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Northern Michigan Lakefront Real Estate

Owning lakefront real estate has never been easier or more desirable. When people think of the ideal location where they would like to live, they often imagine waking up to a tranquil back yard overlooking a placid and serine lake or river, with birds singing and wildlife roaming.  There are many more benefits to lakefront living than just the view however.

Owning your own lakefront property allows you, your family and guests easy access to tons of waterfront activities and sports. You’ll never again have to get in your car and drive to your favorite fishing hole or place to boat, kayak sunbathe or swim. Everything you need to enjoy the water can be found right off the dock in your own backyard. Your friends and family will love coming over to enjoy the entertainment and whether it’s a barbecue in the yard while the kids play or a day out on the boat, you’ll be making special memories that will last a lifetime.

When you’re looking for a place to live, it’s important you love it but one of the most important things about lakefront property is the resale value.  Lakefront real estate tends to increase in value over time and, in most cases, become great investments. Since just about everyone wants to live on or near a lake, you’ll always have an endless supply of interested buyers when it’s time to sell.  Lakefront property is also easy to make improvements on.  Things like docks, boathouses, decks and porches, and new landscaping will only add to the curb appeal and value of your lakefront home. In addition, interest rates have been stable for a while and they are still low. This makes owning your dream waterfront home even more affordable than you might think.

Another benefit of living near a scenic and calm body of water, not surprisingly, is the health benefits.  Not only is the fresh air, the peaceful setting and being away from the noise of the city good for your blood pressure, stress and anxiety, living on the water gets you more physically active. Whether it’s a morning walk or a paddle around the lake in your kayak, when people get moving, they generally become healthier and happier. Living near water is simply good for your mind, body and soul.

Scientific studies have confirmed the health and calming benefits of nature and lakefront living to the point where some doctors and dentists will play the sounds of water lapping against the shore or use images of nature to help their patients relax during procedures. Scientists discovered that when they exposed people to the sights and sounds of water that it increased their levels of dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin which are referred to as the “feel good” hormones. At the same time, levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, dropped. Cortisol is also linked to weight gain and weight retention. These studies seem to confirm what people have been saying for years. People love to head away from the cities on their weekends and vacations and seek out quiet paces in nature and near water. Many people call it their therapy and claim heading to the water leaves them feeling relaxed, refreshed and just happier.  Just imagine how much better you would feel if getting away to nature and the water was more than just a once a year or weekend get-a-way? 

Northern Michigan has it all; thousands of inland lakes, endless miles of forests and nature trails, abundant wildlife, the absence of the noise of the city, and nights so dark, you can see every star in the sky. Owning lakefront property in Northern Michigan means you’re never far from excellent wineries, farmers markets, bakeries, a large assortment of wonderful restaurants and the sandy shores of Lake Michigan’s massive sand dunes.  

It’s pretty clear that the benefits of living on the water and enjoying open green spaces like those in Northern Michigan are profound and have a positive impact on one’s health happiness, finances and overall well-being. Some people dream all their lives about living on a lake and never do it. They make excuses and put it off until it’s too late. In reality, there’s nothing that’s stopping you from making that dream come true right now.

When you decide to begin your search for your lakefront home, Ken Carlson can help you. He knows the area and can help answer your questions and concerns. He knows about the neighborhoods, if there are association dues, what kind of city services you can expect. He stays on top of what’s going on in terms of growth, new construction and where the best properties are, including land for sale. He can help you make the right decision and check on building regulations relating to a property you’re considering. You might be disappointed if you purchased a home with the intention of adding a building or dock to the land only to find out you can’t.  When you let Ken know exactly how you want to enjoy your property, he can find the one that’s best suited to your needs.  Are you looking for a private tranquil lake house?  Do you want a motor boat or do you prefer a kayak only kind of lake?

Ken Carlson Realty can answer these questions and more and that is why he is your source for Northern Michigan Lakefront Real Estate in the counties of Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Crawford, Oscoda and Alcona. Residential properties in the cities of Cheboygan, Rogers City, Gaylord, Atlanta, Alpena, Grayling, Mio, Harrisville and more.

Northeastern Michigan has become synonymous with luxury homes and lakefront properties along the Great Lakes and the hundreds of other scenic lakes and rivers. Ken can help you find whatever type of property you’re looking for, from luxury lakefront real estate on Higgins Lake to homes on Houghton Lake, Ken Carlson Realty has the lakefront home of your dreams in Northern Michigan.

Cities and towns throughout Northern Michigan are continuing to grow adding many more job opportunities and recreational opportunities as well. You can enjoy your private setting in your new lakefront home and still never be too far from nearby cities that swell in the summer months offering a growing wine region, popular outdoor recreation, boat tours, natural areas, cultural events and activities, popular attractions and of course, amazing views and unspoiled wilderness areas unique to Michigan.

Northern Michigan lakefront real estate is in high demand and property values are on the rise. As more and more people recognize the benefits and opportunities for living and vacationing in this part of the state, prices of these homes continue to rise making now the time to buy. No matter what you are looking for, Ken Carlson Realty can assist you in finding the home or vacation home of your dreams. Begin your search for Northern Michigan lakefront real estate here. Currently, nearly 200 lakefront properties for sale can be found here. If you need further assistance in finding a Northern Michigan home for sale on our site or not listed here, contact us at 989.240.9070. You can also choose to contact us online here for more information.