Friday, December 16, 2011

1900 Long Road, Beaverton MI - SOLD!

Nice Country Home on almost 2 Acres
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Shed


Wow! You'll love this charming country home, built in 2004. This nice home is in "move-in" condition. Very friendly floor plan with a roomy living area. Carpeting was newly installed in 2009. Most furnishings can stay with the house (excluding beds). (Most furnishings are approx 3 years old). Watch deer and turkey from your windows.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

371 Pineview, Harrison MI - SOLD

Unique "Smart Home" For Sale on Trout Lake!
5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage
100 ft of Waterfront on the Lake


You'll fall IN LOVE with the AMAZING view this beautiful 5 bedroom "Smart Home" has to offer. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from several rooms throughout the house. This home is set up so that you can remotely turn on the heat before you come up north, by using a computer. You can even choose what rooms to heat up by a click of a mouse! This home also comes with a built in stereo system, complete with over 17,500+ songs (that come with the sale)! The home is being sold furnished.

Sit out on the 12x64 two level cover deck and take in the breathtaking views. Watch a variety of birds, squirrels and deer from the comfort of your home/cottage. Grab your fishing pole for some amazing fishing in private Trout Lake (no-motors-lake). You need to see this one to truly appreciate it!

1117 Ritchie Road, Gladwin MI - SOLD!

Nice 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Home on 15 acres

Great Buy! nearly immaculate 3 bedroom home on 15 private acres. This nice home is in "move in" condition! Great location for wildlife lovers and hunters. Nice level parcel that could also be great for horses. Lots of deer and plenty of woods for a variety of wildlife. This home has updated simulated wood floors in the kitchen, dining and laundry rooms. Nice vaulted ceilings and a beautiful view out the living room and bedroom windows. Perfect family home in a nice country setting.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

29+ acres Adjoining State Land - SOLD!

WOW! 29+ acres Adjoining State Land!


If you're looking for a great hunting or camping parcel, you may have just found it. This nice parcel offers rolling hills and a nice mix of trees. Great hunting and located near snowmobile trails and several lakes. Adjoins 162 acres if state land, to the east. (The northern 2/3 was select cut a couple years ago).

Saturday, November 05, 2011

70 Acres Greenwood Rd - SOLD!

7552 Greenwood Road, Gladwin MI
70 rolling acres with mature forest in southern Roscommon County!


Take a Virtual Tour!

Beautiful rolling 70 acres with 2 ponds, mature trees and lots of wildlife for the outdoors-person! Excellent hunting area. Trails throughout the property. Several great hunting spots! One pond up towards the front, near the mobile home. The second, bigger pond is located towards the back (approx 20 ft deep). Mobile is in good condition and could be used as a full time home or cabin.
(Subject to split approval. See restrictions for more details).

Nice creek feeding the back pond.

Large pond towards the back of the property (approx 20 ft deep).

Large pole barn with concrete floor and electric.

Take a Virtual Tour!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

5343 Kings Way, Gladwin MI - SOLD!

Very nice 3 Bedroom Home in Sugar Springs!
Has new carpet and vinyl flooring in the walkout basement.


Super cute lake access home in beautiful Sugar Springs. This home features a friendly floor plan, hardwood floors in the kitchen/dining area, full finished walkout basement with a fireplace and 3/4 bath. Enjoy watching deer in your back yard. Full time home or vacation out. Kings Beach Club is just down the road. Enjoy the amenities that Sugar Springs has to offer!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Economist to Realtors: Michigan's economy is better than you think

I was there.... front and center.... literally (See photo... that's the back of my head, up front). It's good to know that jobs are coming back to Michigan).

Economist Ted Jones delivered some good news at the annual convention of the Michigan Association of Realtors Friday.

“Your economy is better than you think,” said Jones, the chief economist with Texas-based Stewart Title Guaranty Company, speaking on the final day of the convention held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. READ MORE....

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Gas Gauge Location?

Ok.... I know this is UNRELATED to Real Estate, but I thought this would be fun to post.

Did you know there was a DUMMY ARROW on your Gas Gauge, showing you what side your gas cap was on?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10 Square Acres in Harrison MI ~ SOLD!

Beautiful Square Ten Acres of Recreational Land!


10 Beautiful (Square) Rolling Acres in Clare County, south of Harrison. This property is 99% wooded with lots of Oak and Maple trees. This lovely property offers scenic rolling hills, privacy and good hunting. Located on a private road. Great location for hunting or camping.

771 Point Drive, Gladwin MI - Wiggins Lake - SOLD!

Cute Waterfront Home/Cottage on Wiggins Lake
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 1.5 Car Garage


You'll enjoy watching beautiful sunsets from this nice waterfront home on Wiggins Lake. This home offers plenty of living space, with great views of the lake. Enjoy the nice sandy swimming beach in a quiet area of the lake. Watch a variety of ducks and other wildlife right out your front windows. Roast marshmellows over an open fire around the lake side fire pit. This property also has it's own concrete boat ramp and includes dock and boat lift.

Monday, September 12, 2011

10 Beautiful Acres, Gladwin MI - SOLD!

Beautiful 10 Acres Near State Land and Secord Lake


You'll love this beautiful 10 acres with 465 ft of road frontage, making it a wider parcel. This property is loaded with mature trees and several pine trees that I bigger than what you can wrap your arms around. Located a short distance from state land. Also, located near Secord Lake and trails. Fantastic location for camping, hunting or building site.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

5 Ways to Fight a Low Appraisal

What do you do when the appraisal on the dream home you want to buy comes in below the price in the offer the seller has accepted—even as much as 10 to 20 percent below?

Chances are that raising the cash for your down payment and closing cost has tapped you out. Finding thousands more to make up the difference between the appraised value and the contracted amount is out of the question.


NOTE: I found this to be an interesting article, being that I have personally run into issues with low appraisals this summer. More-so in the Harrison area, and not not so much in Gladwin. I had two low appraisals come in on two different waterfront cottages in the Harrison area, within one week! We disputed both appraisals, and didn't win either one. We got one appraiser to agree to update his, because new comparable solds became available right after his report was submitted. However the lender wouldn't change it's stance. The other appraiser flat out refused to update it.

In the end, both sales did close, but the buyers and sellers had to compromise in some way.... Both buyers ended up having to bring more money to closing and one seller had to drop their price to get the sale to go forward. In one case, there were multiple offers on the cottage. So, we knew the value was there.... just the timing was bad to find good sales camps.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fannie & Freddie New Language for Appraisals

The secondary market, (Fannie and Freddie) have adopted new language for their appraisals. It is called the Uniform Appraisal Data Set. FHA has not adopted the same format.

The adoption begins in September as optional and mandatory for applications taken beginning in December of this year. Some of the changes are:

Style of home: Presently used 1 story, 1.5 story, etc. Fannie and Freddie now want architectural nature as style; such as: Colonial, Victorian, Rambler, Contemporary, etc.

In addition there are new abbreviations for view and 6 different condition ratings (C1-C6) and 12 quality ratings (Q1-Q12) and every home is to have statements of either “not updated” or “updated” or “Remodeled” .

These underwriting changes affect all lenders, REALTORS® and appraisers. The MLS will have to be adjusted to accommodate these changes and the agents will need to know how to correctly determine the changes in style and the different ratings that will apply when taking listings.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

5045 Ruby, Gladwin MI - Island Lake SOLD!

You'll LOVE the View and Sandy Beach at the Island Lake Cottage!
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 2 Car Garage


You'll enjoy the beautiful views and the sandy swimming beach at the cozy woodland, lake cottage on beautiful Island Lake. This cottage sits on a large lot with a nice 2 car garage. Watch loons and bald eagles from your enclosed porch or open deck, facing the lake. Let the kids play in the lake with the sandy lake bottom. Island lake offers good fishing and a leisure atmosphere on a no-gas-motors fishing lake. Island Lake also offer approx 230 acres of association shared land for walking, hunting and ATV's. Island Lake is also located just a very short distance from the designated snowmobile trails.