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When this home underwent a full renovation, the owners made sure to incorporate lots of natural light and patriotic pride.

On the shores of Walloon Lake, it has access to the water and it's just a short drive from downtown Petoskey.

An updated kitchen and ample space for entertaining make it the perfect spot to get away.

Kalin and Erin visited for this week's Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more here.

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Log homes are popular around Northern Michigan.

But what makes this one unique is the layout and design, which makes it feel more like a mountain lodge in the main room.

With updates to keep it fresh, it's a charming cozy space for a Northern Michigan retreat, just outside of Petoskey.

Kalin and Erin take us on a tour for this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more here.

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When people retreat to the water’s edge to relax, they often are looking for a quiet place, surrounded by nature. This Walloon Lake Cottage just outside of Petoskey has everything you’re looking for.

With an open layout on the main floor and no second story, large windows allow natural light to pour in.

Downstairs, bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect for an extended family visit, and a large flat lakeside yard is ideal for a big gathering.

Kalin and Erin visited for Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more here.

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Lakefront homes often times fall into a category when it comes to style. But this unique Walloon Lake home has a bit of everything, and it flows together seamlessly.

With beautiful frontage on Walloon Lake, a well landscaped lawn provides ample space for outdoor fun in the sun.

A ‘traditional cottage’ exterior is met inside with surprising contemporary updates and a more modern flair.

Kalin and Erin explored for tonight’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more here.

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When the entire family is together, there is nothing better than a game of football in the yard, endless barbeques on the patio and entertaining alongside the water.

This beautiful home on Burt Lake has the charm of a historic family cottage with the updates you're looking for today.

From the new kitchen to the full sized tennis court, both indoors and out there is something to do.

Kalin and Erin explored for tonight's Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more here.

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We print thousands of copies of our Kidd & Leavy Property Guide each year to make browsing and pursuing Northern Michigan properties more accessible. If you would like a hardcopy, stop by any of our three offices in Petoskey, Boyne City, or Walloon Village to pick up a copy or I would be happy to put one in the mail for you.  I am available 24/7 to help you find your Up North home or cottage. Call me, (231) 838-2700, with your real estate questions and more information about any Northern Michigan listing.

 
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By JEFF SMITH on June 29, 2016, published on MyNorth.com 

This article was originally published in the July 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

With interest rates staying low (for now), and demand outstripping supply, everybody is calling this a seller’s market. To learn more, we checked in with Petoskey-based Realtor Wally Kidd, who garnered the most votes in our Red Hot Best Real Estate Agent category this year. Tapping into his insight and expertise, we asked him to take us to the ground here in Northwest Lower Michigan. What is happening now, and what is likely to happen in the coming year in the real estate market?

When you think trends, what is the first and foremost trend that pops to your mind?
If there’s a trend, it’s

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This newly finished home on Walloon Lake near Boyne City has rich history & stunning design.

The main home features creative nooks and crannies for working with a ‘water view’ and bedrooms that are perfectly designed.

Outside lots of lake frontage and a gradual slope to the dock is the place to be in the summer. Plus, the porch of this home was designed to be a ‘room all on its own.’

Kalin Franks and Jake Johnson take us for a tour for tonight’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, learn more.

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