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Buying Property Up North – Why Are You Here?

by on August 26th, 2015 Leave a Comment

So many people come through my office in the summer season, with comments like “We have been coming here for the last 40 years”, or “We are third and fourth generations on Crystal Lake”.  If I didn’t live here myself, I might wonder why would these people keep spending their summers and fall here?  Or […]


Signs of Summer……..and Selling Season!

by on May 22nd, 2015 Leave a Comment

The first signs of summer are starting to appear…….boats in the slips and moored in Betsie Bay,  Elberta Farmer’s Market Thursday mornings,  Frankfort’s Farmer Market Saturday mornings, ice cream shops opening,  docks being put in, and days getting longer! Burt and I have had a very busy spring, sales started sooner than usual, and we […]


Cabin Fever and Upward Market Trends for 2015

by on January 31st, 2015 Leave a Comment

As I sit looking out the window on yet another January snow-looming day, I know I am not alone! Many of our properties online have upticks in the views this month as folks search for their dream home, cottage, or cabin. The economy is picking up real estate, as reported from Fannie Mae below. And […]


Spring Selling Season 2014

by on February 18th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year By Jay Jenkins via Motley Fool If you’re considering selling your home in 2014, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now. Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt. The Internet is […]


Should I list my house during the Holidays??? Or keep it listed??

by on December 8th, 2013 Leave a Comment

With the holidays approaching, sellers often wonder if they should keep their properties on the market or take them off? Or if they haven’t listed their homes yet, should they wait until after the first of the year? Maybe hold off until spring?** Conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t even try to sell […]


Ready, Set,……………SUMMER!!!

by on June 3rd, 2013 Leave a Comment

Here it comes, those “lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer”…..as the song goes.  You can feel the anticipation in the air for the upcoming season.  The towns are buzzing, the ice-cream shops are all open and busy.  Our phones are ringing and our email is dinging!  BURT AND JULIE ARE BUSY SELLING HOUSES!  The market […]


C21 Sleeping Bear Realty has Something to Crow About!

by on February 11th, 2013 Leave a Comment

2012 Benzie County property sales statistics are out, and our office shines!!!!!


Do Houses Sell in the Winter?

by on December 28th, 2012 Leave a Comment

This is a common question I get asked this time of the year. Though it may not be the most convenient time to make a move, real estate transactions do happen year round. There are many reasons why to buy or sell in the winter. Some of the benefits of selling is that there are […]


The Story of Frankfort

by on October 21st, 2012 Leave a Comment

Interesting video, click here:  History of Frankfort  


Welcome to Up North!

by on June 22nd, 2012 Leave a Comment

What a gorgeous summer we are having!  A banner year for enjoying the pristine beaches and clear waters of Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, Platte Lakes and River, Betsie River, and many other waters of our beautiful area.  Betsie Bay in Frankfort and Arcadia Marina in Arcadia are busy with the boating season, and we enjoy […]