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Oakland County Michigan


Oakland County Michigan

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.  

And while Oakland County was hit as hard as just about anybody during the lousy economy and the housing crisis, 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.

Lake Orion MI      Lake Orion MI encompasses Orion Township and The Village of Lake Orion located just north of exit 81 off I-75.

Oxford MI    Oxford MI is located just north of Lake Orion.


Oakland County MI Home Sales


Oakland County residential home sales for 2013 were strong. In general sales were up, prices were up quite a bit and inventory has been low. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) were down significantly from last year. I like to break my data down to more concise areas than the entirety of Oakland County. So most of the stats you will find on the following links will be by township, school district, lake areas, etc.

Clarkston - Median sales price up 24.8%

Lake Orion - Average sale price up 20.1%

Oxford - Unit sales up 15.7%

Clarkston- Distressed sales were only 24% of total sales vs 59% in 2009

You can find detailed area sales data by following the links below.

Clarkston MI/Indpendence Township

Lake Orion MI/Orion Township

Oxford MI

Oakland County Lake Sale Data

sales data from Realcomp MLS searches for residential property excluding condos, vacant land and leases


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

Jackie@JackieHawley.com

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Oakland County MI Home Buyers


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Oakland County MI Home Sellers


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North Oakland County Area Attractions


North Oakland 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 […]

An early attempt at video. I’m getting better but have a long way to go.

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 […]

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 […]

Independence Oaks County Park, Clarkston MIOffers Something for Everybody Year ‘Round The last couple summers I took my continuing education (6 hours/year for license renewal) at Independence Oaks County Park with another real estate office. There is no better way to learn dry legal updates than in the middle of 1100 acres overlooking a lake. […]

Orion Oaks County Park Offers Something for Almost Everybody Orion Oaks County Park covers more than 916 acres in Lake Orion Michigan with entrances off Clarkston Rd, Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Orion Oaks boasts 10 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, 90 acre Lake Sixteen for fishing or boating (non-motorized boats), bow […]

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, White Lake Township MI- Outdoor Fun For All Whether it’s fishing, boating, hiking, horse back riding, hunting, camping, fishing, target shooting, snowmobiling or cross country skiing, Pontiac Lake Recreation Areais the place for you. 3745 acres surrounding all sports Pontiac Lake on 3 sides is located just minutes off M-59 in […]


Selling- Real Estate Blog for Sellers


Below are the 5 most recent blog posts I wrote on my blog geared for selling your home- http://SellingRealEstateInSoutheastMichigan.Wordpress.com and read posts in chronological order or 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
cell: (248)736-6407
Email:
Jackie@JackieHawley.com  

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 […]


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

Jackie@JackieHawley.com

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 […]


Local Market Conditions North Oakland County MI


Below are the 5 most recent blog posts I've written about the local market- sales data, neighborhood and lake information. You can see all the posts I've written about the local market by going to http://SoutheastMichiganRealEstate.Wordpress.com and clicking on the market conditions category on the right hand side or simply click here.You may also want to check out post about lakefront real estate, and local recreational attractions.

Jackie Hawley
cell: (248)736-6407

Jackie@JackieHawley.com

Oakland County Lakefront Homes for Sale

Oakland County Lakefront Home Sales and Lake Data

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Lake Orion

Clarkston

Oxford

Lapeer

North Oakland Market Conditions – Southeast Michigan Home Buyer Information

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 […]

Oxford MI Home Sales- Trend or Anomaly? Trend! You can see from the charts below, the average sales price every month in 2013 beat the same month from the previous year. When you compare 2012 to 2011 you can see the lines criss crossing, but 2012 prices were higher than 2011 more times than not. […]

Oxford MI home sales – units, prices and total sales volume were up significantly (2013 over 2012). Unit sales in 2013 were up 16% from 2012. The average sales price was up 21% from 2012 and up 26% from 2011. Volume sales were up almost 22 million from 2012 and distressed sales were down significantly. […]

Oakland County Home Prices on the Rise BUT Housing Is Cheaper When most Oakland County MI home buyers purchase a house they are buying under a certain house payment amount. Many factors go into that amount including home price, property taxes, mortgage interest rate. Your mortgage pre-approval is really an approval for a certain monthly […]

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 […]

Lower Straits Lake Commerce Twp MI Lakefront Home Sales Median sales price on all sports Lower Straits Lake and the average sales price on Lower Straits Lake are both more than doubled this year over last year. This doesn’t mean prices went up over 100% in just a year’s time. But if you are a […]

Sylvan Lake Otter Lake Lakefront Home Sales Real Estate Sales Waterford, West Bloomfield and the Village of Sylvan Lake Michigan Median sales price on all sports Sylvan and Otter Lakes is up 31% from last year. Average sales price on Sylvan and Otter Lakes is up 26% from last year. So far this year there […]

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 […]

Sylvan Lake Lakefront Home Sales- Prices on the Rise Median sales price on all sports Sylvan and Otter Lakes is up 32% from last year. Average sales price on Sylvan and Otter Lakes is up 29% from last year. So far this year there have been 5 more sales on Sylvan and Otter Lakes than […]

Waterford MI homes sales are up in 2012 over the same time period of 2011 (through August) in all 4 categories– unit sales, average sales price, median sales price and sales volume. Distressed sales are down 4%  2012 distressed sales made up 62% of total sales opposed to 66% of total sales Average sales price […]