Get a FREE MASSAGE at the 4/28 ‘Team Aiden’ walk/run.

Supporting is your Lake Shannon answer to a long day on the water.

  • A free post run/walk massage is yours for the taking ! … all tips go to Aiden!


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Annual Lake Shannon Labor Day Brunch

Mom and Sylvia Cole only had each other as baby-sitters back in the early days of Lake Shannon. Now 5 decades later, they have each other as friends.

Thanks to Coles for hosting.

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The Power Turn – not for show! (or, don’t try this at home).


  • The quickest why to spin an inboard ski boat 180 degrees just like a jetski, Seadoo, or other PWC. If pulling skier, you’re using a center mounted ski tow bar.
  • This was the traditional opening of many ski shows. Two boats driving toward each other, they pass, spin, and pass again.


  • This is the technique to get back to a skier asap if they take a bad spill.
    • I’ve used it to get back to a jumper that hit the safety wall, one that had his helmet cover his face after ‘fanny dunking’, and as a quick pickup to a stroke victim that didn’t want to give up skiing (we decided to retire dad’s slalom after his first fall) .
  • “…. If you have to return to your fallen rider quickly because they appear to be injured or in distress, a power turn may be the best way to get there quickly.
  • You might also have a situation in which your rider appears to be in danger because of approaching boat traffic that would require you to get back to him or her quickly.
  • In these situations, power turning is not only acceptable, but probably a good idea….”


  • Get up to enough speed to spin the boat…if you are a rookie, start slow. You will however need enough speed to make the boat be able to actually spin
  • Cut the throttle while spinning the wheel hard and quick
  • Then after the spin hit the throttle quickly enough or the displaced water will swamp the rear end passengers …and your boat. If you simply spin it and don’t accelerate out of ‘the hole’ the boat will rock. If you sit in ‘the hole’ with too much of a load, you’ll take on water – believe me I’ve done it!



This is not an offer of a guaranteed return. Always do your due diligence before investing.

7487 Ore Knob Dr, Fenton, MI 48430

The person wanting to see the $399k house at 7487 Ore Knob Dr, Fenton, MI 48430 please provide Anibal-Affiliates-RealtyNetWorth-LakeShannon-why-I-sell-lakefront-rowboat-by-dockyour contact information. Thank you.

This is not an offer of a guaranteed return. Always do your due diligence before investing.

Real estate bubbles, strategies, and the current lakefront market

Are we in a bubble market ? Lakefront property is its own animal. Further, some what Anibal-Affiliates-RealtyNetWorth-LakeShannon-why-I-sell-lakefront-young-couple-at-sunsetan investment, some just a nice home, others a short-term home/investment combination. I see all of these as buyers, sellers, and investors here where I live and approach each customer/client differently. With lakefront, you can enjoy the experience of the water AND make a few bucks with your venture. Recently I’ve seen markups from $130 to $280k, $125 to $400k, $235 to $530k, and $375 to $899k – all with varying degree of investments of time and $’s.

Just read from one of my favorite bloggers who boasts: “15 flips currently in progress. 126 flips completed. 15 rentals properties. Follow me to see how I make money in any market cycle.” So here’s the excerpt & my ‘reply’:

  • “…Low-money-down loans have been available for decades, and that is not what caused the housing crash. Really bad loans to people who should not buy houses is what caused the housing crisis. …”
  • reply: I’m presuming this is a ‘cliff notes’ take on the market since we can’t dispense all knowledge in a post. But my quick 2 cents. As a 2nd generation broker/investor/finance degree holder, bad loans where just a part of the problem. We had funds flowing out of other ‘under performing’ investments…e.g: $’s tend to move from CDs to collectables to stocks to real estate, etc. Further, and this makes the topic more of a localized thing, wages must support prices. Las Vegas had speculators running up prices but buyers weren’t all from out of town so prices couldn’t be sustained. Here in NW Detroit suburbs, we are seeing a lot of new industry coming in and hence price strength above what might be healthy in other parts of MI.

The article goes on to say how the market is not at a bubble stage. I think that greatly oversimplifies. So whats the point I’m making? As in Ecclesiastes 3 “To Everything There is a Season.” With-in 30 miles of each other, I have client investments of which 1 area I feel should be liquidated asap as the appreciation has come fast and peaked, the other could be held for a taxpayer that needs deferred income and no cash flow now, but if cash flow is needed move on. In other words:

  • Look at: investor needs (cash, retirement savings, …)
  • Investor tax situation
  • Investor has more time and abilities or more cash to throw at the portfolio mix
  • General economy but also local economic outlook…. very important.

This isn’t like buying a candy bar.

This is not an offer of a guaranteed return. Always do your due diligence before investing.

For Sale –

A few of the active offerings currently here at the lake. Some are not shown for various reasons.

  • On water homes from about $450-900k. Off water homes and off-water lots also available.

If you’d like a closer look or further information about buying or selling here at the lake, let’s schedule a time and day you can stop by my lakefront home office.


The Boat Launch Blues …. don’t be a victim!

Lakefront property owners, its easy to forget the basics.

  1. Put the plug back in BEFORE dropping boat in the water.
  2. Make sure strap it tight holding the boat on the trailer.
  3. Set the parking brake AND put vehicle in park on the launch site. E-Brake first if you want to save your transmission stress.
  4. Before ‘firing’ up the boat, check your fuel lines for age/cracks, tight battery connections (no sparks), bilge is dry/drained, and inboard hood is UP/OPEN.
    • NOTE FOR PWC owners – treat your PWC like an in-board. Folks have blown these up sending the rider straight up then down with tragic endings.

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Looks like ice skating still possible this year.

Since I moved to Lake Shannon in 1962, we’ve had skating ice about 1 of every 3 years…not that I remember those early years. I think we still have a shot for skating 2017!