Straight up: foreclosure, no furnace.

But … for starting price of $61,900 (in a very negotiable climate), and a little sweat equity, this could be your affordable ticket to a home in one of Michigan’s most celebrated and livable downtowns. Petoskey serves up all the stuff that new urbanists love to love: schools nearby, renowned shopping a few blocks away, art classes and theater right around the corner in the Crooked Tree Arts Center, music in the town square. Nothing wrong with spending summer evenings walking along the splendid shoreline park. Say hello Northern Michigan. Three bedrooms, 1,400 square feet, wood floors.

Sue Louiselle, Michigan Properties Net, 231-487-0700. MLS ID #419246.

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