RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Search Continues

                                      Thursday 6/5/2014

Our next search was in the Boyne City, area. This home was just on the city limits of Boyne City. This house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1850 sq ft house on an acre lot.
It is an old farm house added on and updated.

The master bedroom was huge but definitely needed new carpet color.
The house sat on a hill with a peak- a-boo view of Lake Charlevoix. This home was well within our budget.
Next we saw a short sale house that had 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath with 1,650 sq ft. This house sat on 3.79 acres. I would have plenty of room for a garden and goats.

I didn't like the inside of the house though.
The house was really run down, but had nice view of Lake Charlevoix. This house was priced at $219,000.
Back at home we got to enjoy a beautiful sunsets at our RV park that nights.

Joe was getting really upset about only seeing lake views properties, so I set up lakefront properties a few days later. The first home was two blocks from Torch Lake in the Kewadin area. It had dock access 2 blocks away. After seeing the home we found out the dock access was only for day boat use only. This house had 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, & 1,958 sq ft of living space at $219,000
The next house was on the west side of Torch Lake and had .65acres of land.
The house had 3 bedrooms, 2 3/4 baths, and no garage. It was much smaller at 1,100 sq feet of living.
The lakeshore was rocky on this lot. Some places can be sandy, sandy & mucky, sandy & rocky, or just rocky.
The best park of this house was the 4 season porch and the deck.
The asking price for this house is $580,000. Now you can see why I have been looking at lake-views instead of lakefront.
The next house was also on the west side of Torch Lake. It had a garage for our Nest!
It had great views of the lake from the living room.
The rest of the house was a hot mess of a maze. Someone had added on, and added on and added on! It had 2600 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, but the layout was a total mess. It was confusing knowing where you were in the house. I told Joe it would be a horrible place for a older person who was getting senile. They would never find their way to the restroom. It would take probably $100,000 or more to redo this place. It was priced at $595,000.
The next house was on a very busy main highway in Elk Rapids. The house also sat very close to the road. It was 1,200 sq ft, 3 bedrooms 1 1/2 bath house on .46 acres of land on Elk Lake, which is another premier lake. The cost was $474,900 and was also a real mess and would need a lot of work.
Now we see the highest price one of the day. We call this the 50's house because it was built in the 50's. 
It had 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in the main house.
The main house had a 3 season porch facing the lake.

I would love this home but the price is way above our budget.
Joe loved this house because it was so close to the water on Elk Lake. It had a sandy bottom which is the bast for swimming.
Behind the main house was the 2 car garage and a guest house. The guest house had a kitchenette, and small living space with 2 bedrooms and a bath. The total sq ft was 2,749. The asking price, drum roll please $$$$$$$$$$ $649,900
Next we drove to a house on a property in Williamsburg, that had 7.30 acres, but also had boat dock access on Skegemog Lake. Skegemog Lake connects to Elk and Torch Lake, but is not one of the premier lakes.
This house was very strange as the halls were in a circle around the house. Neither Joe nor I liked the house.
It did have a 2 car garage with a man cave on the back of the garage. It also had a drive into the property from two different directions. The other plus side was we heard lots of birds singing and chirping, and the property was very quiet. The house was a 1,600 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house at $329,900. At this point, we said goodbye to our realtor and went to find the boat dock access for this house.
After locating the boat dock access, we stopped at another open house on Skegemog Lake which Joe and I didn't like because it was really high price for the lake it was on. The open house realtor told us she was going to her next open house and we should follow her to see it. This house was on Torch River Bayou, in Rapid City. It had 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, with 2,466 sq ft living space.
The dock was a permanent dock which never had to be taken out for the winter.
The realtor said the bayou was very quiet, as the only boats on it are those who own homes on the bayou. The bayou connects to Torch River and then to Torch Lake. The yard on this property was very small in the front and back, which meant no garden. This house was priced at $625,000. It is really hard to find homes on the lakes below $500,000. They are far and few between. We found one that was listed at $379,000 on Lake Charlevoix that we were real excited to see, only to find out it had already sold. This was a very depressing day as the prices were too high and the houses were not even that great except for the 50's house.

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