Hot Sellers: Four Realtors on Fire

Who’s the right Realtor for you? That’s impossible to say, as one size does not fit all. But it’s a bit easier to state who some of the area’s most successful Realtors are, at least in terms of the numbers. The following are profiles of the...

It’s Now Easier (and Cheaper) to Be Green

Who doesn’t want to be kind to the environment? When building green became a thing, everybody jumped on board. People embraced the terminology, though without much in the way of standards or definition. “Everybody’s got ‘green’ something,” said Ryan McCoon of Endura Performance Homes. Today, “green building”...

The Specialists

Traverse City’s reputation as a center for innovative health care continues to grow, thanks in large part to Munson Medical Center, which employs more than 400 physicians across 50 specialties. Procedures that were once cutting edge in the nation’s foremost medical centers are now routinely...

Male Call: More men in NMC’s nursing program and in the workforce

[caption id="attachment_10280" align="alignright" width="300"] Father and son Jerry and Ted Stevenson at Munson. Jerry works in oncology, while Ted works in the Intensive Care Unit. Photo courtesy of Munson Medical Center.[/caption] The nursing program at Northwestern Michigan College is turning out male nurses at a greater...

Core Business: Cideries Spring up Across Region

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the next big thing is here. What started as wine country and has also become a haven for craft brewing is now developing a taste for cider. From Peninsula Cellars on Old Mission to Short’s in Bellaire to...

Bread Rises Again Under Restaurant Owners

Long live Grand Traverse Bagel & Bakery. The business run by Claudia DeMarco and her late husband Bob Stevenson closed in late autumn 2015 following a fire in its oven. But as it turns out, it was only closed for a few months. That’s because restaurateurs...

Condos Are King in Downtown TC

“The condo market is alive and well.” That’s according to Perry Pentiuk of Leland-based Venture Properties, who markets properties of all stripes around the area. And it’s echoed by numerous other real estate professionals, who in many cases are selling condo units as fast as...

Millennials and McMansions: Are they compatible?

[caption id="attachment_9542" align="alignleft" width="300"] A home that sold for $1.3 million in Leland on North Lake Leelanau.[/caption] As the housing industry continues to rebound from the depths of the recession, a potential problem lurks: the question of where and what kind of home will remain popular...