Wally Kidd Real Estate Blog

Walloon Lake is a place that has called people to its crystal clear shorelines for years and years to enjoy its beauty.

“Most of the homes that we see on Walloon are privately owned. Lots with waterfront and they’re contained. This has a historical path that runs along the water here so people up the lake and down the lake use it to get to the village,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.

There are some really amazing homes that line its shores.

In this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, we take a peek at a home with modern features in the “old school” Walloon.

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Ernest Hemingway is known as one of the greatest authors in American literature. His literary works are highly regarded, and his novel The Old Man and the Sea earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 and 1954. Traveling around the world during his lifetime and living in many different places, there was always just one spot that he referred to as “home,” Windemere. Windemere is the small cottage that Hemingway’s family has and still owns to this day.

Located on the shores of Walloon Lake in northern Michigan, Windemere is a small cottage that was built by Hemingway’s father, Clarence. Clarence and his wife Grace purchased four lots of land (one acre) in 1898 and began constructing a 20 x 40-foot cottage. Costing the…
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One of Michigan’s most attractive features is the amount of fresh water that surrounds its charming cities and towns. From Lake Michigan with Grand Traverse and Little Traverse Bay to all of the inland lakes, being so close to so much water truly make this state great.

Taking advantage of all the water are numerous restaurants in Northern Michigan. Enjoying the breathtaking views of different lakes while enjoying a good meal is unsurpassed. Or is it? How about taking your boat directly to a Northern Michigan favorite. Here’s our list of the ten best restaurants you can boat to in Northern Michigan.

Apache Trout Grill – Traverse City

Located on the shores of West Bay in Traverse City, Apache Trout Grill has been a favorite for locals and visitors

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It may be snowing, but we are already thinking about summer here in Boyne City. The remaining cottages are currently being finished (check out the finishes below) and will be ready for occupancy in late Spring 2018!

it’s the perfect time to buy and be in your new Lake Charlevoix cottage before summer arrives! There are docks still available to purchase in 3 different slip sizes. Walk to anything Boyne City - restaurants, shopping, one of the area’s BEST farmers markets, and unlimited outdoor recreations spots! In the winter, you’re a short drive to Boyne Mountain and all it has to offer. There are only four units left. Be a part o this downtown Boyne City, Lake Charlevoix waterfront community and truly enjoy everything Northern Michigan has to offer!

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Northern Michigan in the summer is one of the most desirable spots in the entire country. The combination of sunshine, heat, and freshwater is unmatched. Fortunately, Northern Michigan is covered with inland lakes, making summer the best time to head up north for vacation. We’ve highlighted five of our favorite lakes that feature something for everyone.

Lake Charlevoix

With a surface area of over 17,200 acres, Lake Charlevoix is the third largest inland lake in Michigan. In 2012 USA Today announced that Lake Charlevoix was the second-best lake in America behind only Lake Tahoe. The area encompassing Lake Charlevoix plays host to quaint and charming towns that include: East Jordan, Boyne City, and, of course, Charlevoix. Shallow ledges surround the

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An Up North Home, conjures thoughts of a cabin in the woods or a cottage on the lake. It may be a home that has been in the family for generations or simply, just a daydream. Northern Michigan offers many lakefront log homes for sale that are scaled to host large families and plenty of guests. I have two such waterfront log homes for sale right now. Each of these homes, are one-of-a-kind and carefully crafted to take full advantage of their breathtaking water views.

02503 Mountain Road, East Jordan, MI 49727 • MLS# 449665

Wally Kidd 02503 Mountain Road East Jordan

In Northern Michigan sits a truly one-of-a-kind estate. In the small town of East Jordan, located just east of Petoskey, sits a 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 4,420 square foot home with just over 3,000 feet of waterfront property.

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  My father-in-law, Jerry McDermott, was an executive with the Rouse Company in Baltimore. Over his desk, he had a sign that read: “To know is a big deal!” He was a very successful, no-nonsense kind of guy.

In real estate today some base their knowledge on fact, while others hope that what they’ve heard is accurate and relay it as fact. I pride myself in offering my clientele credible facts, and like Jerry McDermott, I pride myself as a no-nonsense kind of guy.

Real estate is a serious business. Properties on Walloon Lake sell for millions of dollars. If you are looking for an articulate, knowledgeable broker, with over 100 years of family history on the lake, please give me a call. I look forward to helping you with the sale or purchase of your…
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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes and 9 & 10 News present a Round lake Boathouse with Wally Kidd.

Having a garage is always nice, but how many people can say they can pull a 40-foot boat in underneath their home?

“We have what I would call kind of a loft feel almost like a loft downtown somewhere. We’re in a boathouse, also really kind of neat that it has the ability to put a 40-foot slip down there to put your boat in,” explains realtor Wally Kidd, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate.

This week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Home sits along the south shore of Round Lake in Charlevoix.

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Wally Kidd 9 & 10 News Amazing Northern Michigan Homes

Amazing Northern Michigan Homes and 9 & 10 News present a Modern Walloon Lake home with Wally Kidd.

Part of what makes a home have a beautiful feel is a cohesive design from room to room.

“We have open floor plans, we have use of natural materials, very clean, simple lines. We have lots of glass – floor to ceiling. We have hardwood floors, something that is very simple and yet elegant,” explains Wally Kidd, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate.

This week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Home takes us to Walloon Lake and a home with a beautiful design that flows throughout the entire space, inside and out.

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