Wally Kidd Real Estate Blog

By Emily Bingham | ebingham@mlive.com | Posted November 06, 2018 at 06:14 PM | 

With more than 11,000 inland lakes and its entire shape defined by the Great Lakes, Michigan is a hot spot for lakefront real estate.

A recent report from LakeHomes.com, a multi-state brokerage and real estate database, offers some insight into where the priciest lakefront real estate is found in Michigan.

To compile its quarterly Lake Market Report, LakeHomes.com pulled MLS data to find the average listing price for all for-sale homes in each market on Sept. 1, 2018.

The top 10 most expensive lakes for lakefront homes in Michigan are listed below, ordered from least expensive lake to the most expensive lake at No. 1.


10. Lake Macatawa
Average list price: $1,110,482

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HIGH DEMAND AND LOW SUPPLY ARE DRIVING HOUSING PRICES HIGHER. WHAT’S NEXT?

BY ROSS BOISSONEAU on NORTHERNEXPRESS.COM | OCT. 6, 2018

 

The housing market is always reacting to the law of supply and demand. When there’s a glut of homes on the market, prices drop. When demand outstrips supply, prices escalate.
 
So welcome to Traverse City, Petoskey, and Charlevoix — if you’ve got the money.
 
“Home sales are continuing to rise in our area. In certain price ranges, there are shortages of availability. So we are seeing multiple offers and consumers willing to pay more than the asking price and more than [its] true value to secure a home in Traverse City,” said Carolyn Collins. Collins is a Realtor with Century 21 Northland and president-elect of the

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With impeccably maintained greens and gorgeous views, Northern Michigan’s golf courses are some of the most scenic in the United States. You can find three such courses located in Bay Harbor: The Links, The Preserve, and The Quarry, while Boyne Mountain hosts another two: The Alpine and The Monument. All of these were inspired or designed by Arthur Hills, Robert Trent Jones, and Donald Ross, and other golf greats. These courses will captivate you with lush, green forests and sweeping lake views. Check out Northern Michigan for a truly unforgettable golf experience.

Bay Harbor

Play all three Bay Harbor golf courses together for a seamless golf weekend, or choose just one, so you have time to enjoy the other amenities of this resort community.

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A beautifully designed escape on the coveted shores of Walloon Lake. This stunning home has a gorgeous setting that is a gardener’s dream.

“To say that the homeowner has a green thumb would be an understatement. This home is known locally for its gardens and its landscaping, just first-rate,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

Erin Malone and Katie Boomgaard take you to Boyne City for this Amazing Northern Michigan Home.

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This Amazing Northern Michigan Home is well known as a recognizable and appreciated property for those that are familiar with the shores of Walloon Lake.

“The property is 250 feet wide which is a rare sized lot on Walloon today and it’s roughly about 450 feet deep,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

Katie Boomgaard and Erin Malone take us to the unique cottage which was built in the 40s and has been added onto over the years.

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Excerpt from “The Influencers Up North: Who’s Making Business Happen In Emmet, Antrim, And Charlevoix” 

In Traverse City Business News
Emmet/Antrim/Char., Issue 2018 July By Ross Boissoneau

Wally Kidd, Petoskey Kidd & Leavy Real Estate (Petoskey, Walloon Lake, Boyne City) Since forming his own real estate company with partner Pat Leavy in 2003, the longtime Realtor has expanded operations to three offices, located in Petoskey, Walloon Lake, and Boyne City. “My business partner Pat Leavy and I were at Bay Harbor,” Kidd said. “We wanted more control over our personal time and to see more of our kids, and decided it was time to venture out on our own.”

After filling out the ranks with 16 agents and staff, Kidd & Leavy is now first in the region for sales

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These patriotic destinations are Travel Channel favorites and the perfect place to honor America's birthday in proper red, white, and blue style.

#2 Boyne City

The state known for its outstanding cherry pies (a traditional Independence Day treat) is home to Boyne City which offers one of the biggest and best celebrations around. Billed as "The Best 4th in the North," the party lasts for two whole days. It includes a rubber duck race, a special breakfast, multiple parades, and of course a spectacular fireworks show.

Read the article to find out who our Northern Michigan small town shares it's accolades with! 

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By LISSA EDWARDS on June 26, 2018. Originally posted on MyNorth.com

Traverse Magazine readers voted Wally Kidd of Kidd & Leavy Real Estate our region’s Red Hot Best Realtor. Here he shares why Northern Michigan is the land of opportunities.

So … how’s the market?

Wally Kidd
The real estate market is solid. We live in a great part of the state to be in the real estate business. Usually, when you read these interviews people are telling you about some specific segment. But the best thing about Northern Michigan is that we have something for everyone—so as a Realtor my niche covers a lot of areas but especially the waterfront properties. You want to be on a fly fishing river? You want to be on a farm? You want to be in a big town—I’ll show you

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View the finest properties in Northern Michigan in our 2018 Property Guide. We represent a collection of the North’s most sought-after real estate in Bay Harbor, Walloon Lake, Petoskey, Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, and many more Up North destinations.

You will also find that we highlight a selection of first-class professionals, retailers, and amenities; the advertisers represent the “best of the best” the North has to offer! Stop by one of our local offices in Petoskey, Boyne City, or Walloon Lake Village to say hello and pick up your printed copy.

We would love to put our experience to work for you!
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