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Lake Orion MI Homes for Sale, Real Estate and Area Information

Lake Orion MI homes lake orion mi real estateOrion Township has been discovered by builders who are carving out beautiful new subdivisions in what had been a rural area for a long time. The areas has had outstanding growth during the 1990's. Typically, homes on large lots and acreage are joined by new upscale subdivisions and lake homes. The GM Orion plant and other auto-related industries are located here, along with a new Beaumont, Home Depot and more. Major recreation areas include the 4,500 acre Bald Mountain State Recreation Area with approximately twenty-three miles of non-motorized paths, and the 900 acre Orion Oaks County Park. Civic Center Park is 45 acres adjacent to Township Hall. It has picnic areas, softball/baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball pit and a sheltered pavilion and exercise trail. Friendship Park is a 135 acre park with ball diamonds and soccer fields.

The Village of Lake Orion developed in the early 1900's as a summer resort with cottages clustered around the lake. Over time, these small summer dwellings were enlarged and converted to year-round homes. As interest in waterfront property grows, it is not uncommon for smaller lakefront homes to be bought and torn down for the construction of larger, more expensive housing. The commercial area and downtown are situated along M-24, the major north-south highway connecting Pontiac with Lapeer.

The Lake Orion real estate market

Homes for Sale in Lake Orion, MI

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

Jackie Hawley
Cell: (248) 736-6407




Lake Orion Dog Park

Lake Orion Friendship Park

Lake Orion/Orion Twp 2016 Sales Listing Office

Lake Orion Communities

Below are links to pages I created about various neighborhoods in Lake Orion Michigan - both the village and township. Some neighborhoods may be in different townships such as Oxford and Independence but with Lake Orion schools. Some neighborhoods my cover 2 townships, such as Lakes of Indianwood. I try to update the sales data for each community at least quarterly. As time permits I will be adding more Lake Orion communities.

Rolling Meadows

The Preserve

Shores of Long Lake/Village by the Shores

Round Tree

Orion Woods

Lakes of Indianwood


Red Barn


Lake Orion lakefront

Lake Voorheis lakefront

Long Lake lakefront

Lake Orion Area Information

Lake Orion area – Southeast Michigan Home Buyer Information

Clarkston MI and the surrounding areas offer a plethora of both indoor and outdoor activities- a quaint downtown shopping area, township and state parks, top of the line restaurants… and the topic of this post Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort. Pine Knob is located on the southeast corner of Clarkston and Sashabaw Roads in […]

Friendship Park, Lake Orion MI Friendship Park in Lake Orion MI (technically Orion Township) is a 137 acre park located on the northeast corner of Clarkston and Baldwin Roads. Friendship Park is quite a nice facility that is only a half mile down the road from where I grew up and would have been great […]

Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Orion MI Bald Mountain Recreation Area is comprised of 4 separate parcels totaling 4637 acres in Orion and Oakland Townships. Click here for map. This unique property is open to the public by permit and consists of 15 miles of biking trails, 7 miles of snowmobile trails, 8 miles of […]

All Sports Lake Orion- Lowering Lake Levels for the Fall Lake levels on Lake Orion have been reducing since September 10 and will drop a total of 3 feet for repairs, maintenance and inspections. Lake Orion is typically lowered about a foot for the winters, but every 5 years the level is dropped about 3 […]

Buyers- Blog posts from my buyer's blog

Below are the 5 most recent blog posts I wrote about the home buying process. For a complete list please go to my buyer blog at http://SoutheastMichiganRealEstate.Wordpress.com and either read the posts in order or click on the appropriate category on the right side. 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 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


buying NON distressed homes – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Zillow is a Good Thing They are well optimized so my listings get good exposure. And their Zestimates are SOOOOOOO wrong!! The first is a no brainer. Free exposure with a pretty decent format. My listings are attractively displayed with multiple photos and a good description. I can edit the photos and text, and […]

When High Tech is just an excuse for laziness This post is NOT a criticism of electronic signatures, Twitter, Facebook… nor of agents who utilize these methods in their real estate business. This post IS a criticism of agents who criticize those of us who choose NOT to use any of the above in our […]