Wally Kidd Real Estate Blog


Nestled on a quiet lot, this cedar shake home has 180 feet of sandy Walloon Lake frontage! An open floor plan and large windows offer amazing views of the lake and plenty of space to entertain. Main floor master suite, high-end kitchen, butler's pantry, fireplace with custom built-ins. The guest house features two bedrooms and a full bath, offering privacy and space for guests. The lakeside porch and patio are just steps from the water's edge! Close to Boyne City, the Village of Walloon, and Petoskey.

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  View the finest properties in Northern Michigan in our 2017 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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I was happy to offer my expertise to Traverse Magazine's 2017 Real Estate Issue, as one of the Realtors sharing thoughts on market momentum and forces ahead. I welcome the opportunity to answer your real estate questions and discuss the current Northern Michigan market.
 
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Sharing the Traditions of Walloon Lake.

Many Wallooner’s like to reminisce with me about how the lake has changed over the years. Sure it has a few more homes and a few more people, but has this special place we long to return to really changed that much?

In the pages of this brochure, you will see a collection of beautiful Walloon properties currently being offered for sale. Whether it’s the vintage cottage, the newer home destined to be tomorrow’s classic, or the desirable building site; they all reflect the traditions that make Walloon Lake what it is today.

If you are considering selling your Walloon property, I welcome the opportunity to share with you firsthand, my proven sales record and my unparalleled enthusiasm for this lake. You can rest

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00255 SHADOW TRAILS, BOYNE CITY

My listing was recently featured on ClickonDetroit.com!

DETROIT - This waterfront home in Boyne City, Michigan is listed for $4.2 million. The home features 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms - spanning just under 6,000 square feet. The home also features 180 feet of waterfront, sitting on Walloon Lake.

Here's more info from the listing:

Nestled on a quiet lot, this cedar shake home has 180 feet of sandy Walloon Lake frontage! An open floor plan and large windows offer amazing views of the lake and plenty of space to entertain. Main floor master suite, high-end kitchen, butler's pantry, fireplace with custom built-ins.

The guest house features two bedrooms and a full bath, offering privacy and space for guests.

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Often times on Amazing Northern Michigan Homes we see log cabins that are more like log lodges, with tons of square footage and endless walls of windows.

But today, we are scaling down in size and ramping up in charm.

This Walloon Lake cottage is historic, adorable and has everything you need, with modern updates and old world details.

Kalin and Erin toured to learn more. Want to learn more about this Amazing Home? View more photos on 9 & 10 News.

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This week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Home is magazine worthy in its design and layout. The main floor is nearly entirely open, designed for efficiency and beauty. Natural light plays a big role everywhere you look in this beautiful home right in downtown Petoskey.

Kalin and Erin toured to show us what makes it so special. View more photos at 9 & 10 News.

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Wally Kidd Walloon LakeThis is my extended interview from the CMU Public Television Production, "Into the North"  from January 2013. My local landmark focus is on the allure and history of Walloon Lake.

Many thanks to WCMU for a chance to collaborate in this story and sharing the rich history and unmatched beauty of Northern Michigan.

“At the turn of the century, Little Traverse Bay area became a key destination for tourism as railroad companies began advertising a pristine haven where one could escape city life and enjoy a "rustic" experience. "Into The North"--a "postcard from the past"-- tells the story of the families who traveled by train and steamship to a summer paradise with opulent hotels, resort communities with famous guests, clean air and million dollar

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This home was built for a simple purpose -- a place to sleep after a long day of fishing on Walloon Lake.

With four walls and a wood burning stove in the middle of the room, when the current owners bought the property they went to work on completely renovating the space.

What is left is a functional, beautiful and purposefully design space. Not an inch of space hasn't been taken into consideration with its design and function.

Kalin and Erin toured for this week's Amazing Northern Michigan Homes.
View more here.

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