Of Sharks and Inspiration

I like to watch ABC’s "Shark Tank." It’s a day brightener, even while viewing at night. "Shark Tank" is an unapologetic salute to capitalism and the American way. Each week a few brave entrepreneurs enter the Tank trying to convince the multimillionaire Sharks to invest...

The Second Home Market – Healthy, And Only Getting Healthier

Near Northport there is a luxury house along the sandy Grand Traverse Bay shoreline listed for $1.38 million, which recently hosted a flurry of interested buyers and basically serves as an economic barometer for up-and-coming real estate professional Aric Browning. “We are getting a lot of...

Real Estate Rookies

Kyle Miller made a unique career swap when he left the high-profile, but hectic, world of sports broadcasting to get into real estate sales. “I just love working with people and helping them to find their dream home," said the Indiana native who joined Traverse City's...

Newcomer No More

Realtor Tom Krause knows about failing and starting over. After a tough divorce and moving north to Traverse City to be closer to his son, his new life was met with a bumpy beginning. "I had been doing real estate in the Flint area and took a...

Video Tours Latest Real Estate Photography Trend

The real estate market in the Grand Traverse area is most definitely on the upswing with several agents reporting more closings in the the first quarter of 2015 than in years past. With residential property sales on the increase, and with a slew of new...

Southwest! Now that I have your attention …

I recently attended an air service conference attended by communities and airlines across the United States. It is not surprising most communities have the same issues we face at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC): not enough capacity, fares seem high and there are not many airlines...