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By Charles E. Ramirez, The Detroit News | Posted January 18, 2019 at 11:24 PM | 

Perched on Lake Charlevoix and surrounded by 60 acres of woods, a six bedroom and five bathroom white cedar log home that's on the market is an “Up North Retreat.”

The 4,420-square-foot house is located at 02503 Mountain Road in East Jordan, which is about 260 miles north and west of Detroit and 15 miles south of Charlevoix. The house has a private, gated drive complete with a covered bridge.

Listed for $6.99 million, it has more than 3,000 feet of sandy beach on Lake Charlevoix and comes with a guest house and horse barn. 

Walter Kidd of Kidd & Leavy Real Estate Co. in Petoskey said what makes the home unique is the size of the property and its location on

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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

This

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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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  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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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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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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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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