My Harbor Country Real Estate Blog

April 22, 2024

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Lakefront Property In New Buffalo-Infographic

Here's the ultimate guide to buying a Lakefront property in New Buffalo;

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March 27, 2024

Exploring Lake Michigan’s Hidden Gems: Neighborhood Spotlight

 

If you’re considering owning a piece of paradise on the shores of Lake Michigan, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you on a journey through Lake Michigan's hidden gems, revealing lucrative real estate opportunities waiting to be discovered by homebuyers and investors alike.

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Posted in Real Estate Market
March 27, 2024

Condos vs. Cottages in New Buffalo: Which Is Right for You

Sugar-sand beaches, small-town charm, thriving community, and ultimate relaxation—New Buffalo is the perfect place to experience the best of beach-town life without compromising on luxuries.

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Posted in Real Estate Market
March 27, 2024

Beyond the Beach: Exploring New Buffalo's Diverse Property Landscape

 Did you know that New Buffalo is one of the hottest housing markets in 2024? This vibrant beach town is captivating homebuyers and investors alike with its irresistible charm and unparalleled potential.

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Posted in Real Estate Market
March 19, 2024

Navigating the Lake Michigan Real Estate Market: Tips for Buyers and Sellers

Lake Michigan offers some truly breathtaking places to call home, making it a highly desirable market for families and investors alike. From its safe neighborhoods to lucrative real estate opportunities and panoramic views of sparkling waters stretching as far as the eye can see.

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Posted in Real Estate Market
Oct. 10, 2017

Market Report Autumn 2017

New Buffalo Real Estate

I hope you had an excellent summer with family and friends! As we move into autumn, I felt it was time for a market update. The North Whittaker Street project in New Buffalo phase 2 is underway! This project is some 30 years in the making, and we are all very excited to see this in progress. The pace in the market has been frantic over the last 45 days, and buyer activity is robust. The number of units sold year-to-date is up 14% and as much as 18% in September. Days on the market in 2017 are down 12% to 132. Average sales price is flat year over year, but seeing some recent increases in August & September. Residential listings are down over 10% since last year, and there continues to be a shortage of inventory. A relatively quiet summer selling season has led to a steady stream of buyers moving in this fall. REO/Bank Owned activity has dropped off to 4-5% of the local market; this is the lowest I have seen in some time. Please let me know if you are considering listing your property. It may be an excellent time for a discussion.

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Dec. 8, 2016

Autumn Harbor Country Real Estate Market Update

Autumn Sunset over New Buffalo and Lake Michigan

Following a hectic month in November, I thought it was time for a quick market update. November saw 44 closings in our area, up 57% over the same time last year. The beautiful weather this fall played some part in this. Year to date there have been 361 residential closed sales, up 6 % over 2015. Days on Market are down to 152 vs. 177 in 2015 for a 14% reduction. This average can be used as a reasonable estimate if you choose to sell. If you can wait until spring to list, you will be in the strongest position. I would recommend late Feb to early March as the ideal listing period in our area. Average sales price in 2016 is -1% compared with 2015. Total dollar volume up 5% in 2016 to 129.5 million. Residential inventory is down 13% from last year. Last-minute buyers can often negotiate great deals at this time of year. Many sellers are highly motivated as we head into another winter!

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Market Update
March 10, 2016

Rare Waterway's Condo in New Buffalo

New Buffalo Beach

This is notice of a rare listing in the Waterway's Condo development in New Buffalo. These units do not come on the market very often, and this is a corner ground level unit. A short walk to town and the beach with the peace of the wetland preserve as a backdrop. Condos in town have been moving quickly, please contact me if you would like to take a look!

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Posted in Market Update
Feb. 24, 2016

5 Acres on Lake Michigan

This is a unique opportunity to own a large 5-acre parcel on Lake Michigan with over 180 feet of frontage. This home is located in the beautiful Fire Lanes of Covert and offers a sense of privacy not typical for Lake Michigan frontage. This heavily wooded and natural area is a true escape.

47350 Blue Star Hwy Covert MI 4904347350 Blue Star Highway Covert, MI 49043

Posted in Market Update
Feb. 23, 2016

Lake Michigan Frontage under $500,000

This lakefront listing in Benton Harbor was just reduced 100,000. This property has 125 feet of frontage and is 1.1 acres. Located just north of Whirlpool Corp in Benton Harbor, this is one of the lower priced options on the big lake. The current home provides character and charm, but the value is really in the land. You could use the home for a while as you plan your dream home. Backyard offers fenced in setting with in-ground heated pool. At this price, this property will draw many interested buyers.

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2350 N M 63 Benton Harbor

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