What If I decide I don’t Want the Home

Buying a home is a very big step to take! While you think you might have found the home of your dreams, a lot of you may decide you’ve simply changed your mind, gone through a life change, or you may have come to terms its just not the right time for you… whatever the reason things can happen and minds can change. That’s why you need to understand what you can do if something like that happens to you.

I will label this Commerce home buyer tips but it could be for any city – what if I decide I don’t want to the Commerce Township home? For no reason in particular I just want out of the purchase agreement. You may be getting buyer’s remorse. You may think you over paid, or that a better house may come up.

If this happens before the home inspection you might have a chance to get out of it if there are some inspection issues. You can use the inspection issues as a reason to get out. Then you are safe and you can get your deposit back.  In most cases you can use the home inspection as your excuse to get out.  The seller may not like it but there is really nothing they can do about it in most cases.  Many sellers would rather get the home back on the market right away rather than deal with a uncertain home buyer.  If you back out with the inspection clause you would most likely get your earnest money back.

The other way you could possibly get out is if you don’t qualify for a mortgage any more. You would need to get a mortgage denial letter from your lender. Then you could get your deposit back. I as your agent have to send that along with a mutual release to the listing agent to get your money back. I have heard of some mortgage loan officers doing that letter for you even if it is not true.  It’s not really ethical but it has been done before.

If you just want to get out of buying that Commerce home and the inspection has passed and your mortgage company won’t give you a denial letter then you are going to lose your earnest money deposit.

I always say you have to think about what you are doing to the other side. The Commerce home owners think they have a deal with you. They are working in good faith.  They are counting on you to buy their Commerce home. The question I always ask is “How would you like that to happen to you” if somebody just decided for no reason to back out?  It is all about doing the right thing and karma.  However you have to look out for you if you really do not want the home.

You can’t just change your mind and not expect to lose your earnest money. The seller has a valid contract and if there is no reason to get out they have the right to your deposit. It doesn’t matter if it is a Commerce home or any home in Oakland County or Wayne County.  If you sign a contract you have to follow through with the contract or there are consequences.

If you have found that you want to work with a realtor that can help you no matter what stage of your real estate journey you are in, give Russ Ravary a call (248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Here are a few past pages I have written about our local lakes if you are looking for a lake home near metro Detroit.  Indianwood Lake homes in Lake Orion Township is a very quiet non all sports lake.  Or maybe you like a home that is closer in like finding a Lakefront Homes for Sale Island Lake in Bloomfield Township Michigan.  This is a page on Lakefront foreclosed homes in Commerce Michigan.  Or maybe you are looking for a semi rural area that is not all congested with heavy traffic.  If you are looking for a more laid back way of life then look at waterfront properties for sale White Lake Michigan.  You will be glad you did.

So many of the good lake homes get sold before the average buyer even gets to see them.  I have seen homes sell in under a week.  The good lake homes go quick.  If you want the latest lake home listings emailed to you daily so you can look at them at your leisure.

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Here are some past articles I have written over the years that you may enjoy. So what are you going to do….huh will give you a little insight to real estate.  If you are looking in Northville you may want to know about some of the subdivisions and see if they fit your family.  Here is a nice sub in Northville…..Woodland North Subdivision Northville Twp MI or here is one in Novi that is worth looking at too Vista Hills Subdivision Novi MI.

Maybe you are more of a water person and have the dream of living on a lake.  The thought of coming home to watch the sunset on the lake, or jumping on the boat for a leisurely ride after a rough day at work is what you want in life, then look at Silver Lake homes for sale in Waterford MI.  It sure beats Buying a Farmington Hills HUD home – Problems

 

 

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Pine Lake lakefront homes for sale in West Bloomfield

Lakefront homes for sale on  Pine Lake West Bloomfield Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Lake in West Bloomfield MI is what I would consider an “upper end lake”.  Lakefront homes are going to be more expensive because Pine Lake and West Bloomfield are a desirable lake in a high demographic city with good schools.  Note: there is one section of the lake which is Pontiac schools and homes on that side go for a little less. Pine Lake has a marina on the lake and they even have a ski/wake board school that teaches on the lake. Pine Lake Country Club is located on the lake.  The club has outdoor tennis courts, an indoor tennis house, swimming pool and deck areas, renovated golf course and a beautiful clubhouse.  Pine Lake Country Club was originally the Automobile Club of Detroit (started in 1902).  Some of the early members were John Dodge, Ransom Olds, Henry Ford, Ray Chapin, E.P.Hammond, W.C.Hartman and James Couzens. Fun Fact!

Pine Lake Condos West Bloomfield MI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Lake in West Bloomfield is a great place to live because you are close to Telegraph and Orchard Lake Road.  You can live on a lake and still have an easy commute to work.

Pine Lake West Bloomfield MI Information

  • Cities the lake lies in                              West Bloomfield
  • School district for the lake                    Bloomfield Hills
  • Streets around the lake are                   Paved,
  • City water                                                 Well, municipal
  • City sewer                                                 Septic, sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                        yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                      yes
  • Water-ski course                                     n/a
  • Condominiums                                       yes
  • All sports lake                                          Yes
  • Private                                                       Yes
  • Size                                                            395 acres
  • Maximum Depth                                    90 feet
  • Public Access                                           No
  • Public Beach                                            No
  • Wake restrictions                                   Unknown
  • Water Source                                           Unknown


Lakefront homes for sale on Pine Lake West Bloomfield MI as of 6/6/2018

3668 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-1641
MLS#: 218047881 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 05/31/18 List Price: $1,195,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 6,243 DOM: Y/97/97
School D: West Bloomfield Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1951 Acreage: 1.06
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 4 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $8,198 Win Tx: $3,849 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 05/31/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

3184 MIDDLEBELT Road, West Bloomfield Twp 48323-1937
MLS#: 218026918 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/03/18 List Price: $1,995,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 4,108 DOM: N/64/64
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1918 Acreage: 0.8
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 4.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $13,046 Win Tx: $12,499 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

3556 PINE ESTATES DRIVE, West Bloomfield Twp 48323-1954
MLS#: 218030273 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/12/18 List Price: $2,599,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 4,986 DOM: N/55/290
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1966 Acreage: 0.51
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 5.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car
Style:  Contemporary, Other Sum Tx: $12,697 Win Tx: $12,083 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 05/31/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$2,775,000-&gt$2,599,000>$2,775,000->$2,599,000</spantitle=$2,775,000-&gt$2,599,000> Pool: No
   

3222 MIDDLEBELT Road, West Bloomfield Twp 48323-1938
MLS#: 218004490 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 01/18/18 List Price: $4,490,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 7,472 DOM: N/139/139
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 6 Yr Built: 1999 Acreage: 1.89
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 7.4 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 4 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $30,586 Win Tx: $28,887 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are thinking of moving to West Bloomfield Michigan, give me a call (Russ Ravary). I am Oakland County’s lake real estate expert and I have a great amount of knowledge when it comes to lakefront buying or selling. I have numerous tools you, yourself can explore to help find the home of your dreams, and If you look and see a home here you want to go see, give me a call and let me know when works for you and what you are looking for! (248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

 

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Here are four other lakes that you may like that are in the area.  Dow Lake homes in Orchard Lake MichiganDuck Lake homes in Highland MichiganDunleavy Lake homes in Highland MIEagle Lake homes in Waterford Michigan.  All of these links have photos, videos, and lots of great real estate and lake information on them.  I believe a knowledgeable buyer and seller make smarter decisions on their real estate transactions.  I want you to be happy after you close.  Plus I want to make money on your home.  That’s my goal……………… to keep more money in your pocket.

Plymouth Hills Subdivision Plymouth MI is one of the older subdivisions in Plymouth, but it still has many beautiful homes that buyers want.  Plymouth Michigan is still one of the hottest places to buy in Wayne County.  Middle Straits Lake West Bloomfield MI is considered one of West Bloomfield’s premier all sports lakes.  Plus it is not too far from Haggerty Rd or M-5 for easy commuting.  If you are looking to Move to Michigan – West Bloomfield churches & synagogues will give you an idea of the local places of worship.  Along with Plymouth, Northville is another highly desirable community in Western Wayne County.  Many sports stars live in the community too.  Brookstone Subdivision in Northville Twp MI is not too far from M-14 or I-275.  Getting to downtown Detroit is fairly easy.   Again if lake life is what you want then Lower Long Lake Bloomfield Twp MI might be a lake area you want to see.  Because it is in Bloomfield Township the property values are going to be higher than some of the surrounding lakes.

 

 

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Home for sale on union Lake  in West Bloomfield Michigan!

Home for sale on union Lake  in West Bloomfield Michigan!

Are you wanting to live the life of Lake Living? Come and check out these Lakefront Homes for sale on Union Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan. If Union Lake is not your cup of tea, search Elizabeth Lake homes – Elizabeth Lake real estate Waterford MI. Lakefront Homes are all over the place! But remember, The good homes are selling fast, so when you see something that you like, contact me right away so I can get you inside of the home to take a look around.

Homes currently for sale on union Lake in West Bloomfiled Mi (as of 6/8/2018)

7980 BARNSBURY Avenue, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-3620
MLS#: 218030112 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/11/18 List Price: $2,475
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 1,248 DOM: N/58/58
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1925 Acreage: 0.12
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 1 Car
Style:  Bungalow Fireplace: No
Pool: No
   

7980 BARNSBURY, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-3620
MLS#: 218030125 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/12/18 List Price: $499,997
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 1,248 DOM: N/58/58
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1925 Acreage: 0.12
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 1 Car
Style:  Bungalow Sum Tx: $4,608 Win Tx: $1,093 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

7928 FLAGSTAFF Street, West Bloomfield Twp 48382-2327
MLS#: 218032964 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/20/18 List Price: $600,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 2,200 DOM: Y/50/50
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1922 Acreage: 0.23
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Bungalow, Cape Cod Sum Tx: $3,003 Win Tx: $1,912 Fireplace: No
Pool: No
   

7576 BARNSBURY Drive, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-3608
MLS#: 218040129 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 05/09/18 List Price: $689,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 922 DOM: Y/408/408
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 2 Yr Built: 1929 Acreage: 0.13
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 1 Car
Style:  Bungalow Sum Tx: $3,016 Win Tx: $1,126 Fireplace: No
Pool: No
   

7580 BARNSBURY Drive, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-3608
MLS#: 218040115 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 05/09/18 List Price: $689,000
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 922 DOM: Y/408/408
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 2 Yr Built: 1929 Acreage: 0.27
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 1 Car
Style:  Bungalow Sum Tx: $3,016 Win Tx: $1,126 Fireplace: No
Pool: No
   

7405 LOCKLIN, West Bloomfield Twp 48324-3832
MLS#: 218035642 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/27/18 List Price: $1,299,999
County: Oakland Area: 02181 Sqft: 3,825 DOM: Y/455/455
School D: Waterford Beds: 4 Yr Built: 2002 Acreage: 0.24
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 4.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 4 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $11,528 Win Tx: $6,741 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 05/25/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$1,395,000-&gt$1,299,999>$1,395,000->$1,299,999</spantitle=$1,395,000-&gt$1,299,999> Pool: No

If you are interested in any of these Lakefront Homes for sale on Union Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan or would like some more information about the homes, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (248) 310-6239 or email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com. I will set you up with a personalized list of homes that meet your criteria, to insure that your next homes features all of your wants and needs. That is the most important key in today’s market, getting the listings first so you don’t miss out on the best deals that are currently out there on the market. Like I said before, the good homes are selling fast, so when you see something that you like, contact me right away so I can get you inside of the home to take a look around. Are you looking for Lakefront homes for sale in Livingston County Michigan? If so I know basically all of the general information about each lake in Livingston County and Oakland County! If you are interested in Living on a lake in Livingston County check out Lakefront Homes for sale on Coon Lake Marion MI . If you are not interested in living in the Livingston County area, take a look at this Lake located in Oakland County MI, Lakefront Homes for sale on Clark lake Commerce MI. Join my VIP email home search and get the latest homes emailed to you so you don’t miss out on the best home deals. If you buy and close on a home  with me as your realtor, I will buy or credit you a new Kayak or Lawnmower. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and give us a call today at (248) 310-6239 or email us directly at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Russ Ravary Michigan Lake Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great day coming on Union Lake in West Bloomfield MI

Russ is full time realtor with 14 years of experience of finding good deals for his clients.  An added bonus is that he buys a new kayak, or lawnmower, or grill, or snowblower, or lawnmower when you buy and close on a home with him.

I want a free kayak when I buy my next home give me my home buyer bonus!!!!

There are many Waterfront homes for sale Waterford Michigan whether are looking on all sports Cass Lake Michigan or on smaller Williams Lake or Watkins Lake you will find plenty of room to ski, tube, or wakeboard.  I myself used to love skiing on this lake and there are many beautiful Cedar Island Lake Homes for Sale

You can check if there are any Chalmers Lake Lakefront foreclosures to chose from though there have been very few lake foreclosures in Metro Detroit in the last few years.  If you are looking to live near Milford or near the M-59 corridor then Charlick Lake Waterfront Properties in Highland MI  may be a lake for you.  Near Charlick Lake is another small lake call Taggert which is a quiet lake which has good fishing.

On the opposite end you will find Walnut Lake homes for sale in Oakland County MI will be more expensive and much larger than homes on Charlick Lake.  If you want more than a bottle of wine when you close on a lake home you should give me a call.  With me you will get an Oakland County Buyers Bonus  Get an added bonus when you buy your next home.  Russ not only will help you find a home that fits your needs at a great price, he also gives you a great closing gift of a new kayak, or grill, or snowblower, or lawnmower.  (up to $500 in value)

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Lakefront Homes for sale on Island Lake, Bloomfield Twp MI

Lakefront Homes for sale on Island Lake, Bloomfield Twp MI

Island Lake in Bloomfield Township Michigan is an upper end prestigious lake.  Children that live on Island Lake attend Bloomfield Hills Schools.

You won’t find those old 1920’s 800 square foot wood ranches on Island Lake in Oakland County.  You most likely are not going to find a lakefront home less than $500,000 on this Oakland County lake.  Most of the Island Lakefront homes were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  There are some waterfront homes that were built later, some as late as 2000.

Most of the homes are ranches, colonials, cape cods, and contemporary home.  They range in size from 2000 square feet to over 5000 square feet.

Most Island Lake properties range from 1/2 acre to over 2 acres.  Some of them have over 200′ of lake frontage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Cities the lake lies in                           Bloomfield
  • School district for the lake                 Bloomfield Hills
  • Streets around the lake are                Gravel, paved
  • City water                                              Well, Municipal
  • City sewer                                              Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                     no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                    no
  • All sports lake                                      Yes
  • Private                                                   Yes
  • Size                                                         101 acres
  • Maximum Depth                                 ? feet
  • Public Access                                        No
  • Public Beach                                         No
  • Wake restrictions                                Unknown
  • Water Source                                       Unknown

 

Lakefront homes for sale as of 6/6/2018

3909 LAKELAND Lane, Bloomfield Twp 48302-1330
MLS#: 218021913 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/18/18 List Price: $1,250,000
County: Oakland Area: 02193 Sqft: 3,350 DOM: N/83/83
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1958 Acreage: 0.98
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $6,831 Win Tx: $6,748 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

3719 KIRKWAY Road, Bloomfield Twp 48302-1353
MLS#: 218012078 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 02/14/18 List Price: $1,250,000
County: Oakland Area: 02193 Sqft: 3,259 DOM: Y/361/361
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1965 Acreage: 1.06
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 4.0 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Contemporary Sum Tx: $8,145 Win Tx: $8,109 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

3897 LAKELAND Lane, Bloomfield Twp 48302-1328
MLS#: 218030405 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/25/18 List Price: $2,149,000
County: Oakland Area: 02193 Sqft: 5,191 DOM: N/42/42
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1977 Acreage: 0.92
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Contemporary Sum Tx: $9,848 Win Tx: $9,730 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

1445 KIRKWAY Road, Bloomfield Twp 48302-1318
MLS#: 217021690 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/22/17 List Price: $2,500,000
County: Oakland Area: 02193 Sqft: 4,646 DOM: N/441/441
School D: Bloomfield Hills Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1955 Acreage: 0.78
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 4 Car
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $12,735 Win Tx: $12,727 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

 

 

If you like Island Lake and the Bloomfield Michigan area give me a call and we’ll get you out there to find your dream lakefront home! There are many different lakes and home out there and I’ll help you narrow down the search by giving my expert lakefront home buying advise to help make your next move easier! (248)310-6239 & yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Hire the best Realtor you can!

16 years of experience and full time Russ Ravary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s find your dream home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Search any Michigan Lake for lake homes for sale go to the atlas search or search by area.  I hope this helped you if you have a Michigan relocation in your future.

Russ Ravary your Bloomfield Lakefront real estate specialist

For more information on other lakes, follow the links below!

When you work with RussRavary you’ll be saying ” I want a free kayak when I buy my next home” Check it out.

Lakefront Homes for Sale Halfmoon Lake Dexter Township Michigan One could be just what you are looking for.

Find out more about Hamburg Lake Foreclosures Michigan

lake foreclosures Oakland County Michigan Find the perfect one for you and your family.

 

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Renting vs. Buying

What do you get? – Renting vs. Buying

If you have been renting for some time and are now considering buying a home, you need to know the differences this will bring to your life. Renting is good in its own ways as is buying. Knowing what you can get is important. So continue reading and find out what you can get.

You might be looking at the differences of renting versus buying a home. What can you get?

Sure you can have a cheap rental payment if you just rent an apartment. Let’s say the 1000 square foot 2 bedroom apartment is $700 a month. Now let’s say you pay $125,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1000 square foot Livonia home. The monthly cost is approximately $562 plus $300 for taxes and insurance which comes to a total of $862. So in essence you are paying $162 extra a month for buying a home.

When you buy a home the difference for the $162 a month are:

1.) It is your home. Your rules, not the landlords.

2.) You get a basement.

3.) You get your own yard.

4.) You get a garage.

5.) You get a tax deduction of writing off the interest you pay and the taxes you pay.

6.) You never have to carry groceries from the street in the rain. You’ll never have to scrape snow off your car if you park in the garage.

7.) You will never have the equity in your apartment.

 

After 10 years in the house you will only owe $98,061. that is $27,939 in equity in the house. After 20 years you will owe $57,157, which is then $67,873 in equity. Will a landlord send you a $67,873 check at the end of the 20 years? I don’t think so. He is laughing all the way to the bank when you rent long term from him. So paying the extra $162 a month, is it worth it? I think so! Make a plan to get your own home. 

 

If you are considering buying a home call me and let me help you find what your looking for.

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

Find Lakefront Homes For sale on Big Lake in Springfield MI & market data or maybe you would like to be closer to I-96.  Cedar Island Lake homes for sale and Sugden Lake homes for sale would be closer than big lake.  If you do not mind being out by Clarkston or live near Lake Orion or Oxford another nice lake to consider moving to is Tommys Lake in Orion Township

Watch this video on Cass Lake in West Bloomfield 

 

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Our Michigan property tax system sometimes throws home buyers.  Here is part of my seriers on How Michigan property taxes work – SEV state equalized value – part 6  If you do not know Oakland County MI real estate is one of the best places to buy in the metro Detroit area.  Here is a past article of mine about winter…… Winter has arrived in Metro Detroit

If you are Selling your Northville home here are some great tips to help you get more for your home.

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What are the best school districts in Michigan?

According to schooldigger.com

Michigan School District Rankings

Updated Tuesday, August 29, 2017, based on the 2016-17 school year test scores.

Northville School district was number 8

Novi school district was ranked #16

Bloomfield Hills School district was ranked #23

Rochester Schools district as #25

Birmingham  was 32

Lake Orion 36

Troy 37

Dow Lake Information

Dow Lake Information

What is great about Dow Lake in Orchard Lake MI  is that it is attached via canal to Cass Lake.  So Dow Lake has the charm and quiet of a small pond yet access to Oakland County’s largest lake. This means you have over 1280 acres of Cass Lake to play on and then come back to your quiet lake.  It is an all sports lake but it is so small no one can tube or jet ski on it because of it’s no wake policy.  You go out to Cass Lake to do that.  I believe there are only 7 or 8 homes on the lake.  There are at least 2 gated homes on the lake.  Dow Lake properties have some space and privacy.Dow Lake is located in Orchard Lake Village Oakland County MI.  It is north of Commerce Rd, east of Hiller Rd and west of Orchard Lake Rd . The lake is on the south end of Cass Lake and to the north of Orchard Lake.

 

  • Cities the lake lies in                                  Orchard & Highland
  • School district for the lake                       West Bloomfield & Huron Valley
  • Streets around the lake are                      Paved
  • City water                                                    Municipal, community, water at street
  • City sewer                                                    sewer sanitary, septic
  • Canals on Lake                                           yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                         yes
  • Water-ski course                                       n/a
  • Condominiums                                          yes
  • All sports lake                                            No – it is a no wake lake
  • Private                                                         Not really because there is DNR access on Cass Lake
  • Size                                                               est 16 -18 acres ?
  • Maximum Depth                                       30 -60 feet
  • Public Access                                              Not on the lake, but on Cass Lake there is
  • Public Beach                                               No
  • Wake restrictions                                      Unknown
  • Water Source                                             Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homes that have sold on Dow Lake.

788 Joshua Drive, Highland Twp 48356-2959 Sold Price: $305,000
MLS#: 212122855 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 01/25/13 List Price: $309,900
County: Oakland Area: 02111 Sqft: 2,642 DOM: Y/322/322
School D: Huron Valley Beds: 4 Yr Built: 2002 Acreage: 0.57
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $2,484 Win Tx: $906 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

788 Joshua Drive, Highland Twp 48356 Sold Price: $349,900
MLS#: 22014135 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 06/28/02 List Price: $349,900
County: Oakland Area: 02111 Sqft: 2,550 DOM: N/98/
School D: Huron Valley Beds: 4 Yr Built: 2002 Acreage: 0.47
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $ Win Tx: $ Fireplace: Yes
Pool:
   

3340 Three Lakes Lane, Orchard Lake 48324-2376 Sold Price: $470,000
MLS#: 211087341 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 11/10/11 List Price: $495,000
County: Oakland Area: 02184 Sqft: 2,892 DOM: Y/133/133
School D: West Bloomfield Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1962 Acreage: 2.15
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.2 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Split Level Sum Tx: $10,926 Win Tx: $334 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

809 E Highland Ct A Road, Highland Twp 48356-2940 Sold Price: $950,000
MLS#: 211088932 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 11/21/12 List Price: $995,000
County: Oakland Area: 02111 Sqft: 5,552 DOM: N/436/436
School D: Huron Valley Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1993 Acreage: 24
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 4.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car, 6 or More
Style:  Contemporary Sum Tx: $8,984 Win Tx: $2,959 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

4431 Dow Ridge Road, Orchard Lake 48324-2323 Sold Price: $1,075,000
MLS#: 212039775 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 09/05/12 List Price: $1,100,000
County: Oakland Area: 02184 Sqft: 3,927 DOM: Y/287/287
School D: West Bloomfield Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1967 Acreage: 1.71
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 3.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $26,555 Win Tx: $472 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

809 E Highland Road, Highland Twp 48357 Sold Price: $1,800,000
MLS#: 21059028 Status: SOLD Stat Dt: 08/24/01 List Price: $2,000,000
County: Oakland Area: 02111 Sqft: 5,552 DOM: N/9/9
School D: Huron Valley Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1993 Acreage: 23.8
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 4.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: > 3 Car
Style:  Contemporary Sum Tx: $3,814 Win Tx: $6,862 Fireplace: Yes
Pool:

 

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Oakland County Michigan

Oakland County Michigan

Are you moving to Michigan soon?  Here is a little information about Michigan.  Michigan is a great state to live in.  There is so much to do and it  has so many recreation opportunities.  But that is just one of the good features of this great state. One of the best home buyer tips  about metro Detroit is about our extensive highway system.  Our traffic in Metro Detroit is no where near as bad as Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York.  Our rush hours is probably like their non rush hours travel times.  Yes we have bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour, but most of the time our traffic moves along good.  Of course during orange barrel (construction season) we do have traffic delays because of road construction.

We have several major freeways in Southeastern Michigan.  I-75 runs north to south through downtown Detroit.  I-96 and I-94 run east to west.   I-94 runs on the south side of Metro Detroit and runs through the city and then turns north.  I-96 runs to the north of Metro Detroit and runs from west side to the state to Detroit.  I-275 circles around the western suburbs.  US -23 is to the far west running from Toledo Ohio through Ann Arbor & Brighton to Flint.

When moving to Michigan you will want to use map-quest or google maps to map your drive time.  Once you determine some of the potential cities you like map them.  What we can tell you about Metro Detroit highways and traffic is that once the weather changes it does slow down traffic.  Rain will add on about a 30% increase in drive time.  For some reason it seems that people forget how to drive when it rains.  When it snows traffic slows down too.  So when it snows it will add to your drive time.

We do not have many train crossings in Metro Detroit anymore.  They have tried to have under passes so traffic is not held up by trains.  If you are moving to Michigan give us a call.  Russ knows the metro Detroit area well.  Russ has worked with many relocation companies.  Plus we give you a little buyers bonus!

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You will probably relocate to Brighton Michigan for one of two reasons.  One is that  you want a more of a semi rural community that gives you some space around your home yet have all the shopping and restaurants nearby.  The other reason you would chose a Brighton relocation is that it is a halfway point between some Michigan cities.  You may have a job transfer that landed you a job in Lansing, or Brighton, Flint, or the Detroit Suburbs.  Brighton Michigan conveniently sits in the middle of all these business centers.  So if your partner works in one community and you work in the opposite direction Brighton may be a community you may want to look at.  Brighton Michigan, is not only a beautiful place to live but could be a wise investment. whether you want to live in a home her forever or just for the time being, Brighton is a perfect city no matter what you are looking for. If you would like a Brighton relocation guide email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com     .  Here are a few homes that are currently for sale as of 4/9/2018

 

2650 PARKLAWN Drive, Brighton Twp 48114-8639
MLS#: 218010786 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 02/09/18 List Price: $214,000
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 1,176 DOM: N/59/59
School D: Brighton Beds: 2 Yr Built: 1930 Acreage: 0.34
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $950 Win Tx: $1,090 Fireplace: No
Pool: Yes
   

8105 MCCLEMENTS Road, Brighton 48114-8722
MLS#: 218010641 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 02/09/18 List Price: $227,000
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 1,348 DOM: N/60/60
School D: Howell Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1971 Acreage: 2.44
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $1,064 Win Tx: $489 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

3304 MORAINE Drive, Brighton 48114-8108
MLS#: 217109905 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 12/15/17 List Price: $250,000
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 2,118 DOM: N/115/115
School D: Brighton Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1971 Acreage: 0.42
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Ranch Sum Tx: $1,009 Win Tx: $881 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

969 FAIRWAY TRAILS Drive, Brighton 48116-1781
MLS#: 218027837 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/05/18 List Price: $265,000
County: Livingston Area: 01121 Sqft: 1,324 DOM: N/4/4
School D: Brighton Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1983 Acreage: 0.25
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Cape Cod Sum Tx: $2,037 Win Tx: $725 Fireplace: No
Recent: 04/05/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

2972 MORAINE Drive, Brighton Twp 48114-9218
MLS#: 218028673 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/07/18 List Price: $269,000
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 1,522 DOM: N/2/2
School D: Hartland Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1968 Acreage: 0.21
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $756 Win Tx: $774 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/07/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

293 Woodlake Drive, Brighton City 48116-2058
MLS#: 543255439 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/02/18 List Price: $277,000
County: Livingston Area: 01121 Sqft: 1,751 DOM: N/7/7
School D: Brighton Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1985 Acreage: 0.2
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Sum Tx: $2,547 Win Tx: $913 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/09/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$297,777-&gt$277,000>$297,777->$277,000</spantitle=$297,777-&gt$277,000> Pool: No
   

11021 CULVER Road, Brighton Twp 48114-9029
MLS#: 218017780 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/08/18 List Price: $289,900
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 2,276 DOM: N/32/32
School D: Brighton Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1972 Acreage: 0.46
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $1,273 Win Tx: $1,109 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

2627 PARKLAWN Drive, Brighton 48114-8639
MLS#: 218025243 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/28/18 List Price: $299,500
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 1,871 DOM: N/12/12
School D: Brighton Beds: 3 Yr Built: 9999 Acreage: 0.28
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: No Garage
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $1,160 Win Tx: $2,772 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/05/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$300,000-&gt$299,500>$300,000->$299,500</spantitle=$300,000-&gt$299,500> Pool: No
   

2247 ORE CREEK Lane, Brighton Twp 48114-6901
MLS#: 218021253 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/15/18 List Price: $299,900
County: Livingston Area: 01122 Sqft: 1,852 DOM: N/25/25
School D: Howell Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1995 Acreage: 0.55
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $1,529 Win Tx: $699 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/09/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$309,000-&gt$299,900>$309,000->$299,900</spantitle=$309,000-&gt$299,900> Pool: No
   

2158 Airway, Brighton 48114
MLS#: 218027628 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/06/18 List Price: $300,000
County: Livingston Area: 01121 Sqft: 2,033 DOM: N/3/3
School D: Howell Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1998 Acreage: 0.45
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $1,522 Win Tx: $696 Fireplace: No
Recent: 04/06/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No

 

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Moving to Novi Michigan

Moving to Novi Michigan

 

Novi is still one of the fastest growing cities in Southeastern Michigan.  There are still some large vacant parcels to build subdivisions on.  Novi was declared as a city in 1969 after the approval of a city charter on February 18, 1969 by the Village of Novi voters. Where the name Novi came from there is no absolute answer.   It was a small city back in 1969.   The construction of Twelve Oaks Mall in the 1970s made the city a major shopping destination to in and out of town tourists.  Twelve Oaks Mall and the surrounding shopping area draws Metro Detroiters from over 30 minutes away. The residential building boom started in the 1980’s and the city grew tremendously until about 2006.  During the mortgage meltdown the building slowed, but now has picked up again.   The growth has led to substantial increases in the city’s population, as well as commercial and industrial developments in the city. Novi was ranked 48 on Money magazine’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to live in 2008. I would recommend anybody moving to Detroit to live here.

Check out these homes for sale in Novi Michigan as of 4/10/2018

24598 QUEENSPOINTE Drive, Novi 48375
MLS#: 218027452 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/04/18 List Price: $274,900
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 1,590 DOM: N/6/6
School D: Novi Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1976 Acreage: 0.17
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $2,474 Win Tx: $600 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/04/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

23927 HEARTWOOD, Novi 48374-3422
MLS#: 218010665 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 02/15/18 List Price: $275,000
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 1,865 DOM: N/54/54
School D: Novi Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1969 Acreage: 0.4
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 1.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Other Sum Tx: $2,290 Win Tx: $501 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

24770 Joseph, Novi 48375
MLS#: 543254677 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/02/18 List Price: $278,500
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 2,651 DOM: N/39/211
School D: Novi Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1979 Acreage: 0.28
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Sum Tx: $3,142 Win Tx: $730 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

2300 OLD NOVI Road, Novi 48377-2077
MLS#: 218027294 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/06/18 List Price: $300,000
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 1,851 DOM: N/4/4
School D: Novi Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1990 Acreage: 0.18
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.0 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $2,718 Win Tx: $727 Fireplace: No
Recent: 04/06/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

39720 SQUIRE Road, Novi 48375-3713
MLS#: 218028001 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 04/05/18 List Price: $309,900
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 1,925 DOM: N/5/5
School D: Novi Beds: 3 Yr Built: 1991 Acreage: 0.24
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $2,948 Win Tx: $777 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/05/2018 : New : ->ACTV Pool: No
   

42722 WHITMAN Way, Novi 48377-2729
MLS#: 218021102 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/15/18 List Price: $328,000
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 2,253 DOM: N/26/26
School D: Walled Lake Beds: 3 Yr Built: 2000 Acreage: 0
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $5,709 Win Tx: $88 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

23876 HEARTWOOD, Novi 48374-3417
MLS#: 218016956 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/02/18 List Price: $329,950
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 2,700 DOM: N/39/39
School D: Novi Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1978 Acreage: 0.36
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: No Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $3,106 Win Tx: $669 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

45254 COURTVIEW Trail, Novi 48375-3862
MLS#: 218002968 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/20/18 List Price: $354,900
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 2,985 DOM: N/56/56
School D: Northville Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1989 Acreage: 0.26
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $4,312 Win Tx: $951 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
   

22217 Meridian Lane, Novi 48375
MLS#: 543254630 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 03/02/18 List Price: $364,900
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 2,414 DOM: N/39/39
School D: Novi Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1978 Acreage: 0
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 2 Car
Style:  Sum Tx: $3,292 Win Tx: $740 Fireplace: Yes
Recent: 04/06/2018 : DOWN : <spantitle=$379,000-&gt$364,900>$379,000->$364,900</spantitle=$379,000-&gt$364,900> Pool: No
   

41438 REINDEER Drive, Novi 48375-4830
MLS#: 218002677 Status: ACTV Stat Dt: 01/17/18 List Price: $374,900
County: Oakland Area: 02223 Sqft: 3,342 DOM: N/83/83
School D: Novi Beds: 4 Yr Built: 1989 Acreage: 0.28
Prop Type: Residential Baths: 2.1 Bsmt: Yes Grg Size: 3 Car
Style:  Colonial Sum Tx: $4,800 Win Tx: $1,208 Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No

The city has no true downtown area though many would agree that the Novi Rd/Grand River area is where all the action takes place.  This is the Mega shopping area in the community.  Here you will find so many different types of restaurants, banks, and stores like tire stores, and other construction equipment places.  Many of my past Michigan relocation clients worry about what stores are her, will they be able to find what they need or what they are used to in the city they are moving to.  If you cannot find it in Novi you will be able to find it in one of the other nearby cities.   If you would like a Novi relocation guide email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

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