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"Your book is a valuable asset!"
"Your book has aided as well as inspired us to purchase our dream home in Northern Michigan."
Tom and Kelly - Relocated to Traverse City Area in 2016

"Your book and COVID-19 changed my life."
"After I started working from home due to COVID-19, a friend told me about your book.

I always wanted to live Up North. I bought your book and I am now working remote from my very own  piece of paradise. Thank you!"
Anne M. - Relocated to  Gaylord Area in 2021

"Our dream is now a reality!"
"My wife and I always said 'someday' we'll move Up North. Every weekend while driving back from Cheboygan, she would read all of the real estate property books.

Your book gave us what we needed to buy a house and relocate to Northern Michigan. It was the best purchase we ever made. We owe it to you and your book for giving us the motivation and plan."
Carrie and Jack K. - Relocated to Cheboygan Area in 2017

Officially, Up North doesn't on any map, but it is very real. Maybe it is the uniqueness of crystal clear lakes, the cherry trees dotting the countryside or the world-class restaurants that attract visitors from the Midwest and beyond. I don't think so...

Up North is much more than the tourist shops, the fudge and the cherries. Up North is a state of mind. It is a place to play golf, ski the slopes, ride the trails, enjoy the laughter of family and friends, forget the stress of the world and lose yourself in the serenity of watching the sun set over the western horizon.

I call it the Northern Michigan Lifestyle... What is the Northern Michigan Lifestyle?

"It's the ability to enjoy all the amenities of modern living, while living in harmony with Mother Nature."

Would you like to call Northern Michigan Home?

Would you like to live where others vacation? Would you like to live the quality of life that can be found no where else except Northern Michigan? 

Would you like to dip your toes in the cool waters of a Northern Michigan lake or river during an extra-long lunch break? Would you like to be able to enjoy the best beaches, trails, golf courses and ski slopes in America within minutes of your Up North home? Would you like to simply forget all of the troubles of the big city from your very own piece of Northern Michigan paradise?

If so, you can't afford to miss this...


My name is Andy LaPointe. I am the author of Up North Dream - The Guide for Moving to Northern Michigan. My book will give you a step-by-step road map how you can live your Up North Dream starting today!

No matter where you live, your background or current financial situation, my book is packed with proven, time-tested strategies how to enjoy the relaxed Northern Michigan lifestyle. If you want to buy property or move to Northern Michigan someday, keep reading...

Would you like to live the Northern Michigan Lifestyle?

Check out this quick list to learn if the Northern Michigan lifestyle is right for you...

  • You could stand chin-high in the cool waters of the nearest lake and still see the sparking Petoskey stones lining the sandy bottom.
  • Spend quality time with your family and friends. No matter how hectic the day becomes, you'll have the beauty and serenity of Northern Michigan to forget the stress of the world.
  • As you look up into the night, you could watch tiny satellites dart across the Milky Way from your own piece of Northern Michigan paradise.
  • You could enjoy a cool summer evening counting thousands of stars hanging in the darken northern sky. (The most my daughter and I have counted is 77.)
  • Best of all, you could smile to yourself because you know you'll never have to be part of those Sunday afternoon traffic jams on I-75 South, you now call Northern Michigan home. Now that is paradise! :-)

Would you like to call Northern Michigan Home?

Here is the commute I enjoy every day to my work. My office is about a 20-minute drive from my house.

I drive between Bellaire and Elk Rapids for my morning and evening commute. Elk Rapids is approximately 10 minutes north of Traverse City on US-131, while Bellaire is located east of Elk Rapids. During my drive, I enjoy views of East Grand Traverse Bay, Elk River, Torch Lake and Lake Bellaire.

Check out first hand what a true Northern Michigan commute is really like. You too can have this type of commute everyday when you enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

Also, my wife was holding the camera while I was driving. I had both hands on the wheel. :-)

Why Listen to What I Have to Say?

That's a fair question. You see, my wife and I moved from Taylor, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, in 1992 and never looked back. Many of our friends thought we were crazy to leave the big city for Northern Michigan. But many of them are now buying property and moving to Northern Michigan to enjoy the Up North lifestyle. 

I've include every strategy, "tip" and technique that has helped us to enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle. Everything in my book is proven and tested!

My background includes 8-years as a licensed Realtor and then 15-years in the financial service industry as a Series 7 stockbroker, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and mutual fund wholesaler.

Over the years, I have been invited to appear on several television news broadcasts on Channel 7 & 4 in Traverse City. I was also an invited guest on the popular Ron Jolly morning talk show on AM 580 - WTCM in Traverse City. During these broadcasts I talked about the "tips", strategies and techniques included in my book.

Up North Dream has been featured in publications across the State of Michigan and beyond including Crain's Detroit Business, Traverse City Business News, Cosmopolitan Home Magazine and Traverse Magazine. I know how to guide individuals and families to design their ideal lifestyle and achieve their dreams.

Here are Just a Few of the Strategies You Will Learn From This Step-By-Step Book:

  • How to select the right Northern Michigan community for you and your family.
  • How to make your move to Northern Michigan a stress-free experience. You'll have a complete step-by-step road map to make your move as stress-free as possible.
  • How to overcome the #1 reason many people don't buy property Up North and how to overcome it.
  • How to make money in Northern Michigan. There are 5 ways to earn a living in Northern Michigan. Once you learn these strategies, you'll know how some of the wealthiest people earn money Up North!
  • How to create a Family Policy Statement. This simple piece of paper will ensure you are making the right choice.
  • Four fundamental steps you must take before you ever buy property or move Up North.
  • How to eliminate your outstanding debt quickly and painlessly. You don't want to buy property or more Up North with a pile of credit card debt. This powerful strategy will teach you how to zap all of your debts. Once you learn this simple strategy, you'll master all of your debt immediately.
  • How to defeat the #1 enemy of buying property or moving Up North and how to live your life on your terms.
  • And much more...

This information-packed book is LOADED with time-tested and proven "tips, strategies and techniques you will need to enjoy owning property and living in Northern Michigan as a part or full-time resident.

Up North Dream Classes Taught in the Metro Detroit Area

The information in this book is in such high demand, I taught adult-education classes in several Metro Detroit school districts including Dearborn, Royal Oak, Livonia, Pontiac and Novi. The cost for this one-night, two-hour course was $55 per person.

Over the years, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from individuals and families who took my course or purchased my book letting me know they are now living the Northern Michigan lifestyle. 

In addition, I taught breakout sessions, short 15-minute presentations, at Home and Camper shows in the Metro Detroit area, too. Here a few photos from my pre-Covid-19 breakout sessions:

I have been invited to attend several book signing events throughout Michigan. I had book signing events in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Mackinaw Island, Southgate, Livonia, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie.

The information in this book will teach you how you can enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle all year long. 

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