Southwest Michigan Vacation Homes
Updated Daily! All Southwest Michigan Lakefront Property. An award winning website for buyers and sellers of Michigan lakefront property, beach homes, condominiums, and land for sale in Southwest Michigan. Bookmark this site. It will be your main resource and guide to buying real estate in Southwest Michigan. If you have questions about anything, please don't wait to contact us. We have local real estate professionals with many years of experience in our market, who are ready to respond to any inquiry.
Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana
Paul Zubrys, Broker, "I've been helping vacation home buyers locate and acquire vacation properties throughout Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana for more than 25 years. I began publishing this website along with TheDailyListings Newsletter in 2004. Since then, it's become the most frequently visited website of it's kind, averaging over 120,000 page views per month with more than 8000 subscribers."
One very satisfied client wrote in a testimonial, "...best website for lakefront property in Michigan. Nothing else is even close. As a buying agent, Paul’s combined level of knowledge, expertise and integrity is refreshingly high in an industry which seems to have many agents that lack all three. He is the only buying broker I would use in Michigan..."
Michigan Lakefront Property
So, you are looking for Michigan Lakefront Property, yes? Well, you are probably in the right place. First, we need to know what your vision of lakefront property in Michigan is. The agents in my company, based in New Buffalo, MI are experts in property located in Southwest Michigan; specifically Berrien County, and Northwest Indiana. This area includes many types of waterfront property, but not all of those are lakefront.
For example, the real estate for sale along the banks of the Galien River in New Buffalo and the St. Joseph River in Saint Joseph, are technically riverfront property, not lakefront. However, the river front homes on the Galien River in New Buffalo's Riviera Beach also include deeded beach rights and close proximity to one of the very best Lake Michigan beaches. So, while these riverfront homes not technically Lake Michigan lakefront properties, they are in close proximity to Lake Michigan, they benefit from the lake, and they own deeded rights to use the lakefront beach!
Besides, Lake Michigan lakefront property and riverfront property, the third type of waterfront properties available in Berrien County, are the lakefront properties on inland lakes. Here you will find such a wide variety of lakes, ponds, and assorted bodies of water. We cannot possibly have expert knowledge of each. Therefore, we specialize in a select number of these lnland lakes such as Lake Chapin in Buchanan, MI, Clear Lake in Berrien Springs and Buchanan, MI, and Paw Paw Lake in Watervliet and Coloma, MI. These are all sport lakes, meaning that motorboats are allowed as are skiing and use of waterfcraft, jet-skis, and waverunners.
Southwest Michigan Real Estate Experts since 1987
Our agents have many years of experience with these properties and they have developed important relationships with professionals in the fields of enviornmental quality, law, engineering, and architecture, who's advice is crucial when buying waterfront property on one of these inland lakes.
All-Sport Lakes - Inland Lakes
In the event you have an interest in one of the smaller, less popular lakes, our agents will discuss the best ways to identify and acquire the right property for you, even if that means suggestion a broker or agent who is not affiliated with my company.
To be perfectly honest, I tend to discourage clients from inland lake properties, other than the handfull I recommend, unless they are very familiar with them. There is a huge difference between each lake from an enviornmental perspective as well as from an investment point of view. I am not an expert on those. I know enough to point somebody in the right direction, however, I would advise anyone to use extreme caution.
Of all the inland lakes in Southwest Michigan, there are only a couple I would personally consider; Lake Chapin, Clear Lake, and Paw Paw Lake in Michigan, and then Pine Lake in LaPorte Indiana. These have clean water and therefore, they consistently attract investors, new construction and the businesses and vendors to serve that community; restaurants, builders, shoppes, etc...
To help you locate any Michigan lakefront or waterfront property, we've put together a custom search tool that I believe is second to none in terms of being user friendly and accurate.
Locate All Waterfront Property
This website, thedailylistings.com has a very easy to use advanced search where you can select, Waterfront=Yes, and the "Body of Water = Name of Lake". Don't select any Cities, just use the Waterfront=Yes and then select as many of the Body of Waters you are interested in seeing. The city parameter will automatically be populated with the appropriate selections. Finally, you can narrow down the search to price range, bedrooms, etc... but first, use only the body of water and waterfront parameters.
Go to http://www.thedailylistings.com/search/advanced_search/ to try it.
Buying or Selling Southwest Michigan Real Estate?
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Paul Zubrys, Principal Broker
SW Michigan REALTOR since 1987
Licensed Broker in Michigan and Indiana