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Russ Ravary
(248) 310-6239
Lakefront homes in Oakland County Michigan

So lets get into the meat of what you are looking for the lake home.  We have talked about the type of lakes like all sports lakes, and non-motorized lakes.  That part depends on how active you are and what you want to do on the lake.  Then we talked about the lake properties.  Items like the lake bottom in front of the lake, size of the properties and many other important factors.

When looking for a waterfront home in Oakland County MI it is going to be like shopping for any home in Southeastern Michigan.  You will tell me that you wish you could have that kitchen from the Duck Lake home, the lot from the Lake Angelus home, and the walkout basement from the Loon Lake home.  It is always that way when shopping for a home or a lake home.  There is no perfect lake home.  So what you have to chose is what is important to you.

White Lake waterfront homes

You and your partner, spouse need to sit down and list in writing what you want in a home.  Do you want an open layout?  Is a walkout basement important?  How big of a garage do you need?  Do you need a 1, 2, or 3 car garage?  Does the master be on the lake side?  Does the kitchen need a lake view?  Do you want a newer home?  These are just some of the questions you need to be asking yourself.  Then you have to add that into the mix of the actual lakefront property to find your dream waterfront home.  That's our goal to make you happy.  To find you a waterfront home that you, your family and friends will enjoy for years to come.  A place to make great memories.

First of all let's talk about new homes.  There are a limited number of new homes on lakes.  When I say new I mean homes that have been built from the 1990's to present.  Homes that have great rooms, large master suites with walk in closets, open layouts, soaring ceilings, entertainment stlye kitchens, brick exteriors, 3 car garages, and walkout basement.  These type of homes are rare on large Oakland County all sports lakes.  They are rare on any Oakland County lake.  They are going to be pricey.  I usually get one or two calls a year from a novice lake buyer asking for those requirements and then telling me their budget is about $200,000 short of what a home like that will cost on a lake.  Remember lake homes are much more expensive than a regular home in a subdivision.

new Oakland County waterfront homes

It is the same way with finding a lake home with privacy or acreage.  It is rare.  They come on the market very rarely.  Lake home buyers want newer homes with all the amenities, they want homes that have privacy, they want homes that have space or acreage.  Remember if you really have to have these criteria then it is going to cost you.  The best homes with these features are highly sought after.  Low inventory, high demand means higher prices.  It will be a higher cost for these types of lake homes. 

Sometimes waterfront home buyers have to sacrifice the type of home in order to get on the lake. Many lakefront homes are older homes.  Sometimes they are cottages that have been added onto.  Sometimes they have been added onto so many times that they have odd layouts.  That is another way of getting a "new" home.  Try to find a waterfront home in Oakland County that has been totally remodeled.  That is another way of getting a "new" lakefront home.

Of course you will be able to find lots of lake homes that have the basics of what you want.  You may have to do the remodeling yourself.  I hope this explains a little bit about what you can expect when looking for a waterfront home in Oakland County.  The key is to read the descriptions on the listings, watch the videos, look at the pictures.  Do not place too much weight on the year built because you may be able to find a totally remodeled lake home that is your dream home.

Remember when buying a lake home we give you an extra bonus when you chose us.

Home buyer bonus

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