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Clarkston MI Real Estate, Home Sales and Area Information

Clarkston MI boasts an excellent location with I-75 intersecting the township twice - M-15 and again at Sashabaw. It is the fourth largest township in Oakland County with a population of approximately 32,000 residents. Independence Township can be characterized as a growing residential community. Shopping centers and professional services have sprung up along the main thoroughfares to provide all local conveniences. Listed in the Michigan National Features Inventory are the extant buildings of the old Henry Ford farm used for testing tractors. Independence Oaks County Park, DTE outdoor music theatre, the Pine Knob ski area and an extensive public recreation program provide recreational opportunities.

Clarkston has a downtown business district which has been designated a national Historical Site. The charm of the downtown conveys a nostalgia and picturesque setting that everyone enjoys. With numerous homes on the historical register, the City of the Village of Clarkston is a lively small town surrounded by a rapidly growing area.

In the 1990's and early 2000's the Clarkston area (Clarkston, Independence Township and Springfield Township) was just booming. New construction was going in, lake cottages were re-built into large year 'round homes. Prices soared. Then the economy tanked and like every place else, Clarkston was hit. We have had and still have our share of foreclosure and short sales. Prices tumbled.

The good news- Prices are on the rise as the amount of distressed sales have been declining.

More good news- All those beautiful subdivisions that were created during the good times are still there and between the low prices and the even lower interest rates, homes in those neighborhoods have become more affordable. Area amenities that always come with growth are still there. And the physical location is still great as far as access to expressways to go to Detroit, Flint, Auburn Hills, Troy, etc. The proximity to state and county land. City and township parks. Lakes for both fishing and playing with public access for both beach and boats. Shopping, eating, just about anything one can ask for in a home town.

Clarkston Lake Homes For Sale

Deer Lake

Lake Oakland/Woodhull Lake

Maceday/Lotus Lake

Please refer to the links below and to the right for a plethora of community information.

Cell: (248) 736-6407



Downtown Clarkston MI

Pine Knob Ski Resort

Clarkston MI Home Sales Data

Southeast Michigan Home Buyer Information » Clarkston Market Conditions

Clarkston MI boasts an excellent location with I-75 intersecting the township twice – M-15 and again at Sashabaw. It is the fourth largest township in Oakland County with a population of approximately 32,000 residents. Independence Township can be characterized as a growing residential community. Shopping centers and professional services have sprung up along the main […]

Lake Oakland Lakefront Home Sales Real Estate Sales Clarkston and Waterford Michigan Home prices on all sports Lake Oakland are up from last year- both median and average sales prices. More houses have sold in 2012 than in 2011 and a smaller percentage of those homes are short sales and foreclosures. There are currently 6 […]

Maceday Lake Lotus Lake Home Sales Home sale prices on Maceday and Lotus Lakes for 2012 ranged from $120,000-$770,000 with an average sales price of $282,085 and a median sales price of $$255,000. There have been 19 sales so far (sales data can trickle in for the next month or so) and $5,359,615 in total […]

Lake Oakland Lakefront Sales– Prices Continue to Climb! Just like the rest of the North Oakland County area- home prices on Lake Oakland are up and there is a real lack of active listings available. Unit sales are up, average sales price is up, median sales price is up, total sales volume is up…. the […]

The average sales price for lakefront home sales in the Clarkston/Waterford area so far this year is up 16.7% from the same time period last year and up 23.9% from 2009. Something freaky happened  in 2010 with a jump in price, but prices so far in 2012 are up 7.1% from that spike in 2010. […]

 Oakland County MI Real Estate– What is Affordable Today May Not Be Affordable Next Spring Prices are on the rise in North Oakland County MI. They have been for a while now- long enough to trust this is probably a trend and not a fluke. Lake Orion average sales price is up 10% from last […]

Clarkston MI Real Estate– Clarkston Home Sales Are Up Clarkston MI home sales are up 21%. Themedian Clarkston home sales price is also up 5%. There has been $16,259,850 more in residential real estate sales so far in 2012 versus the same time frame in 2011 (the first 3 quarters). Listing inventory (Clarkston homes for sale) is very low. […]

Lake Oakland Lakefront Real Estate- Rising Prices- Low Inventory So far there have been 4 closed sales this year on Lake Oakland in Clarkston and Waterford MI with prices ranging from $245,000-$751,871 with an average sales price of $414,218. Last year the average sales price on Lake Oakland was $223,320 and in 2010 the average […]

Buying a "Normal" Home Listing - Not a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Below are the 5 most recent blog posts I wrote about buying "normal" or non-distressed home listings (not short sales or foreclosures) in Oakland and Lapeer Counties. For a complete list please go to my buyer blog at http://SoutheastMichiganRealEstate.Wordpress.com and click on the "buying NON distressed homes" category. Or simply click on this link for posts covering topics such as the purpose of the home inspection, what is an earnest money deposit, why you need title insurance, what are seller concessions, etc.

My buyer blog at http://SoutheastMichiganRealEstate.Wordpress.com is a pretty complete resource for all aspects of purchasing a home in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan with articles covering how to write an offer, the home buying process, how to figure your new taxes after purchase, market conditions for various areas including my predictions about future market conditions. And of course it is a pretty complete resource for all that is involved in buying a short sale or foreclosure listing.

Jackie Hawley

cell: (248)736-6407


Southeast Michigan Home Buyer Information » buying NON distressed homes

The 72 hour contingency clause is often referred to as a first right of refusal; that is close but not quite accurate. A first right of refusal is an agreement between a seller and potential buyer that if the seller accepts an offer on a piece of property the potential buyer has a certain time […]

Interest rates are low- super low. How low? Low enough you can pay today’s prices for a smaller payment than 2008 prices with 2008 interest rates. Last week’s rates for a 30 fixed with 20% down and a half point was 3.625%. With good credit of course. A few weeks ago you could get a […]

When an Oakland or Lapeer County home buyer comes to us with a pre-approval letter for an FHA mortgage we will ask both you and your loan officer “Why FHA?” It’s not that we are FHA snobs or don’t want to work with FHA buyers, but FHA does come with its own baggage. Baggage that […]

Turning your home into that “dream house” Most Oakland County home buyers come to us with expectations for a home that exceed their budgets. Most people aren’t buying their “forever home” (too much time on pet finder with dogs looking for their forever homes). Many settle for something they like, build some equity and sell […]

Customer Service…. What doe is mean to you? I have been selling real estate for a touch over 23 years and it still amazes me sometimes how little effort other “professionals” put into a transaction. A little background without names or exact location. One of my listings is supposed to close this Friday. The sale […]

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