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, a community swimming pool, 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

201 N. Broadway Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6029524  |  $200,000

Sale Pending

Quintessential Grand Marais charmer. Three bedroom, two full baths with detached garage. Hardwood floors. There’s also a large mudroom, pantry and office/hobby space. Sip your morning coffee or evening beverage on the second floor balcony or cozy patio overlooking Grand Marais. A great location, close to all activities. Home is well insulated with new high efficiency forced air furnace, water heater and low maintenance cement board siding.

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120 8th Ave W. Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6025967  |  $319,000


Grand living in Grand Marais. This well built home has three floors of living space with privacy throughout which allow you to use the space in a variety of ways. The main floor has two bedrooms. Cherry wood and Italian tile flooring. Kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counters and commercial grade appliances. Sunny and open dining and living room space. Laundry room with pantry and built-in ironing board. Finished walk-out basement features two bedrooms, bath, living room and kitchenette area. Perfect for additional rental income or visiting guests. The upper level has a built in home office space, half bath, play area and large bedroom with lake views. Endless storage space. The home features brand new windows, screens and blinds, plus gutters and screen guards throughout the entire home. This classic Grand Marais home, within walking distance of all that the village has to offer, has had TLC throughout its life, so you’ll enjoy living in it from Day One!

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County Road 7 Acreage Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6028210  |  $40,000

Sale Pending

Location, Location, Location. Five (5) acre parcel priced to sell on highly desirable County Road 7.

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18 Pendant Lake Trail . Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6030322  |  $257,990

New Price

Private oasis snuggled in the forest. This three bedroom gem offers seclusion and privacy, yet only minutes from Grand Marais. The home is 1744 sq. ft. with open kitchen, dining and living area. Stainless appliances and granite counter tops. Beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Lofted family/rec room office/study space. Screened-in patio off the master bedroom. Welcoming covered porch. Central-vac system for ease of care. Large 30 x 40 detached garage for extra storage and all of your toys. There’s also a walking easement to beautiful Pendant Lake a short walk away. Don’t miss this one. Call Terry today for your private showing.

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8550 W Hwy 61 Schroeder

MLS 6029733  |  $459,000

New Listing

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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253 south shore devils track

253 South Shore Devil's Track Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6029118  |  $349,900

New Price
Devils Track Lake four bedroom home with guest cottage. Nestled on 216 ft. with boat slip. Huge living room with Carlton Peak stone fireplace. Property has a great mix of mature trees and garden. Detached three car garage. Loads of deck space. Fish off the dock. Bright walkout basement with new furnace and waterheater. Guest cottage can either be a rental, office/hobby space, or extra room when company visits. Vacation rental potential. Schedule your private showing now!


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East Pine Mountain Rd Acreage Grand Marais, MN

MLS 6029034 and 6029035  |  $39,500

Motivated Seller

Motivated seller! 5 and 6. 7 acre parcel – priced to sell. These lots are secluded, but not too far from town and close to Devil’s Track and other numerous lakes and trails. Nice mix of spruce, cedar, poplar and birch. Power near parcels.

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10 Ongstad Rd. Hovland, MN

MLS 6029532  |  $329,000

New Listing, Priced to Sell

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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