Oakland County lakefront homes

There are so many different types of Oakland County Lake homes in Southeastern Michigan.  Buying a lake house in Oakland County is different than buying a home off the lake simply because there are so many different variables in a lake home.  Things like lake bottom, width of lake frontage, what the neighbors property looks like, amount of parking, lake size, all sports lake, private or public lake.  So many time you have to give on what you want in a lake home in SE Michigan.  You are not going to find that perfect Oakland County lake house.   It is just that simple.  The second thing you have to remember is that you are not going to have a lateral financial move.  If you have a beautiful 2400 square foot colonial that is worth $400,000 in Northville you are going to pay $100,000+ over that $400,000.  Sometimes double that amount.  Lake homes in Oakland County cost more than a normal home.

Another great day coming on Union Lake in West Bloomfield MI

This is just an example of a beautiful lake home. Not for sale

Here is a complete list of lakes in Oakland County Michigan.  I have tried to do a page on so many of the different lakes.  Some are really small ponds but others are big all Oakland County sports lakes.  I try to give you a glimpse of what the lakes are like, the lakefront homes you will find on the lake, the lake depth and other important information that will help you pick the perfect lake for you and your family.  I hope this helps you make a sound decision when buying your next waterfront home.

If you are a lake home seller in the metro Detroit you may want to know what lakefront property has sold in for in the last year.  I have also gone back a year or two on the recent sold homes on different pages on my lake websites. That way you can at least see a trend in our local real estate market.  It is very important to see the latest sold homes on your lake.  Many sellers listen to the national news and think if the national real estate market is going up that our local lake prices are going up.  Unfortunately it is not like that.  Real estate is local.  We can have a hot real estate market in Novi and it can be slow in Highland, or Belleville.  Metro Detroit home sellers like yourself need to know that.  Otherwise you may be overpricing your home, or hanging onto your home too long.

Pine Lake West Bloomfield MI

These indepth pages on our local lakes will give you lake depths and sizes.  You will be able to find out about some of the lake regulations and the water source.  I try to give you information whether the lake has a ski course or whether it is private or has DNR access.  I hope these pages on our Southeastern Michigan lakes help you sort out what type of lake you want.  You may want to be in a subdivision lake because you do not want to live next door to a crummy house.

I try to identify whether the local lakes are private or public with DNR access.  To some waterfront home buyers that is very important.  Some lake home buyers only want a private lake.  I have driving around the lakes, talked to home owners and sold homes on quite a few of the local lakes.  I like to share what I know about the lakes whether they have sandy bottoms or whether the lake is mucky.  If the lake is more like a subdivision I write about that too.

But most importantly I take pictures when even I show a house on a lake, take pictures of the lakes when I have a listing.  I try to show the activities on the lake.  After all that is what you want to know about.  What can you do on the lake?  What makes this Oakland County Lake the best lake for you and your family.

Williams Lake Waterford Michigan

After all most lake home buyers live in these homes for many years.  Lake homes have a lower turnover than say a home in a subdivision.  Sometimes lake homes are handed down from generation to generation.  So I want you to understand the lake.  I try to show the lake as it really is.

When you go to buy any home in Southeastern Michigan I always recommend stopping and talking to the neighbors. I also recommend you to visit the neighborhood at different times of the day.  If possible maybe somebody on the lake will give you ar ride around the lake.  So pick out the lakes you like on my list of lakes in Oakland County Michigan.

Good luck and if you need a good lake realtor to help you out give us a call (248) 310-6239.

Big Lake homes in Davisbug Michigan

Lakefront homes on Bogie Lake in White Lake MI

Brendel Lake properties in White Lake MI

Bridge Lake properties in Clarkston Michigan

Buckhorn Lake cottages in Lake Orion MI

Homes for sale on Carroll Lake in Commerce Michigan

Cass Lake luxury estate homes in Waterford Michigan

Lake houses for sale Cedar Island Lake in White Lake MI

Chalmers Lake houses for sale in Bloomfield MI

Waterfront homes for sale Charlick Lake in Highland MI

Clam Lake properties for sale in Waterford Michigan

Clark Lake home listings in Commerce Michigan

Commerce Lake waterfront homes for sale  in Commerce MI

Cooley Lake homes in White Lake Michigan

Lake homes Cranberry Lake in White Lake MI

Property for sale Crosby Lake in Clarkston MI

Crystal Lake homes in Pontiac Michigan

Homes for sale Darb Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Deer Lake homes for sale in Clarkston Michigan

Lakefront homes Dixie Lake in Clarkston MI

Dow Lake estate homes in Orchard Lake Michigan

Waterfront homes for sale Duck Lake in Highland Michigan

Lake Cottages Duck Lake in Orion MI

Dunleavy Lake home listings in Highland MI

Lakefront homes for sale Eagle Lake in Waterford Michigan

Elizabeth Lake waterfront home in Waterford MI

Elkhorn Lake properties in Orion Michigan

Fiddle Lake in Waterford MI

Fish Lake in Rose Michigan

Flanders Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Foley Lake in White Lake MI

Forest Lake in Bloomfield Hills Michigan

Fox Lake in Commerce Michigan

Geneva Lake in Waterford MI

Gilbert Lake in Bloomfield MI

Grass Lake in White Lake Michigan

Green Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Greens Lake in Clarkston Michigan

Hammond Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Harvey Lake in Highland Michigan

Heather Lake in Orion Michigan

Hidden Lake in Brighton MI

Highland Lake in Highland Michigan

Huff Lake in Highland Michigan

Huntoon Lake in Waterford MI

Indianwood Lake in Orion Michigan

Island Lake in Bloomfield MI

Island Lake in Novi Mi

Judah Lake in Orion Michigan

Kellogg Lake in Highland MI

Knoblock Lake in Highland Michigan

Lake Angelus in Lake Angelus MI

Lake Neva in White Lake Michigan

Lake Oakland in Waterford MI

Lake Ona in White Lake Michigan

Lake Orion in Orion Michigan

Lake Sherwood in Commerce MI

Lakeville Lake in Addison Michigan

Leonard Lake in Highland MI

Lester Lake in Waterford Michigan

Little Cedar Lake in Orion MI

Loon Lake in Waterford MI

Loon Lake in Wixom Michigan

Lotus Lake in Waterford MI

Lower Long Lake in Bloomfield Michigan

Lower Straits Lake in Commerce MI

Maceday Lake in Waterford Michigan

Mandon Lake in White Lake MI

Manito Lake in Orion MI

Mead lake in White Lake Michigan

Middle lake in Clarkston MI

Middle Straits Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Mill Lake in Orion Michigan

Minnow Lake in Bloomfield MI

Mirror Lake in Bloomfield Hills Michigan

Mohawk Lake in Waterford Michigan

Morgan Lake in Waterford MI

Morris Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Murray Lake in Highland MI

Orchard lake in Orchard Lake Michigan

Otter Lake in Waterford Michigan

Oxbow Lake in White Lake MI

Peninsula Lake in Highland MI

Pine Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Pleasant Lake in Waterford Michigan

Pontiac Lake in White Lake MI

Reed Lake in White Lake MI

Round Lake in White Lake Michigan

Schoolhouse Lake in Waterford MI

Scott Lake in Waterford Michigan

Silver Lake in Waterford Michigan

Sodon Lake in Bloomfield MI

Softwater Lake in Clarkston MI

Square Lake in Bloomfield Michigan

Square Lake in Orion MI

Stison Lake in White Lake MI

Stonewater Subdivison Lakes in Northville Michigan

Sugden Lake in White Lake Michigan

Susin Lake in Clarkston MI

Sylvan Lake in Waterford Michigan

Taggett Lake in Highland Michigan

Tomahawk Lake in Highland MI

Tommy’s Lake in Orion MI

Townsend Lake in Clarkston Michigan

Tull Lake in White Lake MI

Union Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Upper Pettibone Lake in Highland Michigan

Upper Silver Lake in Waterford MI

Upper Straits Lake in Orchard Lake MI

Van Norman Lake in Waterford Michigan

Vooheis Lake in Orion MI

Wabeek Lake in Bloomfield MI

Walled Lake in Walled Lake MI

Walnut Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan

Walters Lake in Clarkston Michigan

Watkins Lake in Waterford MI

Waumegah Lake in Clarkston Michigan

White Lake in White Lake MI

Williams Lake in Waterford Michigan

Wing Lake in Bloomfield MI

Wolverine Lake in Wolverine Lake Village Michigan

Woodhull Lake in Waterford MI

Woodruff Lake in Highland Michigan

Wormer Lake in Waterford MI












Lakefront homes Deer Lake

What a beautiful day on Deer Lake in Oakland County

Deer Lake in Independence Michigan is an all-sports lake, while it isn’t as big as a few other lakes in the Oakland county area, it definitely serves its purpose. The lake is 137 acres, perfect for all the water-sports you and your family love doing! The kids on this lake will attend Clarkston Schools and make great friends! If you are trying to find the perfect lakefront home you can definitely consider Deer lake to move onto.  This lake is great for those who want to be able to enjoy what a larger lake can offer but with less traffic. Deer Lake is great for those who also want to be near a downtown atmosphere. Deer lake is a short distance from downtown Clarkston, a great little down (similar to downtown Milford, if you’re familiar with Oakland county area). This downtown area is filled with quaint shops and restaurants. The area also hosts great art festivals, and fun events throughout the year. If you want to explore what is available on or near Deer lake call me Russ Ravary I will get you set up on your own list of lakefront homes specific to your criteria! (248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com


Half the homes on Deer Lake are a short walk to downtown Clarkston.  I-75 expressway is just a short ride so Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester, Royal Oak, and Downtown Detroit.  So you could have a hard day at work and then come home and relax on the lake.  Lake living is a great way of life.  Most of the homes on the north side of the lake have amazing views as they sit on the hillside about the lake.  Many of them are larger beautiful lake homes while on the south side of the lake you will find smaller homes.

These homes are not for sale but just examples of the beautiful homes on the lake and the hillside on the north side of Deer Lake near Clarkston

The deepest spot on the lake is 63 feet deep

  • Cities the lake lies in                                Independence Twp
  • School district for the lake                      Clarkston
  • Streets around the lake are                     paved
  • City water                                                   well, municipal
  • City sewer                                                   septic
  • Canals on Lake                                          yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                        yes
  • Water-ski course                                      n/a
  • Condominiums                                         yes

If moving to Independence Twp  Michigan is in your future, definitely consider moving to Deer Lake! Russ Ravary is Oakland County’s lake real estate expert and can help you find the lakefront home of your dreams! Just give us a call or send us an email with what you are looking for and we will get you set up on an automatic email search. This is a great tool we love using, because it allows you to get homes specific to your personal criteria sent to you as they update daily. Mark the ones you want to see or want more information and let us know so we can get them set up or get your questions answered as soon as possible. Homes are going to be listed more and more come spring and summer time but don’t miss out on the home of your dreams. Let us get you set up on this automatic email to see what’s out there….so you do not miss out on the best deals.

Let us help make your next move easier!

Russ Ravary

(248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Fall on Deer Lake in Independence Township MI


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Click on the link to find out what Waterfront homes for sale in Commerce Township Michigan  If you are thinking of selling it’s important to Improve curb appeal to sell your home .  If your home isn’t selling here are some answers to Why is your home not selling?

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8887 DEERING Street, Livonia 48150

If you are looking for a great home in the Livonia Michigan area check out my new listing!

8887 Deering st in Livonia Michigan, is a great 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom home. This is a perfect home for you and your family. Here your kids will be in the livonia school district! Come check out this home, with large rooms, neutral colors throughout you can transform this house into your perfect home! There is plenty of room outside as much as inside. Take a look at some inside photos of the house and let me know if you think this home is the one for you!


Welcome home to this newer built colonial (1999). This large 1850 sq ft colonial sits on a prime fenced lot with nice mature trees and a 2+ car detached garage. Plenty of room for any growing family. Open layout with large kitchen and eating area. Lots of cabinets and plenty of counter space for any chef in the family. Great for entertaining family and friends. Spacious family room has a large picture window with open stairway. Large master suite with walk in closet and spacious master bath that you do not see in the area. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths are ready for you and your family. Basement is ready for your finishing touches. Fenced yard is great for pets, and any little ones. Come sit on the covered porch and relax at the end of the day. Plus you have the good Livonia school district! Quiet neighbor is very close to several schools and parks.



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If you like what you’ve seen here give me a call, we’ll get you set up on a showing at your convenience. Feel free to reach out and ask whatever you still have questions about. If you need to sell your home first, be sure to contact Russ, or use our home value tools.  Russ Ravary helps make your next move easier!  Here are more Michigan home buyer tips.  If you would like my book “How to Get the Best Mortgage Deal when Buying a Home – The mortgage process explained from A to Z” email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com.  You can get it as an actual book or as an ebook.  Email me today for it.

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Do you really give away a free kayak when I use you as my realtor to buy my home?  Yes I give you the choice of a new kayak, or grill, or lawnmower, or snow blower when you buy a home with me as your realtor.     Click if I want a free kayak when I buy my next home



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If you are thinking of moving to Livonia then here is a little information about the Livonia Spree.  If you like history here are three links to what the Metro Detroit real estate market was like in the past:

If you have the dream of living on a lake here is some info about some of our local lakes.

Brendel Lake Lakefront foreclosures  There are so few foreclosures but you can find out what is out there right now.  Bridge Lake Waterfront Properties are on a small pond like lake that is great for wildlife watching.  Buckhorn Lake, Lake Orion Township isn’t a huge lake but more of a quiet lake.  It is the same way with Lakefront Homes for Sale Carroll Lake Commerce Township Michigan  Not big enough for an avid water sports person.  If you really want a big lake for doing whatever you want then check out Oakland County’s largest lake and Homes for sale and foreclosures on Cass Lake in Waterford Michigan

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Moving to Commerce Michigan

Middle Straits Lake Commerce Michigan

Relocating to Commerce Michigan?

Moving to Commerce Michigan, and what you should know about this awesome area.  If you are relocating to SE Michigan Commerce Township may be one of the communities you should include in your list to visit.  With low crime rates, easy access to major freeways, and good schools it is very nice place to live.  M-5 goes through the city which connects to I-275 and I-96.

Commerce Twp is a lovely place to grow with your family. Near some of the biggest lakes in Oakland County you and your family are sure to make lasting memories exploring here.  The city offers you a wide range of possibilities, being close to a small town atmosphere in Milford or a quick jump onto the expressway to hit downtown Royal Oak. You and your family will be able to explore not only Commerce but its neighboring cities and all they offer as well.  Very close is one of metro Detroit’s largest shopping areas, the 12 Oaks Mall and surrounding shopping centers.

The lakes in this area are all different to offer you all different ways of living.  Here are some you should take a look at and see if any spark your interest.

Come enjoy what Proud Lake has to offer Commerce residents

Carroll Lake

Clark Lake

Commerce Lake

Cooley Lake

Fox Lake

Lake Sherwood

Long Lake

Lower Straits Lake


If you want to learn more about Commerce Michigan or its neighboring cities follow this link and call if you have any questions!


If you think living in Commerce Twp Michigan is the right move for you and your family be sure to give Russ Ravary a call. Working in Commerce and living just a short drive from the area he is able to take you through the in’s and out’s of the area. He can show you favorite local spots and fill you in on event that take place throughout the summer and winter! Russ Worked in the mortgage business prior to real estate and is knowledgable about buying a home and mortgage which helps buyers tremendously.  He is our Oakland County lake real estate expert. When you won’t find many other agents who have the knowledge, resources, and tools to provide the best advice possible to clients search to find or sell homes. Working with Russ Ravary makes your next move easier!

Give him a call today and make your next move easy, (248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

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Here are some Top All- Sports Lakes in White Lake MI  such as Pontiac Lake homes for sale in White Lake.  Or you may like this more exclusive Pine Lake West Bloomfield Michigan.  We have so many great cities that have lakes and lake homes in them.  Check out Lake Properties for Sale in West Bloomfield MI and on Sylvan Lake Waterford Michigan


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Bridge Lake Waterfront Properties is just a tiny lake near Clarkston that is good for paddling around on and watching the wildlife.  It is not going to be good for water sports.  Buckhorn Lake in Orion Township is a bigger lake.



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Homes for Sale Novi Michigan 2/8/2018

Here is a quick Market update on homes for sale in Novi Michigan.  There are currently 165 homes and condos for sale in Novi.  108 of them are homes and 57 condos for sale.  61 Novi homes sold in the last 30 days.

The Novi real estate market is usually a very good market because of the good schools, low crime, and easy access to freeways.  It is one of the more desirable communities in Western Oakland County.  If you are moving to South Eastern Michigan this is one city you should look at.

Here is what is happening in Novi real estate in the last 7 days















As you can see 12 of the 165 condos and homes for sale in Novi reduced their prices.  11 homes closed and 13 sellers accepted a contract on their home.

Here is what happen in Oakland County in the 4th quarter of 2017

















Green means sellers market, blue means normal market, brown means  buyers market.

Here are 8 Novi homes for sale in the $400,000 to $450,000 price range or you can search more properties for sale in Novi here.  If you would like to see any home give me a call at (248)310-6239


25424 ANTHONY Drive, Novi 48375 Price: $415,000
MLS#: Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $4,194
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/05/18 Winter Tx: $1,076
School Dist: Novi Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $150/ANN
SubDiv: CEDARSPRING ESTATES SUB NO 3 Sqft Abv: 2,622 Yr Built: 1991
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial, Tudor Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.22 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 80X120
Office: RE/MAX Classic
Clean, Clean, Clean* Great Novi Location, Tucked Deep in Sub, Close to EVERYTHING* Many Updates Throughout* Kitchen Cabinets Re-Stained ’15, Shelf Genies Added ’14, Counters ’05, Dishwasher ’17, Disposal ’16, Garden Window ’14* Updated Bathrooms w/Counters & Faucets ’14* Warm & Inviting Family Room, Cathedral Ceiling, Recessed Lights, New Carpet ’15, Gas Fireplace* French Door Lead to Library w/Built-In Shelves and View of Pond* Lovely Master Suite has Great Walk-In-Closet, Ceramic Bath, Jetted Tub* Furnace/CA ’00 (serviced annually), Replacement Windows ’01, Roof ’03 (30 Yr Warranty), Sump Pump ’12, Exterior Paint/Calk ’14, Deck Re-Done (Stained & Sanded) ’15/’16, Updated Landscaping ’16, Gutters w’Leaf Guards ’17, New Chimney Cap & Cleaned ’17* Award Winning Novi Schools Nearby* Walk to Library, Civic Center, Tennis Courts & more
Recent: 02/05/2018 : New : ->ACTV

42614 WHITMAN Way, Novi 48377 Price: $419,000
MLS#: Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $4,968
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/01/18 Winter Tx: $117
School Dist: Walled Lake Beds:
4 Baths: 3.1
Assoc Fee: $155/MTH
SubDiv: CAMDEN COURT OCCPN 1225 Sqft Abv: 2,634 Yr Built: 2000
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 168 X 115 X 50 X 75
Office: RE/MAX Classic
Recent: 02/01/2018 : New : ->ACTV

38826 Hearthstone Drive, Novi 48377 Price: $419,900
MLS#: Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $6,132
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/05/18 Winter Tx: $294
School Dist: Walled Lake Beds:
3 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $250/ANN
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 2,818 Yr Built: 1995
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 70×120
Office: Premier Realty Service LLC
Investor special!! This home is currently being corporately leased for $3000 a month until September 2018. The owner has done an expansive $60k renovation over the last 2 years. This luxury home is located in the vista hills neighborhood! The big loft area on the 2nd level can be easily converted to a 4th bedroom to add even more value. This home features a first floor master suite with walk-in-closet and jacuzzi tub, 2-story foyer, vaulted ceilings in great room, 2-way fireplace open to library, granite counters and newer roof, heating sys, newer stainless appliances, new carpet,second floor loft and 2 bedrooms, hardwood floors, large basement for extra storage, 2 car garage. Great investment opportunity or move in after the lease!! Convenient location, minutes from twelve oaks mall, theatres, restaurants & freeways. 24 hrs notice to show. Tenant occupied. BATVAI
Recent: 02/05/2018 : New : ->ACTV

24284 WOODHAM Road, Novi 48374 Price: $435,000
MLS#: Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $4,161
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/04/18 Winter Tx: $1,069
School Dist: Novi Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $160/ANN
SubDiv: MOCKINGBIRD SUB Sqft Abv: 2,463 Yr Built: 1995
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Water at Street, Well-Existing
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.53 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Lot Dimen: 121.26X143.05
Office: Real Estate One-Novi
Accent on details! From basement to roof, inside and out – many updates and upgrades! Hardwood floors in foyer, powder room, kitchen and nook. New carpet in family room and both staircases. Freshly painted in neutral décor, exterior painted as well. New lighting to match upgrades to kitchen, nook, library and baths. Double doors into library w/built-in bookshelves. Spacious living & dining rooms are perfect for entertaining. Granite island kitchen w/pantry, new Blanco undermount sink, all appliances (Whirlpool Ice) and spacious breakfast room. Large family room w/cathedral ceiling, natural brick fireplace and new wood/aluminum clad Pella doorwall to patio. Master w/large WIC and newly built tiled bathroom. New Kohler faucets throughout home. Finish the basement to your liking, ample storage, newer furnace/AC. 2017 water heater. Agent is seller.
Recent: 02/04/2018 : New : ->ACTV

42933 Cardinal Way Unit#0074, Novi 48375 Price: $443,995
MLS#: Condominium Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $3,800
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 07/24/17 Winter Tx: $3,800
School Dist: Novi Beds:
3 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $385/MTH
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 2,316 Yr Built: 2017
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Office: Toll Realty Michigan Inc
NEW CONSTRUCTION! IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! Nestled in the heart of prestigious Novi, Ridgeview is the area’s premier new luxury villa community offering low-maintenance residences in an exquisite location. This scheduled enclave is just moments from upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. The Henderson features a foyer opens to the formal dining room and leads to the great room. The well appointed kitchen is highlighted by a breakfast bar and pantry.The master bedroom features a large walk in closet and private bath that includes a shower with a seat, and a dual vanity sink. The second floor features two secondary bedrooms each with walk-in closets, full bath and a loft. Nine foot ceilings on the first floor. Prices are subject to change. This home features nine foot basement with a three piece plumbing prep. Pictures are for representational purposes only and not of actual home.

24466 NOTTINGHAM Drive, Novi 48374 Price: $449,900
MLS#: Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,352
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 01/24/18 Winter Tx: $1,329
School Dist: Novi Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee:
SubDiv: PEBBLE RIDGE ESTATES Sqft Abv: 2,679 Yr Built: 1993
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 3 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.64 Sewer: Septic-Existing
Lot Dimen: 83.79X218.93
Office: RE/MAX First
Recent: 01/24/2018 : New : ->ACTV

49458 Hartwick Drive, Novi 48374 Price: $439,990
MLS#: Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx:
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 02/02/18 Winter Tx:
School Dist: Novi Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $780/ANN
SubDiv: Sqft Abv: 2,561 Yr Built: 2017
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer at Street
Lot Dimen: 45x120x45x120
Office: Pulte Homes Of Michigan Corp
The BEST VALUE in Novi!! Where else in Novi can you get over 2,500 Square feet of living space with NOVI SCHOOLS in a community with a private playground and park under $450,000? At Berkshire Pointe by Pulte Homes! Your brand new home has it all.. 4 Bedrooms, 2 ½ baths PLUS a spacious Loft area, perfect for a 2nd Family Room. Enjoy preparing your dinner in your new kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances/Granite Countertops/ Hardwood Floors and 42” Maple Cabinets. Hardwood floors. Grand 2-story Foyer that offers the space to place your favorite piece of furniture. The owner’s suite offers a vaulted ceiling/Owner’s bath with separate soaking tub and shower. Berkshire offers benches throughout to relax and enjoy the serenity of this fabulous community. Novi’s best kept secret, near everything yet offers a sense of serenity within the community. Price and availability subject to change without notice. Measurements are approximate.
Recent: 02/02/2018 : Sold : PEND->SOLD

28230 WOLCOTT, Novi 48377 Price: $445,000
MLS#: Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $6,517
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 01/15/18 Winter Tx: $1,583
School Dist: Novi Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $500/ANN
SubDiv: LIBERTY PARK CONDO Sqft Abv: 3,100 Yr Built: 2012
MLS Area: 02223 – Novi Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Lot Dimen: 49x138x50x157
Office: Real Estate One-Southgate
Custom executive Colonial in a prime location of Novi, close to shopping, expressways and common pool and park. Backyard is private with woods and no neighbors. This home features open floor plan with 11 foot ceilings. Cherry extended cabinets, granite counter tops in kitchen, large walk-in pantry with hard wood floors. Stainless steel appliances. Custom moldings in dining room. Master suite has his/her walk-in closets, granite counter tops in master bath. Nothing but top of the line materials used in this home.


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How to avoid being ripped off – Metro Detroit Real Estate Tips

Money will be gone

There is a new type of fraud hitting the real estate world.  If you have not closed on a home in a few years you may be surprised at some of the rules technology has made us do.  Now because people can take a picture of a check and deposit it to their bank account title companies will not accept large checks.  The check amount varies from title company to title company.  Some will only allow a check under $10,000, some $15,000, some $25,000.  You title company will let you know.  Again why they do not allow big checks is because a few bad people deposited the check they gave to the title company.  That check was no good, but the title company did not find that out until later.  The title company had to sue to get their money.  That is why title companies only want checks made out to them and only up to a certain amount.

The second type of fraud is for buyers who wire money to the title company.  Let’s say you were supposed to bring $35,000 to the closing table.  You have to wire it because it is over the amount a title company allows.  What is happening now days is that criminals are hacking realtors emails and then sending a second set of fraudulent wire instructions on where to wire the money.  Your money ends up in a criminal’s account. So read below and protect yourself.

Money floating away

While we all appreciate the convenience of transacting business via email, it is very
important to remain diligent when doing so.
Unfortunately, the following scenario is not only a real life scenario, but it has occurred
on a number of occasions in Michigan alone:
Cash buyer receives closing documents and wiring instructions via email from
her buyer’s agent. Soon thereafter, the same closing documents and different
wiring instructions are received from the same agent. The buyer wires funds in
accordance with the second set of wiring instructions only to find that the second
email was fraudulent and DID NOT come from her agent. Of course, by the time
this is discovered, the money is long gone.
1. If you receive an email containing Wire Transfer Instructions, regardless of who the
sender appears to be DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL! Instead call the Title
Company and/or Lender immediately, using previously known contact information
and NOT information provided in the email, to verify the Wire Transfer
instructions prior to sending funds.
2. Be suspicious of anyone who suggests that funds should be wired days prior to the
closing date.
3. Beware of last minute instructions, particularly if those instructions contradict earlier
4. Be suspicious of anyone who indicates that they are not available to take telephone calls
and can only be reached via text and/or email.
5. Never transfer confidential information over free Wi-Fi.
6. Never trust contact information in unverified emails.
7. When replying to emails, use “Forward” and the addresses from your own address book
rather than “Reply” or “Reply All”.
8. Review all emails carefully. Remember that a fake email can appear to be from someone
you have been corresponding with regularly. Often (but not always) these types of fake
emails can be spotted on the basis of style, tone, grammar and/or awkward sentence
structure. Trust your instincts. If a message looks at all suspicious, follow up with a
phone call and check it out. It only takes a few minutes

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Top Commerce MI Realtor

If you are currently looking for a top realtor in the Commerce Michigan area, you’ve come to the right place. Russ Ravary is the realtor you need to help whether your buying, selling or need to get both done in a short amount of time. Russ works hard to make your next move easier! Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at what his previous clients have to say about their experience working with one of Oakland County’s real estate experts….



5 Star Reviews on Zillow, Trulia, Angies List


Russ was an awesome Realtor.  We were first time home buyers so we were a little unsure of what to do, or what to look for when buying a home.  Matt, a friend of mine had bought a house through Russ before and recommended Russ so we thought we would give him a try.
We wanted to be near family, friends, and work so it limited the number of cities we wanted to live in.  We wanted a good city with good schools and easy highway access, too.  Most of all we wanted an updated home that we would not have to spend thousands of dollars to get it the way we wanted.
Russ was patient and showed us every house we wanted to see which is great because some realtors are so pushy.  He never pushed us to buy.  We had the freedom to choose the house we wanted.
Russ helped us put together a solid offer so we got the newer home we wanted.  We are loving our home and have made it our own.  Russ is an awesome Realtor and I would call him and recommend him to any of my friends and co-workers.

Matthew R.


Russ was an awesome realtor.  My parents referred him to me.  He had helped them buy and sell a house several years ago.  Russ sold my house over listing price in 8 days!  He took the time to tell me how to get the house ready for sale and it really worked.  Then he helped me find a house that was perfect for me! I would recommend him highly to anybody!

-Shilvonne A.



Russ recently helped me purchase a home, this was my first time and i was extremely nervous. I was nervous i would get a realtor that didn’t really work hard to get me the best deal possible. that was not the case with Russ, he tried and did everything he could and used every bit of his knowledge to get me a deal on a home i was satisfied and comfortable with. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor for my first time buying a home and i’m so glad my friend refereed me to him. I also know that he help my friend and his wife sell their home in order to purchase another better fitting to their needs now that they have a kid and one on the way. He was great with them and they swore by his knowledge and experience that i would be just as happy as they were working with him. The best choice i made was listening to hem and working with Russ as my realtor. I totally recommend him to anyone in any situation looking to buy or sell a home!

-Aaron H.


Russ was an amazing Realtor to work with, I had a tight timeline and many demands in a house that I was looking for and Russ was able to meet and exceed my expectations in an extremely fast timeline. Once Russ found the home I was looking for, he took over and worked directly with the seller and my mortgage team to make sure everything was achieved successfully and ahead of schedule. I was able to close earlier than expected thanks to Russ’s ability to drive the process along. He has a very pleasant personality and not the typical pushy realtors that I have used in the past. He will be open and honest about a house you look at and has vast knowledge of the market for price points. I want to thank Russ for partnering in the home buying process with me as he truly was a partner and asset to me rather than just a realtor. Looking forward to working with him on my next home purchase! I highly recommend Russ to anyone out there looking to sell or purchase a home. Class act!!

-Derrick D.


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There you have it, kind words from satisfied clients. They trusted Russ to accomplish what they needed from him and he exceeded most of their expectations. That says something! You might be a first time buyer or and experienced investor, no matter your situation Russ can help you find the home you’ve been searching for! Not only will you be working with a professional realtor that has the knowledge and expereince to handle all situations, you’ll be working with a realtor that makes you feel comfortable in your decisions and wont push you to make one your not ready for. Russ has been in the business long enough to know that is never best for the clients, and has developed lifelong friendships over the years. That doesn’t just happen. But when wokring with a realtor that puts you first, is completely honest with his advice and opinion, you can begin to trust and feel like you have someone in your back corner. You can continue your search knowing you’ve made the right decision, not only with your new house, but with your realtor as well!

So give Russ a call today, talk to him, ask him questions, get set up on an automatic home search!  Russ is here to help make your next move easier.

(248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com


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Wayne County real estate report 4th quarter 2017

Like normal our cold SE Michigan winters has slowed the real estate market down.  With kids being in school, the holidays, and the cold weather our first two months of the year are usually the slowest closing months in our year Metro Detroit real estate market.  Real Estate One does a nice quarterly report showing

This Wayne County 2017 Market Report shows number of sales, number of for sale and how many months supply.  Green means sellers market, Blue means normal market, and Brown means buyers market.  We have it broken down by city for you.


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This 4th quarter Wayne Quarter real estate report should give you an idea of what is going on in your neighborhood.  It will help you if you are looking to buy or sell.  You do not want to list your home high if your homes price range is a buyer’s market.  Nor do you want to put in a low ball offer if you are a buyer if it is a seller’s market in the city you are looking in.  Both of those scenarios would make it harder for you to make a move.  Whether you are selling lake real estate in Oakland County Michigan or looking to buy a home in Canton Michigan

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Springfield Twp Michigan lakes with Ski-courses

Oakland County lakes with Ski Courses

Here are two Springfield MI lakes that have ski courses on them

Waumegah Lake 

Welcome to Waumegah Lake in Springfield Twp. Michigan. This lake sits at 110 acres. It is a private all-sports lake perfect for you and the family to have fun safe adventures. I have read that the lake is shallow, but how deep it actually is, is unclear. Never-the-less you will have plenty of room to ski, wake-board, or simply cruise around the lake enjoying the weather. Waumegah Lake resides in the Clarkston school district. A nice school system your kids will love attending. Perfect for those already in the district, (your kids won’t have to transfer)! The lake homes are on well water systems, which is great if you hate paying those expensive water bills each month!  There are plenty of home styles to choose from and I’m sure we can find you one you’ll love to live in.



Another awesome lake located in Springfield Twp  Michigan, is…..

Dixie Lake 

Dixie Lake, a smaller lake compared to others in the area, but a great lake to live on!  This lake is located in Springfield Twp. Michigan. This is a private all-sports lake. At a maximum surface area of 78 acres, and a depth of 50 feet this lake is great for those looking to have all the fun of a bigger all-sports lake without the hustle and bustle larger lakes often have. Being that it’s private also allows for a safer weekend experience. Without having non-lakefront home owners dropping in their boats on the weekend you have a lot less traffic. This allows for a safer experience, because you can take the kids tubing, skiing, or wake-boarding without it being an extremely busy and stressful pull. The lake is located in Clarkston and Holly School Districts so your kids will be able to have a quality education and maintain their friendships over the years. Dixie Lake is a lake you and your family could live on for a very long time and never get sick of it!

Check out this home currently available on Dixie Lake!

10048 KING Road, Springfield Twp 48350
Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 11/15/17 List Price: $295,000
County: Oakland Area: 02071 Sqft: 2,016 DOM: N/51/51
School D: Clarkston Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1968 Acreage: 0
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial, Raised Ranch Sum Tx: $1,959 Win Tx: $797 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No



If either Waumegah or Dixie Lake are sparking your interest, and you think it’s one, you and your family would be interested in be sure to give me, Russ Ravary, a call and I’ll show you around! Take a look at some of the homes currently available on either lakes… If you wish to live on a lake with different qualities, still reach out to me! I am Oakland County’s lake real estate expert. I have the knowledge, and resources, to help answer any of your lakefront home questions. So give me a call and let’s see what’s out there!

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18 Truly Bizarre homes from around the world

I am always amazed at the creativity of the human mind.  How do people come up with these crazy ideas?  Who would ever think to build a home like this? I would like to meet some of the original builders just to hear what their motivation was.

Metro Detroit real estate is boring compared to these bizarre homes.  Yes we have log homes, and some unique contemporary homes, old lake cottages in Oakland County, and earth sheltered homes.  But none as crazy as these 18 bizarre homes.  Which of these bizarre homes do you like the best?

I always wonder what inspires people to build houses like this.  What do you think some of these cost to build?  That is what I wonder.  Some of them are so unique and definitely defies explanation.  Is it the artist in the home owner coming out?   Or did they just want to show off to others?  What do you think?

I honestly do not know of any home in Michigan that is as unique as these homes.  Sure we are building homes out of shipping containers which I think is crazy.  They must be cold in the winter and hot in the summer as far as I am concerned.  Which of these homes do you like the best?

If you are looking for a more conventional home in the Metro Detroit area give me a call.  I work hard to help buyers find the home of their dreams, plus I give the best home buyer gift around.  Email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com or call me on my cell at 248-310-6239 to find out more and get started on finding your dream home.


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