Spring Is FInally Here!

Well that was a rough April. On April 19th I had about 2 feet of snow on the ground in my yard and then fast forward a little over a week and it's 80 degrees outside! You won't hear me complain I'm excited about Summer and being able to get outside and enjoy everything the area offers. The wife and I actually just got new paddle boards and already have had them out on the bay, probably should have worn a wet suit but I like to live on the edge a bit. This weekend there are several big event s and perfect weather to accompany them. Just to name a couple i'm especially excited about, Mud Sweat And Beers at Mt Holiday, this is a fantastic event and all proceeds go to Mt Holiday and other local non profits. Then you can't miss The Little Fleets huge Cinco De Mayo party, all of the food trucks have arrived and will be open plus the margaritas are hard to beat. Don't miss out this weekend, it's looking like the weather is going to work in our favor and spring is …

Traverse City Real Estate Market Report

We’ve made a little traction on our inventory finally, we’ve bounced back from a 3 month inventory to almost 4 months. This is good for both buyers and sellers. However it is still very much a sellers market but with interest rates on the rise, currently between 4% and 5%, it’s also a good time to buy. For every point that interest rates rise buyer affordability decreases about 11%. Take a look at the report below and visit my Traverse City Real Estate website to search homes in the area or to inquire about selling your own.
Off Water Homes: Value direction is up 9.4% Market activity is down 4.6% Average days on market are 87 days 3.8 month inventory
On Water Homes: Value direction is up 14.8% Market activity is down 12.9% 6.5 month inventory

Traverse City Real Estate - Newly Listed Home

This is a newly listed water front home in Williamsburg Mi. The patio and private sandy frontage alone make this home extremely desirable. Some of the amenities include 175' of private frontage, granite, commercial grade appliances, 2 garage's, 2 tiers of decking, 3 porches, 2 kitchens, cathedral ceilings, stacked stone fireplace, billiard room, gym, and much more! If you want to learn more about this incredible home go to my Traverse City Real Estate website.

Living At Grand Traverse Resort And Spa

If you live in the area you've probably visited the Grand Traverse Resort And Spa at some point. My in-laws live on the golf course at the resort and I'm there almost as much as my own house. We golf here religiously in the summer and eat at one of several of their restaurants quite often, we even do a little shopping in there also. The resort has several developments on the golf courses as well as their beach front called "The Shores". They have anything from high end luxury homes that you'll find in Wolverine Heights to single bedroom condo apartments like Golfview. You can even purchase smaller condos that are on the main grounds of the resort and put them in the rental program and they handle all the trouble of renting them out.

You can join to a member at the resort also and get all kinds of perks, so if you live there this is a big advantage since they have gym facilities, full service spa, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, the beach front on east bay,…

Grand Traverse Real Estate Market Update Quarter 1

Visit my Traverse City Real Estate website to search homes in the area or inquire about selling your property.

New Modern Luxury Home In The Traverse City Area

It's so rare that homes like this hit the market in our area. This home went on the market today in the Honor area, unfortunately not my listing but as soon as I saw it I fell in love immediately. I grew up in a city where modern architecture like this is normal, but for our area here in northern Michigan they are few and far between. It really is a work of art the way that homes like this are designed, the sleek lines, materials, and windows to bring in the natural light fit great in the beautiful natural setting we have. I'll keep this blog post short and sweet but if you want to see more of this home just go to my Traverse City Real Estate website and it's in my featured listing section on my homepage. 

Buying A Home In Traverse City Michigan

If you live the Traverse City Mi area you know the housing market is hot! With a shortage in inventory, 3.4 months to be exact, and ever increasing buyer demand it's creating a tight market if you're a buyer. It's normal to see multiple offers and escalation clauses which is great if you're a seller and maybe not so great if you're a buyer. But there is hope! If you have a great buyers agent working for you then you should be able to get a heads up on homes that haven't yet hit the market known as "Pocket Listings". I work for Century 21 Northland and since we are a very listing centric agency I hear about pockets almost daily. I've sold many homes this way and can sometimes help avoid the dreaded multiple offer scenarios. Another way I find homes in a market like this one is simply talking to other agents I know in the area outside my brokerage as well as attending meetings like the WCR Realtor home tour every Wednesday. A lot of top producing ag…