Southeastern Michigan Lake home buying tips

If you are thinking of buying a Southeastern Michigan Lake home then choosing the right size and type of lake is an important part of your lake home buying process.    Many lake home buyers like larger lakes because there is more to see, to do, and more to explore.  But if you’re willing to settle for a smaller lake, the same lake home may also come with a smaller price tag.  In Southeastern Michigan you will get more house on a non-all sports lake than you would on a large all sports lake.  Sometimes the price difference can be $100,000 to $200,000 for the same size home on a smaller lake versus a home on a large lake.

There are some advantages to being on a smaller lake.  Chances are, it’s going to be quieter on the smaller lake.  Lakes below a certain size just aren’t very interesting for jet skis and water skiers.  You will tend to see more pontoons, kayaks, fishing boats, or canoes on smaller lakes.  You’ll have fewer neighbors, and you’ll probably get to know them better.  Depending on the lake, fishing pressure may be lighter.   So the fishing should be better.  Fish may be both larger and less wary.

Lake Ona White Lake MI

Lake Ona White Lake MI

Smaller lakes will most likely have lake associations and rules to protect the lake and the small lake lifestyle.  Many small Southeastern Michigan lakes will also be private.  There will be no public access.  So again the lake will have less traffic and be quieter than a larger public lake.  So if you are thinking of buying a Southeastern Michigan lake home think about what is important to you.  Quiet and less traffic or more activity and larger areas to play?  Will you be happy going around in a circle or do you want a lake that you can’t see all of it?

I have been a Metro Detroit realtor for almost 14 years now.  I have handled almost every type of home inspection problem that you can imagine.  From structural issues to mold.  Some homes my clients have walked away from and some we have been able to negotiate a fix that was suitable to both the buyer and the seller.  Here is are articles on What to do with home inspection issues – West Bloomfield homes for sale and Southeastern Michigan first time home buyer tips

Cass Lake in Waterford MI

Cass Lake in Waterford MI


Do you know what the Definition of all sports lake  is?  What are some of our bigger all sports lakes near Metro Detroit?  Waterfront homes for sale Oxbow Lake White Lake Michigan  is a good sized all sports lake in White Lake township.  There are some beautiful lake homes on Oxbow Lake that have some very big lots which is rare in Oakland County lakes.  If Oxbow Lake is too small for you then maybe Cass Lake in Waterford Michigan is a better fit for your boating needs.  Charlick Lake in Highland MI is one of the smaller quieter lakes in the area.

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