Blog Entries Tagged: Wally Kidd
Found 49 blog entries tagged as Wally Kidd.

A NEW ERA FOR WALLOON’S BELOVED GENERAL STORE

by Lauren Macintyre

Wallooners cherish their traditions…and for many, those halcyon days growing up around the Village are among the most special. 

Memories of the General Store, in particular, evoke a delightful sense of nostalgia…an old wooden store with a magical, marble-topped soda fountain with the tastiest ice cream and chocolate syrup around…a place to buy penny candy or the celebrated Al-Meda chocolates…the spot where young Wallooners would pick up favorite comic books or their parents’ newspaper…later the deli with the famous Wallooner and Pink Loon sandwiches.

Over the years, the General Store has encompassed many different names, many different proprietors, and even a number of…

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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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View the finest properties in Northern Michigan in our 2019 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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Deciding to sell a cherished family cottage on Walloon Lake is never an easy decision to make. However, if and when you do decide to sell, I would like you to consider calling me.

I believe, that as someone who has successfully negotiated the sale for many of Walloon’s most significant and respected families I have the experience, trust, and loyalty necessary to help you navigate the sale of your property. After all, as a life long Wallooner myself, you and I share many of the same traditions and memories that have made this lake so wonderful. This, I believe, makes me uniquely qualified to partner with you on the sale of your property.

One of those exceptional memories comes to life every year at the Walloon Woodies annual get together. I figured it…

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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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