Wally Kidd Real Estate Blog


The Walloon Fourth of July traditions continue!

Coming to your mailbox soon, "Preserving Walloon" shares the many traditions that keep our lake protected, as well as, an update regarding Walloon's red hot real estate market. Be safe and have a happy 4th!

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Located along the shores of Indian Garden Road, this unique find offers up 100 feet of prime, Walloon Lake frontage. Savor life on a protected cove, out of the wind and waves; all while appreciating a fantastic Walloon sunrise! The unique setting consists of a flat level lot just steps from the water's edge. The home while charming and ready to enjoy now, it is just waiting to be updated with your personal touches.

Inside, the main foyer welcomes you and draws you into the large family room with its towering glass windows. Enjoy views of the North’s favorite lake, its trees, and sky while sitting around the fireplace. The convenience of the main floor master bedroom and bath can’t be overlooked.
No stairs here at the end of your day on the…

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“My wife and I have known Wally Kidd for a number of years and have been working with him to find the perfect cottage for our multigenerational family on Walloon Lake. We received a call from Wally in early November letting us know that he thought he might have a cottage for us. We immediately made arrangements to fly to Northern Michigan to view the cottage. He was right, we made an offer that day. Wally, Lauren, and the rest of his team were beyond helpful in working through some of the challenges and various issues that presented themselves during Covid. Not least of which was that our principal residence is in the Kansas City metro area and everything had to been done virtually. We could not have been more pleased with Wally and his team…

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Along 600 plus feet of Beaver Island's western sandy shoreline sits this unique Northern Michigan retreat. The expansive property consists of the main house, guest house, 11 plus acres, and a sprawling sandy beach along Lake Michigan. All the makings for a legacy property that the entire family can enjoy. 

The main home features an open floor plan ideal for gathering around the wood-burning fireplace, a main floor master, elevator, and spacious kitchen. The guest house just steps away from the main home, offers two bedrooms and a full bath creating additional space for visitors. Gorgeous wood features throughout give this unique home a warm feel.

The mature trees surrounding the house and guest house offer plenty of privacy from neighbors making…

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7851 Indian Garden Rd. sold before listed on Walloon Lake, and it's no wonder why. Every once in a while a truly unique piece of real estate comes available that encompasses all the treasures Northern Michigan has to offer. That slice of Northern Michigan paradise can be found here on the prestigious stretch of Indian Garden South on Walloon Lake.

A picturesque, spring-fed brook runs the length of this parcel, and its 164 feet of sandy bottom Walloon Lake frontage adds to the serenity & privacy of this comfortable move-in ready home. An open floor plan greets you as you enter into the main living area and a classic fieldstone fireplace is at the center of it all. The dining room, recently updated kitchen, lakeside den, and main floor master suite…

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By Kandace Chapple on May 18, 2020, MyNorth.com

The Number one thought that comes to mind when you imagine that Northern Michigan summer home or retirement property? Water, of course!

Wally Kidd, owner of Kidd & Leavy Real Estate in Petoskey, is seeing a strong market for lakefront, but the demographics of those buyers are changing. “Baby Boomers are downsizing” he says. “They're selling the family lake home and moving closer to town. Generation X, those 40-to-55-year-olds, are now the mainstay of lakefront buyers. They're in the prime of their careers and the height of their earning years. It's time to start new traditions of their own.”

Wally says lakefront properties with a small, vintage cottage will start around $100,000 on Burt and…

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Greetings from Northern Michigan, 

As we navigate through this unusual disruption to our nation, I want you to know that my team and I are doing everything possible to address the new challenges the real estate business now faces head-on. 

First, we are making the necessary adjustments to adapt to our Governor’s mandated stay-in-place order. Fortunately, the technology needed to carry us forward is already in place. FaceTime, virtual showings, virtual tours, and a strong internet presence will be relied on now more than ever. My goal, as always, is to address any questions a Buyer may have in real-time without interruption, especially in this time of nation-wide disruption and social distancing.

Secondly, the inventory in Northern Michigan is low.…

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3203 TOWNSEND ROAD on WALLOON LAKE SOLD BEFORE IT WAS LISTED ON WALLOON LAKE BY WALLY KIDD

This charming Walloon Lake home sits on 151 feet of frontage on the azure blue waters of the west arm. The wooded lot offers privacy, while the short level walk to the water's edge ends with a fantastic sandy lake bottom. A well thought out open floor plan with large windows and a main floor master make this home perfect for get-togethers. Recent updates include; furnace, range, water softener, water heater, and security system. Sit around the fireplace and catch up on the day’s adventures or enjoy the fresh Up North air on the lakeside deck.

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Try not to fall in love with this Northern Michigan gem. A prestigious address off Shadow Trails, which is known as Walloon's "quiet side" of the lake. One hundred seventy-five feet of prime, sandy, Walloon Lake frontage. Enjoy a private setting just steps away from the pristine blue waters of Walloon Lake, Michigan.

This beautiful 1970’s home is a diamond in the ruff. Tall windows allow for natural light and outstanding views of Walloon Lake. Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a detached garage, wood floors, and a beautiful deck to watch the Walloon Lake sunsets. Boasting over 2,100 square feet, there’s plenty of space to entertain, make this into your permanent residence or just a family vacation home in Northern Michigan.

Call Wally Kidd today…

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Wally Kidd Welcome to Walloon Holiday 2019

In this issue of Welcome to Walloon, we reminisce about one of Walloon’s favorite pastimes, fishing. I also share with you a look at another passion of all of ours, Walloon Lake real estate. In the following pages, you will see my collection of the lake’s finest properties currently offered for sale. Inventory is as low on the lake now, as it has been in recent memory. Because of this, values are strong, and in many cases continue to move upwards. I am honored that so many Wallooners have called on me to handle the sale and purchase of their family’s cherished properties. They recognize that my authentic marketing, work ethic, industry knowledge, and proven sales record have made me Walloon’s go-to realtor.

I would like to take this opportunity to…

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