

7919 E Navajo Trail • Long Lake deeded access • 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath • 2 car garage $86,500

5788 Barnhart Rd. • 190 ft private Hamlin Lake frontage! • 3 bed, 2 bath, 1800 sq ft • 180 degree panoramic views $419,000

774 Sippy Rd.

• 245 Ft and 14.67 acres on St Mary’s Lake • 3 bed 2 bath • 3 bed apt over 40 x 66 pole barn $199,900

6062 N. Grace, Ludington

Cottage Resort on Hamlin Lake 5 Cottages, 100 ft. Lake Frontage $499,900

• 1.5 acres, 100’ Hamlin Lake frontage • 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath walkout • Boathouse w/ 2 slips-Dock $344,000

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5530 Jebavy Dr. • 3 bed 2 bath on 5 acres • Hamlin Lake access - 1936 sq ft • 32 x 40 pole barn $179,900

7,000 Sq. Ft. great location Retail business opportunity $199,000

102 W. State St., Scottville


Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

508 E Ludington Avenue • Historic Gem, built in 1892 • Hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings • 5 minutes from downtown $349,900

6844 Illinois • 3 bed 2 bath , 1445 sq ft • South Hamlin Lake bayou ranch • Updates, in ground pool $172,000

6954 Cherry St. • 3 bed 2 bath 1632 sq ft • Close to Hamlin Lake access • Updates, new roof, new well $119,999

207 S. William St. • Lake Michigan and Marina Views • 3 bed 2 bath condo, 1500 sq ft • Many custom upgrades $295,900

Waterfront Properties

S. Hopkins Lake • 100 ft. Hopkins Lake Frontage • Private • Close to town $29,900

2506 N. Lakeshore Dr. 508 E. Ludington Ave. • 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath • Charming 5 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath • Spacious Ranch home • Great architectural detail • Close to Hamlin Lake $224,000 $349,900

Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lighthouse Realty

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325 S. Brye Rd. Ludington, MI 49431

Bayshore Real Estate



• Lake Michigan Custom Home • 100’ Pristine Walkout Frontage • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • $895,000

• Private Hamlin Lake Frontage • Spectacular Custom Log Home • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • $599,900



• Architectural Beauty • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Duna Vista Association • $349,900

• Custom Built Brick Home • 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1.8 Acres • Radiant Heat Floors in Pole Bldg. • $319,900


• 3 BR Hamlin Lakefront Cottage • State Park & Dune Views • Completely Remodeled in 2010 • $235,000


• Historical Round Lake Inn • 10 Bedrooms, 2 Acres +/• Round Lake Frontage • $175,000


• 5 Bedroom Farmhouse • 14 Acres, Horse Farm • 30x40 Barn, 40x60 Pole Bldg. • $139,500



• Log Home on 4.6 Acres • Custom Tile Work & Features • Att. & Heated Detached Garages • $217,000

2968 W. 72ND, BALDWIN

• 203’ on Pere Marquette River • 2 Remodeled Cabins • Fly Zone Stretch of River • $175,000


• Hamlin Lake Views • 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage • Large Fenced Yard • $135,000


• 180 Acres, Great Hunting • Rustic Cabin, Food Plots • Adjoins 1,000’s Acres USA Land • $360,000


• 120’ Gun Lake Frontage • 32’ Dock & Shore Station • Stunning 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home • $299,000


• Hamlin Lake Home • 100’ on South Bayou • 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage • $199,900


• Lovely Home, Picturesque Setting • 5 Acres, Pond, Gazebo, Deck • Gun Lake Access Across Road • $169,500


• Very Nice Stick Built Home • Attached & Detached Garages • 3 Acres Beautifully Wooded • $124,900


• All Sport Long Lake Home • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Walkout Basement • Ultimate Dream Garage • $350,000


• Beautiful Custom Built Home • Cathedral Ceiling, Balcony • Secluded, Wooded Acreage • $275,000


• Lake Frontage, Wooded 21 Acres • Newer 3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Pole Buildings • $198,500


• 4 Bed, 2 Bath on 2 Acres • Wrap Around Deck, Gazebo • 30x40 Pole Building • $161,000


• Beautiful 3 Bed, 2 Bath • Association Amenities • Close to USA Land • $124,900

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325 S. Brye Rd. Ludington, MI 49431

231-845-0363 Bayshore Real Estate


• 4 Blocks to the Beach • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • 48x24 Detached Garage • $120,000


• Pentwater River Home • Pole Building Garage • Fabulous River Frontage • $84,500



• 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Porch & Expansive Decking • 2 Car Garage, Fenced Yard • $120,000


• Remodeled Ranch • 3 Beds, 1 Bath, 2 Acres • 4 Car Pole Building • $89,900


• Charming 4 Bed, 2 Bath • Welcoming Front Porch • 2 Car Detached Garage • $69,000

• 75’ on Private Thunder Lake • Tidy Home with Appliances • Deck, Dock, Great Fishing • $68,000


• St. Mary’s Lake Lot • 105’ Firm Sandy Beach • Ideal for a Walkout Basement • $79,900


• 10 Acres • Grassy Knoll, Pine, Hardwood • 1,000’+ on Lincoln River • $45,000


• Oxbow Lake Lot • 100’ Sandy Frontage • Private, All Sports Lake • $79,900


• Enjoy all Sport Lakefront • Round Lake Lot • Second Lot to Build On • $39,500


• Beautiful 4.72 Acres • Newer Ranch Home • Full Walkout Basement • $115,000


• 102’ Tallman Lake Frontage • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Garage, Sandy Frontage, Dock • $79,900


• Deeded Long Lake Access • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Central Air, Garage • $55,900


• Beautiful 15 Acres • Weldon Creek Frontage • Bordered by 3 Paved Roads • $59,900


• Thunder Lake Lot • Great Fishing • 80 Feet of Lake Frontage • $35,000


• Bass Lake View • Lake Access Across Street • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Attached Garage • $112,000


• Peaceful & Private One Acre • Well Cared for 3 Bed, 2 Bath • Garage with 220 Hookup • $78,000


• 2 Units, Possible 3rd • Leased for $450/Month Each • Upper Level Needs Rehab • $29,000


• 10 Acres • Spectacular Building Sites • Own Both Sides on Lincoln River • $45,900


• 40 Foot Boat Slip • In Crosswinds Marina • On PM Lake with Lake MI Access • $14,500


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CINDY PAPES 231-852-0116

DEBBIE BUSH 231-852-0117

Bayshore Real Estate 325 S. Brye Rd. • Ludington, MI 49431


• 142’ Lake Michigan Frontage • An Artistic Masterpiece • 2+ Story Rounded Wall Great Room • $1,800,000


• Harbor Terrace Condo • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Awesome Harbor & Lake MI Views • $235,000


• 2 Car Garage, Basement • Crown Molding, 2 Fireplaces • Central Air, Hardwood Floors • $159,900


• 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath • Double City Lot • Basement, Garage, Deck • $79,000


• Pere Marquette Riverfront • 176 Acres, Extra Available • Hunt, Fish, Trap, Relax • $239,000


• Fabulous 3 BR, 3 BA Home • 6 Acres, 150’ on Lincoln River • Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub • $259,000


• Charming 5 Bed, 3 Bath • Walkout Lower Level • Pond, Wooded 4.8 Acres +/• $187,500


• Very Private, 5 Acre Setting • 10x34 Covered Porch • 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Heated Garage • $119,900


• Tastefully Decorated • 3 Bedrooms, Central Air • Beautiful Back Yard • $69,000


• 38 Acres, Small Creek • Great Hunting, Food Plots • Nice Building Sites • $79,900


• Deeded Lake Michigan Access • 3 Beds, 3 Baths, Built 2004 • Secluded Setting • $298,000


• Classic Beauty, 1.5 Acres • 5 Large Bedrooms, 4 Baths • Attached Finished Garage • $229,900


• Close to Lake Michigan & Golf • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Garage, 2 Pole Barns, 6+ Acres • $178,500


• Commercial Storefront • 2 Buildings Combined • 6,000 Sq. Ft., Tons of Parking • $110,000


• Beautiful Building Site • Lake Michigan View • In Small Upscale Development • $79,900


• Elite Golf Course Home • Granite Counters, Fireplace • Full Daylight Basement • $294,900


• Custom Built, 3 Bed, 2 Bath • Finished/Attached 3 Car Garage • 1.3 Acres, Sprinkler System • $218,500


• Charming 4 Bed, 2 Bath • Close to Lake Michigan • 2 Car Garage with Loft • $115,000


• Great Retail Space • Well Maintained, 2 Units • Newer Roof & Heating Systems • $89,900


• 26 Acres, Heavily Wooded • Teaming With Wildlife • Walk to Pentwater River • $52,000

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325 S. Brye Rd., Ludington, MI 49431

MARY JO PUNG 231-690-1587

Bayshore Real Estate


• 4 Bed (possible 6), 4 Bath Condo • Two Units Made Into One • Ground Level Overlooking Marina • Wrap Around Deck • $599,000


• Fabulous Farmhouse • 6 Acres, 3 Master Suites • Beautiful Kitchen with Granite • Pole Barn, 3 Car Garage • $349,000


• Cute 2 Bedroom Home • 1.25 Acres, 2 Decks • Updated Kitchen with Island • Basement, 2 Car Garage • $117,500


• Nice Curb Appeal • 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath • Wood Floors, French Doors • Alley Access • $74,900


• 204’ on Crystal/Hackert Lake • Spectacular Log Sided Home • 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2 Fireplaces • Beautifully Wooded 10.9 Acres • $479,00


• 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Spectacular Decor • Finished Basement • Delightful Gardens • $299,000

7134 N. QUARTERLINE, FREESOIL • Beautiful 40 Acres • Nice Mix of Trees/Clearings • 2,500’+/- on Davis Creek • 2 Garages, Just Needs a Home • $97,500


• 12+ Acres on Hamlin Lake • 177’ on Indian Pete Bayou • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • 2 Sided Fireplace • $360,00


• Wooded 1.5 Acre Setting • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Finished Walkout Basement • Huge Master Suite • $299,000


• 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Family & Living Rooms • 1 Acre m/l • Master Suite • $79,000


• Lake Michigan Across Street • Nestled on Lovely 2.28 Acres • 3 Bed, 2 Bath Brick Home • Attached & Detached Garages • $349,000


• Charming 3 Bed, 2 Bath • Walk to Lake Michigan • Awesome Front Porch • Main Floor Laundry • $119,000


• Deeded All Sport Lake Access • Beach, Boat Launch, Clubhouse Use • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • 2 Family Rooms, Fire Pit • $74,900

Our market is picking up, and it’s a great time to buy or sell a home. We are so fortunate to live in an area that has so much to offer... great schools, great beaches, great people, great community! Let me help you make the buying or selling process easy. I’ll give you the quality of service you deserve.


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304 N. HARRISON • • • • •

Tastefully Renovated Home Loads of Character 1800+ sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath



7318 W. GOLFWOOD • • • • •

Beautifully Updated Kitchen 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Hardwood Floors Desirable Location


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Character Throughout 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths Well Maintained 2-Car Garage & More

1022 N. SHERMAN, LUDINGTON • • • • • •


4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Gourmet Kitchen Finished Lower-Level 4-Season Room Forest Hills Subdivision


5492 W. US 10, Ludington 3523 N. STEARNS AVE. • • • • • •

100’ Hamlin Lake Living Room w/Fireplace Master Bedroom Suite Finished Basement 2 Garages & More


5440 W. APPLE LANE, LUDINGTON • • • • • •

85 Ft. Hopkins Lake Well Maintained Home Hickory Kitchen Master Suite Walk-Out Basement


(231) 843-5119

Bob Budreau Associate Broker Multi-Million Dollar Producer

What a house! This is a gorgeous Scandanavian fully scribed log home on a large lot with 120 feet of frontage on beautiful Hopkins Lake. This is a home that has to be seen as there are too many things to list. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, large deck with full stairs and landing to the lake, large stone fireplace in living room with a unique antler chandelier, unbelievable woodwork throughout, Oak floors, cathedral ceilings, central air, underground sprinklers, large front yard, and a two car matching garage. The views out over the lake can be viewed from the luxury of the upper living room, the lower walkout patio, on the large deck or from the landing along the lake! PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED TO $329,900!!

If you are contemplating selling, call for a free market analysis. For all of your buying or selling needs, put Jim to work for you!

Jim Foley Realtor

231-690-2830 or 5492 W. US 10, Ludington

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1081 HILLSIDE DRIVE LUDINGTON Picturesque Pond Attractive Brick Home Tastefully Decorated Attached Garage Partially Finished Basement



606 S. WASHINGTON AVE. LUDINGTON • Affordable Home • 3 Bedroom • Open Floorplan • Immediate Possession • $49,900

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NEW ON THE MARKET 245’ Prime Hamlin Lake Frontage 7 Picturesque Acres 2 Classic Cottages Mature Trees Don’t Delay!

JUST LISTED • 10 Acres - Minutes From Town • Rolling Terrain • $38,900

7453 W. GOLFWOOD RD. LUDINGTON • Great Location • Comfortable Ranch Home • Finished Walk-Out Lower Level • Family Room w/Fireplace • Main Floor Laundry • $205,900

• Prime Development Property 9+ Acres - Natural Setting • Water & Sewer


• 100’ Cartier (Little Bass Lake) Frontage • Year-round home • Walk-out lower-level • 3 bedroom, 2 bath • Garage & more

876 S. TYNDALL RD., BRANCH PEACE AND PRIVACY ARE YOURS – Exceptional 106 acre parcel of wooded land. Magnificent free-flowing ponds with dam - great for swimming and fishing. An abundance of wildlife; comfortable cabin and large pole building for all your storage needs. The perfect get-away. Adjacent to Manistee National Forest on two sides.



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2265 TALLMAN LAKE RD. FOUNTAIN • 86’ Tallman Lake frontage

• 4 nicely wooded acres • 2 bedroom home • 1180 sq. ft. • Attached garage & more



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Check your home’s insides before renovating (MS) — Specialists in the industry suggest that any homeowner planning to renovate should not be too hasty in applying the ‘cosmetics’ of a renovation without investigating the home’s insides first. Homeowners are advised to review the foundations of a home — the insulation and the infrastructure -- beforehand. Adequately considered, these areas can add significant value to a home. Bringing in an energy rater, inspector or appraiser to examine the home will give a better sense of the required work and avoid any subsequent

costly headaches. Replacing traditional insulation with a more energy efficient modern alternative like spray foam insulation can help homeowners address potential problems, such as air leakage and poor insulation. Spray foam insulation, like that available from innovators like Icynene, addresses concerns of airborne irritant and moisture infiltration while reducing monthly energy bills. Inclusion of this modern material may even help increase the market value of the renovated home if put up for sale.

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Home projects: Take the time to plan, for a better outcome From page 4

The purpose of permits and subsequent inspections is often questioned by homeowners looking to circumvent the system. However, building permits are required to ensure public safety, health and welfare as they are affected by building construction, structural strength, zoning, and code requirements. In essence, building permits are how the government regulates safety and protects both current and future residents of the property. In many cases, homeowners will need to visit the municipal building in their respective towns and apply for a permit. The permit may not immediately be issued. Oftentimes, there is a

waiting period during which the project’s legality and safety is examined. Once the project is approved, the applicant will be able to file for the actual permit(s). There is usually a fee or fees for permit application, which covers any clerical work. Work should not begin until a permit is received, and then the permit generally has to be placed in plain sight, such as in a window of the building. Depending on building codes, inspections of the work may need to take place after all of the project is completed or during certain phases. For example, the building of a deck may require inspections after footings are installed and secured, and before the upper portions of the deck-

“Experience the Difference”

ing materials are attached. If an inspection takes place afterward, the inspector will be looking for key code issues to determine whether the work was completed successfully. If a contractor was used, he or she may have to be present at the time of the inspection. If the work passes, an approval will be given and put on record. If the work fails, applicable repairs will have to be made and a re-inspection will be scheduled. Should a home be put on the market, all permits may need to be on file or in the homeowners’ possession in order for a certificate of occupancy to be issued to the new buyer. Failure to have permits can hold up the process or result in


Protection Homeowners about to begin a project also need to emphasize safety. There are a number of things that can be on hand to make a work environment safer. These include: • Eye protection • Respirator or face mask • Boots • Fire extinguisher • First aid kit • Gloves • Headphones • Locks When homeowners take the time to plan, obtain permits, and secure the needed protection for a job, they help ensure a safer job that is done correctly.

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712 W. LUDINGTON AVE. 4 Bed, 3 Bath $299,900 MLS #12018562

902 SEMINOLE AVE. 3 Bed, 2 Bath $169,000 MLS #12044407

2633 W. CHAUVEZ RD. 3 Bed, 1 Bath $125,000 MLS #12049386

112 S. AMBER RD. 3 Bed, 2 Bath $89,900 MLS #1252954

511 W. BEARD RD. 3 Bed, 1 Bath $69,000 MLS #12065276

8071 E. MILLERTON RD. 3 Bed, 2 Bath $189,000 MLS #13018694

368 HARBOR DR. #107 2 Bed, 2 Bath $109,900 MLS #13021799

1023 N. WILLIAM ST. 2 Bed, 1 Bath $85,000 MLS #13030370

109 E. BERYL ST. 2 Bed, 1 Bath $34,900 MLS #13025998

2250 E. FIRST ST. 3 Bed, 2 Bath $79,750 MLS #13006170

509 E. LUDINGTON AVE. 4 Unit $299,000 MLS #13024048

418 N. GAYLORD AVE. 2 Unit $149,000 MLS #11041502

420 N. PARK ST. 2 Unit $149,000 MLS #13027842

716 E. LUDINGTON AVE. 4 Bed, 6 Bath $397,000 MLS #13014247

502 N. LEWIS ST. 3 Bed, 1 Bath $125,000 MLS #12062759

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FABULOUS CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME ON HAMLIN LAKE – 204 ft. of walkout frontage. Beautifully restored, stone fireplace, large windows and guest cottage. Lovely sunset/sunrise views. $ 525,000 MLS #13034675 New/ Listing

GREAT NORTHSIDE LOCATION! This 2 bedroom home has newer drywall, flooring and furnace. Exterior repainted in 2012. Must see! $ 74,900 MLS #13031876

New/ Listing

A ONE OF KIND PIECE OF PROPERTY – 12.6 acres with over 350 ft. of St. Mary’s Lake frontage. Tranquil atmosphere. Unobstructed views. Additional water front parcels and another home also for sale. $299,900 MLS #13025122

DESIRABLE LOCATION – with 158 ft. of Lincoln Lake frontage! Near Ludington, Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan. 4 bedrooms, 2 way gas fireplace, master bed with bath and full walkout basement. $199,900 MLS #13032199

New/ Listing

WONDERFULLY MAINTAINED, QUALITY CONSTRUCTED – This truly beautiful home has 9 ft. ceilings, open kitchen, fireplace, surround sound and more. Master bed w/private bath, main floor utility and oversized lot. $229,900 MLS #12008940

New/ Listing

GENTLY USED – Great place to live year around or visit and enjoy as a getaway! Nearly 10 acres and in a secluded location. 2 car detached garage. $89,900 MLS #13027448

New/ Listing

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP – This home has been restored from top to bottom. High ceilings and refinished wood flooring. Large yard, enclosed porch and deck. Charming place! $89,900 MLS #13028008

CRYSTAL / HACKERT LAKE FRONTAGE – This home is tucked back in the woods and has 60 ft. of private frontage. Small slope to lake. Newer roof and furnace. Great views! $124,900 MLS #13028558

New/ Listing

UNIQUE LINCOLN LAKE PARCEL! 167 ft. of private frontage. Enjoy the beautiful views from inside or out! 32 x 12 living area with large windows overlooking the lake. Finished gazebo/studio. 2 car garage. $ 189,900 MLS #13029973

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YEAR AROUND HOME OF PERFECT GETAWAY – This nearly new home has an open floor plan, tasteful décor, deck and finished walkout basement. Just around the corner from Hamlin Lake access. $149,900 MLS #13006191

SPACIOUS HOME JUST OUTSIDE OF LUDINGTON! Conveniently located near schools, shopping and downtown Ludington. Beautiful, open family room with hardwood floors, attached garage & detached 24 x 40 garage. $178,900 MLS #12032448

call me for a free, no obligation market analysis to give you an idea of what your home is worth in today’s market!


ooded, corner lot on paved road. Hamlin Township. MLS #10034613 ..........................................................................................................$17,900 W 2 lots, corner of Decker and Kennedy. MLS #13017953 .................................................................................................................................$24,900 PM Township – 2 lovely parcels, over 2 acres, large hardwoods, great location. MLS #12015859 .......................................................$62,000 Each St. Mary’s Lake – 2 parcels, over an acre each with 100 ft. of frontage. Peaceful setting. MLS #13025872 ........................................$79,900 Each Pleiness Lake Access – 2 lots with 24 x 32 garage, well, septic & electric. MLS #13018915 ..........................................................................$24,900 68 ft. frontage on Pleiness Lake with building lot across private road. MLS #12039500 .................................................................................$64,900 Pentwater – nice site with city sewer, city water, natural gas & cable. MLS #13002870 ................................................................................$69,900 24.5 acres with pines, winding drive & building site. Spring fed pond. MLS #12043380 .................................................................................$84,900 Ready for development – 22 lots bordering the edge of Pentwater Village. MLS #12062478 ...................................................................... $249,900 Pere Marquette Lake frontage – 102 ft. w/seawall. Cleared lot with pines. MLS #12022009 ..................................................................... $250,000

Jackie Makowicki, GRI Associate Broker Listing Agent

5492 W. US 10, Ludington

Ph. (231) 843-5111

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FIND YOUR PLACE ...Just build it!

...Just make it your own!


...Just enjoy it!



Located just minutes from Oxbow and St. Mary’s Lakes, and 6 miles from 1000’s of acres of National Forest land - this is prime hunting acreage!

This cute 2 bedroom bungalow is a gardener’s delight - enjoy Northern Michigan’s summers in walking distance to the Manistee’s river & beaches!

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to buy at One Ludington Place - this 2 bed/2 bath unit is tastefully decorated and situated poolside with 2 decks.







Great building site suitable for hunting lodge or country estate. This property is set up for hunting with blinds in place and a track record.

Tucked away in lake and river country, this home is perfect for weekends up north or year around enjoyment. 3 bed/2 bath plus 40x24 shop/garage.

This condo is warm and inviting! 2 bed/2 bath on one level at Harbor Front Plaza overlooking your view of the Marina, Ludington Harbor and the SS Badger!







Choose one of four prime building sites located across from Municipal Marina to build your dream home with a view! Live in the heart of downtown Ludington.

This four seasons cottage is ready to be enjoyed for generations. 40’ shared access with dock across the road is the icing on the cake!

This is a newly finished first floor unit at One Ludington Place with 3 bright bedrooms, two walk-off decks, granite and stainless kitchen and channel view.





Renee Malburg Associate Broker

Making Connections...


Perfect Up North retreat at Gunn Lake - 3 bed/2 bath chalet w/full walk-out basement and detached garage/ shop with sportsman’s suite at rear!

Relax and unwind on the shores of Lake Michigan and leave the city behind - you will be comfortable in this 2 bed/2 bath home with over 1600 sf of living space.



5492 W. US 10, Ludington

(231) 233-5674


Lake Michigan views abound from this 3rd floor unit - over 1600 sf, laundry room, master suite. Purchase unfinished and build to suit!


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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

8300 Leecrest Onekama

11118 Budde Rd. Freesoil

Views of Portage lake from the livingroom and deck on a street that while still quiet is close to everything Beautiful Portage Lake is just a short distance from this 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Large 1.5 acre lot $59,900

Surrounded by Federal land and only 2 miles south of Manistee National Golf Course. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $117,900

14759 Babcock Rd. Bear Lake

18897 Hoxeyville Rd. Wellston This beautiful cape cod style home is located on 3.27 acres. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry. Completely renovated on the inside $119,900

Country living at its best! Just five miles from Arcadia Bluffs and from Bear Lake, this home offers access to Michigan's best leisure activities, yet it is secluded, private, and surrounded by nature. $149,500

12565 River Rd. Brethren

10 Duffy St. Manistee

Completely refinished 2 bedroom, 1 bath home less than 1 mile to Lake Michigan! New kitchen counter tops and backsplash. Updated colors and lots of light in this enjoyable home. $59,500

Original style one room Up North Cabin on 70 acres of beautiful woods. Dammed up pond on property for all kinds of wildlife. 1500 ft to Manistee River. Surrounded by Federal lands on three sides. $150,000

279 Third Ave. Manistee

972 Brickyard Rd. Manistee

Charming 3BR,1 bath home less than 1/2 mile from Lake Michigan! Beautiful hardwood floors, ceramic tile, and 9 foot ceilings on main level. Formal dining room and living room with large windows. $69,900

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with loft has it all. Completely redone from inside out! Newer roof, windows, vinyl siding, hardwood floors, tile and carpet. Stainless steel appliances in very unique kitchen. $92,000

Susette Redman Wilson 231-383-0565

Pam Weiner 810-841-8616

Heather Barker 231-510-5505

Isaac Barker 231-510-5505

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

349 Fifth Ave Manistee

317 Fifth Ave #04 Manistee

1928 Fox Farm Rd. Manistee

8792 S Greenway Onekama

2 bedroom 2 bath bungalow home with large yard close to downtown, the river and Lake Michigan. $95,000

Condo in excellent condition. Some furnishings could be included. Wonderful vacation place or year round home. Everything you need to be cozy...nice fireplace, carport, pool. POPULAR MANISTEE RIVER! $125,000

Are you looking for a peaceful and serene setting yet close to town? This 4 bedroom home offers it all. Enormous family room with bar area in lower level. $239,000

Incredible home with custom detailing through out. Completely remodeled in 2001, gourmet kitchen remodel done in 2008 and porches done in 2003. Move in ready. $484,000

2705 Red Apple Rd. Manistee

8761 Lake Park Dr Onekama

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, custom built home in Red Apple Beach Shores. Home is located across from Lake Michigan, with deeded lake access. Circular driveway and spacious front porch. $349,900

Enjoy your 3 bedroom, 1 bath Chalet cottage or year round home on desirable Andys Point. This home is only 1/10 mile from Portage Lake boat launch, and less that 1 mile from Lake Michigan access. $199,000

3668 Portage Point Dr. Onekama

1408 Meadow Wood Dr. Manistee

Gorgeous setting just across from Portage Lake with access nearby. This unique 6 acre parcel of rolling hills with a stream, woods, and tillable areas and tons of privacy. Immaculate 3 bedroom 3 bath home. $339,000

Immaculate move-in condition home sits on a peaceful, large wooded lot just a mile from town and schools, boasting open contemporary floor plan and tastefully appointed luxury. $309,900

Susette Redman Wilson 231-383-0565

Pam Weiner 810-841-8616

Heather Barker 231-510-5505

Isaac Barker 231-510-5505

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

Whispering Ridge ď Ź Portage Lake View Lots

Lot 2 Memorial Drive

Lot 4 Memorial Drive

.98 acre, portage lake view, direct access to Lake Michigan. $84,900

1.12 acres, piece of paradise, recreational water wonderland. $92,500

Lot 6 Memorial Drive

Lot 9 Memorial Drive, Whispering Ridge, Onekama

2.11 acres, wooded area with Portage Lake view. Close to numerous activities. $99,500

1.18 acres, scenic views of Portage Lake. $49,000

Gear Rd., Arcadia, MI $119,00 Desirable Pierport location. Some of the this 34 acre parcel is heavily wooded with valuable timber, other areas are rolling grassland suitable for building sites. Surrounded by farm land and close to Lake Michigan. This parcel is between Arcadia and Onekama. One of the truly magnificent areas

Susette Redman-Wilson 231-383-0565

Pam Weiner 810-841-8616

Fairway, Onekama, MI $55,000 Just over 2 acres in desirable Portage Point. Lots are level and buidable. Close to public access of beautiful Portage Lake. Lots of room to spread out and build that great vacation or year round home.

Heather Barker 231-510-5505

Isaac Barker 231-510-5505

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Build a patio for seasonal entertaining Outdoor entertaining is a primary component of the warm-weather season. Individuals flock to their backyard patios and decks to barbecue or simply soak up a little sun. Over the course of the fall and winter your patio may have experienced some wear and tear. Or if the patio is several years old, it may need some maintenance to improve its appearance for the new season. Maintenance often depends on the material used. Before starting, figure out what your patio needs and stock up on the supplies. Many patios are poured concrete, and a simple pressure-washing could be

all that’s needed to revive the look. Pressure washers can be rented or purchased. If there are cracks or chips in the patio, some minor patchwork may be able to fix unsightly problems. There are fast-dry patching kits. If the patio is especially damaged, it may be in your best interest to simply replace the patio or cover it with a different material, like wood decking. Some patios are constructed from paving stones. Pavers are usually installed atop a thin layer of sand and then more sand is brushed into the seams between the pavers to set them in place. Over time, the sand may become dislodged causing the pav-

ers to wobble or even grow uneven. Taking the time to brush new sand over a paver patio can keep the stones stable. Because pavers are not a solid surface, weeds can grow in between the stones. Hand weeding and the application of a weedkilling product can help with keeping weeds at bay and from being unsightly. This year, maybe it’s not about refreshing the patio but installing one instead. Although many homeowners choose to make the installation of a patio a do-ityourself project with fine results, if you have a large yard or an intricate design, you may want to price out masons. These contractors could have relationships

with suppliers of concrete and patio pavers, which could save on the cost of materials for the job. Plus you will have the benefit of knowing the work was done correctly. Now is also the time to wash the cushions to your patio set to enhance your patio decor. Do so on a sunny, warm day to allow the cushions to dry adequately so they won’t develop mildew or mold staining and odor. If the cushions look dated or beyond repair, this season could be a good time to head to the store and purchase a new set. Nothing refreshes a patio more than bright colors and attractive accessories.

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

7877 66th, Pentwater 44 acres of hunting land 5 minutes from downtown Pentwater! Spring fed pond, atv track on dunes, 4 deer blinds and a rustic cabin. $190,000.00

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

7425 S. Lakeshore Dr, Pentwater

6600 Beech, Ludington

Log sided cabin near Hamlin Lake 130' of Bass Lake frontage in plus double garage. Many updates, Pam Luetkemeyer Pentwater. Huge front porch, 3 beds, 3 lots, wooded. $69,900.00 231-923-8830 1 bath, plus a guest cottage on 1.5 acres! $325,000.00

Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

FEATURED HOME THE SANCTUARY AT HOPKINS LAKE 5487 W. Golfside Dr., Ludington Beautiful lot with frontage on two streets, both Golfside Drive and Ironwood Drive. Lot has a nice building site and has a 4 inch well already drilled. $14,900 #10057514


233 N. Jackpine Rd., Walhalla 2 bedroom,1 bath home on 3 lots, 2 are landscaped with gardens, underground irrigated. 3 seasons room. New roof, appliances, kitchen cabinets, and floor. Detached garage, 2 storage bldgs., deck. $119,900 #11029814

ACREAGE 10A US 31, Pentwater 10 acres with over 766 feet of frontage on Oceana Drive which is north Business US 31. Heavily traveled. 2/10 mile from interchange of US31. Unlimited possibilities. $109,000 #11050510

Dick Boyd 231-590-1067

REDUCED! WASHINGTON WOODS 1233 Blue Heron Dr., Ludington Beautiful condo, built in 2007. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, den, large rear deck, attached garage. Designed so that everything you need is on the main level. In a quiet tree lined subdivision. $194,500 #12036195


THE SANCTUARY AT HOPKINS LAKES 5488 W. Golfside Dr., Ludington Over 1 acre lot to build your new home, all situated in the Sanctuary at Hopkins Lake. Deeded access to Hopkins Lake and 150" of Golf Course Frontage. REDUCED! $14,900 #11050504 WASHINGTON WOODS 1259 Blue Heron Dr., Ludington Lovely condo built in 2006. 9 foot ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining room, nice size living room, large deck off living room overlooking wooded area. $194,500 #12054681

"Recipient of the 2 Million+ dollar sales awards for 2012"

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Endless Lake Michigan Views NEW LISTING! 190 Harbor Drive • 2 bedroom • 2 bathroom • 1112 square feet

Don Bradley 231-425-8838

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Is it time to add a half bathroom? Pros and cons involved

When it comes to renovating a home, homeowners expect to spend money. No home renovation or home improvement project is free, but some are less costly than others. The addition of a half-bathroom is a popular project among homeowners, and it won’t necessarily break the bank. If converting existing floor space into a half-bathroom, such a renovation can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, making the addition of a powder room one of the few home improvement projects where the value added to the home exceeds the cost of the renovation. Before deciding to add a half-bathroom, it helps to consider some of the pros and cons of the project.

Pros • Convenience: A half-bathroom is often added on the home’s main floor or in the basement or attic. This makes it more convenient for guests to use the restroom during a dinner party or when coming over to watch the big game in a basement home-theater area. • Problem-free: Half-bathrooms are smaller because they don’t have a shower or bathtub. That means common bathroom problems like mold and mildew are not as big a concern as they are for full bathrooms. • More choices: Because mold and mildew aren’t likely to present a problem in a half-bathroom, homeowners have more options at their disposal when choosing floors and countertops.

Cons • Space: As their name implies, halfbathrooms are much smaller than full bathrooms. As a result, they tend to feel cramped. • Value: Though an inexpensive half-bathroom addition might recoup its value and then some at resale, the project won’t add as much

resale value to a home as a full bathroom addition might. • Loss of storage: If storage around the house is sparse, homeowners might be better off keeping the area designated for the halfbathroom as a storage closet instead of a bathroom. Once the pros and cons have been weighed, homeowners who want to go forward with the project should then check with their local municipality to

ensure the codes and requirements won’t restrict their project. Size or window restrictions might curtail the project or limit what homeowners can do, which might change their minds on the project altogether. The addition of a half-bathroom often makes practical and financial sense. But before making any addition, homeowners must weight the pros and cons to make the best decision possible.

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500


6019 W. Davis Rd. 75 ft. on Hamlin Lake. 4 bed, 2.5 bath, boat house , pole barn mls 13017111 $379,000

11784 N. Amber Rd. Custom log home, 3 bed, 3 bath, 19 acres, 3.5 car garage mls 13009696 $279,000

5183 Stella St. 90 ft on Pleiness Lake. Gorgeous view, cottage or year round mls 12058636 $189,000

6908 S. Lakeshore Dr. 82 ft. on Bass Lake, 4 bed, 2 bath, close to Lake Michigan mls 12053386 $337,000

502 N. Jackpine Rd. 338 ft on Long Lake, Nearly 2 acres, updated cottage. mls 12030354 $230,000

300 N. Taylor Rd. Weldon Creek and pond. 3 bed, 2 bath, 20 acres, pole barn. mls 12055502 $189,000

8273 E. Johnson Rd. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath log sided home and pole barn near Long Lake mls 13032509 $109,500

7275 S. Lakeshore Dr. 100 ft. Private Bass Lake Frontage 3 Bed 2 bath cottage mls 13026647 $339,000

148 N. Mike St. Near Long Lake access, cottage or 1st home, 2 car garage. mls 13019123 $59,900

7100 E. Wever Rd. Near Long Lake access. 2 bed, 2 bath, lg. lot, very neat mls 12010528 $89,000


Tim Gibson 3717 S. Hopkins Lake Dr. 120 ft. of private frontage Nearly 1 acre of land mls 13033319 $45,900

6709 Dunecrest Lake Michigan Deeded Access Buildable hillside lot mls 13031900 $79,900

PM-Big South Branch 5916 S. Rapids Rd, Branch 477 ft. river frontage on 3.2 A 3 bedrooms, 1 bath Lg Deck 40 ft from River $189,000

PM-Big South Branch 7345 S. River Bend, Branch 80 ft. easy access frontage 2 bedrooms, 1 bath $124,900

Log Home on 11 Wooded Acres 9557 E. Anthony Rd., Branch Borders Manistee National Forest 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath, walkout basement $148,000

503 Clark St., Ludington Duplex - 2 bedroom/1 bath each side Built 1999, 1680 sq. ft. Close to Hospital & Physician Offices $135,000

7896 E. US 10, Branch 210 Ft. Emerson Lake Frontage 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths on 4 Acres 3-Car Heated Garage & Much More REDUCED $359,000

Pere Marquette River 9115 E. Berger Lane, Branch 95 ft. River Frontage on 1 Acre Cabin w/2 Bed/1Bath 30x40 Detached Bldg. with 600 Sq. Ft. in Guest Quarters - $199,900

665 E. McCork Rd., Baldwin 20 A - Spacious Home & Guest Cabin adjoining 200 A Manistee Natl Forest 2.5 Car Garage & RV Hookup & Elec REDUCED $139,500

14564 S. Star Lake Dr., Baldwin 132 ft. frontage - Big Star Lake 5 bedrooms, 2 baths-Walkout Dock on 912 Acre Lake • $209,000

Realtor 231-233-7327

PM-Big South Branch 8131 E. Lucek, Branch 1,200 ft. incredible frontage 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths 2 Pole bldgs - 78 Acres $625,000

1087 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington 1900 Sq. Ft. Bi-Level Home on 1 Acre Lot 4 Bed/ 2 Baths - Great Room w/Fireplace Screened-in Porch / Detached 2-Car Garage $172,000




7478 N. 168th, Walkerville, MI Custom Built, Cedar Home on 13 A 3 Bed/2 Bath Walk-Out, 1,980 Sq Ft Finished Wrap-around Porch & Deck $245,00


Gunn Lake View 2 bedrooms plus extra Neat and ready! mls 13025751 $54,000

2064 W. US-10 Great business location. Modern building with showroom & warehouse mls 13005917 $239,900

N E W 10132 S. Lakeside Ridge, Baldwin 37 ft. Basford Lake frontage 2 bedrooms, 1 bath & sleeping loft 2-tiered Deck & Dock $96,000

Lot #284 E. Sippy Road, Custer, MI 49405 1 acre parcel in Whiskey Creek Resort Resort has 80 A in midst of 22,000 A of the Manistee Federal Forest REDUCED $6,000

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500


Pere Pointe Village

1379 W. Waters Edge, Scottville 1.5 Acre lot on Oxbow Lake All sports lake $129,900

1704 W. Hansen, Scottville

Wonderful 3 bedroom ranch Deeded access to Crystal/Hackert Lake $169,900

407 N. Delia St., Ludington

704 W. Loomis St.., Ludington

2 bedroom, 2 bath Has over $35,000 in Improvements $115,000

3 bedroom, 2 bath Just Listed! 2 Unit rental. $250,000

6109 Davis, Freesoil

5788 W. Barnhart Rd., Ludington

3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath 100 Ft. Hamlin Lake Frontage REDUCED TO $344,000

3 bedroom, 2 bath 190 Ft. Hamlin Lake Frontage $419,000

Priced from $163,900 Outstanding Lake Views from Every Unit Superior Construction • Great Amenities Free Boat Fabulous Outdoor Pool & Spa Slip for Bath & Shower Facilities 1st Year! Clubhouse with Stone Fireplace

Call Steve Iverson 231-907-1200 COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

6062 N. Grace, Ludington

6844 W. Illinois St., Ludington 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch Across from South Bayou $172,000

3 bedroom, 3 bath Completely Renovated, turn key condition $327,000

6954 W. Cherry St., Ludington 3 bedroom, 2 bath Immaculate turn-key home REDUCED! $119,999

18 S. Ellery St., Pentwater

4565 S. Brye Rd., Ludington

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home Open floor plan, screened in porch $155,900

Cottage Resort on Hamlin Lake 5 Cottages, 100 ft. Lake Frontage $499,900

5530-a Jebavy, Ludington

3 bed 2 bath ranch on 6.67 acres Hamlin, close to lake access $199,900

102 W. State St., Scottville 7,000 Sq. Ft. great location Retail business opportunity $199,000



2918 Piney Ridge, Ludington $349,900 • 203’ Hamlin Lake frontage • Cute 2 B/R cottage • Move-in condition, many updates

Price Reduced!

3773 S. Masten, Branch $49,900 • Remodeled cabin • 2 B/R, 1 bath • Nearly 3 acres near Ruby Creek


5871 E. Ford Lake Rd, Fountain $78,000 • Own 2 docks on Ford Lake • 3 B/R, 1 bath home • Great association amenities


Lori Dickenson MULTI MILLION $ PRODUCER! 231-633-8417

7105 No Name, Ludington $229,000 • Picture perfect setting • Lush gardens, close to town • 3 B/R, full finished basement

8978 E. Kinney Rd, Branch $69,900 • Over 2 secluded acres • 3 B/R, 2 bath home • Enjoy the nature all around


1545 N. Tyndall Rd, Branch $49,900 • Beautiful 5 acre parcel • 5 B/R, 2 bath home • Great recreational area


Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

240 S. Fair Oaks, Fountain $149,000 • Vacation cottage on Long Lake • Furnished, well maintained • Possible seller financing

5233 N. Mustang, Fountain $164,900 • Own a dock on Ford Lake • Newer, quality built ranch • Great association amenities


3300 N. Sherman Rd, Ludington $269,900 • 3 B/R, 2 Bath ranch home • 15 acres in Hamlin Township • Polebarn, secluded, paved road

“Thanks to Lori Dickenson, we went from listing to closing in less than 30 days! Selecting Lori to sell my mother’s house at 507 N. Park St. was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Lori is the ultimate real estate professional. She is very hard working and knows the local real estate market. Lori kept me informed at every step and made sure that everyone stayed on track to ensure a quick and error free closing. I deeply appreciate all of her hard work and attention to detail on my behalf. If you want quick results, hire Lori to sell your house. She will work very hard to make it happen.” -Very Happy Seller

2813 N. Lincoln Rd, Ludington $199,900 • 5 B/R, 3 baths + extra rooms • 2 .27 acre corner parcel • Attached 3 car garage

9016 E. Kinney Rd, Branch $44,900 • 10 wooded acres • 2 B/R, 1 bath home • Many quality updates

977 N. Pine Ridge, Ludington $154,900 • 3 bedroom, 2 bath home • Well maintained ranch home • Beautiful landscape, Att. garage

6499 W. Virnetta Dr, Ludington $119,900 • 4 B/R, 2 bath ranch • Move-in condition, many updates • Full finished walk-out basement


440 N. Jackpine Rd, Fountain $219,900 • 134’ walk-out frontage • On Long Lake, an all sports lake • NOT A DRIVE BY!


Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

Price Reduced!

415 N. Park St, Ludington $139,900 • View of Lake Michigan • 1 block from Lake MI • 4 B/R, 1.5 bath home


Lighthouse Realty

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Understanding different siding options Seemingly from the moment a home is purchased, its new owners start envisioning ways to transform their new pad into their dream home. Once they turn their key for the first time, homeowners enter an empty home and see a blank slate on which they can improve. But even before homeowners enter their new home, chances are the home’s exterior has inspired a few improvement ideas as well. One of the more common home improvements is changing a home’s exterior siding. Many new homeowners want to change their home’s appearance with siding but might not be sure which option is the best fit for them. The following guide to siding options might help make this decision that much easier for homeowners still on the fence. • Vinyl: Vinyl siding is a

popular choice among homeowners who don’t want to break the bank to change their home’s exterior look. Vinyl siding is one of the more affordable siding options, and many homeowners are attracted to its durability and reputation as a very low-maintenance siding option. Seamless vinyl attracts homeowners because of its aesthetic appeal. In general, vinyl siding is wind-resistant and unlikely to rot, scratch or blister, and vinyl siding does not attract insects nor is it susceptible to mold or mildew. However, some vinyl siding cannot withstand extremely cold weather. • Solid wood: Wood siding can last for decades and many homeowners love its old-fashioned appeal. However, homeowners who don’t want the hassle of worrying about their home’s exterior might be better suited to other options, as wood sid-

ing can be difficult to maintain. Because wood will expand or contract depending on the season, wood siding is prone to cracking or splitting, and especially humid climates might foster mildew in wood siding. Wood siding typically requires restaining or repainting every few years, and such maintenance is necessary throughout the siding’s lifespan. Proper and routine maintenance of wood siding can also help reduce the risk of termites or mold. • Aluminum: Durable and affordable, aluminum siding is easier to maintain than wood, though many homeowners still choose wood over aluminum on the basis of aesthetic appeal. Many homeowners often come down to deciding between aluminum and vinyl siding, and environmental concerns might come into play when making that decision. Aluminum siding

is considered by many to be the more eco-friendly option, as some feel vinyl siding is bad for the environment and might even negatively affect human health. Aluminum siding is generally wind-resistant and homeowners enjoy its status as a relatively low maintenance siding option. • Stucco: Many homeowners prefer stucco siding because of its unique makeup that allows them to choose a design and color uniquely their own. A manufactured product made up of cement, lime, sand, and water, stucco is easy to maintain and can last a very long time. Stucco installation, however, is an intricate process and homeowners can expect to pay more for stucco’s installation than they would with other options, even though the installation can be finished very quickly, particularly when compared to wood siding.

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

599 Sixth Street, Pentwater

4 Harbor Point Lane, Manistee

Fabulous home overlooking beautiful Pentwater Lake with its own shallow, hard sand beach, fire pit and beach storage. A short walk to town, but private and quiet. The tall ceiling and windows facing the lake offer an incredible view and give this home a wide open, sunny feel. The house and bunkhouse sleep up to 14. Cozy stone fireplace and cheerful, open kitchen. Upper level bonus room. This home is priced below appraised value! $553,000 MLS# 13017627

Spacious condominium overlooking the Harbor Village Marina. A three bedroom, luxury condo that features all the amenities and is beautifully appointed. Relax on the covered deck next to the 50 foot, private boat slip, or walk out the front door to enjoy the gorgeous sandy beach of Lake Michigan. No extra charge for the sunsets! $439,000 MLS# 13022315

“Specializing in fine homes and land along the lakeshore.� Let John & M.A. represent your real estate interest in the area. View our website at John Ferguson 269-377-5946

M.A. Ferguson 269-377-9516

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Lighthouse Realty Ludington 231-845-7500 Manistee 231-398-3800

Nurnberg Road-PREMIER HAMLIN LAKE frontage - enjoy over 300 feet of waterfront and 11.3 acres of privacy. Ideal location to build your home or cottage. Gentle slope to the water’s edge and fabulous views. Explore the possibilities... NEW LISTING $339,000

Lake County 231-898-3660 Oceana County 231-869-7500

1414 N. Lakeshore Dr. - CLOSE TO LAKE MICHIGAN-Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home on almost an acre. Hardwood floors, Fieldstone fireplace and a “cook’s” kitchen with stainless appliances. Deck overlooks landscaped, irrigated yard. $249,900

404 N. Robert St. - IDEAL LOCATION - only 6 blocks to Lake Michigan. Fabulous 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch nestled on a beautifully landscaped lot. Hardwood floors. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances. Basement & 2 car garage. $147,000

831 N. Pine Ridge Dr. - PEACEFUL & PRIVATE 1.8 acre setting boasts this 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Fieldstone fireplace, large kitchen and dining room with slider to newer deck. 2 car garage. Country location convenient to town. $125,000

Deb Stevenson Group, Inc ~ Lighthouse Realty ~

368 Harbor Dr. #202 - LAKE VIEWS and beautiful sunsets are yours to enjoy from the private deck of this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo. 1000 ft. of Association beach, access to boat launch and tennis courts. Heated garage. $94,500

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216 E. Danaher St. - FAMILY SIZE home boasts 4+ bedrooms and 2 full baths. Original wood floors. Updated kitchen with tile floor and nice sunroom. Partially finished basement with workshop. 2 car detached garage & landscaped lot. $98,000

Debby Stevenson Associate Broker

231-510-5727 4664 S. Eden Lake - PRIVATE LAKE - 84ft. on Eden Lake with a “move-in” ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Large wraparound deck and walkout level. 10x20 glass sunroom. Dock, firepit and detached garage. Some furnishings included. $158,000

2333 E. Treml - ENJOY THE BIG SAUBLE RIVER-Association access is yours with this fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Open floor plan, fireplace and wood floors. 9ft walkout basement. Great deck for entertaining. Attached garage. $121,900

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

894 S. Lakeshore Dr. - PERE MARQUETTE LAKEFRONT building site on desirable Buttersville Peninsula. 106ft. of lake frontage with direct access to Lake Michigan. Seawall is in and there is an oversized Boat house on the property. Explore the options! $199,000

v/l Lake St. - PENTWATER BUILDING SITE with lake views. Close to public access and boat launch. Great elevation for a walkout! Buy later. Enjoy the unique shops, great restaurants, seasonal art fairs and more! Explore the options $162,000

901 N. James St. - IDEAL NORTHSIDE RANCH boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Beautifully updated rooms with an abundance of natural light. Family Room with bar area in lower level. 2 car garage and a nicely landscaped corner lot. $123,500

v/l Serenity Lane - DESIRABLE HAMLIN TWP building site. Beautiful, serene 1.19 acre lot with a clear-water creek running through it. Quiet cul-desac development nestled in a nicely wooded area. Nice trails and a firepit already on site. $28,900

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