Start Living Your Up North Dream Today! Your Guide to Moving to Northern Michigan.

Hello, my name is Andy LaPointe.

I am the author of the book Up North Dream - The Guide to Buying Property and Moving to Northern Michigan. The information in this one-of-a-kind book shows you how you can live your Up North Dream starting today. My book is packed with proven, time-tested strategies to buy property and move Up North.

It doesn't matter who are you, where you live now or what your background, if you want to move to Northern Michigan someday, this book is for you...

You see, my wife and I moved to Northern Michigan from Taylor, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. We moved to Northern Michigan because we wanted to enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

What is the Northern Michigan lifestyle? It's the ability to enjoy all of the amenities of modern living while living in harmony with Mother Nature. If this is what you want, Northern Michigan is for you! 

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the information in this book has become even more vital to living where you want to live and on your own terms.

Jenny r. - moved to bellaire

Covid-19 really opened our eyes to how fragile life really is. Your book has inspired and aided us to move Up North. We have since purchased a home and 7.5 acres in Bellaire, which has long been our Up North Dream. Thank you so much.

Would you like to call Northern Michigan home? Would you like to live the quality of life that can be found nowhere else except in Northern Michigan? Would you like to dip your toes in the cool waters of Lake Michigan during an extra-long lunch break? Would you like to play golf at some of the best courses in America within minutes of your house? If so, read on...

Is the Northern Michigan Lifestyle Right for You and Your Family?

Not sure if the Northern Michigan lifestyle is for you.. Check out just a few of the things you could enjoy by living in Northern Michigan...

  • You could stand chin-high in the cool waters of the nearest lake and still see the sparkling stones lining the sandy bottom
  • Spend quality time with your friends and family. No matter how hectic the day becomes, you'll have the beauty of Northern Michigan to help you forget the stress of the world
  • As you look up into the night sky, you could watch tiny satellites dart across the Milky Way from your own piece of Northern Michigan paradise
  • You could enjoy a warm summer evening counting the stars hanging in the northern sky. (The most stars my daughter and I have counted is 77.)
  • Best of all, you could smile to yourself as you watch all of the Sunday afternoon traffic jams on I-75 South, knowing that you are only a short drive to your Northern Michigan home. Now that is paradise!

Here is the commute I enjoy everyday to my work. My office is about 20 minutes from my house. You can see first hand what a true Northern Michigan commute is really like. You too can have this commute! Also, don't worry, my wife was filming these videos while I was driving. I had both hands on the wheel. :-)

paul n. - moved to Traverse city

We did it! A few weeks after my wife and I started working from home due to Covid-19 we bought your book. It was time to live our Up North Dream. We read your book at least a dozen times and it helped us to move to Traverse City. Thank you so much. We have never been happier. Your book really made the difference.

Why Trust What I Say?

That is a fair question. The strategies, techniques and "tips" contained in my book are the very same my wife and I have used and continue to use to enjoy living in Northern Michigan since 1992. They are proven and time-tested.

My background includes 8 years as a licensed Realtor and 15+ years in the financial services industry as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Series 7 stockbroker and mutual fund wholesaler. I have appeared on several television and radio broadcasts talking about real estate, personal finance and money management. My articles have appeared in numerous publications. I know how to guide individuals and families to design their ideal lifestyle and achieve their dreams.

The information in this book is in such high demand that I taught Up North Dream adult education courses in several Detroit-area school districts including:

  • Dearborn
  • Livonia
  • Royal Oak
  • Southgate
  • Pontiac
  • Novi

This book will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy the Northern Michigan lifestyle.

About Andy LaPointe

I wrote the book on how to live the "Up North Dream". Here is my background...

You see, I graduated high school in 1986 from John F. Kennedy high school in Taylor, Michigan. I first earned my Michigan Real Estate license in 1987. I sold residential, commercial and resort real estate to pay for a portion of my tution at Eastern Michigan University.

In 1991, I earned a degree in finance from EMU and soon after my wife and I moved to Northern Michigan to live our "Up North Dream". In 1994, I earned my Series 7 stockbroker license.

For the next 15+ years I worked in the corporate world as a Registered Investment Advisor, Series 7 stockbroker and mutual fund wholesaler.

I traveled 150+ nights each year and flew over 75,000 airline miles per year. I did all of this corporate travel while living in Northern Michigan.

During my time in the corporate world, I worked with high net-worth individuals, including professional football players on building long-term investment wealth and current income strategies. 

My wife and I live in Northern Michigan. My partners and I own several businesses including a nationally award winning gourmet food business, and a fintech/blockchain company. I also am a corporate advisor for two different corporations including a start-up Canadian-based digital asset company.