I think it would be best to narrow it down a bit . Sorry to say to "Matt Case Real Estate Pro in Beulah" but
some areas might be harder for you to enjoy, like in the U.P. by Ironwood (since you live in A2). I wouldlike to suggest looking into the Portage Chain by Dexter or Irsih Hills, I feel that these areas are close enough to resopnsibly deal with from A2, becuase nobody likes it when the landlord is hours upon hours away. I can offer help in several counties like Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Monroe. I have sold a lake house property as far away as Lake Belaire (by Traverse City near Torch Lake, but I think it would be hard to manage and enjoy from A2 especially with gas prices going higher & higher).
Good luck in your quest and feel free to contact me if you would like to talk more about what might want.
You can search listing descriptions for keywords on Trulia. If you perform a general search from our homepage, you'll find our keyword search filter on our search results page and you can enter words or phrases like lake-view or waterfront.
The link below will take you to a search I performed in the 48103 zip code with 'lake' as the keyword.
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While I can't offer the entire state, my website will provide the information you're looking for pretty much all of western Michigan and much of the Upper Peninsula. Should be a great place to start if you haven't settled on a particular location.
The closest public search across the state would be on http://realtor.com When doing a search select advanced on the right hand side of the basic search, there is also a map search available, but not all properties map correctly.
Once in the advanced search, you can narrow your search criteria with the check boxes. One of them will be waterfront. When selecting this, only those indicating 100 percent will be your matches.
The website below contains a search for southeastern Michigan or as suggested a local real estate professional can perform a search for you to your specifications. These are usually sent daily. Members of Realcomp can send homes from the thumb across to Saginaw County and down through metro Detroit and Washtenaw County.
The State of Michigan requires agents to work for the home seller unless under a signed Buyer's Agency Agreement, a sample of this and more forms is also available on the website below. No sign in is required.
Please feel free to call me at (734) 678-9032, or by email to email@example.com
In the alternative, you can search for any property in Michigan by map by visiting http://realestateone.com
Good luck in your search!
You can spend thousands of hours searching online, driving around the state and spending hundreds of dollars in gas money without finding the place that you are searching for. The best way to find this type of property is to focus on a particular region of the state, and work with a buyer's agent that is working in your best interest. They can automatically send you listings that are close to what you are searching for. Public sites generally have limited information, and an agent that knows the lake areas in their region is priceless!
Agents only receive a paycheck when they close a sale, so finding someone dedicated to you is unlikely when you are looking all over the whole state. You need to decide how far you want to drive, and how you will clean & maintain the rental property, which needs to be done at least after every rental (usually weekly). When you narrow your search, you will have a much easier time finding what you want!
If you would like to search waterfront in the West Central Michigan area, click on my website below. Click only "Residential" property type, (and fill in any other choices on main page) then click on the tab at the top "additional criteria" and select Waterfront, Yes, and scroll down to waterfront type & select 'Lake'.