No matter how you look at it, making the move to purchase a piece of West Michigan real estate as a vacation property is a big decision. You will have to think long and hard about whether or not you will be able to use the property enough to justify the expense. Also, there are things like maintenance and other chores that come along with owning a vacation property away from your full-time home. However, there are also many benefits that might convince you to make the plunge and buy a piece of vacation real estate for your own. The following three reasons can all play a part in deciding when the right time is to act.

Possibility of Rental Income

While you are likely buying the vacation getaway for the use of you and your family, it is possible to…

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If you are looking for a great place to search for Lake Macatawa Real Estate then you need to visit my custom Lake Macatawa community page. This community page offers information on Lake Macatawa including the average sale price for homes on the lake, the highest priced, lowest price and number of listings on Lake Macatawa.  The homes on this beautiful inland lake with access to Lake Michigan have been for sale as high as $20,000,000 and as low as $180,000.  This search community page is the only place to be when looking for a Lake Macatawa Home For Sale.

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Georgetown shores offers some of the best waterfront Real Estate & Homes for Sale in all of West Michigan.  Homes on Georgetown shores in Hudsonville Michigan range as high as $1,000,000 and as low as $250,000.  The best place to find these homes and learn more about Georgetown shores is on my Georgetown Shores Real Estate Hudsonville Michigan page.  This community page is dedicated to one thing and that is the popular real estate in this beautiful subdivision.  Take a look yourself and find your dream home.

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Benefits of Working with a Lake Michigan Realtor

Thanks to the digital age in which we live, more and more home buyers (or sellers) feel that they have all the information that they need to take on a real estate transaction all on their own. While it is true that there is more information available to the average buyer than ever before, that doesn’t make it a smart move to forgo a licensed and experienced agent. A Realtor who works with you on a Lake Michigan real estate transaction is going to have insight into the process that you likely don’t possess on your own.

Local Knowledge

There is no substitute for working with a Realtor who is closely familiar with the local market and the trends that in place at the moment. While you might be able to…

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When shopping among the many Lake Michigan homes for sale & Real Estate on the real estate market, you will have many factors to consider. If you are looking for a full-time home, you will make sure that the property has all of the features and amenities that you need, in addition to being in a great location that lets you take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and outdoor activities. In many ways, shopping for Lake Michigan real estate in Holland, Michigan (or anywhere else along the coastline) is no different than buying real estate anywhere around the country.

Size, Bedrooms, Bathrooms

The square footage, number of bedrooms, and number of bathrooms that are found in a home are usually the first stats that you need to consider (along with…

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Owning waterfront property in West Michigan can bring unique liability risks that need to be addressed when purchasing a new home.  Living on Lake Michigan usually means more outdoor gatherings and parties, higher use of boardwalks and decks, and friends or family using your beach and water toys.  Without the proper insurance, you can be exposing yourself to a potential loss due to injury.  Higher liability limits for your home and motorized boats or toys would be recommended for lakefront property owners . Another option would be to purchase an umbrella policy, which would extend your liability coverage above and beyond the limits of your individual policies.  Keep in mind that a homeowners policy excludes coverage for floods as well.  If you are…

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  Inventory for Lake Michigan Real Estate Fennville Michigan is at the lowest point it has been in nearly 3 years.  With only 12 homes for sale on Lake Michigan in Fennville now is a great time to get your home on the market.  Due to the lower amount of inventory currently avaialble getting your home on the market now before others do so yours stands out would be a good decision.

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While the term ‘cottage’ can have different meanings to different people, most think of a cottage as a place to getaway and relax for a weekend – or even a week. Most people keep a cottage as a vacation property, which they can either use exclusively on their own, or rent it out while they are not using it to make extra money. Owning a piece of Lake Michigan real estate in the form of a vacation cottage has a number of benefits, including the following three –

1. Potential for Rental Income

The shores of Lake Michigan are a popular getaway spot for people of all ages, yet not everyone is able to purchase a Lake Michigan real estate property for themselves. This means there is a viable rental market that you may be able to take advantage of when you…

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Found just a short drive up the coast of Lake Michigan from Holland, Grand Haven is a city which is home to just more than 10,000 people. However, in the Holland-Grand Haven Metro Area, there are slightly more than 250,000 people, so you can be sure there is plenty going on in this beautiful part of the state. Real estate buyers would be smart to take a look at Grand Haven when considering a move to the Western Michigan shores, or just to purchase a vacation property. Outdoor activities and natural beauty are all around, despite being just a quick 40 minute or so drive into the big city of Grand Rapids.

Thanks to housing prices that are often under the $200,000 mark, Grand Haven is an opportunity to get great value in a real estate purchase. Home…

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Lake Michigan Real Estate Holland Michigan

If you are shopping the West Michigan real estate market for either a vacation home or new residence, Holland, Michigan is worth your strong consideration. Near the shore of Lake Macatawa, and not far from the coastline of beautiful Lake Michigan, Holland has plenty going for it. The population of the city itself is only a little more than 30,000, however a much larger number of residents occupy the surround areas.

For real estate buyers hoping to move to Holland full-time, there are plenty of single family housing options to accommodate such a move. The city has an incredible diversity among the cost of real estate properties – the range can run homes listed for under $100,000, to properties well over $1…

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