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We have just rolled out a new website –

This platform focuses on our unique and exclusive properties throughout the Upper Peninsula. The design allows us to feature some of our most outstanding properties with less limitations on the listing presentations. We have limited the inventory to the cream of the crop to make it easier to search for special properties of this sort. Many of these listings focus on waterfront properties and investment tracts, but we also have commercial opportunities, timberland, and special residential properties.

We have dedicated blog posts and a newsletter specifically for this category of properties. We encourage everyone to visit this new site and stay tuned for more as we will be adding to it. Please sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date on new additions to the site.

Jay Martineau

405 Shelden Ave
Telephone: (906)523-5575
Fax: (906)523-5650
Mobile Phone Number:  906-370-7716

Jay Martineau was raised in the Upper Peninsula, and is a lover of all of the great things that living in Houghton has to offer.  Growing up working with and owning a family run construction company, he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding homes, home design, and finding the ‘diamond in the rough’.  Jay has always been involved in the real estate market, as many of his clients and investors come to the area looking for places to build or remodel.

Locally he has been involved with many local organizations such as the Houghton Rotary Club and KEDA (Keweenaw Economic Development Association).  For years, Jay has also been serving on the Board of Trustees at Portage Health.
Using his life long knowledge of the area, and utilizing his passion for homes and land, Jay has all of the right connections and background to help you turn your real estate dreams into a reality.

Searching For Forestry Staff

We are currently looking for those who have, or are pursuing a degree in Forestry. We consistently have a need for timber cruises, landowner consulting, timber sales, management plans, general forestry consulting, line marking and valuations. We are looking for individuals who are self motivated and ambitious. Our needs span across the U.P., so travel is expected, but limited to daily trips. This position could also be combined with training and licensing in Real Estate sales if one desires. We have a large client base of timberland owners, buyer, and sells that need professional Forestry assistance. If you are interested, please contact Rob Sullivan for more details. Call 906-225-5263 or email

2017 U.P. Builder’s Show

It’s that time of year again when Spring is in the air and thousands flock to the Superior Dome in Marquette for the annual U.P. Builder’s Show. The event runs March 10th – 12th. If you have not attended before, this is a gathering of exhibitors in the field of building, contracting, home improvement, real estate, financing, and several other related industries. If you are in the area and have plans to buy, build, or improve a property or home in the near future this is a great opportunity to visit hundreds of business in this realm all in one place. Northern Michigan Land Brokers will be there again this year and look forward this great event. Please stop and say ‘hi” if you plan to visit the show. If you would like more information please visit the Builder’s Show website for more details.

Changes to the Michigan Qualified Forest Program

In July this year, new legislation was passed regarding the Qualified Forest Program (QF). This new legislation specifically address properties being transferred from the Commercial Forest Program (CF) to the QF program. As it pertains to land ownership, these programs provide options for tax benefits to land owners in Michigan. If you are a buyer in the market for a property, you should be aware of the available programs and their benefits. It is also important to inquire if a property is currently in one of these programs and understand the benefits and potential issues of each.

Many private land owners will wish to remove a property that is in the Commercial Forest Program as that program allows public access. Recent changes to the Qualified Forest program cover the process of transfering a property from CF to QF.

Commercial Forest Program Information and Documents

Qualified Forest Program Information and Documents


Please Welcome Our New Agents

We would like to welcome and introduce two new agents to our office. Danielle Hammond and Nathan Brabon have both recently started working within our Marquette Office. Danielle was raised in the area and has a great understanding of the Upper Peninsula. She has a wealth of knowledge on what it means to truly enjoy the U. P., contact her today to help you find your new home or investment opportunities that work best for you. Nathan grew up in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and has developed a love for the Upper Peninsula. He served 14 years in the National Guard and is an avid outdoorsmen. Contact him to help you meet your real estate goals.

Danielle HammondNathan Brabon

Nathan Brabon

2552 US 41 West Ste 100
Telephone: (906)232-3754
Fax: (906)225-0076
Mobile Phone Number:  (906)869-8451
Information: I was born and raised in Lower Michigan where I served 14 years in the Michigan Army National Guard as an Infantryman. After spending the last nine years of my life working as a Quality Technician in a large Pharmaceutical company I realized it was not for me. It was time to pursue a career helping others realize their dreams all while my family and I realize ours. As an avid outdoorsman I have grown to love all that the Upper Peninsula has to offer and if you are not from this area one taste and you will be hooked just like my family and I were. We enjoy kayaking, hunting, site seeing, hiking, and camping.

My goal in real estate is help you realize your dreams and goals whether that be owning a home, a hunting camp/recreational property, rental property, or a long term investment opportunity. As your Agent I bring a hardworking, dedicated, straightforward, no beating around the bush approach to helping you achieve your goals. Taking care of your needs is the highest of my priorities.

Kraft Hockeyville USA – Marquette, MI

Marquette has been named Hockeyville USA!

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Marquette’s Lakeview Arena will receive $150,000 in upgrades and improvements to the rink. Lakeview Arena will also have the honor of hosting a NHL preseason game next season.

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