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2823 Westview Dr

Price improvement! Priced $15,000 under appraised value of 415k! Distinctive and different! Exceptional 4 bed, 3.5 bath home sits on prime location on cul-de-sac in one of Marquette’s premiere neighborhoods! Love to hike or bike? Granite Pointe offers conservation land and bike and hike trails connected to Marquette Mountain and Noquemanon network. This home has so much to offer! Relaxing back deck – check! Quiet location – check! Charming front porch – check! Huge side yard for play – check! Trail head to Bike and Hike Trails – Check! Family rec room – check! High efficiency, low heating costs – check! Quality workmanship – check! The distinctive design offers a huge bonus room over the second one car garage. This room would make an amazing gym, dance studio, hobby room, detached office, you name it! Both garages are attached and provide a huge amount of storage and are heated! On the interior you will love the well-appointed floor plan from the grand foyer and stair case, to the private office space, to the formal dining room with chair rail and crown molding, the convenient half bath and laundry/mudroom just inside from the garage, and the beautiful open concept kitchen /dining/living all with windows looking out on the back deck and tree line that offers plenty of privacy in the summer. The kitchen is cook friendly with large granite island, pendent lights, pull out shelves, huge pantry, stainless appliances, plenty of cupboard and counter space! Step out to the deck to enjoy the outdoors, relax and take in beautiful evening sunsets over the trees. Upstairs… all four bedrooms are on one level! The master suite is huge and boasts two walk-in closets and dedicated master bath oasis with separate dual sinks, jetted tub, and low threshold shower! Many newer updates including fresh paint throughout, engineered hardwood throughout most of the main level, new luxury vinyl tile, etc. On the lower level you’ll find an amazing rec room with wet bar, full bath with custom tile shower and in floor radiant heat, sauna with changing room also with in floor radiant heat and sliding glass doors from rec room to side yard and brick pavers/landscaping. With all the amenities, this is a true value! Spacious living indoors and out! Don’t let this one pass you by! Current owners have not smoked or owned pets in home.

2833 Westview Dr

House beautiful! This stunning 3 bed, 2.5 bath home is located in one of Marquette’s premier conservation neighborhoods, Granite Pointe. Sitting on a wooded lot on a cul-de-sac road with no thoroughfare with gorgeous views of the hills from your charming front porch. The trail head at end of road offers easy access to the Noquemanon Trail Network and downtown is just a four-minute drive. Upon entering the home you are greeted by the grand staircase and lofty two story foyer. The entry hall leads you to the heart of the home, the open concept kitchen, dining area, living room with gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen has everything a chef could want from the abundant custom Thomasville cabinetry, granite counter tops, and quality stainless steel appliances to the convenient breakfast bar and the butcher block island. The dining area offers access to the back deck through sliding glass doors and the fireplace adds a cozy note to the living room. There is also a separate dining room for entertaining and holidays and a office/den that is currently being used as a playroom and could also make an excellent hobby room with lots of natural light streaming in through the tall windows or a fourth bedroom/guest room if you were to replace the door with a solid door. The hall half bath and the convenient main floor laundry/mudroom round out the main floor. Up the beautiful staircase, you’ll find the master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, huge walk in closet, and bath with two granite topped vanities, jetted Jacuzzi tub, and custom tiled low threshold shower. On the other side of the second floor there are two large bedrooms and a shared full bath with custom tile and glass shower surround. The home also boasts a large three car attached heated garage with additional parking space to the side that will accommodate trailer, boat, or motor-home up to 46′ in length. Yard includes sprinkler system with well-manicured lawn and landscaping with large flagstone steps & patio. The attached deck provides a staircase to spacious back yard with children’s play set. Utilities include Carrier Infinity 94% efficient energy star rated natural gas forced air furnace, huge 75 gal hot water heater, and 200 amp electrical service. The current owner added a new Air Conditioning system, beefed up the drain tile on the exterior of the home, and began finishing the basement with stud work and electrical completed. The lower level is rough in plumbed for a bath has egress sliding door to patio and the lower level could easily be finished with drywall and flooring if you’d like to have additional living space. Otherwise this home is move in ready! Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!

210 Brown Rd on Kawbawgam Lake!

***This home has been pre-inspected! Report available upon request!***
Over three acres! Over 150 feet of water frontage! Built in 2007 – stick built – not a modular! Attached garage and detached garage/workshop! And only 14 miles from Marquette! And on a year round road county maintained road! This is the one you’ve been waiting for! This beautiful lake front home sits in the most beautiful and private setting and boasts three beds and two baths and nearly 2,000 sq ft all on one floor for easy living. Every detail of this home rises up to greet you, starting with the hand carved Loon door on the welcoming front porch. Once inside, the vaulted ceilings make the open concept kitchen, living and dining feel light and airy. It’s hard to know whether to turn your attention to the beautiful light through the trapezoid windows, the gorgeous views through the sliding doors to the lake or the focal point fireplace flanked by custom built in shelves. Beauty abounds everywhere you look! The kitchen was painstakingly designed with custom cabinetry, pull out shelves, large pantry, stainless steel appliances, built in computer desk, and large window over the sink with serene views of the lake. The in floor radiant heat throughout the home including the kitchen will keep your feet nice and toasty! The three season room was recently added to the home and is a great place for family to gather for food, games and laughter after a day playing on the lake. The master bedroom has it’s own sliding glass doors to the back deck and amazing views of the lake. The sunsets from this point on the lake are absolutely breathtaking. The master also boasts a huge walk in closet and dedicated master bath with low threshold shower and lots of built in storage. Almost all of the doors, cabinetry and trim in this home are solid Cherry hardwood and it’s gorgeous. The second bedroom also has a walk in closet and a lovely view of the front apple trees. The third bedroom would also make a great office or hobby room, as it is used now. There is a second bath right outside both of these rooms convenient to the bedrooms and to the living room. Your main floor laundry room is conveniently located just inside the mudroom area. Outside the grounds have been landscaped and trees and perennials bloom throughout summer. There is more than enough room for a family pickup football game or corn hole on the back lawn. And the back deck is a great place to soak up the sun and barbecue. The lake is a 158 acre lake great for the pontoon or water skiing! Or spend your summer days kayaking the lake! Fish for pike, perch, sunfish, bluegills, walleye and bass. The 2 car attached garage offers entrance into the mud room area. The detached garage is the man cave of all man caves, with it’s own electric, heat, work benches and current owner even has tv set up! The drive way wraps around back to Brown Rd & the woods along the drive are thick and lush.

600 Co Rd 480, Marquette

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an amazing home that sits on 26 acres (that abuts 80+ more CFA acres of state land!) just 9 miles from the city of Marquette and convenient to Negaunee, Chocolay, Gwinn, only a short drive from the crossroads. This would also make and AMAZING bed and breakfast/VRBO with 5 bedrooms that each have an adjoining bath and two additional half baths on the main floor! The home is set back well off the highway and feels secluded and private when in the side yard or back of the home. The Western Red Cedar, Timber Frame and Trapezoid Windows all give this home such a unique UP North presence! The deck system is the most amazing deck I’ve seen with 1,450 sq ft of tiered decking leading to the bottom tier where you can sit, relax and listen to the sound of the meandering creek in your back yard! There is also a patio off the walk out lower level rec room and a balcony off two of the upper level bedrooms!!! The interior the home boasts a grand entrance that welcomes you in. Off of the entry you’ll find the office with it’s own bath or use as a fifth bedroom. To the right, off the entry you’ll find the den/formal dining area. Entertaining and big holiday dinners are no problem in this home! The huge gourmet kitchen with granite and butcher block counters, glass tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, opens all the way through the huge dining area into the magnificent great room with its soaring ceilings. There is a convenient butler’s pantry off of the kitchen that also serves as a mudroom coming in from the attached three car garage. The kitchen, dining and living all highlight amazing views of the property along the back of the home. Up the split stair case and along the balcony you’ll find not one, but two master suites, both large with their own dedicated full bathrooms. One provides access to the back exterior balcony where you can sit and sip your morning coffee. There are jack and Jill bedrooms with a shared bath on this floor as well. The laundry room is conveniently located on this level also! On the lower level, there is a finished rec room and exercise room along with a full bath and sauna! And there is tons of storage in the lower level, plenty of room for workshop as well as a panic/safety room!!! This is just an amazing home on the most beautiful piece of property and the property has been mostly untouched, thick and lush. What an amazing opportunity to live in northern luxury! Home has been pre-inspected by a whole home inspector and inspection is available for review!

612 Windcrest Dr

What an amazing view to wake up to every morning! The sunrises illuminate the entire living room dining room with hues of pink and orange. Every detail was thought out in the construction of this gorgeous home with million dollar expansive panoramic view of city of Marquette and Lake Superior. Set high atop the Horizon’s Hill in the coveted Harlow Farms Conservation Community sits this one of a kind custom executive home. The 4 bed, 3.5 bath beauty boasts too many features to list! You must see for yourself. The front entrance invites you in to the open living, dining, kitchen, great room with its nine foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, an amazing wall of windows, and popular wood beams (right out of a HGTV episode!). The kitchen is a chef’s dream with gorgeous granite counter tops, custom cabinetry with lots of cabinet space, gas stove with vent hood, island, and breakfast bar! The dining room highlights the beautiful dining chandelier and offers sliders to the deck and the view. On this end of the home are the ample second and third bedrooms and a full bath. The large master suite is on the other side of the great room and is your private sanctuary with wonderful views of Lake Superior, dedicated master bath with custom tile walk in shower, double copper sinks, and dual large walk-in closets. Just inside the garage entry, you’ll find a wonderful mudroom/laundry with dedicated built-in cubbies for each of the family members. There is a door to exterior with fenced-in side yard here, just perfect for letting Fido out easily. The large home office, just inside the foyer, rounds out the main floor living space. Just down the stairs in the walk out lower level, there is an amazing rec room grotto with full bar, poker
room, room for pool table, full gym area, beautiful cedar sauna, fourth conforming bedroom and full bath. This space will become your favorite spot to watch the big game or for family movie night, or gathering of friends. You’ll also find the utility room and storage on this level. On the exterior you’ll love the over sized Trex deck and large patio on the back of the home, great for BBQs, entertaining and relaxing. Love feeding the birds? Harlow Farms sees more than it’s share of migratory birds such as Oriole, Indigo Blue Buntings, Yellow Warblers, along with year round feathered friends such as Chickadee’s, Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Pileated Woodpeckers, Downy’s and others. The Harlow Farms bike and hike trails are convenient and will take you to the South Trails, the Heritage Trail, etc. The community center is available for community events and private parties for residents only. The neighborhood is quiet and located only minutes from shopping, theaters, restaurants, etc.

402 Harrison St, Marquette

This Victorian era home has been lovingly cared for by the current owners, they have planted hundreds of perennials, completely updated the kitchen and baths and updated heating, water heater, refinished flooring, added french doors, etc. The corner lot is beautiful and the street is a quiet one with little traffic. The front porch welcomes you into the foyer where the arched doorways, beautiful staircase and gleaming hardwood floors greet you. The living room is large and offers french doors to the front porch. The dining room is big enough to entertain and boasts original built-ins. The main floor full bath has custom tile shower, custom cabinetry and granite counters. The kitchen is gorgeous with cherry custom cabinetry and granite counters. The island is a great place to share family and friend time while prepping meals. The convenient mudroom off the back of the kitchen has also been redone and provides plenty of space to coral boots, coats, etc in the winter. The full basement is where you will find a hobby room, laundry area, a water closet, and plenty of storage. Upstairs two small bedrooms were made into one, but could certainly be divided again. There is a large bedroom that is perfect for the master. Currently three beds on this floor, but could be made into four. The open porch was enclosed by the current owner making a lovely heated three season room with peek a boo views of the lake in the summer and better lake views in the winter. The updated full bath rounds out this floor of the home. There is a one car garage as well. What a great home! Move in ready! With all the modern amenities! And it’s lost none of the Victorian charm! See it today! Current owners have not smoked or owned pets in home.

4279 Lighthouse Rd.

Experience life on the lake in this amazing 5 Bed, 3.5 Bath home nestled on 2.3 wooded acres and boasting 146 feet of beautiful sand and rock Lake Superior frontage. This would also make a superior vacation rental by owner! Use as investment and rent it when you are not enjoying it yourself! The interior of this home has been so nicely updated! New engineered hardwood, tile, and carpet flooring, new paint throughout, updated bathrooms, lighting fixtures, it’s like new! And the details – wow – too many to mention here, you must see for yourself! Amazing views from the lake out of almost every room! Watch the sun rise or storms coming in over the lake! A photographer’s dream! On the main floor you’ll find living room with beautiful wainscoting and propane fireplace, turn on with the flip of a switch on chilly fall and winter evenings. Open to the living room is the dining area and updated kitchen with breakfast bar, all new stainless steel appliances, large pantry, pull out shelves and small appliance garage. The deck is accessible from the dining area through sliding glass doors or enjoy the lake views from the sunroom that is lined with cedar tongue and groove and offers lots of natural light thru the skylights. Also on the main level is the master suite with unbelievable views of the lake, two huge walk in closets and dedicated master bath with beautiful custom tile shower, Carrera marble tops, and ceramic tile flooring. Rounding out the main level is the office/den and the convenient half bath and separate laundry room just off the garage entrance mud room. Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms and a shared full bathroom. Each of the bedrooms has its own full walk in closet and one of the rooms has a Juliet balcony with views of the lake! On the lower level there is a mother in law suite with its own kitchenette area, bedroom, full bath, washer/dryer and walkout sliding glass door to the backyard & beach. This area is also perfect for company or for rental. The home is equipped with high efficiency furnace, central air, whole home fire suppression system & automatic backup generator. The yard is lush with grass and the backyard is fully fenced in for kids or pups or both! The Big Bay Point Lighthouse is just down the road and the small town of Big Bay, about 30 miles from Marquette, has a lot to offer to tourists, campers, fishermen and hunters. It is known for its history; Henry Ford a long time resident, the Huron Mountain Club, filming of Anatomy of a Murder, and the absolute beauty of the Huron Mountain Range. Come live life at your Superior beach house!

 

Marquette Foreclosure

Buying foreclosed property can be tricky, especially if you have no experience with dealing with these kinds of properties. There are several ways to purchase distressed property: you can do so right at the public auction or you can wait until it’s gone back to the bank, where it will then be known as REO or real estate owned property.

When investing in real estate, foreclosed properties are one of your options if you wish to purchase property at a lower market value. What makes buying a foreclosed home different from a typical real estate transaction is that involves extensive negotiations with the bank. 

What you need to know 

  • You can also opt to make an offer to a home while it is at the pre- foreclosure stage, wherein the homeowner is still the one who handles the sale of the home. If they’re selling the home for less than what they owe to the bank, then this is known as a short sale. Just make sure that the bank is in agreement with this!
  • Once a property has been foreclosed on, they’re offered in auction in an effort to get them sold as soon as possible. Auction prices are typically low, but you may be bidding against companies so be prepared to set a ceiling price for yourself. Also, the sale is final when you buy property at an auction, there are no contingencies or anything like that; you’ll be getting it “as is.”
  • Foreclosed properties may be in need of repairs, which means additional costs. Just make sure to do your due diligence – get an inspection completed before making any offers.
  • Work with a real estate agent who can help you determine the potential deals that are available in Marquette that are best suited to your needs and budget.

Marquette Log Cabins 

Whether you’re looking for a cozy rustic cabin located deep in the woods that’s just big enough for two, or a more spacious home that can comfortably accommodate your friends and family, you’ll find that Marquette offers a diverse variety of cabins for homebuyers to choose from.

The pleasures of living in a cabin home 

Choosing to live in a cabin is truly a lifestyle choice. It provides a connection to nature and to the early frontier years of the country that no other home can give. A log cabin lets you enjoy that quintessential American woodland experience, which makes it a popular choice among homebuyers who wish to live in a homey environment while still being able to commune with nature – and without having to sacrifice the comfort of modern conveniences.

Options for homebuyers 

There are lots of advantages to getting a cabin in the harbor town of Marquette. What’s so great about opting for a cabin here is the fact that they are located in a diversity of settings – surrounded by lush forests, high up on a slope, right by the water, and so on. 

Marquette is a town where relaxing and beautiful views are in abundance, and where you can find anything from simple log cabins that come with basic amenities in deeply wooded, secluded locations to decked out cabins located in front of swimmable lakes. Here, you can find log cabins with luxurious amenities like steam baths and saunas, as well as cabins with large living areas and plenty of storage space. Many also come with extensive acreage.

The inventory of log cabins in Marquette is varied enough to suit different budgets and personal tastes which makes for plenty of options, whether you’re looking for a year-round home or property for seasonal use. Here you’ll find post and beam, timber frame, and stacked log cabins and there are also several builders in the area that can help you build your own cabin.

Marquette Lakefront Homes

Imagine waking up to the sound of the gentle waves of Lake Superior. Hear the birds chirping as the rays of the morning sun greet you as it peeks over the horizon, signifying the start of another beautiful day in this little piece of paradise – the harbor town of Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. 

There is a diverse array of lakefront properties to choose from in Marquette. When it comes to prime waterfront acreage, this is definitely your go-to destination. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence, an investment property, or a vacation home, this corner of the Upper Peninsula has something for you.

Lakefront property as residence 

A lakefront home is perfect for individuals or families looking for a unique lifestyle where there is much more freedom. Lake Superior, whose surface area is roughly the size of Maine, presents innumerable opportunities for various recreational activities, from fishing and kayaking to paddleboarding, cliff diving, and more. This is a lifestyle perfect for those looking for privacy, serenity and adventure that you just can’t get from living in a suburban community. 

When buying a lakefront home, it’s best to do your research about the location and the house – find out what the weather is like in that particular area, what you can and can’t do with the property, whether it will be a good fit for your needs (you may want a large dock, for example), and so on. If you’d like to learn more about how to be a responsible owner of lakefront property, check out this guide from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Lakefront Properties in U.P. as investment property or vacation home

Properties located near bodies of water are considered to have great potential for significantly increasing in value over time. This is because they’re becoming rarer and rarer as urban areas expand to accommodate increasing demand for real estate. 

Planning on purchasing a vacation home? A lot of lakefront property owners opt to rent their homes out, allowing them to have residual income from their properties. Whatever your plans are, there is surely lakefront property in Marquette that will surely fit your lifestyle and needs.