Over the next several days I will be making significant changes to this blog. Many of the posts were written when the housing market was down and distressed sales were the norm (foreclosures and short sales).
Tags and categories were assigned accordingly.
We now appear to be back to a normal market, and I am rearranging tags, categories and posts to better “educate” and opine on more current topics. I will be recycling some posts that are still relevant. Many will be updated. And of course there will be new posts.
I also have several other blogs and am considering posting more general posts on this and my seller site and more specific posts on my area (Orion or Lapeer for example) or lakefront sites. Then maybe just link those posts on the more general sites like this one.
Any feedback about the updates is greatly appreciated.
No reason for the photo- I just like it.
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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 Independence Township. Pine Knob boasts 17 runs and 12 lifts. Other features are a 300 ft. vertical drop, six chairlifts, four tow rope and two magic carpets. Their longest run is 1620 ft. They make their own snow and have a ski and snowboarding school.
On site restaurants include Quicksilver Cafe (a cafeteria), Off the Wall Lounge and Pinery Snack Bar.
Please take a few minutes to see the video embedded below.
If you are considering a move to the North Oakland County area, you may want to check out Clarkston MI.
Check out more area information at my YouTube channel at
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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 on major acreage with private lakes- 40 acre and 90 acre parcels. And by private lake I mean their own private lake. The other 2 were a house and 9 acres on Lake Metamora and a house on 5 acres on Lake Lapeer.
Only 2 houses sold in the $400,000’s- both on Lake Lapeer.
This is better than 2013 when the price of lake houses in Lapeer County topped out at $477,500.
So far in 2015 there has been 1 sold on Lake Lapeer for just under $400,000 and 2 pending at just under $400,000 and in the mid $500,000’s.
The rise in prices is due to an improving economy, low interest rates and the lack of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The distressed sales dropped to 11% of the total lake sales in 2014 from 19% in 2013. In 2010 distressed sales made up 49% of total lakefront sales in Lapeer County.
For more detailed information about specific lakes, please go to www.Lapeer-Homes-For-Sale.com and click on the appropriate link. Or LapeerLakes.MiRelocation.com – no w’s.
My YouTube Channel: www.JackieHawleyRealtor.com
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If you email me and don’t get a reply within 24 hours (usually much sooner) the chances are I never received your email. Just because you sent it, doesn’t mean I received it. Technology is great, but is not perfect. Sometimes I get the feeling others (especially other Realtors) feel a bit put out when I ask for confirmation of receipt. I’m not trying to be snarky when I do that; I just want to make sure you received my email.
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