Why schools systems matter when buying a home – Michigan relocation tips

Most of the time when I have Michigan relocation buyers schools systems are high on their priority if they have children.  Smart Michigan transferees check out the local schools systems before they start or they cross check what schools their children will go to when they look at specific homes.  How are the schools for 123 Main street in Canton, or 32934 Bobrich in Livonia?  That is what they check out.

Excellent teachers make West Bloomfield schools so good

When choosing a new Metro Detroit home, there are usually several items on the transferees list of wants and priorities, but when children are involved, school systems often top that list.  People are often going to chose the best value in a home.  School systems and schools become part of the value.  If they can find the same home at near the same price for a good school they are going to opt for that home if all other factors are similar.  Are they willing to pay more and sacrifice other desires to make sure they are in the best school district for their children?  I do not believe that, at least in most cases.   Some metro Detroit relocation buyers just can’t afford to pay more, they are limited by their budget.  So looking in a less prestigious city with good schools is an alternative.  I don’t believe schools are absolutely the top priority.  What I mean by that is: Will they give up what they want in a home to get what the best school system?  Usually the house and what it has in it is the most important criteria for the home buyer so long as it is in a good school district.   The best school district will not over ride the best home. (Usually)

Private schools may be a feasible alternative for some, but that is not the case for many.   The added costs of private schools is sometimes out of reach for their budget.  Even if buyers don’t have children (or plan to have them), they may want to buy in where the schools have the best state scores and graduation rates because the return on their home investment should be better.  If they are going to pay $5000 or $10,000 for a private school for their child they could buy a home that has a mortgage payment of $400 or $800 more a month.  They could buy a bigger house instead of paying public school fees.

Be sure to check which middle school the house is in

Consider the student-to-teacher ratios, the graduation rate, the ratio of kids going to college, and standardized test scores when looking at school systems.  Check out the rankings on line.  Consider all these facts together.  I don’t believe the age of the schools, or their physical condition have any correlation on whether a school is good or not.  Remember a good school district might protect you from the real estate market’s ups and downs.  Though it may cost more to buy near a good school, it will be good for resale value.

Here are some of the online sources you can use

  • Greatschools.org
  • Education.com
  • Schooldigger.com
  • Projectappleseed.org
  • Neighborhoodscout.comThe sites above are free or all you have to do is google “compare schools” or “best schools” or “top schools” or “top ranked schools” to find more information.  There are lots of other ways to find information beyond websites, too. For example,  Check out Michigan’s meap scores.  Also the Department of Education has a great 52-page booklet called “Choosing a School for Your Child” that can be downloaded from either the U.S Department of Education  or ordered from the Government Printing Office.

Here is one fact I heard from a girl I once dated.  In our area Waterford schools are not highly rated.  But she made the argument that one of the kids down the street went to an top ranked college and her son went to a good college.  So it’s important to remember that a poorly ranked school district does not automatically mean that the overall quality of local education in an area is poor.  It boils down to parental involvement and what you push your child to do.  Yes environment does have a factor in school.  If your children go to a school where everybody basically goes on to college then your child is programmed in that college is part of the program.  Whereas if it is a sub par school then the attitude of many of the kids is going to work, not going to college.  Sometimes it is about the environment and that is why good schools are important when you have kids and are buying a home.

When you buy a home in Metro Detroit good school system homes usually have higher prices and bigger demand.  If you are moving to Michigan Give me a call I know our local communities and will be glad to point out the good and bad of the homes.  My cell is (248) 310-6239.  I will help make your Michigan relocation easier.  Plus you get a great home buyer bonus too!

This is one of metro Detroit’s best bonus for home buyers

 

Plymouth homes for sale

 

Are you Getting ready to sell your Novi Condominium? It’s a great time to sell with such low inventory.  There are still home buyers out there looking for homes even in December.  I am a very positive person so here is my article on May today be one of the best days of the week.  Sometimes life over whelms us so I hope this is a pick me up for you.  Explanation of what sellers concessions mean? Canton homes for sale Michigan.  Both Canton and Livonia are good safe cities if you are looking to relocate to Michigan.  Both communities have solid  school systems where the teachers work hard to help the students excel.  Then if you add in the city services like full time police and firemen you have a place you can call home.  Here is more information about Livonia MI demographics – Livonia homes for sale.  Real estate has it’s ups and downs.  Well it’s been a bad day in the Southfield real estate market.  It’s probably no different than your business.  Some days it is rough out there.  But we work hard to solve the issues and get the home to the closing table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Metro Detroit foreclosures over $300,000

Here is a list of foreclosed homes in Southeastern Michigan home.  This list is of foreclosures over $300,000.  Many times some of these foreclosure listings are no bargain.  Just because it says it is a foreclosure does not mean it is a deal or bargain.  You have to look at other homes in the area in the same price range.  You have to look at the sold comparables.  The banks have hired real estate agents that know what the prices are for the area.  Of course the banks want the most money for that foreclosed home possible.  They want to recoup as much money as possible on their investment.  So they have the local real estate agent set the list price for as much as they can get.  So for you the home buyer you may be able to find a better home deal out there.

None of these homes below are lake homes in Oakland County but there are some nice homes below.

 

42926 IAN COURT, CLINTON TWP 48038 Price: $304,900
MLS#: 58031361404 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,619
County: Macomb Stat Dt: 09/28/18 Winter Tx: $4,436
School Dist: Chippewa Valley Beds:
4 Baths: 4.0
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: NORTH BRANCH VALLEY #06 Sqft Abv: 3,923 Yr Built: 1993
MLS Area: 03111 – Clinton Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating:
Acreage: 0.38 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 80X141
Office: RE/MAX First
COME AND SEE THIS FOUR BEDROOM FOUR BATH BRICK CAPE COD HOME LOCATED IN A CUL DE SAC. THE PROPERTY FEATURES A GREAT ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE. EAT-IN KITCHEN WITH A BREAKFAST NOOK, FORMAL DINING ROOM, DEN, FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY.HARD WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT. FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM. 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE.
   

 

 

2714 PINE SHADOW Court, Hamburg Twp 48169 Price: $319,900
MLS#: 218102413 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $1,545
County: Livingston Stat Dt: 10/19/18 Winter Tx: $2,871
School Dist: Pinckney Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $548/ANN
SubDiv: THE WOODLANDS CONDO Sqft Abv: 2,265 Yr Built: 2015
MLS Area: 01151 – Hamburg Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 1/2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Other Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 112x213x163x220
Office: McGuirk Realty Inc
This Beautiful Craftsman style home sets on a nice lot in scenic Woodlands Subdivision , Built in 2015 comes complete with 4 bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, 1st Floor Laundry , Full walkout Basement with 9′ walls , 2 car attached garage , Main level walls are 9′ , Hardwood floors throughout Foyer, 1/2 Bath, Kitchen with Granite tops , Breakfast nook and Living room which has a Gas fireplace , 7×6 Computer work area upstairs, Ceramic Bath Master has whirlpool Tub and walk-in closet , a must see home . “This property may qualify for sellers financing “
   
Recent: 11/22/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$329,900-&gt$319,900>$329,900->$319,900</spantitle=$329,900-&gt$319,900>

 

 

68242 LAKE ANGELA POINTE, Richmond 48062 Price: $324,900
MLS#: 218067901 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,305
County: Macomb Stat Dt: 07/20/18 Winter Tx: $
School Dist: Richmond Beds:
4 Baths: 3.2
Assoc Fee: $360/ANN
SubDiv: LAKE ANGELA ESTATES CONDO Sqft Abv: 2,650 Yr Built: 2005
MLS Area: 03032 – Richmond Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Community
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Lake/River Priv
Lot Dimen: 128×149
Office: Preferred Realty Pros
Great opportunity on this 4 bedroom brick colonial in Lake Angela Estates subdivision. Home has had many updates including, flooring, paint, bathrooms, appliances and much more! Home features an open floor plan, living room with fireplace, large master suite, 3 car attached side entry garage and a full finished basement. Offers responded to within 24 to 48 hours.
   

 

 

38719 YALE Court, Farmington Hills 48335 Price: $339,900
MLS#: 218099948 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,242
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/11/18 Winter Tx: $1,208
School Dist: Farmington Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $75/ANN
SubDiv: MEADOWBROOK PARK SUB NO 1 Sqft Abv: 2,696 Yr Built: 1987
MLS Area: 02231 – Farmington Hills Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.29 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 79x138x82x156x59
Office: Century 21 Town & Country-Northville
Northville mailing. This spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the always popular Meadowbrook Park Sub. Open floor plan, 1st floor laundry, huge family room w/fireplace and 1st floor den. Island kitchen w/hardwood floors, breakfast nook and formal dining room too. Finished basement with rec-room, bar area and tons of storage. Plenty of parking for family and friends to enjoy the large lot and deck with Gazebo. This is a bank owned home, sold As-Is, BATVAI. LICENSED AGENT MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT ALL SHOWINGS- NO VIRTUAL SHOWINGS ALLOWED.
   

 

 

15811 KINGSWAY DR, MACOMB TWP 48044 Price: $349,000
MLS#: 58031350525 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $1,323
County: Macomb Stat Dt: 06/13/18 Winter Tx: $6,536
School Dist: Chippewa Valley Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $200/ANN
SubDiv: WESTMINSTER SUB#2 Sqft Abv: 2,599 Yr Built: 2006
MLS Area: 03081 – Macomb Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story, Split Level Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.3 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 97X135
Office: RE/MAX First
BEAUTIFUL FOUR BEDROOM SPLIT LEVEL RANCH LOCATED IN A DESIRABLE AREA OF MACOMB. OPEN EATIN KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST NOOK. FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY. MASTER SUITE WITH JACUZZI TUB & SHOWER, WALK IN CLOSET. FINISHED BASEMENT. CLOSE TO SHOPPING & FREEWAYS. CHIPPEWA VALLEY SCHOOLS. A MUST SEE!!! Offers responded to within 24 to 48 hours.
   
Recent: 11/19/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$359,500-&gt$349,000>$359,500->$349,000</spantitle=$359,500-&gt$349,000>

 

 

11177 FOWLERVILLE Road, Conway Twp 48836 Price: $349,900
MLS#: 218043659 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $1,261
County: Livingston Stat Dt: 08/20/18 Winter Tx: $1,617
School Dist: Fowlerville Beds:
3 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 2,200 Yr Built: 1997
MLS Area: 01011 – Conway Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Modular Home Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 17.28 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Pond
Lot Dimen: 671 x 1117 x 669 x 1133
Office: Keller Williams First Grand Blanc
Country living at its best in this updated two story home on 17.28 acres. This property has a nice pond with wildlife and a 32 x 24 pole barn. This gorgeous home offers an open floor plan and is remodeled to perfection. The updated kitchen includes new granite countertops, sink and light fixtures. Brand New Whirlpool Refrigerator, Dishwasher, GE Washer and GE Dryer. New Gas Stove. The master bath has a large walk in shower encased in ceramic tile and sporting dual, independently controlled, rainfall shower heads. The entire living area is freshly painted with new flooring throughout. All new bathroom fixtures and porcelain countertops enhance the interior upgrades. The finished basement has two carpeted rooms, a large storage room, and a large work room. A brand new paver walkway leads to the huge covered porch. The garage has two brand new electric openers. BATVAI. Licensed agent present during all showings. Commission based on net sales price.
   

 

 

32998 BROOKSIDE Court, Livonia 48152 Price: $361,000
MLS#: 218097998 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,349
County: Wayne Stat Dt: 10/05/18 Winter Tx: $2,717
School Dist: Livonia Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $110/MTH
SubDiv: WAYNE COUNTY CONDO SUB PLAN NO 749 Sqft Abv: 2,620 Yr Built: 2005
MLS Area: 05021 – Livonia Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial, Contemporary Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 55×125
Office: Encore Realty
Occupied property, inspections not available – sold as-is. No for sale sign. Contact with occupants is prohibited.
   

 

 

3588 HIGH GROVE Way, Orion Twp 48360 Price: $409,000
MLS#: 218075068 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,621
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 08/06/18 Winter Tx: $2,368
School Dist: Lake Orion Beds:
4 Baths: 3.1
Assoc Fee: $180/QTR
SubDiv: MILL CREEK VILLAGE CONDO Sqft Abv: 2,979 Yr Built: 2003
MLS Area: 02091 – Orion Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 118x134x151x146
Office: Millennium Prop & Mgt Co LLC
Move in ready brick colonial which features all the space you need and then some! From the front door you enter into a grand two story entry way with a beautiful wrapping staircase! To the right of the entry you’ll find the formal dining room and to the left you’ll find the formal living room. Down the hallway there is a half bath for guests and leading to the two story family room with tons of natural light! The eat in kitchen features a doorwall leading to your rear deck! The kitchen is spacious with a center island giving you tons of counter space and large pantry! This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. The seller has directed that all offers on this listing be made using the HomePath Online Offer system at the HomePath website. Buyers, complete the HomePath Ready buyer homeownership course on homepath. Attach certificate to offer and request up to 3% closing cost assistance. Check HomePath for more details or ask me. Restrictions apply.
   
Recent: 11/23/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$419,900-&gt$409,000>$419,900->$409,000</spantitle=$419,900-&gt$409,000>

 

 

9088 Countrywood Drive, Plymouth Twp 48170 Price: $414,900
MLS#: 218114773 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,697
County: Wayne Stat Dt: 11/30/18 Winter Tx: $1,277
School Dist: Plymouth Canton Beds:
3 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $200/ANN
SubDiv: RIDGEWOOD WEST SUB NO 2 Sqft Abv: 2,670 Yr Built: 1995
MLS Area: 05012 – Plymouth Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 1/2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Cape Cod Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.31 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 90.00X149.00
Office: Keller Williams Advantage
Welcome home to this beautiful 2 story cape cod with award winning Plymouth-Canton schools! This home offers a great room with soaring cathedral ceilings, walk- In Pantry with island kitchen, first floor laundry, mostly finished basement, enormous deck, large first floor mstr bedroom with huge mstr bath, 3 car attached garage. Lots of walk in closets. 3 BDRM, 2.5 Bath. Study could be 4th bedroom if needed. Minutes from shopping & expressways. Offers must be submitted through Auction com.
   
Recent: 11/30/2018 : New : ->ACTV

 

 

1640 S HICKORY RIDGE Trail, Milford Twp 48380 Price: $445,000
MLS#: 218083565 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $4,608
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/16/18 Winter Tx: $1,930
School Dist: Huron Valley Beds:
3 Baths: 3.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 4,527 Yr Built: 1990
MLS Area: 02161 – Milford Twp Grg Size: 3 Car, 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 4.47 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Pond
Lot Dimen: 260X783
Office: Real Estate One-WB/FH
WELCOME TO YOUR HIDEAWAY FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD AMONG HOMES RANGING UP TO A MILLION.PRIVATE WOODED ALMOST 5 ACRE LOT.WILDLIFE ABOUNDS.YOU WILL LOVE THE 3 CAR GARAGE AND SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE THAT INCLUDES A BEDROOM, & HUGE MULTI CAR GARAGE, KITCHENETTE, AND FULL BATH FOR IN LAWS, AU PAIR, AIR B&B. THE MAIN HOME HAS A WELCOMING PLANTATION PORCH FOR RELAXING. LIVING ROOM WITH NATURAL FP, FORMAL DINING ROOM,HUGE GOURMET KITCHEN WITH HDWD, SKYLIGHTS, HIGH END APPLIANCES, GRANITE, WINE REF. GARDEN WINDOW, TONS OF CUPBOARD AND COUNTER SPACE, AND BREAKFAST ROOM. OFFICE/ STUDY AND A SEPARATE LIBRARY WITH GORGEOUS MILLWORK, BUILT INS, WET BAR AND A DUAL FIREPLACE. FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY. MASTER BEDROOM W/ GAS FIREPLACE,FRENCH DOORS,HARDWOOD, SEPARATE STALL SHOWER, JETTED TUB,MARBLE FLOOR AND SKYLIGHTS.1800 SQ.FT. FIN. BSMT! IDRBNG PROPERTY IS SOLD AS-IS WHERE IS, INSPECTIONS ARE FOR BUYERS INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY** If we have multiple offers and/or a deadline it will be posted here **
   
Recent: 11/29/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$459,900-&gt$445,000>$459,900->$445,000</spantitle=$459,900-&gt$445,000>

 

 

44927 LINDBERGH, Novi 48377 Price: $454,900
MLS#: 218102235 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,066
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/18/18 Winter Tx: $196
School Dist: Walled Lake Beds:
4 Baths: 3.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: SUMMERLIN OF NOVI OCCPN 1460 Sqft Abv: 3,064 Yr Built: 2004
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer at Street
Lot Dimen: 99X99X99
Office: RE/MAX Leading Edge
GREAT PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NOVI!! THIS 4 BEDROOM COLONIAL FEATURING 3.1 BATHS, KITCHEN, DINING ROOM & GREAT ROOM! W/ 3 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE!! DONT MISS OUT ON THE OPORTUNITY!!CASH offers only. Buyer & Buyers agent to verify all data. PROPERTY SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION
   

 

 

27147 WINCHESTER Court, Farmington Hills 48331 Price: $465,900
MLS#: 218102700 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $6,669
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/09/18 Winter Tx: $1,556
School Dist: Farmington Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $110/MTH
SubDiv: OXFORD ESTATES CONDO OCCPN 674 Sqft Abv: 3,699 Yr Built: 1991
MLS Area: 02231 – Farmington Hills Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 98X147
Office: Millennium Prop & Mgt Co LLC
This home has all the space you need plus some!! This colonial style home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! The basement is huge and is mostly finished. The basement has an additional bathroom, kitchen area and is a walk out basement! There is a den/library is on the first floor as well as the laundry room! The master bedroom features a huge bathroom and WIC. This home is finished off with a 3 car garage! This property has been placed in an upcoming online event. All bids should be submitted at XOME website. All properties are subject to a 5% buyer’s premium, and bidding is pursuant to the Auction Participation Agreement and Terms & conditions (minimums will apply). Please contact listing agent for commission and property details.” Online bidding begins 12/01/18- 12/03/18, see website for more details. Any post-auction offers will need to be submitted directly to the listing agent. All offers will be reviewed and responded to within 3 business days.
   

 

 

751 MALENA Drive, Ann Arbor 48103 Price: $469,500
MLS#: 218098725 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $2,239
County: Washtenaw Stat Dt: 11/19/18 Winter Tx: $5,055
School Dist: Dexter Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: SCIO COUNTRY ESTATES Sqft Abv: 3,280 Yr Built: 1993
MLS Area: 04081 – Scio Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: 3rd Party Unknown
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 3.1 Sewer: 3rd Party Unknown
Lot Dimen: 245X689X138X835
Office: Owners.com
Enjoy gatherings in the generously-sized single family home, this home should be on your “must see list”. Features comfortably 4 sized bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, carpeted flooring, fireplace, a patio and a deck, in-ground pool, ample cabinet/kitchen space, shed for additional storage, full basement and a detached and an attached garage. See that some improvements may have been started, either way you can customize this home to meet your every need. This one is worth taking visit. Contact a local agent now for your viewing schedule.
   
Recent: 11/19/2018 : Back On Market : CWTH->ACTV

 

 

5475 JENDEAN Lane, Oakland Twp 48306 Price: $599,900
MLS#: 218096558 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $6,631
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/28/18 Winter Tx: $3,517
School Dist: Rochester Beds:
4 Baths: 4.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 4,218 Yr Built: 1996
MLS Area: 02101 – Oakland Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 1/2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air, Zoned
Acreage: 10.01 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Pond
Lot Dimen: Irregular
Office: KW Metro
This beautiful 4 bed 4.1 bath home with over 4200 sqft offers 10 acres of land with pond, circular drive, first floor master suite with bath, vaulted ceilings, great room, multiple fireplaces, 3 car garage, indoor pool,bay windows, skylights, library,butlers pantry and more.
   
Recent: 11/28/2018 : Back On Market : PEND->ACTV

 

 

3773 NUTCRACKER Court, Addison Twp 48370 Price: $614,900
MLS#: 218104562 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,765
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/20/18 Winter Tx: $2,159
School Dist: Lake Orion Beds:
4 Baths: 4.0
Assoc Fee: $125/ANN
SubDiv: HARMONY HILLS Sqft Abv: 5,648 Yr Built: 2001
MLS Area: 02051 – Addison Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: 3rd Party Unknown
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 2.09 Sewer: 3rd Party Unknown
Lot Dimen: 96x176x176x325x348
Office: Owners.com
let this home be for you in sought after Oakland county. Significant for storage and floor plan that can contain the wildest imagination for your renovation. This one is worth taking visit. Contact a local agent now for your viewing schedule.
   
Recent: 11/20/2018 : Back On Market : CWTH->ACTV

 

 

4555 CHEROKEE Lane, Bloomfield Twp 48301 Price: $825,000
MLS#: 218079817 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $16,054
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 08/17/18 Winter Tx: $15,712
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
5 Baths: 6.0
Assoc Fee: $250/ANN
SubDiv: SLY FARMS NO 1 Sqft Abv: 6,428 Yr Built: 1951
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 1/2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial, Contemporary Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 1.55 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Lot Dimen: 279x246x419x198
Office: Benjamin Management Group, Inc
Located on a large, treed lot on a quiet cul-de-sac, with award winning Bloomfield Hills schools. Large gourmet kitchen, ample dining room and large living room with mid century natural fireplace. Quaint eating area with french doors that lead out to private patio. Entry level also offers billiard room with doorwall out to back yard, wood paneled library with floor to ceiling built ins, family room with parquet flooring, laundry room, and full size indoor basketball court. Master suite has cathedral ceilings, two walk in closets, dressing area, separate shower and jetted tub. Walk out lower level has second kitchen, full bath, exercise/sauna room, theater room, a great room with a dance floor, and plenty of storage for hobbies or arts and crafts. Brick paver patios are perfect for entertaining or relaxing in the evenings. Basketball court would also be great as a recreation room for a large party or get together. NO ACCESS to deck on side of house.

Whether you are looking for a home in Farmington, a Condo in Birmingham, or a lake house in West Bloomfield I can help.  I know our local comunities, the prices and what to look for in a home deal.  I guarantee that I will work hard  to find you the best deal possible out there.

This is one of metro Detroit’s best bonus for home buyers

 

So give me a call today to find a deal in Metro Detroit.  My cell is (248) 310-6239

Wayne County foreclosed home

Here are some great Michigan Detroit Home selling tips.  Have you heard of Plymouth’s Greystone subdivision ( Mi).  It’s a very nice subdivision not too far from downtown Plymouth.  If you don’t know and are new to the area Plymouth has a historic and lively downtown area full of boutique stores, restaurants, and bars.  Plymouth is a great place to live.

Here is How buying a SE Michigan foreclosure may cost you money.  Being a smart home buyer can save you money.  Michigan Jumbo  rates are higher in most cases than a regular loan.  Loan limits for regular loans just went up so you may not need a jumbo mortgage anymore.  Are you thinking of buying a lake home.  Then check out lakefront homes for sale on Orchard Lake MI.  They are going to be more expensive lake homes but it is a beautiful lake.

 

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Top real estate agents in West Bloomfield Michigan

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So how do you tell a good West Bloomfield real estate agent from a bad one.  Sometimes it’s about the ethics and beliefs of a West Bloomfield realtor that differentiate one agent from another.  Yes there are some real estate agents out there that all they care about is making a sale.  It’s not really about helping you find a home that you want if it is going to take more time and energy on their part.  Have you ever heard a West Bloomfield agent tell you that I have set up 5 homes for you.  If  you don’t buy one of these I haven’t done my job.  They are already pressuring you to buy one of the five that they picked out.  Yes sometimes it takes seeing more than 5 houses to find the home of your dreams.  It’s not about making a sale quickly.  It’s not about failing to do my job and not sending your comps so you know what other homes in the area sold for.  It’s not putting sales skills to work to influence you to buy a home you don’t really want.

Being a top real estate agent in West Bloomfield is about helping you achieve your goals.  Let me share a recent story with you.  Recently one of my home buying couples were looking for a lake access home in West Bloomfield and in Oakland County.  We saw a beautifully decorated condo in West Bloomfield.  It was top of the line It was gorgeous and as you know staging and decor does sell a home.  It sways the buyers emotions.  My clients loved the condo. During the showing the listing agent showed up and talked extremely loudly to the seller saying they had offers coming in so my clients could hear.

To preface the situation Metro Detroit real estate prices have skyrocketed in the last 6 years.   We have had a good real estate market with rising prices for 8 years.  We are still steadily going up with home prices.  We still have low inventory but at some point we are going to have a correction.  Will it be next year, or in five years nobody knows.  Will it be the Detroit economy that ends this real estate bull market, or will it be the tariffs, a stock market downturn, or the some of the government’s policies that will cause the real estate market to take a downturn?  Nobody knows when or what will trigger the downturn.  It is the smart buyer that does not over buy or over pay for a home when we are near the top of the market.  It doesn’t matter whether it is a West Bloomfield Lake home or a Livonia home for sale.

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A home buyer could end up upside down in their home.  They could end up owning more money than the house is worth if they over pay now.  If they get divorced, have a job transfer, or lose a job the buyer could end up in trouble.

So going back to our scenario it was a $300,000 to $400,000 condo.  It was a very small condominium complex.  A one street complex.  With no sales in the last year.  I sent my clients the comps for the area.  There was no condo with a sold price even close to the comps.  Even at the same square footage in West Bloomfield there was no condo that came close in price.  So my client’s looked at the comps and decided to put in an offer $30,000 below list price.  The listing agent and sellers did not counter and just declined the offer.  The house did not go pending and they did not accept an offer.  A week later we raised our offer to full price but put in a contingency that the house must appraise for value.  Again no counter, no communication from the agent.  Just a rejection.  The house went pending about 3 days later.  I told the agent it wasn’t worth the price.

My clients were fine with it.  They had made their decision.  They were disappointed that they lost it, but they knew it was over priced and that the decorating had a lot to do with it.  They want to move again in 3 years and are worried about over paying.

It was quite a surprise to get this email from the listing agent ON THANKSGIVING DAY.  Now this agent is a new agent that has a total of two sales.

I believe you owe your purchasers an apology for over promising and under delivering. The home appraised for over the $340,000 asking price. I hope we can now move on and respect each other’s intelligence and integrity.

To this two sale newbie agent it was all about selling a home and getting a home sold.  Yes this agent only listed and sold two houses in the last two years. He hasn’t matured enough to realize that it has to make sense to the buyer.  Just because a seller puts a price they think is fair, it may not be right or smart for the buyer.

 I had to email him “My clients are planning on moving in 3 years.  Even if it appraised it is over valued at $340,000 it is  and was a horrible move for them.  So you have to understand the whole picture before you make a judgement.  It was the highest price condo in the city so I can rest peacefully that I had the integrity to tell them that is over priced.  Every day there are dumb buyers over paying.  Just because it appraised doesn’t mean anything.  It’s the integrity of a good realtor that doesn’t worry about making a sale with a buyer.  It’s about protecting them.  Especially when we are going to have a down turn.   Whether it appraised or not doesn’t make it a good deal.”

 To me it’s not about selling a home.  Yes, some agents will disagree with me.  They would have just sold the house.  My standards are different than those few agents that would sell no matter what.  I want my clients to be informed especially when they have a specific time frame for moving. I want them to look at the comps.  I want them to have an understanding of the trends in our local market.  No they don’t have to be an expert.  Just the basics to make a smart financial decision. 

I help a lot of people moving to Michigan for a job.  Many of these relocation buyers will move again quickly.  It is important that they buy smart.  My relocation buyers come back to me when they move again because I look out for them.

I am going to put clauses and contingencies in the purchase agreement to protect my buyer.  Whether the selling agent or seller likes them or not I do not care.  l have to explain the downside or upside to my client.  If it is a hot market and my client is willing to take the risk without a contingency then it up to them.  So long as I have taken the time to explain what could happen, and how it could affect them as buyers.  That’s the key.  Sometimes real estate is confusing.  I don’t want you to lose money if possible.  I can’t guarantee that but I will give you the info you need to make good decisions when buying a home.

After all it’s not about making a sale, it’s about helping a home buyer achieve their goals without losing their shirt.  At least that is what I think a good West Bloomfield real estate agent should do.

                                                                 Russ Ravary

Top West Bloomfield real estate agents

A Good realtor doesn’t care about making a sale or to just sell a home.  It’s about providing the information to the buyer so they can make a sound financial decision for their situation.  Once we provide the information if they chose to way over pay I am not going to fight or say anything to them.  It is their decision and right to buy what they want.  I have clients do it quite often, but I can sleep soundly at night knowing a gave them a true picture of the market and the comps in the area.  After all it’s going to be your house and the bottom line is

IT IS YOUR DECISION ON WHETHER TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY.  TO PAY A FAIR PRICE OR TO BE WILLING TO OVER PAY.  IT’S YOUR CHOICE NOT MINE.  I am only here to support you.

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What are the best time of the year to list your home?

Many home sellers wonder if and when they should list.   Should they list their home right now during November or December?  Should they list right now or incur the costs of holding it all winter if the house is sitting empty.  It is sometimes about your time line?  Let’s say you want to buy a home in Florida and a great one that you love is up for sale right now.  It may be the smart move to list right now.   If you have time it may be smart to list in the spring and have more buyers looking at your home.

When is the absolute best time to list your Southeastern Michigan home?  If you live in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois,  or in any Northern state in the United States you know that the winters are usually snowy and cold. Many people don’t want to go out in cold and snow.  Most people would rather stay in the warm house cuddled up by the fire than to go out and look at homes.  The other issue in the winter is that you are really limited to looking at houses on the weekend if you work a 9 to 5 job.  The early darkness at night also limits home buying.

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It is hard to view Michigan homes in the dark between November and March.  It is usually dark by the time home buyers get home after work during the week.  They do not want to go look at homes if they cannot see the roof, the yard, or the exterior home.  How do you know what the roof is like if it is dark out.  I would always recommend you to see a house in the daylight.  If you go see a Metro Detroit home at night after work in the dark I would recommend you to go see it over the weekend during the daylight hours.  It would be crazy not too, but that is just my opinion.

Grey skies are part of Michigan’s winters

Then add in snow.  If the roof or the driveway is covered in snow how do you know whether the roof is any good.  The shingles may be curling and you would not be able to see the trouble. It is the same way with the driveway.  It could be all cracked up or pitted if it is covered with snow.  Or an asphalt driveway may be falling apart and you would not know it.  A snow covered yard could hide that there is no grass.  Bushes or trees could be dead and you would never know it until next spring.  These are just some of the issues with a snow covered yard.  It is the same with a lake house for sale in Oakland County.  You can’t see the lakefront.   You can’t see the lake bottom What if it is full of cattails and lily pads.  What if the lake bottom is mucky.  You can’t see that through the snow and ice.  I again recommend that you look for a lake home with the ice is off the lake.  If you buy in the winter you need to do the due diligence and talk to the neighbors on what the lake is like in front of the house. You need to know that.  There are so many homes that have bad lake bottoms or have Lilly pads in front of them.  So talk to both neighbors or wait until spring to buy.  Also look at aerial photos of the lake and the house.  You may be able to spot the Lilly pads from an aerial photo.

Winter home buying tips

Some home buyers do not go out much in January and February because of the snow and the cold.  November and December are busy months with elections, thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays.  Shopping, holiday parties, and family gatherings take many home buyers out of the market for a few months.  So what is the bottom line of when to list?

HOMES SELL ALL YEAR ROUND

It doesn’t matter whether it is November, January, or March, or July.  Homes sell all year round.  There are just fewer buyers in winter because of the reasons I listed above.  However there are usually less homes on the market during the winter too.  If you have a nice home that is updated and move in ready your home will sell.  If you put it up for sale in the spring you may have more buyers and may attract a bidding war and a higher price.

I believe home prices usually dip a little in the winter and it is a proven fact that less homes sell during the winter months.  So it is really up to you whether you want to list during the spring or summer or to put it on during the winter months.  To search for the latest Metro Detroit homes for sale and for metro Detroit information click on the links.

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Plymouth MI Real Estate & homes for sale.  Many home sellers have this predicament “I want to buy a SE Michigan home but I have one to sell”.   So what are your options on selling a home?  Do you have to sell first?  Can you afford to have two mortgages?  Or do you have to put in an offer on a home and have a contingency so that you can sell your home.  If you can’t then you can back out of the first deal.  Here are some tips on How to sell your Metro Detroit home.  If you are looking to buy in Oakland County then you may want to check out cities like West Bloomfield, Southfield, and Farmington Hills.  Here is some Farmington Hills homes for sale and real estate information

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Foreclosed homes for sale in White Lake Michigan

Here is the latest list of foreclosures in White Lake Township.  There are only three currently and they seem to need some work.  Only one of them is on a lake and that is canal front on Cooley Lake.

Finding lakefront foreclosures in Oakland County if very hard.  It’s hard to find a good foreclosed home in Oakland County that will bring you a good return.  You have to really search to find a really good deal.  There are hundreds of other people doing the same thing.  I know a few realtors that their whole job is to find themselves a foreclosure to buy and flip.  You are just one of many people trying to do it.  You have to be sharp and know what the house will sell for and what your costs will be.  Many times there is no profit margin after you pay for all the repairs and the costs of selling the house.  I have seen too many people lose money on flipping houses.  So be a smart home flipper and do your home work on what the home will sell for before you buy.

 

5040 LAKE GROVE Drive, White Lake Twp 48383 Price: $67,500
MLS#: 218098715 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $550
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/09/18 Winter Tx: $431
School Dist: Holly Beds:
3 Baths: 1.0
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: WHITE LAKE GROVE SUB NO 1 Sqft Abv: 1,056 Yr Built: 1972
MLS Area: 02121 – White Lake Twp Grg Size: No Garage Basement: No
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.16 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Lot Dimen: 60X115
Office: McGuirk Realty Inc
This ranch style 3 bedroom , 1 bath home has a lot of potential and priced to sell , home is on a crawl needs some updating a must see
   
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4909 WHITE LAKE Road, White Lake Twp 48383 Price: $73,800
MLS#: 218057534 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $1,630
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/16/18 Winter Tx: $574
School Dist: Holly Beds:
3 Baths: 1.0
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: WHITE LAKE MEADOWS Sqft Abv: 1,080 Yr Built: 1971
MLS Area: 02121 – White Lake Twp Grg Size: No Garage Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.28 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Lot Dimen: 86.66X147
Office: Owners.com
Some improvements may have been started, either way you can customize this home to meet your every need. This one is worth taking visit. Contact a local agent now for your viewing schedule. 5% Buyer Premium & $1000 Web Fee charged to buyer at closing.
   
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1159 FAIRVIEW Street, White Lake Twp 48386 Price: $124,900
MLS#: 218096510 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,514
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/02/18 Winter Tx: $1,435
School Dist: Walled Lake Beds:
3 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: HARRY & MATTIE BERTRAM’S LOG CABIN PARK NO 1 Sqft Abv: 1,776 Yr Built: 1995
MLS Area: 02121 – White Lake Twp Grg Size: No Garage Basement: No
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Manufactured with Land, Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.29 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Canal Front
Lot Dimen: 40X136.55
Office: Millennium Prop & Mgt Co LLC
Canal front home here that leads to Cooley Lake which an all sport lakes! This ranch style home features a wrap around deck with a beautiful view of the canal! Upon entry you’ll find this home features an open concept living area! View into the dining room and kitchen, formal living room, family room with french doors leading to the massive deck! The kitchen is an open slate for you to make your make your vision into reality! This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. The seller has directed that all offers on this listing be made using the HomePath Online Offer system at the HomePath website. Buyers, complete the HomePath Ready buyer home ownership course on homepath. Attach certificate to offer and request up to 3% closing cost assistance. Check HomePath for more details or ask me. Restrictions apply

If you would like to see any of these White Lake foreclosures feel free to give me a call on my cell phone.  Remember I otter a great home buying bonus too.  My cell is (248) 310-6239 or my email is yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Here are five links to past articles I have written.   Here are some Relocation tips when Moving to Michigan .  Whether you are moving to Northville, Ferndale, or Allen Park these little tips and information about the area will help make your Michigan move easier.  When buying a home Title insurance cost on buying a Milford Michigan home may be something you didn’t know about or expect.  Learn what some of the costs you may occur when buying a home in SE Michigan.  It may help you in your planning.

Real Estate Explanations  & Terms to help you understand the jargon of real estate.  Sometimes as a real estate agent we see and hear things we can’t believe.  Sometimes we see homes that we want to jump up and down to tell you should buy that house.  I hope My eyes weren’t popping out of my head when you made that comment.

This is this weeks 5 home selling tips in this article of Top Redford MI home selling tips.  They are good for any home or any area.  They work and can help you get top dollar when selling a home.  My staging and ability to negotiate has helped many of my clients sell their homes for more.  Call me to see how I can help you.  (248) 310-6239

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The most expensive homes for sale in Oakland County Michigan

Here are some of the beautiful custom built homes for sale in Oakland County MI.  These nine Oakland County homes have so many great amenities and features.  Soaring foyers and great rooms, extensive woodwork, luxurious master bedroom suites, gourmet entertainment style kitchens, and formal dining rooms are just some of the wonderful rooms in these homes.

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800 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 Price: $5,800,000
MLS#: 218014799 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $10,855
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/23/18 Winter Tx: $3,213
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
5 Baths: 6.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: ASSR’S PLAT NO 6 – BLOOMFIELD HILLS Sqft Abv: 8,100 Yr Built: 2018
MLS Area: 02191 – Bloomfield Hills Grg Size: 4 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Tudor Heating: ENERGY STAR® Qualified Furnace Equipment, Forced Air, Radiant, Zoned
Acreage: 2 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: River Front
Lot Dimen: 550X306X370X146
Office: Shain Park, REALTORS®
THERE’S NEVER BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY QUITE LIKE THIS TO LIVE IN THE MIDST OF THE HISTORICAL BEAUTY OF CRANBROOK. NESTLED SERENELY ON THE BANKS OF A MEANDERING RIVER, THIS SIGNATURE RESIDENCE OFFERS THE LIFESTYLE OF YOUR DREAMS. UNPARALLELED NEW CONSTRUCTION THAT COULD ONLY COME FROM THE THOUGHTFUL VISIONARIES OF RENOWNED BRANDYWINE. HERRINGBONE-DESIGN WALNUT FLOORS; SPECTACULAR GOURMET KITCHEN; ENORMOUS GREAT ROOM; PHENOMENAL LIBRARY; HUGE ISLAND MUDROOM; ELEVATOR, TOO! THE 2ND FLOOR WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS: INSPIRED MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE GROUNDS & RIVER; 3 MORE BEDROOM SUITES WITH CUSTOM BUILT-INS & CLOSETS; 2ND FLOOR LAUNDRY PLUS A MASSIVE 48X23 BONUS ROOM LIMITED ONLY BY YOUR CREATIVITY! STUNNINGLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL OFFERS OVERSIZED BAR, FIREPLACE, GAMING AREA, GYM, ANOTHER BEDROOM & MORE. 4-CAR GARAGE & MOTOR COURT SURROUNDED BY LUSH LANDSCAPING, ABUNDANT NATURAL FLORA, RE-CIRCULATING STREAM, TWO FOOT-BRIDGES & EVEN AN ISLAND! A TRULY RARE MASTERPIECE.
   
 

5350 BREWSTER Road, Oakland Twp 48306 Price: $5,900,000
MLS#: 218091190 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $19,594
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 09/24/18 Winter Tx: $10,393
School Dist: Rochester Beds:
6 Baths: 7.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 9,151 Yr Built: 2001
MLS Area: 02101 – Oakland Twp Grg Size: 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Cape Cod Heating: Forced Air, Zoned
Acreage: 11.85 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Water Fac: Creek
Lot Dimen: 375x1394x383x1403
Office: Signature Sotheby’s International Realty Bham
Utterly stunning, one-of-a-kind retreat set on spectacular 12 acres of private gated, pristinely-landscaped, fully-irrigated property, this magnificent French Country Manor estate reflects the pinnacle of luxury living. A staggering 13,000+ sq ft of meticulously-appointed living space is complemented by expansive terraced outdoor patios, exquisite formal gardens, flaming urns, a sparkling swimming pool, Helipad to land your aircraft, state-of-the-art hanger for storing it, extensive hanger space & 6+car garage for the car enthusiast & a horse barn for the equestrian. The sprawling interior is an entertainer’s dream & masterpiece of detail boasting soaring ceilings, maple planked flooring, supreme stone work/woodwork, 4 fireplaces & refined finishes throughout grandly-proportioned rooms. Formal living/dining areas, a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen w/separate pizza oven, 6 spacious BR suites, 7 full baths, private loft area, finished walkout w/lap pool & gaming areas, truly awing!
   
 

2716 TURTLE RIDGE, Bloomfield Twp 48302 Price: $5,900,000
MLS#: 217101901 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $20,153
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/13/17 Winter Tx: $16,001
School Dist: Pontiac Beds:
5 Baths: 7.3
Assoc Fee: $6,500/ANN
SubDiv: TURTLE LAKE CONDO Sqft Abv: 8,078 Yr Built: 2001
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Other Heating: Forced Air, Radiant
Acreage: 2.15 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: IRREGULAR
Office: Max Broock, REALTORS®-Birmingham
In the private enclave of Turtle Lake sits this magnificent French Manor. Perched on a double lot overlooking Turtle Lake, this residence evokes old world design w/stone walls, courtyards, lush landscaping, sport court & infinity salt water pool. 12,000+ Sq. Ft. of exquisite amenities this estate will impress those w/discriminating taste. Each room embodies the meaning of perfection. Designed w/”living” in mind, the floor plan is ideal for large gatherings or intimate affairs. Gourmet kitchen leads to 2 story beamed family room flowing into formal dining, Butlers panty w/bar & enclosed sun porch that captures the sunset water views & lavender fields. Enjoy the casual layout of the living room & library w/French doors to gardens, court & stone fire pit. Owners wing complete w/dual baths, closets w/ multi-tiered spaces. Expansive walkout lower level w/billiards, wine cellar, home theater, full kitchen, full bath/changing room, exercise room & bedroom suite. Nothing was spared!
   
 

860 VAUGHAN Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 Price: $5,999,000
MLS#: 217008912 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $23,341
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/06/17 Winter Tx: $4,135
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
6 Baths: 7.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: OAK KNOB FARMS Sqft Abv: 8,741 Yr Built: 1923
MLS Area: 02191 – Bloomfield Hills Grg Size: 4 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Other Heating: Forced Air, Radiant
Acreage: 2.03 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: Irregular
Office: Hall & Hunter-Birmingham
Exquisite 11,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean 2+ acre estate situated on a hilltop in the heart of Bloomfield Hill. Estate quality finishes throughout including natural stone, Jerusalem stone, white oak hardwoods, flamed granite, imported marble & extensive millwork. Outstanding chef’s kitchen opens to gorgeous bright family room with floor to ceiling windows. Many special features include stunning glass surrounded rotunda, 9′ mahogany doors, radiant heated floors throughout, Lutron system, 2nd prep kitchen, guest suites w/ sitting room, 36 imported European marble columns, 4 car heated garage & magnificent grounds with rolling hills & beautiful gardens. Designed by award winning architect Don Paul Young of Y&Y. Outstanding!
   
 

5339 Trillium Court, Orchard Lake 48323 Price: $6,900,000
MLS#: 218110729 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $53,350
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/14/18 Winter Tx: $1,925
School Dist: Walled Lake Beds:
5 Baths: 7.2
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: TRILLIUM BLUFF Sqft Abv: 9,296 Yr Built: 2003
MLS Area: 02184 – Orchard Lake Grg Size: 5 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 3 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Tudor, Other Heating: Forced Air, Zoned, Other
Acreage: 1.63 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 177x115x378x512
Office: KW Domain
CUSTOM DESIGNED ESTATE IN PRIVATE GATED CUL-DE-SAC SITUATED ON UPPER STRAITS LAKE. HOME WAS DESIGNED BY LOU DEROSSIER AND FEATURES HILLTOP SETTING WITH ELEVATOR DOWN TO TUNNEL WHICH OPENS TO OPEN TERRACES AND WALKWAYS TO SANDY BEACH! ALL STONE DESIGN WITH BALCONIES AND ROOFTOP LOUNGING AREAS. SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM MOST OF THE ROOMS. OPEN LARGE ROOMS. ENTERTAINER’S DREAM FLOOR PLAN. FIRST FLOOR MASTER SUITE WITH HIS AND HERS SEPARATE BATHS AND DRESSING AREAS. MAHOGANY PANELED LIBRARY WITH GRANITE FIREPLACE. LARGE GREAT ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA. ENTRANCE FEATURES WIDE PANELED MAHOGANY STAIRWAYS. LOWER LEVEL FEATURES MASSIVE RECREATION AREA, FAMILY ROOM, BAR AREA, THEATER . LEADS OUT TO STONE LANDSCAPED TERRACES OVERLOOKING LAKE NUMEROUS CUSTOM FEATURES INCLUDING 8-10 CAR GARAGE
   
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3950 FRANKLIN Road, Bloomfield Twp 48302 Price: $6,975,000
MLS#: 217015863 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $22,849
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 03/02/17 Winter Tx: $22,936
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
5 Baths: 6.3
Assoc Fee: $100/ANN
SubDiv: SUPRVR’S PLAT NO 3 – BLOOMFIELD TWP Sqft Abv: 8,540 Yr Built: 1930
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Baseboard, Forced Air, Hot Water, Radiant
Acreage: 2.51 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
Lot Dimen: IRREGULAR
Office: Hall & Hunter-Birmingham
This magnificent stone French manor sits beautifully on 2.5 acres with immaculate gardens & grounds and spectacular views of Lower Long Lake. Designed by celebrated architect Wallace Frost the exquisite craftsmanship and intricate details can be seen throughout. From the floating curved limestone staircase to the walls of French doors, high ceilings, beautiful fireplaces to the stunning floorings you will see a truly special estate. 5 bedrooms all with lake views. Master suite w/ his/ hers bathrooms & a cathedral beamed ceiling study. First floor library w/ lacquered paneled walls. 2 screened lakeside pavilions to enjoy the lake.
   
 

7420 INNER CIRCLE Drive, Bloomfield Twp 48301 Price: $7,495,000
MLS#: 218088839 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $35,250
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 09/11/18 Winter Tx: $28,669
School Dist: Birmingham Beds:
6 Baths: 4.4
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 10,578 Yr Built: 2005
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Tudor Heating: Forced Air, Radiant, Window/Wall Unit, Zoned
Acreage: 11.47 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Pond, River Front
Lot Dimen: Irregular
Office: Hall & Hunter-Birmingham
This magnificent estate offers ultimate privacy on 11.47 stunning acres in Bloomfield. Gated entry & private road lead to this Tringali designed masterpiece w/ unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship & use of the finest materials; mahogany woodwork, plaster walls & details, antique fixtures, stained & leaded glass. Over 16,000 sq ft of living space. Rouge River winds through the picturesque wooded & landscaped grounds w/pond, barn & garden. Phenomenal, cook’s Kitchen has adjacent Hearth Room. Banquet size Dining Room. Theatre. 2-story Library. 1st flr Master Suite is an owners’ private oasis w/luxurious, spa-like bath, turret sun room w/river rock floor, terrace, covered porch. 5 bedrooms & 3 baths on 2nd level w/family loft area, 2nd laundry. Tremendous, fully finished walk-out Lower Level is an entertainer’s dream w/professional bar, wine cellar, rec rm, kitchen, fitness rm, art studio. Heated garage with lift, drains & room for 7-8 cars. Fully automated “Smart Home”. Elevator. Generator.
   
 

Undisclosed Undisclosed, Bloomfield Twp 48302 Price: $10,000,000
MLS#: 218099930 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $32,810
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 11/06/18 Winter Tx: $32,085
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
6 Baths: 12.3
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: Undisclosed Sqft Abv: 12,500 Yr Built: 1995
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 3.91 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 271 x 668
Office: Signature Sotheby’s International Realty Bham
Magnificent estate hailing almost 26,000 square feet resting on nearly four acres of complete and private serenity. Upon arriving you immediately feel the luxurious setting that we are pleased to present to you. Completing a recent renovation and additional our offering now reaches the new standard of luxury real estate in Oakland County. Versace tile awaits your arrival when the swing the front door open to an incredible view of the dual staircase and soaring ceilings. We bring a first floor master suite that is catalog material complete with dual everything. Tremendous lower level walk out offering a full second kitchen with folding windows creating your resort style atmosphere overlooking the pool/spa, patios and tennis courts. Continuing with a custom theater room, home gym with wet and dry sauna. The ultimate wow factor is a huge indoor basketball court with amazing ceiling height and full box suite to overlook the court while you sit back as if you were at your own stadium.
   
Recent: 11/06/2018 : New : ->ACTV
 

2756 TURTLE BLUFF Drive, Bloomfield Twp 48302 Price: $10,550,000
MLS#: 218103060 Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $21,093
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 10/24/18 Winter Tx: $17,230
School Dist: Pontiac Beds:
6 Baths: 8.2
Assoc Fee: $8,190/ANN
SubDiv: TURTLE LAKE CONDO Sqft Abv: 10,108 Yr Built: 2003
MLS Area: 02193 – Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 6 or More Basement: Yes
Architecture: 3 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Other Heating: Forced Air, Zoned
Acreage: 1.79 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 300x260x300x260
Office: KW Domain
Bloomfield’s architectural masterpiece featured in Turtle Lake’s gated community. Experience the unique charm of over 17,000 sq ft of an Italian villa that luxuriates in a sumptuous lifestyle. Enjoy your sense of security and privacy on your 2-acre parcel that offers some of the best views any home could have. Inside, you’ll find the highest-grade materials throughout, such as marble, stone, iron and countless more. This magnificent property as well includes an 8 car garage that features its own car wash, multiple lounges, terraces and elegant gardens. Utilize the many fireplaces inside and outside of your property. While enjoying your lower level, you’ll be able to use a full kitchen that connects close to your tranquil pool that admits perfectly to gatherings. Also found in your property is a one-of-a-kind movie theater, fitness room, sauna, bar, 2 story library, a remarkable dining room, and much more amazing architectural details and well-implemented finishes. Welcome home!
   

If you would like to see any of these amazing homes you will have to be pre-approved and have proof of funds before these sellers will let us in.  They only want serious buyers.  When you are ready give me a call and I will get them set up for you to see.  My cell is (248) 310-6239.  I’m one of those good real estate agents that is not going to push you off on a buyers agent.  You will get personalized service from a top agent that has over 18 years of experience.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Russ Ravary

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Oakland County homes for sale

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Southeastern Michigan has 3 different area near Metro Detroit that have many lakes and lake homes.  Here is a list of Lakefront homes for sale Wolverine Lake Wolverine Lake Village MI.  Last you will want to learn and read Testimonials & Reviews of Russ Ravary to see whether you and I would fit.

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Lake Houses for sale on Bogie Lake in White Lake MI

If you have been looking for a waterfront home on Bogie Lake in White Lake you will learn so much about the lake here.  It is one of the nice sized electric motor lakes in the area.  The lake is south of M-59.

Bogie Lake waterfront properties White Lake MI

Bogie Lake waterfront properties White Lake MI

This is the basic features of lake homes on Bogie Lake are:

Style Ranch, Cape-cod, Contemporary
Year Built Range 1950-1999
Number of bedrooms 1-5
Number of bathrooms 1-4
How many car garage 0-3
Above Ground square footage 650-3000
Basement type unfinished, finished walkout
Paved Street Gravel
Sewers or Septic Septic
Well water or municipal water Well
School district Huron Valley

 

Bogie Lake White Lake Twp MI

Bogie Lake White Lake Twp MI

There are not condos on the lake

  • Canals on Lake                              yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake             yes
  • Water-ski course                           n/a
  • All sports lake                                No – Electric Motors only
  • Private Lake                                   Yes
  • Lake Size                                        50 acres
  • Maximum Depth                          38 feet deep
  • Public Access                                No
  • Public Beach                                 No
  • Wake restrictions                        Unknown
  • Water Source                                Unknown

No lake houses on Bogie Lake in White Lake Township are currently for sale.  There was one lake home that sold this year.

 

11020 BERYL Drive, White Lake Twp 48386 Price: $159,000
MLS#: 218074030 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $1,326
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 09/17/18 Winter Tx: $596
School Dist: Huron Valley Beds:
2 Baths: 1.0
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: BOGIE LAKE SUB Sqft Abv: 1,025 Yr Built: 1955
MLS Area: 02121 – White Lake Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: No
Architecture: 1 Story