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Southwest Michigan
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11115 Lake Shore Drive
Berrien Springs,
Michigan 49103


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SW Michigan Second Home Buying Guide

Window to Wooded BeautyCongratulations! If you are seriously considering a Michigan lake house as a second home or vacation getaway, you know what this investment could mean for you and your family and you recognize the rewards that come with it lifestyle benefits, financial goals, health and wellness.

The folks at Lake Chapin Shores want to help you make good choices for you and your family. Buying a second home is an important decision, with multiple options that depend upon your unique circumstances and vision. Every Lake Chapin Shores family is pleased with their Michigan vacation home and their investment because they did their homework and made the choices that were right for them. What's right for you and your family?

The first step is research and due diligence. This brief buyer's guide will help you. It is a compilation of tools, resources and information from reputable sources, updated each year to ensure that it reflects current market activity and relevant tax laws. We hope you find it useful.