Oakland County Michigan Real Estate Homes for Sale

Clarkston MI Home Sales Data

Clarkston MI home sales ontinue to rise- both in unit sales and price. The amount of distressed sales continues to decline and houses are selling within a few per cent of asking price on average.

Over the next few weeks, I will be blogging about Clarkston area sales in more detail and those blog posts will display at the bottom of this page.

For a more accurate look at what your house may be worth you need to look more locally; I have a handful of subs and several lake communities linked below with current sales data.

Oakland County Neighborhoods

Oakland County Lakes

Below are some charts and graphs with Clarkston MI/Independence Township sales data.

Jackie Hawley
ReMax Encore, Clarkston MI
Cell: (248) 736-6407


Search the MLS


units sold      

avg sale price   

median sale price

2003 466 $306,588 $263,025
2004 468 $288,647 $250,000













2008 335 $218,836 $184,000
2009 353 $176,611 $150,000
2010 416 $188,471 $162,000
2011 427 $193,949 $157,500
2012 516 $203,206 $169,150
2013 505 $249,782 $225,000
2014 487 $262,019 $238,500
2015 512 $281,792 $250,000

clarkston mi monthly sales

clarkston mi sales volume

clarkston mi non distressed sales

Buying a Clarkston MI Home

Below is an RSS feed of blog articles I've written about buying a home in Clarkston MI. The RSS feed is set to show the 5 most recent posts.If you click here you can get the entire list of blog 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


Non Distressed Home Sale

Search the MLS

making an offer – Southeast Michigan Home Buyer Information

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 […]

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 […]

How to make your Oakland County Michigan VA offer stronger VA offers are not what makes a seller’s heart flutter. Too many things can go wrong. In my experience you tend to get poor appraisers who are not local. The appraised values tend to come in low. One of the primary reasons a buyer goes VA is […]

Why VA for your Oakland County Michigan Home Purchase? When I receive an offer on one of my Oakland County listings, and the financing is a VA loan, my first question to the buyer’s agent is “Why?” The usual answer is “because they can” or “because they qualify” or “earned it” or some other vague non answer. On […]

What is the job of an Oakland County Michigan buyer’s agent? Many agents, and buyers, seem to have the idea that the primary job of a buyer’s agent is to get the seller to come down on his asking price. The more you can get the seller down, the better you’ve done your job. NOT!! My job as a buyer’s […]

Selling- Real Estate Blog for Sellers

Below are the 5 most recent blog posts I wrote for home sellers. You can go to my home seller blog at http://SellingRealEstateInSoutheastMichigan.Wordpress.com to get all the posts I've ever written. Click on the proper category on the right side of the home page.

My seller blog at http://SellingRealEstateInSoutheastMichigan.Wordpress.com is a pretty complete resource for all aspects of the home sale process in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan with articles covering what to expect at our first meeting, how to price your home, how I market my listings, what happens, step by step, after accepting an offer and much more. 

Jackie Hawley
ReMax Encore, Clarkston
cell: (248)736-6407

NON Distressed Seller – Southeast Michigan Real Estate- For Sellers

This is a common question I get when a person is considering selling their Oakland County MI home. First let me explain that most everything is negotiable; the purpose of this post is to address what is customary for the Oakland County and Lapeer County areas. Costs to the seller: commission (I normally charge 6%, […]

If you tried to sell your Lapeer County Lake house last year with no success, AND you were a fairly high priced listing, do not despair. It was not your house- it was the market. In 2014 there were only 4 lakefront sales over $600,000 and all 4 were on acreage. 2 of those were […]

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 […]

Why it’s best to close on your Oakland County home as soon as the buyer gets loan approval There are many reasons to close immediately after the loan is approved and the buyer is clear to close. Even if that happens 3 or 4 weeks prior to the close by date. Seller can die Buyer can die […]

Do Oakland County MI Houses Sell in the Winter? I have been asked this question quite a bit lately. The short answer is yes. Not as many as in the summer- as you can see from the graph below, there’s a big drop in January. This is due mostly to the Christmas holidays. Thanksgiving and New Years […]