Here’s How to Get a Great Deal on Lakeside Michigan Land
If you live in Michigan, owning lakeside land is often a dream. Many people obviously have their regular home and then a cottage off a lake to enjoy in the summer. But, lakeside property is often expensive. Thankfully, sometimes, you can find some more reasonable lakeside Michigan land.
So, what’s one of the best ways to get a deal on lakeside Michigan land?
One great way is to get it from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources via an auction. Moreover, according to the DNR, nearly 100 parcels of land are going to be for sale in the next batch of surplus auctions starting in August. What’s really cool is the kind of property available. According to the DNR, you’ll find lake frontage, river frontage and vacant forested acreage part of the 95 parcels that will be up for auction. Actually, I would prefer living off a river, so this definitely interests me.
In total, land is available in a dozen counties in the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Moreover, those counties are Alger, Allegan, Chippewa, Dickinson, Iosco, Lake, Kent, Mackinac, Midland, Montcalm, Oscoda and Presque Isle. The largest parcels, according to the DNR, are in Alger, Chippewa, Iosco, Midland, Oscoda and Presque Ile counties. If you’re specifically interested in lakefront and riverfront properties, those are in Allegan, Chippewa, Iosco, Lake, Montcalm and Presque Isle. You may pre-register and get more information on the available properties at www.tax-sale.info. Also, you have to register before the auction date. I actually wrote about my love for Michigan lakes here. Finally, good luck with your search, and find all the info via www.tax-sale.info.
The DNR will host nine auctions with the land featured by county. Here are the dates:
Aug. 4 – Lake County.
Aug. 10 – Montcalm County.
Aug. 15 – Alger, Chippewa and Mackinac counties.
Aug. 16 – Dickinson County.
Aug. 22 – Oscoda County.
Aug. 23 – Presque Isle County.
Aug. 29 – Allegan and Kent counties.
Sept. 6 – Midland County.
Sept. 7 – Iosco County.