Lake Charlevoix was named the first runner-up for America’s favorite lake by USA Today!

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Stroll the Streets

Summer in northern Michigan is amazing. I could stop right there. Because it is: beaches, golf courses, acres of conservancy and state land, miles of trails for hiking and bicycling. There are great restaurants, breweries, wineries, specialty food shops, antique stores, retail clothing – from tee-shirts to formal wear. And … continue reading »


Spring hasn’t Sprung…yet!

  We know Spring is hiding around here somewhere, and we hope it’s just around the corner. We’re waiting patiently (sort of) to enjoy warm walks outdoors, plant those gorgeous hollyhocks, and put away our winter jackets. While you’re watching the snow fall, you may be thinking it’s time to … continue reading »


What to do?

We just got a call from one of Pat’s clients asking us what was going on this weekend in Charlevoix County. He hadn’t seen our calendar of events for 2018, he said, but he figured we have one and could tell him what was on it for the weekend (1/19-1/21/18). … continue reading »


Winter Home Buying

Winter in northern Michigan is not for the faint of heart, and it may not seem like the ideal time to purchase a waterfront home, but maybe it’s time to rethink conventional wisdom. It’s true that the snow is often deep (it is this year), and it’s harder to see … continue reading »


Christmas on Cedar Lane

Christmas Lakeside  There’s nothing quite like Christmas on Cedar Lane. It all begins at the front door with bows and greenery outlining the wood laden door. You can’t miss the gorgeous poinsettia resting on the bench! Inside, garland circles each banister, elves dance through the hallways, and a decorated pine … continue reading »


Good news in northern Michigan real estate!

If this fall was a precursor of things to come, real estate is going to be great in 2018! The somewhat cool summer of 2017 had the real estate market lagging a bit. We know that the “selling season” doesn’t end with the beginning of school in northern Michigan; typically … continue reading »


New every time

Everything changes. And everything stays the same. With our Charlevoix office merger, we gained a lot of real estate (so to speak), as our sign circled Lake Charlevoix and spread across the county. We expanded, but we didn’t try and reinvent ourselves. We have held our market share since the … continue reading »