White Lake, MI Real Estate News

By Norm Werner, Helping the first time and every time
(Real Estate One)
We just re-listed this home in White Lake Michigan,. The new MLS number is 210028343. This is not a foreclosure or short sale, just a great buy on a nice house that will make a great home for someone. Entry level is freshly primed and ready for your decorating ideas. This 1786 Sq Ft home has an open floor plan with a huge great room that is open to the  kitchen and dining areas. There's a nice natural fireplace at the west end of the great room. It has a large master bedroom on entry level, with a walk-in closet, plus two more bedrooms on the second floor. There's a nice loft/library area on upper level. Full baths on entry and upper level and half bath in finished lower level. Big workshop area in lower level, too. Large balcony deck out back overlooks wetlands/pond area. The driveway ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
As of today there are currently 591 Oakland County water front homes for sale.  Out of all those lake front homes only 18 are Oakland County waterfront foreclosures.  Out of the 591 homes for sale 69 are short sales.  There are only 7 homes that are under $100,000.  The average time on the market is over 7 months! There are over 101 lakefront homes for sale priced over a million dollars.  The highest price house is 6.975 million dollars for a 8500 square foot home. In the last year 427 Oakland County water front homes have been sold.  But only 9 of the million dollars + homes have sold.  There is a 11 year supply of waterfront homes priced over a million dollars.  But there is only about a 1.4 year supply of homes.  The low priced water front homes are selling but not the high priced on...
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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 home on a good sized lake then a Oxbow Lake waterfront home may be the one for you.  Oxbow Lake is located in White Lake Township, Oakland County Michigan.  It is just south of M-59 (Highland Rd), East of Teggerdine Rd, North of Elizabeth Lake Rd, W of N William Lake Rd. White Lake Twp isn't a booming metropolis.  In fact there are still farms and dirt roads that make you feel like up North.  There aren't a lot of big chain restaurants, but more mom and pop type of establishments.  Oxbow Lake's northern tip is right off of M-59 and M-59 will take you to Waterford, Pontiac, Brighton and Howell for all the shopping you need.                                                 Oxbow Lake Waterfront homes are an eclectic mix.  You have to remember like most of Southeast...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Yesterday I spent some time cruising around some of Oakland County Lakes and getting some pictures.  It was a little cold and breezy to be on the water, but of course that didn't stop some of the little kids getting into the water.  The sky was over cast but it was still nice to be near the water.                         We stopped by Pontiac Lake's Quake on the Lake which are hydroplane races.  It always amazes me how fast they go skimming across the water.  I have seen footage of hydroplane boats flipping and busting up in a million pieces and I sure give it to those guys.  I guess I don't have those speed and dare devil genes in me.   And then we got some pictures of Williams Lake and Maceday Lake too.  White Lake Township and Waterford have a lot of lakes to chose from if you are lo...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
This is the story of a woman who purchased a home last summer.  I spent a lot of time showing her nearly 40 homes before she finally found what she thought was a good home:   White Lake Resident in Total Dismay over Home Purchase; Not Getting Answers from Oakland County Road Commission about Inferior Storm Drain    The storm drain by the street has been plugged since the snow melted last spring; ground water has no place to go but into the crawl spaces under homes    White Lake, MI - Susan Downey purchased her home in June of 2008 after looking at nearly 40 houses for sale.  She started out looking at bank owned homes trying to get a great deal; however there were a variety of problems with many of the houses that the single homeowner did not want to deal with.  "She was looking at smal...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Right now there are a lot of Michigan lake homes for sale.  When I was checking recently I noticed that there were not as many Michigan lake foreclosures as compared to the number of foreclosures through out the Metro Detroit suburbs. I have also noticed that lake property prices haven't dropped as much as most of Metro Detroit real estate.  There are homes in Redford, Westland, Dearborn Heights that have lost as much as 70% of the value. Yet that isn't happening to lake homes.  There are many luxury Oakland County lakefront homes that range from $600,000 to over a $1,000,000.  In fact the last time I looked there were about 120 Luxury Oakland County lakefront homes that were priced over a million dollars.  They are beautiful lakefront homes in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties too. Wha...
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By Gary Smith
(Agent Marketing Today)
 Global warming?...El Nina?...Year ending with an "8"...what ever! I should not be able to fish from the end of my dock on January 9, 2008. Nope, I did not have to chop a hole or even skim ice. Just baited the hook with a couple of wax worms, drop it into the water, and pull out Blue Gill.                                                                       November 2007 Oakland County (Pontiac) Temperatures                 This has been a very unusual winter in southeastern Michigan. From the middle of November through the middle of December, we actually had snow on the ground. Then just before Christmas, temperatures began to moderate and most of the snow melted.                                                                                                         December 2007 Oakl...
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Looking for something to do or considering moving to White Lake Township, Michigan? Our Public Library may not rival those in the City of Detroit, but they offer a tremendous number of services to people in the community. Below are just 8 reasons why you should visit the White Lake Township Public Library this year.Museum Adventure Pass: In cooperation with 162 metro Detroit area libraries, Macy's, members of the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan and the White Lake Township Public Library, active members can get FREE passes to several local museums, cultural centers, and historical sites. Some places allow two free passes while others allow up to four people. Some of the big players include The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Cranbrook Art Museum, Motown Historical Museum, and...
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By Gary Smith
(Agent Marketing Today)
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By Gary Smith
(Agent Marketing Today)
 Missed the boat races on the Detroit River? Bring your earplugs and suntan lotion. The 2007 "Quake on the Lake" is scheduled for July 21-22, 2007 on Pontiac Lake in White Lake Township. A new feature this year is "Sandblast Volleyball" Saturday and a Silent Auction of sports memorabilia and more. Again this year, the Family Fun Zone features attraction for you and the kids.According to the official website, admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12. Children two years and younger are free. Gates open at 9:00 am. Races are from 11-5. Lawn chairs and coolers allowed NO ALCOHOL. For more information visit QuakeontheLake.org  Several campsites were still available at Pontiac Lake State Park which is located on the north side of the lake. A two night stay is required. Camping...
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 I've noticed some changes to gasoline pumps over the past few weeks.Last week I filled my trucks gas tank at the White Lake Meijer gas station, located off Highland Rd in western Oakland County. The pump stopped at $75.00, and I assumed the tank was full. Today, I learned that credit companies are limiting purchases at the pump to $50.00 to $75.00 depending upon the card to decrease merchant and consumer liability for credit card fraud.At a Marathon station in Dearborn Heights, before my credit card was approved, I had to enter the credit cards zip code. I'm assuming this is another measure being implemented to decrease credit card fraud.In today's Detroit News, there were several articles and some great local information on gasoline stations. First, there was an article by Eric Morath...
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By Gary Smith
(Agent Marketing Today)
 According to a June 4th search of Realcomp II, LTd, this areas Multiple Listing Service, 66 homes successfully sold in White Lake Township, Oakland County, Michigan from January 1, 2007 through May 31, 2007. This total was from all homes listed by all real estate companies.The average final list price (asking price) of these homes was $257,693. Homes had an average sale price of $247,410 with an Average Time on Market of 154.12 days.  Thinking of Selling? Complete This Form. (information on home ownership is verified from Oakland County Public Records. No information will be sent to non-owners of property. This information is freely available from the Commerce Township Clerks office.) You will receive emailed information available on public records, three recent similar sales, if avail...
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By Gary Smith
(Agent Marketing Today)
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