616+/- Acres Lake, MI (Clare County)

by Sheridan Realty & Auction Co.


September 15, 2015 Online bidding ends at 1:00pm Eastern


3700 Lake Station Ave Lake, MI


Online Only


Auction Ends today at 1:00pm

Mineral rights reserved by seller.

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616 +/- Acres with frontage on M-115

Lodge built in 1908, New steel roof in 2012, Registered private air strip, not developed.

This property has been owned by the same family since the 1940's

2 story, 3442 SF,  Full Basement with beautiful bar and rec room

11 Bedroom, 3 bath, Well and septic,Large Fireplace, Covered Porch

30 x 40 pole barn with 10 ft lean to's

Self controlled dam on the Doc and Tom Creek wich winds gently throughout the property.

Property is surounded by smooth wire high tensil fence

Parcel #1  18-009-021-200-10 (60.65A)

2014 SEV $47,000

2014 Taxable Value $24,600

2014 Summer Taxes $266.02

2014 Winter Taxes $779.85


Parcel #2  18-009-022-100-01 (556.12A)

2014 SEV $387,100

2014 Taxable Value $201,400

2014 Summer Taxes $2,177.99

2014 Winter Taxes $6,351.57

Both parcel selling together as one lot.


Prime Hunting Land-Clare County-616 Acres M/L owned by the same family since the 1940’s.  Vast views and wildlife gives this property a history of undeveloped ownership.


The lodge was built around 1908 by a hardware pioneer from Saginaw for his summer place. The original windows contain plate glass which is just a hint of the uniqueness of this building. Emil F. Achard owned & developed the property until his death on 4/7/1944, age 87. He was the treasurer of Saginaw Plate Glass Company in Saginaw, Mi.


The Doc & Tom Creek is running thru property, high & low ground is featured and wildlife loving swampy parts provides animal cover. 


A Huge Rustic 3-Season (Spring/Summer/Fall) Lodge (aprox. 3400 sq.ft.) 11 bed rooms, 1 main bathroom, one first floor shower/bathroom, and two restrooms (his & hers) located in the basement . Great room-dining w/fireplace is 15 feet by 48 feet.   Including a hand made dining table. The Basement has old bar setup w/shuffle board area + pool table. This 1908 Lodge is sold to use “as is” or upgrade to your standards.  Heating is by Oil forced air and the great room has propane cast iron stove direct-vent space heater.


Outbuildings include a two bay log sided garage/workshop and a newer 30’x40’ pole barn with double lean-tos. Property features have an existing old dam on the Doc & Tom creek (about 1949) designed by the same engineer who developed the Sandford Lake properties in Midland county Michigan, a FAA registered air-strip (not developed but registered with FAA) is possible.


The land has perimeter fencing of high tensile smooth wires and treated posts which is deer friendly yet contains the property.  Owner retains all mineral/oil/gas & gas storage rights.  Three elevated deer blinds are located on the property.

Exhibit A

Terms and Conditions of Online Only Real Estate Auction

This online only auction is subject to seller confirmation and is a cash sale not contingent on or subject to financing, appraisal, survey, or inspections of any kind, as agreed to by bidders at registration prior to bidding and specified in the attached Agreement to Purchase Real Estate.

Once you place a bid, it cannot be removed, even if you have bid incorrectly. Please verify your bids before submitting.

Bidding increments are as follows:

$200 - $1000 = $25

$1,000 - $10,000 = $100

$10,000 - $25,000 = $500

$25,000 - $500,000 = $1,000

$500,000 - $1,000,000 = $5,000

$1,000,000 and up = $10,000

A Buyer's Premium of 10% is added to the high bid. Please take this into consideration when bidding. Example: Final bid price on a property is $100,000. Add the 10% buyer's premium of $10,000 to get a final price of $110,000. This is the actual sales price that will be used on the purchase agreement, and the number upon which transfer tax and title insurance are based. At the close of the auction, the successful Bidder will be emailed an Agreement to Purchase Contract to be executed and returned to Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. within Forty Eight (48) hours.

Successful Bidders will deposit 10% of the sale price in the form of a cashier's check or wire transfer with Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. within Forty Eight (48) hours of the completion of the auction. The earnest money deposit is non-refundable. The entirety of the remaining balance is due at closing on or before Thirty Days (30) from Auction Day. Purchaser will be responsible for all wire transfers.

Per the Contract, time is of the essence; you should proceed to closing within Thirty (30) days. Possession shall be given to the successful Buyer(s) at closing, and all closing fees charged by the Title Company are shared equally between Buyer(s) and Seller(s).

Successful Bidders not executing and returning their Contract with Earnest Money deposit within Forty Eight (48) hours of the conclusion of the auction will be considered in default. If your closing is delayed for any reason, by you, as purchaser, or other parties working on your behalf, including any lender you involve, you may be declared in breach of this contract, forfeit all deposits made, and could be additionally liable for any and all costs incurred by Seller and Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. incurred in a subsequent resale of the property.

Buyer(s) must be prepared to make a cash offer. There are no contingencies to this sale (i.e. financing, appraisal, repairs, or inspections). Therefore, you should be pre-qualified by a lender prior to bidding if you require financing. This property is being sold for cash 'as-is, where-is' with a closing deadline.

Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. reserves the right to remove or cancel the bids and or bidding rights and privileges of any party at any time deemed not to be in the best interest of the seller. The identity of all bidders will be verified, bidding rights are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. will reject the registration, and bidding activity will be terminated.

Buyer acknowledges they are buying property 'as-is, where-is', without inspections or contingencies, Buyer(s) will rely on his/her own judgment and inspection. By signing an offer, Buyer(s) will be waiving the 10 day lead based paint test.

Seller(s) will provide an owner's policy of title and convey title with a Full Warranty Deed.

Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. and their representatives are Exclusive Agents of the Seller(s). Auctioneers and sales agents reserve the right to negotiate final sales price on behalf of the seller, or bid on behalf of the seller, if necessary.

Real Estate is sold subject to any and all existing matters of record, and all easements, building use or zoning laws and regulations. Properties that are currently rented are subject to Tenant's Rights. There are no security deposits for any properties. Taxes and assessments will be pro-rated to the closing date.

All rental units must comply with city building codes to obtain or keep occupancy permits. All expenses are the responsibility of the buyer.

Seller is reserving mineral rights.

All Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. Online Only Real Estate Auctions are timed events that have an auto-extend feature. Any bid placed within 5 minutes of the auction ending will automatically extend the auction for 5 minutes from the time the bid is placed. Example: If an auction scheduled to end at 6:00 pm receives a bid at 5:59 pm, the close time of the auction automatically extends to 6:05 pm. The auto-extend feature remains active until no further bids are received within the 5 minute time frame.

A two percent (2%) bid price commission is available to properly registered Brokers. You must pre-register your Buyers with Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. twenty four (24) hours before the end of the auction. Agents who fail to pre-register their Buyer will not be recognized as Buyer Agents and will not be entitled to a co-op commission. Broker cannot act as a Principal and Broker on the same transaction. Please review the form for eligibility.

The terms and covenants of the purchase agreement, including these additional terms (Exhibit A), shall survive closing and shall bind and the benefits shall inure to the heirs, successors, representative and assigns of the Parties.

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Mason, MI 517.676.9800

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