Commerce, MI Real Estate News

By Robert Harrell - Realtor®
(Real Estate One)
Downsizing is one of the easiest ways to get the most out of your real estate investment. Downsizing to condominium living means new opportunities for empty nesters as they move forward to their next stage in life—of renewed independence and personal time while creating a profitable sale from their previous home. Downsizing Real Estate for Empty Nesters in Waterford, MI Downsizing is a major life event that many people go through. The decision to do so can be daunting, especially if you have been living in your current home for a long time. Watching your kids go to college or chase after their dreams can be the most fulfilling aspect as a parent. It means, though, that a large and empty home is left behind. If you’re an empty-nester, there are many reasons why downsizing could make sens...
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By Robert Harrell - Realtor®
(Real Estate One)
Before moving to condo living, baby boomers need to know if their new neighborhood will provide them with accessibility and convenience. Access to health care, recreation, social activities, should be at the top of your mind. It's crucial to consider how easy it is to "move around", but also the convenience of amenities that are significant to increase one's quality of life. For baby boomers who want to access services, condo living is a great alternative. They provide a sociable and connected lifestyle, as well as superior security and minimum maintenance, at a lower cost than many other housing options. While their previous homes may have had walls between the living, dining, and kitchen rooms, many baby boomers like the hipper open layouts that don't simply encourage everyone to go t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Are you a water sports enthusiast that wants to be on a bigger all sports lake in Commerce Township that is closer to the expressways or M-5?  There are some very nice all sports lake in the township.  Below I have listed the 4 large all sports lakes in Commerce Township so you can understand more about them.  The lakes range in size from 455 acres down to    Two of them are only partially in the township.  Actually the 2 lakes (Union Lake and Middle Straits Lake) are barely in Commerce.  The lakes just have a small corner in the township.  If I had to pick out one lake as the most prestigious or most desirable I would say it is Union Lake.  There are many elegant luxury homes on the lake and even the small cottages are getting a very high price per square foot.Union Lake  Union Lake is...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here is a quick real estate update for Commerce Michigan.  The first graph will show you that there has been no huge  downturn on sales prices in the township.  There has been a slowdown which is normal for the winter months.  There is a 3.5 month supply of homes in Commerce.  This has been pretty steady for the several months.   The price per square foot for homes in Commerce has steadily risen over the last several year.  There have been minor dips on the way up, but nothing serious.   So according to the data the real estate market in Commerce Township is still strong.  We still have low inventories of homes in the area.  As you can see from the data it is still a sellers market.  I just don't think it is going to change any time soon unless we have an economic down turn.  So if you ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you are looking for a good metro Detroit realtor that knows Commerce Township then here is a little bit more about me.I am a local guy that was raised in Allen Park, lived in Livonia for 23 years, and have living on White Lake for the past 7 years.  I have been working in Commerce for the past 7 years.  My change from moving from Livonia came about after I lost my wife Marianne to breast cancer after a 23 year fight.  She was stage four and really battle the disease, but God wanted her home and I was left on my own.  I always loved lake living, but because of the cancer Marianne couldn't be out in the sun much.  So after I lost her I most to Oakland County.I am a local guy that was raised in Allen Park, lived in Livonia for 23 years, and have living on White Lake for the past 7 years...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Let's tackle the explanation of staging?  What is staging?  Staging is doing all the things possible to make your home stand out.  Staging your home can be tricky for some, you don't want to have to much personality but you also don't want a room to be totally barren.  It is a fine line of good staging or making the home look like a phony home. Kitchen's are one of the most important rooms in the house.  So it is important to stage the kitchen.  This room could seems silly to stage because its a kitchen who doesn't know what this place is for... but that's not the only reason to stage your space. Staging your kitchen for showings can make a buyer feel at home.  You want the kitchen to appear open and spacious.  That way the buyer feels there is enough room for all their kitchen gadgets....
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Lower Straits Lake Commerce MichiganAre you looking for a lake home for sale on Lower Straits Lake in Commerce Michigan?  Lower Straits Lake is located in Commerce Michigan. It is a private all-sports lake. It is quite large, sitting at 236 acres and about 22 feet deep. Perfect for any water sport activities you and your family love. this is a great lake for you and the kids to have quality time all year round.Speaking of the kids, they would attend Walled lake schools. A great school system for your kids to make great friends and get a quality education. There are a wide variety of homes along the lake shoreline.  The majority of the homes on the lake are ranches and colonials.  Upper Straits waterfront properties range in age from the 1930's to 2002.  Years ago Oakland County Lakes we...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Do you want to live on the waterfront? With 61 cities, townships and villages, there’s no doubt that Oakland County is a gigantic location to find your perfect home.  The county’s population was spread out in terms of school growth, real estate evolution. There are approximately 354 public schools with an average rating of B+. When it comes to homes for sale, there are 3,678 properties all over the county that are currently listed and available for viewing.  If you want to lead a life of adventure, you’ve come to the right place!Oakland County waterfront homestyles This type of lifestyle is conducive to peace and quiet with natural surroundings as opposed to the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city.  Waterfront houses typically feature large picture windows, mostly at the rear...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Toys For Tots Toy Drive!!!Come Join us TOMORROW, December 12th 2015Here at our Keller Williams Commerce Office2730 Union Lake Rd Commerce Mi 48382From 10 Am - 2 Pm The day is almost here, and I can hardly wait!!!This year we are running a toys for tots donation party and we hope you can make it! This Saturday, we will have toys, snacks and refreshments. We also pulled a few strings and got one special guest to fly in for this special event, can you take a guess?......SANTA!! Come get your picture taken with Santa and donate a toy to help those less fortunate. Along with all that fun, when you donate a toy, you will Receive a poinsettia as a sign of our appreciation, for your help with this wonderful cause! That's not all, we also have gifts for the kids that Santa will be giving out him...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
    Are you thinking about  buying (keyword) in Commerce Michigan.  Commerce Michigan is just west of West Bloomfield Michigan and North of Novi Michigan.  There are many lakes in Commerce Michigan if you have the desire to live on a lake. There are a wide variety of homes for sale in Commerce Michigan because of the lakes.  Years ago the lakes drew Detroit city residents out for the weekend.  They had small cottages around the lakes.  Many times these little lake areas had two or three streets deep of cottages.  So you will still find small cottage like homes off the lakes.  Many of these small cottages on the lakes have been torn down to make way for larger and newer waterfront homes. Of course Commerce Township has many newer beautiful subdivisions full of large colonial homes with t...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here is a list of 5 homes for sale in Commerce Township Michigan in the $219,000 to $230,000 range.  Commerce Township is a great place to live.  With the addition of the M-5 corridor to Detroit's highway system it has made living in Commerce easier to get to work.                               202 WINDING Brook, Commerce Twp 48390 Price: $219,900                 MLS#:   Condominium Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $1,450 County: Oakland Stat Dt: 01/10/15 Winter Tx: $696 School Dist: Walled Lake Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0 Yr Built: 1993 SubDiv: OAKBROOK VILLAGE OCCPN 770 Sqft Abv: 1,376 Basement: Yes MLS Area: 02171 - Commerce Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water Style:  End Unit, Ranch Heating: Forced Air Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer at Street         Office: RE/MAX Classic      ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here are homes for sale in Commerce MI January 2015 in the $300,000 to $350,000.  If you have a Michigan relocation and are moving to Oakland County Commerce Township is a great place to move too.  I would say Commerce Township is at the beginning of the outskirts of Metro Detroit. MLS # 214088023.  Commerce Township - 5470 BRIDGE TRL E Offered at $349,900 ResidentialBed/Bath: 5/4Sq Feet: 3105Year Built: 1999School District: Walled LakeRequest Showing       MLS # 214125572Commerce Township - 1755 RIDGEWOOD LN Offered at $349,900 ResidentialBed/Bath: 5/4Sq Feet: 2691Year Built: 1994School District: Walled LakeRequest Showing      MLS # 214115940Commerce Township - 6000 NORTHBROOK CRT Offered at $340,000 ResidentialBed/Bath: 5/4Sq Feet: 3384Year Built: 1997School District: Huron Valley Re...
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By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
  Custom built home with a huge kitchen and access to Commerce Lake!     Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour     Schedule a Showing Commerce Twp homes for sale What is your Commerce Twp home worth?   See Property Details   Call 734-525-9675 for more information on this or any other property.   Visit Property Website       Courtesy: Robin SextonNATIONAL REALTY CENTERS, INCEmail Me Now734-525-9675 3142 Woodbury StreetCommerce Township, MI 48390Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 halfList Price: $Get Current Price     For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 3142 Newer custom built home in the heart of beautiful Commerce with beach and lake privilege to all sports Commerce Lake. Boat launch access is available. Builder's own home is extremely energy efficient to combat Mich...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Come home. This home has so many updates! Large lot is great for any family. Spacious 3 Bedrooms, Extra Large Upstairs Bathroom, Cathedral Ceiling in Master Bedroom. Open Layout With Lots of Living Space Downstairs. Beautiful Bamboo Hardwood Floors and Cove Ceilings. Cozy up to the gas log fireplace in the living room this winter. Here are some of the many updates, hew hi-eff furnace to save on heat bills, new roof and windows in 2013. Neutral painted walls so you do not have to paint right away. Lake privileges on both Wolverine and Commerce Lakes so you can go swimming in the summer with your family.                   If you are interested in this home or would like some more information about it, please don't hesitate to contact me at (248) 310-6239 or email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail....
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Come and enjoy this lakefront home that sits on the all sports, 258 acre Lake Sherwood. This home sits on a sandy beach with beautiful panoramic views. Come to this well maintained four bedroom and two and a half bathroom brick home. There is a large open kitchen with plenty of counter top space. There are mant views of the lake inside of this home that are jaw dropping. There are stainless steel applainces located in the kitchen and hardwood flooring upstairs. There is an extra shower that is located on the main floor for after swimming in the lake. There is a beautiful backyard that is great for entertaining family and friends. Adter a long days of work, come home and cuddle up next to the fireplace that is located in the family room on the main floor. This home is ready for your pers...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Get Ready for Summer. Come out to this well maintained home on the all sports lake, Commerce Lake. This home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. With easy access to M-5 and the expressways it makes your commute back and forth to work much easier. You will be able to come home at the end of the day and enjoy the life of lake living. So get the boat, the collers and come on out. This home has great views from many rooms inside the home. Large Lakefront lot with a large deck to entertain family and friends. Commerce is located in Oakland County Michigan and has a population of 34,764. The median income for a household in the township was $72,702, and the median income for a family was $79,976.   1208 West Oakley Park Road, Commerce Township Michigan, 48390 Listing price: $269,999     If w...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 Here is a list of Commerce real estate and Commerce homes that are currently for sale under  $200,000 as of 1/6/2013.. There are 13 Commerce homes for sale that have been on the market an average of 81 days. The children that live in Commerce Township would go to the nationally recognized Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. The school system has been designated as a National Exemplary School system by the U.S. Department of Education. Walled Lake Central was recently ranked in the top five percent of high schools in the nation. The northern part of Commerce Township students would go to Huron Valley Schools.  So when looking at Commerce Township homes check with the school system to see where your childred would be going to school,  Our listing ticket will tell you whether it would be Hu...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
  Home Inspection Problems - Commerce home selling tips   So the home buyer had a home inspection done on your Commerce home and there is a problem.  How do you do to save the deal?  It is a complicated answer because it depends on what went wrong in the home inspection, and whether you really want to sell your Commerce home.  My Commerce home selling tip on home inspections is pretty straight forward.   First scenario: The home buyer’s home inspection has revealed two major issues.  Black mold in the attic and a ceiling joist is broke (structurally unsafe).  Your first response may be denial, or anger at the home inspector.  You may realize you are not going to have as much money to move to your  next house.  Now you are unsure whether you can afford to move or even want to sell or sel...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Commerce Commerce Lakes - Reed Lake & Clark Lake Homes   Commerce, MI     These 2 video's are a look at Reed Lake and Clark Lake Homes in Commerce Michigan.  If your looking for a  small lake just for small motors, pontoon and paddle boats then these are your lakes.  If you are thinking of buying on Reed Lake or Clark Lake give me a call on my cell (313) 310-9855.     Reed Lake is only 32 acres in size and 48 feet deep.   Clark Lake Homes are the 1950 to the late 1970 style homes.  They are smaller brick ranches and colonials.  Most of them are under 2000 square feet. The Lake is a private all sports lake est. 10-15 acres.          
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Do I want a 50% chance of getting paid or should I concentrate on the buyers that I will get 100%?  A potential Commerce Twp buyer called me up a second time to see houses.  At that time they told me they were working with another Realtor too.  I politely told them that I would not show them houses if they were not committed to me.  The buyer got a little hostile and said I was crazy not to show them houses as I had a chance of selling them a house.  I explained it this way to him.   Let’s say you and another worker were employed by XYZ company.  You both go to work each day and work hard for XYZ.  Sometimes you even work nights and weekends.  Out of the blue at the end of 2 months XYZ boss calls you both in and says they have completed the job.  But unfortunately only the other worker ...
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