6 Simple Life Changes That Will Help You Save for a Home

6 Simple Life Changes That Will Help You Save for a Home It is easy to get discouraged when trying to save for a home. Even if you secure a mortgage that allows you to put as little as 3 percent down, this is most likely one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.…

It’s the Best Time to Sell in a Decade

It’s the Best Time to Sell in a Decade DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2018 Prices are rising and homeowners are staying put longer, and that means more homeowners can cash in when they go to sell. Home seller profits surged to a 10-year high in the fourth quarter of 2017. Sellers…

Is Going Green at Home Saving You Green in Your Wallet?

  Kurt Jacobs Broker (989) 390-3939 kurt.jacobs@alpine45.com Alpine Realty Group 314 Howard St. Petoskey, MI 49770   Our Website Sold Listings Blog Client Reviews My Profile About Us Share Save Is Going Green at Home Saving You Green in Your Wallet?   A hot topic these days is transforming your home so that it saves…

Is This Your Situation: What Questions Should I Ask a Listing Agent Before Hiring One?

  Kurt Jacobs Broker (989) 390-3939 kurt.jacobs@alpine45.com Alpine Realty Group 314 Howard St. Petoskey, MI 49770   Our Website Sold Listings Blog Client Reviews My Profile About Us Share Save Is This Your Situation: What Questions Should I Ask a Listing Agent Before Hiring One?   The majority of homeowners choose to use a listing…

Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Upgrades

  Kurt Jacobs Broker (989) 390-3939 kurt.jacobs@alpine45.com Alpine Realty Group 314 Howard St. Petoskey, MI 49770   Our Website Sold Listings Blog Client Reviews My Profile About Us Share Save Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Upgrades   Curb appeal is the first impression that any potential buyer receives, so you should ensure that the front of your…

SKIABLE FEAST – 2018!

SKIABLE FEAST – 2018!    Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Treetops Resort 3962 Wilkinson Road Gaylord, MI 49735 Contact & More Info http://treetops.com/general-information/event/skiable-feast/?eID=2456 Contact: Treetops Resort Email: info@treetops.com Phone: (877) 386-9535  Skiable Feast  ~ Jan 6th  ~ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  Another event from Treetops Culinary Adventure Series! Don’t miss our Skiable Feast…

WILDERNESS SLEIGH RIDE DINNER Gaylord

WILDERNESS SLEIGH RIDE DINNER GaylordMichigan.net   Saturday, January 6, 2018 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner Treetops Resort 3962 Wilkinson Road Gaylord, MI 49735 (877) 386-9535 Contact & More Info http://treetops.com/general-information/event/wilderness-sleigh-ride-dinner/?eID=2464 Contact: Treetops Resort Email: info@treetops.com Phone: (877) 386-9535  Jan 6th    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm   The Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner is a…

As Senate Republicans Unveil Tax Reform Bill, Realtors® Highlight Importance of Homeownership

Realtor.org As Senate Republicans Unveil Tax Reform Bill, Realtors® Highlight Importance of Homeownership Share Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn Media Contact:  Jon Boughtin 202-383-1193 Tax Reform   WASHINGTON (November 9, 2017) – Senate Republicans today unveiled their vision for tax reform with a legislative package that includes the elimination of state-and-local tax deductions and a near…

Petoskey Shopping – Ladies Opening Night

PetoskeyDowntown.com Ladies Opening Night Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00pm  10:00pm Google Calendar  ICS Holiday shopping season is starting off with a bang! Ladies, while your husbands are away at deer camp, come Downtown Petoskey on Friday, November 17th to start your holiday shopping and create your ultimate holiday wish list! Join us afterwards for a Doe Camp…

Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade

PetoskeyDowntown.com Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:00am  12:00pm Google Calendar  ICS Holiday spirit will be coming your way during the 2017 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. The parade will wind through Downtown streets and end at the Perry Hotel, where children will have those all-important conversations…

Petoskey Holiday Open House

PetoskeyDowntown.com Holiday Open House Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00pm  9:00pm Google Calendar  ICS Join the merchants of Downtown Petoskey for the Holiday Open House, the region’s premier holiday season event! Held the first Friday in December, December 1 from 6 to 9 pm, the Holiday Open House begins with an appearance by Santa Claus, who flies in to…

Charlevoix – Santa’s Train Wonderland

VisitCharlevoix.org   On December 3rd and 4th Castle Farms will be transformed into a Train Wonderland!  See over 20 model trains including the famous Polar Express in its winter village.  Toddler riding trains, face painting, games, and tram rides are included, weather permitting. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa as he checks on his trains!…

Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

VisitCharlevoix.org Merchant Open House All Day – CHARLEVOIX STORES BLACK FRIDAY DEALS Taking place throughout the day, Charlevoix Merchants will be offering fantastic Black Friday Deals that you won’t want to miss. While area restaurant will offer great food and drink specials.  3:00 – 5:00pm – CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS COOKIE DECORATING & HOLIDAY CRAFT ACTIVITY Children…

How to Try Hockey! Petoskey Area Hockey Association

Petoskey Area Hockey Association How to Try Hockey!   LEARN TO SKATE AND INSTRUCTIONAL PLAY When: October 22nd – December 10th, 2pm – 3pm  Where: Griffin Arena Cost: $50 Registration: Click the Registration link below to register for the IP program (note that a USA Hockey registration is required and has a $40 cost for 2010 birth years or…

How Much Amazon’s HQ2 Will Drive Up Rents

Realtor.org How Much Amazon’s HQ2 Will Drive Up Rents DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 About 100 cities across the country have submitted their final bids to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, as municipal leaders argued for why their community is the best pick. However, it won’t be all…

Is This Your Situation: Wondering If a Fixer-Upper Is a Good Investment

Is This Your Situation: Wondering If a Fixer-Upper Is a Good Investment   Homes needing a little TLC are going on the market in the midst of increased buyer demand, and regardless of how much work these homes require, they are selling quickly and at high prices. These high-priced houses, which are listed with descriptions…

Insider’s Guide to the Latest Home Loan Opportunities

Insider’s Guide to the Latest Home Loan Opportunities   Mortgage lending is a continually changing industry. Here are some of the more recent changes in regulations, practices and products. Lenders welcome borrowers with open arms Affordable interest rates mean more people can qualify to buy a first home or move to a bigger home, and…

Are You Using the Right Light Bulbs?

Are You Using the Right Light Bulbs?   Different types of light bulbs work best in different situations, so it can pay to double-check all your home’s light bulbs. Bulbs vary in type, wattage, the amount of light they produce, the color of light that they produce and the amount of energy they use. As…

4 Tips for Refinishing Your Basement

4 Tips for Refinishing Your Basement   You probably have an idea of your perfect basement fixed in your head, but there are many decisions that go into achieving the space you’re envisioning. What are some commonly overlooked dos and don’ts that you should know before you begin to finish or refinish your basement? 1.…

Northern Michigan’s Real Estate Market is Hot. Getting Even Hotter.

MyNorth.com Northern Michigan’s Real Estate Market is Hot. Getting Even Hotter. By JEFF SMITH on July 13, 2017 Tagged Home & Cottage, Live Here, Real Estate Tom Krause The winner of the Red Hot Best Realtor voting category, Tom Krause, of Krause Realty Solutions, shares his perspective on the state of Northern Michigan’s real estate market and gives tips for buyers. Let’s start with…

Trending Strong: Realtors Share Thoughts on Northern Michigan Real Estate Market

MyNorth.com Trending Strong: Realtors Share Thoughts on Northern Michigan Real Estate Market By ROSS BOISSONEAU on April 27, 2017 Tagged Home & Cottage, Live Here, Real Estate Northern Michigan Realtors talk trends in lakefront, small towns and countryside living. Real Estate 2017 is featured in the April 2017 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy! Everyone knew the real estate bubble couldn’t…

AuSable River Festival & Canoe Marathon Events Schedule

  AuSable River Festival & Canoe Marathon Events Schedule     2017 AuSable River Festival & Canoe Marathon Events Schedule July 22 – 30, 2017 Grayling, MI NOTE:  Dates, Times & Locations are subject to change Saturday, July 22nd – Sprints for C-2 Race in Grayling City Park, 9am – Meet the Artist Day at Main Branch Gallery,…

Walloon Lake – Flywheelers 30th Anniversary Celebration Show

  Flywheelers 30th Anniversary Celebration Show July 27-30, 2017   Tractor Drive-In Movie Night Details 2017 Main Stage Music Schedule Details 30th Anniversary Poker Ride Details Flywheelers Senior’s Day Details Windmill Watermelon Welcome Details  Antique-Tractor Engine & Craft Show On April 18, 1988, twenty-seven men and women came together in a small log cabin to…

Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay

  Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay   August 19-20, 2016   Fun for the family with a variety of events on Petoskey’s waterfront during Festival on the Bay. The Festival on the Bay includes great live music, lots of fun kid’s activities, great food, competitive sporting events, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, SAFE…

Lunch in Lavender – Petoskey – Lavender Hill Farm

  Lavender Hill Farm Lunch in Lavender Lavender Hill Farm 7354 Horton Bay Road North,  Boyne City, MI 49712 Event Dates August 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM August 9, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM August 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM August 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM On the Farm Wander through a wonderland of lavender at Lavender Hill…

Boyne Falls Polish Festival

  Come Join Alpine Realty Group at the Boyne Falls Polish Festival Official Website Schedule of Events Polka Tent Come and join us in the Polka Tent – where the party is! Live music, food, drinks and more. Read More >> Youth Day Kids 10 and under are invited to Youth Day on Friday. Games,…

Otsego County Fair August 12-19 – Gaylord

  Come join Alpine Realty Group at the Otsego County Fair Official Website Schedule of Events August 12-19 It’s All About Friends, Family & Fun! Carnival starts Tuesday, August 15 at 3pm & the 16th – 19th starting at noon ATTENTION PLEASE ~ NEW THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO YOUTH INTERVIEW JUDGING! All youth…

Emmet Charlevoix County Fair 2017

  Emmet Charlevoix County Fair Official Website Location – 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770   FIREFIGHTER SHOW IS COMING BACK! The Fair welcomes back the Firefighter Show this year, offering kids the chance to see what it takes to be a firefighter! Shows will be Tuesday, August 22, through Saturday, August 26, with three shows…