Backlund Realty

Welcome to Backlund Realty

Backlund Realty is located in Grand Marais, Minnesota, a picturesque harbor village on Lake Superior’s North Shore. The surrounding area is comprised primarily of national and state forests dotted with hundreds of crystal clear lakes. The Superior Hiking Trail crosses the ridge just outside of town and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is only minutes away. Also nearby are state parks, the Lutsen Mountains ski area, miles of cross-country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and hunting and fishing areas.

terry backlund

Terry Backlund is a Grand Marais “local.” He knows just about everyone, which is very helpful when you are shopping for a home or vacation property. He’s easy to talk to and more importantly, will listen to what you have to say. When it comes to real estate he’ll give you the straight scoop.

Grand Marais is an attractive and vibrant place to raise a family or retire. It has all of the amenities you’d expect to find in a small town, and then some. For its small size, there is a surprisingly large selection of great restaurants to choose from. On the menu at many of them are locally netted, fresh Lake Superior fish. There are numerous clubs and social groups that cover an array of interests such as tennis, ATV, horseback riding and ski clubs, both downhill and cross country. Services and activities include the Cook County Hospital and Sawtooth Clinic, a county recycling center, Cook County Family YMCA, tennis courts, golf course, skate park, and a curling rink to name just a few.

For a small town, Grand Marais places a premium on culture. The community’s Arrowhead Center for the Arts hosts performances ranging from locally produced plays to national recording artists. The renowned North House Folk School attracts students from across the country with its curriculum of folk arts and crafts and construction skills. Founded in 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony is the oldest art colony in the state. The Johnson Heritage post has continuous showings of works by local and regional artists.

Featured Listings

69 Birch Drive Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6078632  |  $154,900

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

Amazing Lake Superior view. This seasonal cottage is the perfect weekend project. Most everything is roughed-in awaiting your finishing touches. Great location close to town with a birds eye view of Lake Superior. Build equity day one. Call Terry today for your private showing.


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5.7X Pendant Lake Trail

MLS 6075101  |  $52,000

New Listing, Priced to Sell

Nicely wooded 5.7 acre lot only minutes from Grand Marais. The perfect blank slate for a getaway cabin or the home of your dreams. Gradual rolling and sloped for walkout potential. Call today for your private showing.


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117 Tower Road Hovland, MN

MLS 6078082  |  $157,900

New Listing, New Listing

Amazing Base Camp. If you’re looking for a family compound, hunting camp, snowmobile or outdoor adventure base, then look no further. This place sleeps 24, yes 24 with ease. There is a large commercial kitchen to feed the hungriest of guests as well as a huge dining room table to seat and entertain all. There’s also ample space in the rec area with two TV’s and comfy seating. The utility shed houses storage space, bar and workshop as well tools, parts and equipment for most any repair. Most definitely a one of a kind property. Call Terry today for your private showing.


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5X Fox Ridge Loon Lake Grand Marais

MLS 6075104  |  $145,000

New Listing, New Listing

Value priced Loon Lake lot. Extra large and heavily wooded at 5.5 acres with over 300 ft of lakeshore frontage.


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5712 E. Hwy. 61 Hovland, MN

MLS 6077224  |  $499,900

New Listing, New Listing

This beautiful home is aptly named Bay Breeze. It is situated on 420 feet of gorgeous Lake Superior shoreline. The 1522 sq. ft. home has two bedrooms, two full baths all on one easy-access level. There is also fireplace to while away the evening. Outside, the extra large deck boasts a great lake view and a swing to enjoy it. The fire pit is a cozy place to sit and listen to the waves. The shore curves into a cove for swimming or skipping rocks. If you’re looking for a great rental investment property this home may be the place for you. Call today for your private showing.


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4449 E. Hwy. 61 Hovland, MN

MLS 6033570  |  $329,900

Sale Pending, Sale Pending

Very Motivated Seller. Beautiful timber-frame home with Lake Superior views. Over 2350 sq. ft. of living space. Main floor master-bedroom bath suite with two walk-in closets. Open living room dining space with fireplace. Stainless and granite kitchen features. Beautiful Brazilian cherry and Douglas fir wood floors. Lower level family-rec room with fireplace. Large detached two car garage with an amazing upper level studio and workshop space. Both measuring 22 x 16. There is also a small 13 x 11 guest cabin on the property.  Call Terry today for your private showing.


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207 East Deeryard Lake Road

MLS 6078073  |  $169,900

Price Reduced, New Price

PRICE REDUCED! Great weekend getaway or starter home. Home features a vaulted ceiling throughout with an easy living open floor-plan. Lots of windows to take in the surrounding 7 acre maple and pine forest. Detached two car garage and wood crib included. Only 12 miles from Grand Marais near Deeryard Lake. Call today for your private showing.


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170X Devil Track Rd. Devil Track Lake Grand Marais

MLS 6075105  |  $139,750

New Listing, New Listing

Sweet 170 ft. Devil Track lake lot. This parcel is 1.65 acres with a slight slope to the lake with a nice mix of spruce, birch and poplar. There are not many lakeshore lots available on the highly desirable North Shore. The perfect blank canvas for your cabin or dream home.


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10 Ongstad Rd. Hovland, MN

MLS 6079024  |  $319,000

Price Reduced, Priced to Sell

PRICE REDUCED. Extra large Lake Superior parcel priced to sell. Over 335 ft. of rocky shoreline with concrete dock from original resort. This parcel has over 14 acres with roughly 6 acres on the lake side of Hwy 61 and 8 acres on the north side of the highway. There’s a cozy little bungalow with numerous out buildings as well as a detached garage. Properties like this don’t come along very often.


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117 6th Ave. W Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6078106  |  $319,000

Price Reduced, New Price

PRICE REDUCED Super Value! Spectacular Mid-Century Modern. Immaculate 3+ Bedroom 3 Bath home. This home has everything you want and need. Over 3800 finished sq. ft. Extra large living room, kitchen and rec room. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Tiled entry and baths. Main floor laundry. Guest suite in lower level. Stainless appliances. Private deck looking out on one of the largest back yards in all of Grand Marais. Located on one of the quietest streets in town. Call Terry today for your private showing.


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1620 E. Hwy 61 Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6077992  |  $318,750

New Price, Price Reduced

PRICE REDUCED! Croftville 4 Bedroom 5 Bath 2 Car Garage. Large 3900 sq. ft. home with large bedroom suites on both levels. Home was previously a B & B. Rent the lower level and live up top. The main level has a large sunlit living room with fireplace, three season sun-room, office and three bathrooms as well as a deck. The lower level has a large rec room space, sauna, two baths and spacious lower level patio. Priced well below $100 dollars per square foot. Call today for your private showing.


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6.7X East Pine Mountain Rd. Grand Marais

MLS 6074988  |  $39,500

New Listing, Motivated Seller

Motivated seller. 6.7 acre parcel priced to sell. It’s secluded, but not too far from town and close to Devil’s Track and other numerous lakes and trails. Nice mix of spruce, cedar and birch. Power near parcel.


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8550 W Hwy 61 Schroeder

MLS 6033571  |  $454,900

Sold, Sold

Amazing Frank Lloyd Wright styled home overlooking Lake Superior. This four bedroom, two bath home is quality built by local craftsmen Greg Tofte and Keith Kuckler. There are numerous built-ins from hutches, dressers, buffets, shelving, desk and wet bar. A creek meanders through leading down to a cobblestone beach looking out to a rock out crop. This home has many unique features that must be seen to be appreciated. Excellent VRBO potential with the ability to sleep ten and it’s proximity to trails, skiing, golf and adventure. Call today for your private showing.


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20X Morgan Road Grand Marais

MLS 6074989  |  $109,000

New Listing, New Listing

This is a must see 20 acre parcel with an amazing Lake Superior vista. Only minutes from Grand Marais. Driveway in place. Parcel is bordered on the west and north by fed land. Call today for your private showing.


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4800 E. Hwy. 61 Hovland, MN

MLS 6077220  |  $649,900

New Listing, New Listing

This home is aptly named, Heaven Sent. Amazing Lake Superior views abound. There is total privacy with 455 feet of ledge-rock shoreline, 4 acres, and 2 decks are among its assets. The home has three bedrooms, two baths, two fireplaces, a large dining area, gorgeous wood flooring, and a three car garage. If you are looking for an investment property with nightly rental potential, this may be the one for you. Call Terry today for your private showing.


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