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Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan residential home sales have been pretty good so far this year- unit sales are down a bit in most areas but that is probably due to a lack of good inventory. Prices continue to be on the rise. Less distressed sales and more new construction and higher priced sales. Interest rates are low- and even if they went up significantly they would still be pretty low.

I have started utilizing video in both my marketing and with area information- great for out of the area buyers. I have a pretty nice YouTube channel at www.JackieHawleyRealtor.com.

Oakland County Michigan is and excellent place to live and work. During the "boom" times of the 1990's through the early 2000's, Oakland County was one of the 3 wealthiest counties in the country. While the money was flowing growth happened not only in the housing market but with other amenities that come with a good economy. New subdivisions developed, city water and sewer expanded into once rural areas, township and county parks were developed, sidewalks/black top trails sprung up. Lake houses fixed up, enlarged, or even knocked down and replaced. Village houses spruced up. Schools grew or built new buildings and offer more than in the recent past.  

Oakland County was hit as hard as just about anybody during the recession and housing crisis, but both the local economy and real estate market are rebounding and those amenities and by products of the good times are still here. Oakland County provides a high quality of life for any lifestyle. Countless outdoor recreation opportunities are available- ski areas, public fishing sites, public and private golf courses, more than 1468 lakes and approximately 89,000 acres of public recreation land. Significant entertainment venues include DTE and Meadowbrook outdoor theaters, Cranbrook, and the Detroit Zoo to name a few.

Clarkston MI     Clarkston MI, including Independence and Springfield Townships. Back in the day, the Clarkston area grew as rapidly as any other area, but a little higher end than most. Estate like subdivisions sprung up, custom lake front home were built, and some of the more outlying rural areas enjoyed working farms, including many horse farms.

Clarkston MI is located in North Oakland County and boasts a quaint downtown. In fact when I took a photo a few years ago of downtown Clarkston and compared it to a photo from 1908 the only real differences were no street light and horse and buggy replaced SUV's. Downtown is also graced with Mill Pond and Depot Park. The townships of Independence and Springfield boast both starter and luxury homes. Newer subs with estate sized yards and lakefront homes ranging from cottages to mansions. Homes on acreage or hobby farms can be found in the outlying areas of these townships. Prices have not only stabilized but have been increasing the past couple years.

Lake Orion Michigan     Lake Orion MI can be accessed from exit 81 off I-75 at M-24. Oakland County. Take M-24 north past the Palace of Auburn Hills and you will hit the Village of Lake Orion. Both the Village of Lake Orion and Orion Township enjoyed the same growth that Clarkston and the rest of Oakland County experienced. Lake Orion features over 4600 acres of state land in the form of Bald Mountain Recreation Area, township and county parks, public and private lakes, shopping, restaurants and easy access to both I-75 and I-69. Home prices are on the rise and both interest rates and inventory are low.

Oxford Michigan     Oxford MI is just north of Lake Orion MI and boasts more than 50 lakes, 4 local parks, and both public and private golf courses. The downtown offers an array of unique shops, restaurants, a 6 screen movie theater, and business services. Many village homes have historical character, which contributes to the overall quaint character of this community. The township features starter homes as well as more upscale homes, lakefront homes, golf course communities and in the more outlying areas you can still find homes on acreage, horse farms and working farms.

Oakland County Michigan Lakefront Real Estate     Oakland County has over 1468 lakes and lake homes selling ranging from cottages to mansions. Many have public accesses and some are private. All sports lakes allow water skiing and jet skiing. Lake homes are a good investment and offer a lifestyle many seek. Whether you are looking for a lake cottage, a primary residence, second home or investment please check out the lakefront homes section of this site or perform home searches customized to your own wants and needs. These lake sections also show current sales along with sales histories on several Oakland County Lakes. These pages are updated regularly and pages are added when time permits.

 

Jackie Hawley

Coldwell Banker Professionals
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248-736-6407