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Interior Design

If you own a Michigan lake house, or you're thinking about buying one, you can experience the beauty of nature right at your doorstep. A lake house with waterfront views, lush landscapes, outdoor activities, and a tranquil lifestyle may just be the perfect place to call home.

Whether you prefer a lake house that's your permanent residence or a weekend retreat, our real estate agents suggest decorating with things that showcase the natural beauty of your surroundings and create all the comforts of home.

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Lake Living

In the 1950s, Michigan became known as the "Water Wonderland." With a total of 26 beautiful lakes, Livingston County certainly earns that nickname as well. Our real estate agents appreciate these five wonderful advantages of lake living in Livingston County.

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Winter Maintenance

Winter weather brings snow and ice to your driveway, along with the challenge of keeping it clear and safe. Unfortunately, some common practices and products can do more harm than good.

Failing to properly maintain your driveway during the winter months can cause it to need repaving on an earlier timetable. And a cracked, damaged driveway not only looks bad but also negatively affects the value of your home. Our real estate agents suggest following these guidelines when you're performing winter driveway maintenance:

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Vacation Home

If you've dreamed of owning a vacation home your whole life, you're certainly not alone. Vacation home purchases were up 16% in 2020, an increase that was driven by the pandemic and the flexibility of remote work. Whether you need a new place to rest and relax, or you're looking to supplement your income with a rental property, it's easy to see the appeal behind investing in a second home.

Especially here in Livingston County, with our close proximity to relaxing lake living.

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Boating SafetyThere's nothing quite like spending a lazy summer afternoon chilling with friends and family on the water. The cool spray on your skin, the wind in your hair, and the calming sound of water – it's all about taking a break from the demands of life, recharging, and creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. To ensure your summer boating is incident-free and full of family fun, our real estate agents have put together a list of important boating safety tips you should know.

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Lake Home Livingston County

If you own a lake house, you want to ensure that it creates a welcoming atmosphere for your next gathering or vacation. Our real estate agents know that it only takes a few small changes to transform the look of your space.

Already dreaming about spending time at your lake home this summer? With how many lakes we have in Livingston County, you certainly aren't the only one! Here are a few additions you can add to your lake home that your whole family will enjoy. 

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Birdwatching Livingston County

Birdwatching is a safe, wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed all year long, and there are tons of resources available to help new enthusiasts enjoy the hobby. The Livingston County area is a great place to get involved with birdwatching because there are so many excellent parks, lakes, and nature conservation centers that attract a wide range of birds. As winter turns to spring, migrations will bring even more species that don't visit at other times of the year. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the outdoors with our guide to birdwatching in Livingston County.

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Lakefront Homes - Griffith Realty

If you're in the market to buy one of our Brighton homes for sale, one of the area's gorgeous waterfront properties might top your list of possibilities. While there are many things to love about living on the lake, it's not for everyone. Here are things to consider before making your decision.

  1. Lakeside Living Can Bring Peace and Serenity Locals who live on the lake tell our REALTORS® how much they love the quiet serenity. There's nothing quite like enjoying a cup of coffee while relaxing and looking out over the water. It seems almost impossible to hold onto worry and stress when you're listening to the crashing waves and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

  2. There Are Many Health Benefits There are health benefits associated with living on the water. Since there are plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, swimming, and boating, you'll probably also get more exercise, which is beneficial to your health and well-being! 

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Livingston County Home

Livingston County is known far and wide for its dozens of beautiful lakes.

Many of the lakes are medium to large, making them perfect for a wide range of water sports. Each one is unique in terms of what it offers: Amenities, weather, the local fish stock, and more combine to create fun and exciting experiences for visitors.  These all-sports lakes attract sightseers – and home buyers – from far and wide.

If you're dreaming of a waterfront property all your own, our REALTORS® are ready to lend a hand with five tips for buying a lakefront home:

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