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Here’s what’s happening in Petoskey and Harbor Springs.  The real estate market activity during this month seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of last year for buyers. According to the Northern Michigan Multiple Listing Service, 51 homes have come on the market as new listings in the last 30 days. At the same time, 41 homes have sold. Potential buyers shouldn’t wait. With a strong buyers market, combined with nearly all-time low mortgage rates, now’s the time to get a great deal on your dream home.


Finally, I want you to know, that you may call me for any reason. And please let me know if a friend, family member or neighbor needs a caring, competent real estate professional to help in buying or selling.


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