10 Counties With the Most Second, Vacation Homes

10 Counties With the Most Second, Vacation Homes Realtor.org Magazine December 10, 2018 © Lauzia – E+/Getty Images There are about 7.4 million vacation and second homes in the U.S., or about 5.6 percent of the total housing stock, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders analysis of 2016 national census data. Florida…

Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December

Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December Realtor.org Magazine December 12, 2018 December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, but it can be a great month for home buyers who have been sidelined to finally make their move. This month may be busier than previous December’s for that…

Michigan is home to this year’s hottest real estate ZIP code in US

Michigan is home to this year’s hottest real estate ZIP code in US MLive.com Real Estate News Updated Sep 27; Posted Sep 27 East Kentwood’s Stephen Bracey (2) holds the East Kentwood flag before a recent football game.  (Neil Blake | MLive) By Benjamin Raven braven@mlive.com Thanks to high-income millennial homebuyers looking for a little slice of suburbia, Realtor.com…

Michigan island up for auction in Presque Isle

Michigan island up for auction in Presque Isle Detroit Free Press Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free PressPublished 1:40 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2018 | Updated 5:12 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2018 Bidding is underway for the Brown Island property on Grand Lake, which is in Presque Isle, 20 miles Detroit Free Press (Photo: LASTBIDrealestate.com) Editor’s note: A…

Couple helps build solutions to area’s real estate needs

Couple helps build solutions to area’s real estate needs Petoskey News Review  Judy Wagley Special to the Herald Time Jul 27, 2018   Photo by Judy WagleyHannah Techel is ready to say “Welcome home!” with Homes45.com.     GAYLORD — Hannah and Pat Techel have rolled out the “welcome” mat to home buyers in Northern Michigan. The…

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan Petoskey News Review – Ryan Bentley Ryan Bentley (231) 439-9342 – rbentley@petoskeynews.com  Oct 1, 2018     Realtors tended to see basic laws of supply and demand on clear display in Northern Michigan’s residential real estate market through the first half of 2018, with…

Downtown Petoskey Haunted Halloween Feast

Downtown Petoskey Haunted Halloween Feast Petoskey Area Events   Friday, October 26, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Petoskey , MI Cost: $45 Contact & More Info http://www.petoskeydowntown.com Contact: Andi Phone: 231.348.0388  On Friday, October 26, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghostly history with a  dinner in Downtown. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell…

Boyne Mountain Halloween Hoopla

Boyne Mountain Halloween Hoopla Petoskey Area Events   Friday, October 26, 2018 – October 28, 2018 Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road Boyne Falls, MI 49713 Contact & More Info http://www.boyne.com/boynemountain/events/halloween-hoopla Phone: 844.773.8321 Ghosts and goblins await your arrival at Boyne Mountain and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark!  Bring your costume, swimsuit, and a sense for…

How Disruption Works in Your Favor

How Disruption Works in Your Favor Realtor.org Real Estate News As technology reshapes the real estate transaction, stay mindful of all you bring to the table. September – October 2018 by Graham Wood “Disruption” is a buzzword that has stirred considerable angst in the real estate community. As elements of the transaction become digitized, automated, or…

Coliving Craze? Developers Think So

Teams Attract Roughly a Quarter of Agents Realtor.org Real Estate News October 17, 2018 Coliving has become a growing trend in real estate, as more renters and homeowners look for roommates to help better afford their home. Read more: Co-Living Has Become a Hot Real Estate Trend In coliving buildings, tenants often lease a tiny room…

On the Watch List: 10 Housing Markets Poised for Appreciation

On the Watch List: 10 Housing Markets Poised for Appreciation Realtor.org Real Estate News October 17, 2018 Homeowners in the majority of housing markets across the country should expect to see home prices continue to appreciate by about 4.5 percent over the next 12 months, and, in a handful of western markets, owners likely will…

Teams Attract Roughly a Quarter of Agents

Teams Attract Roughly a Quarter of Agents Realtor.org Real Estate News © Jacob Lund – Fotolia.com Real estate teams have grown in popularity over the past few years, but individual salespeople still dominate the industry. For the first time, NAR has released research on what teams look like today. October 17, 2018 by Erica Christoffer  …

Indian River Outboard Marathon Nationals – Racing August 11th-12th, 2018

Indian River Outboard National Boat Races Top O’ Michigan Outboard Racing Club Join the Top O’ Michigan Outboard Racing Club (Tomorc) this August for the 69th Annual Marathon. Over two days of exciting and tough outboard racing in Northern Michigan. The course navigates through 87 miles of Northern Michigan’s beautiful Inland Waterway. Registration will be…

Gaylord Alpenfest 2018

Gaylord Alpenfest https://www.gaylordalpenfest.com/ 54th Annual Alpenfest® on July 10th – 14th, 2018 Gaylord, a vacation destination in central northern Michigan, will be hosting its’ 54th Annual Alpenfest on July 10th – 14th, 2018. Alpenfest attracts not only local residents but also frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days. Additionally, it is Gaylord’s unofficial annual homecoming weekend,…

Report: Co-Buyers Bring Big Down Payments

Report: Co-Buyers Bring Big Down Payments DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 Realtor.org Co-buyers—multiple unmarried buyers listed on the sales deed—are bringing some of the highest down payments to settlement, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ First Quarter 2018 U.S. Residential Property Loan Origination Report. The average down payment for homes purchased by…