Charlevoix Real Estate
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Area MLS Listings
By selecting one of the menu options from the menus above, you can view the over two-hundred-fifty real estate listings our company has (Office Listings) or search the entire Northern Michigan MLS which includes over three-thousand properties in Northwest Michigan. You will find listings from the straights of Mackinaw to Torch Lake, including homes, condominiums and acreage in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Beaver Island waterfront homes on Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, Walloon Lake and many small Lakes that dot this part of Michigan. Area MLS Listings
Rik’s Featured Properties
Take a look at some of our featured property listings. There’s more featured listings in the links below and you can see all of Rik’s property listings by clicking here All Rik’s Listings
Located on the northern shore of world recognized Lake Charlevoix is an absolutely exquisite estate on 8 plus wooded acres of land and 400 plus feet of crystal clear water frontage. This 15,000 sq ft retreat that leaves no detail unattended. Some of the interior features of the home include six spacious bedrooms complimented by 7 and 1/2 baths. There are six stone fireplaces throughout the residence and a kitchen area that any professional chef would envy, including granite countertops and sub zero refrigeration. The workmanship throughout the home falls more in the category of artistry than construction. The main level has a formal dining area, two separate living areas and a formal library to retire to enjoy a beverage and enjoy some quiet time. The lower walk out level features its own living area as well as a professionally maintained wine cellar and fully equipped exercise room complete with sauna and massage room. For family members and guests of all ages conveyance there is an elevator which accesses all three levels of this home.
If the first quarter of 2013 is a harbinger of things to come, we are looking at the best year in Real Estate for our area since 2006!
Year to date the Northern Michigan MLS, Charlevoix, Emmet and Antrim County, is up over 35% in gross dollar volume of sales over
2012. The Charlevoix Prudential Preferred office has more than doubled its sales volume over last year.
In addition, the average sales price is up and the number of units on the market is down, both good signs that the market has
bottomed out and is starting to jump back.
As one recent Buyer put it “We are tired of waiting for the economy to recover and for Washington to get its act together. We have
wanted to take advantage of this Buyer’s market for a long time and we are not getting any younger. It just felt like it was time to
Prices for some types of property are still at a 10- year low and financing has never been cheaper. There is little new inventory being
developed or even in the pipeline, so inventory is shrinking steadily and will continue to do so until prices rise enough to attract
developers back into the market. The number of units on the market has shrunk 25% from 2010 highs.
Just as a perfect storm brought the market crashing down, another may bring it back.
Charlevoix 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condominium in downtown Charlevoix. Professionally decorated, newer furnishings, granite countertops and stainless appliances. Large balcony, jacuzzi, fireplace, indoor/outdoor pool. Very short distance to beaches and everything Charlevoix has to offer. Great Rental History. more information…
Charlevoix One of the most significant parcels on Lake Charlevoix, Camp Sea-Gull, afamily run summer camp for the past 60 years, is now available.Camp Sea-Gull has over 1400′ of prime water frontage and is over 20 acres.
The upper tier has tennis courts, basketball court, and baseball diamonds overlooking Lake Charlevoix. The lower tier has multiple waterfront building sites amidst mature hardwoods. Dozens of cabins and utility buildings dot the property making it an ideal location for a family compound . more information…
Charlevoix Meticulous craftsmanship and the best of materials create this stunning Lake Michigan showplace. Warm slate floors and abundant dark wood accents complement every room. 3 masonry fireplaces, 2 custom wood and granite kitchens, and scores of other custom features blend tastefully throughout. Towering pines frame spectacular lake views and sunsets that can be enjoyed from almost every room. More Information
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY
Tahoe came out on top in our recent reader poll on America’s best lake, and I’ll be exploring the popular alpine outpost later this week for a travel story running Aug. 10. But as its many fans made clear, the second-place finisher has plenty to offer, as well.
Though I grew up in southern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Mendota (a sentimental favorite, but not on our shortlist), I wasn’t familiar with runner up Lake Charlevoix, Michigan – or another nearby lake north of Traverse City that earned several write-in votes, Torch Lake.
Now, I’m “smitten with the mitten” (a reference to Michigan’s hand-shaped geography).
A few arguments in its favor from our readers:
Nancy M. Dammann: “To be fair, all these lakes are amazing. But here are a couple of other Lake Charlevoix facts worth mentioning–from any point on Lake Charlevoix, you can sail to any ocean in the world and many other lakes. Near the mouth of the lake, there is a natural safe harbor that often shelters international sailors and boaters who have left the oceans in the fall, under the false assumption that the Great Lakes will be safer than the oceans. Charlevoix’s harbors have often hosted storm fleeing sailboats and provided them a home throughout entire winters. Lake Charlevoix has also been a seasonal destination since pre-Columbian times, providing an important summer place to Native Americans in the area. In addition, residents are also trying to raise funds to buy a significant chunk of lake shore (a former summer camp) and turn it into a permanent public park. The lake is 18 miles long, 3.5 miles wide at its widest, and has two arms (the South arm is 11 or 12 miles long and often much calmer than the Northern arm). It is home to loons, and ducks, and fish, the occasional otter, gorgeous boats, and amazing people and communities.” Read More USA Today
Savvy buyers are benefitting from emerging waterfront foreclosures and short sales.
For decades foreclosures on waterfront in Northern Michigan were rare and always sold prior to the redemption period so the banks never ended up getting the property back. Only recently have we started to see bank owned properties on prestigious bodies of water such as Lake Charlevoix or Lake Michigan.
These bank owned properties tend to be priced under the market for a quick sale, the banks preferring not to hang on to them for more than 30 to 90 days.
A few owners who used their high value properties to borrow against, found themselves upside down when waterfront values dipped for the first time in decades. The ones that end up in the banks hands offer a great opportunity for a ready and able buyer to pounce and get a great value.
Currently we have bank owned properties on Lake Charlevoix, Lake Michigan, Paradise Lake, and Long Lake to name a few. Call me on my cell for more information on these properties and a Northern Michigan MLS link. Rik Lobenherz 231-675-6285.
Location is one of the key components of any Real Estate. Add to a superb location with the natural beauty of the large wooded parcels with panoramic vistas of Little Traverse Bay, Sunsets and outlying islands, and Summer Hill is something special. Located midway between Charlevoix and Petoskey, this final phase completes one of the area’s most desirable neighborhoods, combining only 24 parcels on over 100 acres. More About Summerhill
Green Lake Club
If you’re looking for the essence of Northern Michigan living, Green Lake Club may be the special place for you. Green Lake Club consists of eight large, wooded, waterfront building sites on beautiful Green Lake. Located in the heart of Antrim County. The Club offers close proximity to Torch Lake acess, skiing, golf, and the quaint village of Alden. Green Lake is designated as a no-wake lake and stocked annually with rainbow trout by the DNR. The deepest portion on Green Lake (58′) is right in front of these paarcels. The entire lake is protected with covenants to preserve its beauty and value. More information about Green Lake Club
Pointes North Inn condominium hotel suites are conveniently located in charming Downtown Charlevoix just north of the drawbridge and just steps away from shopping, restaurants and beaches. Whether your stay is for a night, a week or more, Pointes North Inn condominium suites will make it that much sweeter. More information about Pointes North
The Prudential Preferred Properties website connects you to all of our offices in North, West and and Southwestern Michigan. It includes links to all office listings as well as links to the latest real estate news, coming events and blog. Link to Website
Richard (Rik) Lobenherz began his Real Estate career in 1975, getting his Real Estate license the same year he graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration. Rik is also the only Realtor in Charlevoix and Emmet counties to hold the prestigious CCIM Designation, from National Association of Realtors indicating the highest level of expertise in commercial Real Estate. Rik also specializes in high end properties, waterfront, acreage, and condominiums. More About Rik