According to Realtor Magazine, sales for resort properties are up well above the rest of the real estate market. As more and more buyers are opting for a getaway place, and even looking to find the place they would like to retire to, they also want a place they can enjoy an active lifestyle, and some take advantage of being able to put these properties in a rental program, or with the help of websites like VRBO.com, rent them out on their own. Whichever way you go, it helps to defray the cost, in some instances, the income from rentals actually pay all the cost of ownership & then some.
If you have ever thought about purchasing a resort property, you couldn't ask for a better time than now, and you couldn't find too many places better than here in Antrim & Charlevoix counties in northwest Michigan. Shanty Creek Resorts, which include Cedar River, Schuss Mountain, and Shanty Creek offers everything most resort owners are looking for. Like the water? World famous Torch Lake is right down the road, Lake Bellaire is basically across the street, The Chain of Lakes, which include Torch, Elk, Bellaire, Skegamog, and many more are all accessed from here in Bellaire. The Jordan River is nearby too. If kayaking and canoeing, fishing Blue Ribbon trout streams, Lake Michigan fishing and exploring, or just relaxing on the water is your thing, this is the place to be.
Maybe it's golf you are looking for. Shanty Creek Resorts offers four world class courses, including the Arnold Palmer designed Legend, & Tom Weiskopf designed Cedar River CG's, not to mention the other six local courses just outside of the resort property.
Fall brings the magnificent colors, hunting, and all the other things that make this area such a great place to be that time of year, and it ushers in the part of year that the skiers wait for. With 50 runs, The Resort offers something for every kind of skier and snowboarder, and Boyne Mtn, plus Crystal Mtn are less than an hour away, to add some variety.
Being in the heart of northwest Michigan is a big plus. With places like Traverse City, with it's theatre, arts, and food districts, Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and so many other points of interests all nearby, there is always something to keep you entertained, whatever you interests.
With mortgage rates still low, and the prices of homes and property, while creeping up, but lagging what prices are doing in the metro areas, now is probably one of the best times we have ever seen to own a piece of this paradise. From golfing, hiking the best nature trails, fishing and boating, hunting, skiing, nightlife, wineries, motorcycling, both on and off road, shopping and dining, to just relaxing in northern Michigan by the bonfire, there really is no where better than here in the Antrim/Charlevoix area. Please click on image for more information.