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Ortonville Michigan Steals!

Normally I try to check new listings, price reductions, back on the market listings, etc on a daily basis, but I have to admit that today was the first time in almost 3 weeks I checked my updates for Ortonville MI (Brandon Township). Maybe because the list was longer than when I check every day or two, I was amazed at the amount of great deals that have recently hit the market.

$135K can get you a bank owned new construction brick ranch with a garage and basement- complete with appliances.

$134K gets you a 2000 sq ft all sports lake front on 1/2 acre, built in 1997.

For only $126K you can buy a totally updated 3 bedroom ranch on 5 acres. Not a huge house and it doesn’t appear to be anything special- a basic ranch with a garage and basement on 5 acres.

$600,000 gets you a 3600 sq. ft. contemporary with over 500 ft. of all sports lake frontage, 7 acres and horses allowed. Who would have dreamed of being able to have your horse property AND lake property all in one for that price just 5 or 6 years ago?

I saw a 2 year old home with granite counters- photos showed like a model. $160K.

1900 sq. ft. house on 2 acres backing to 5500 acres of state land and a view of a 40 acre lake. House was updated and features granite counters, stainless steel appliances. Basement, garage and pole barn. $140,000.

There were a handful of homes on 2-5 acres that appeared to be in very good condition for under $150,000.

Admittedly the inventory is still low and the houses I wrote about above aren’t the norm. The point is, if you have a diligent agent who checks for new listings (and price reductions) on a regular basis, there are great deals to be found. I have a sale pending right now that I sent to my buyer client the day it hit the market and we were able to look at it and make an offer before we got into a multiple offer situation. I wrote an offer last night for another buyer client of mine who I sent a listing to the day it reduced into her price range. And hopefully our offer will be accepted before other offers come in.

Jackie Hawley
Keller Williams Realty
cell: (248)736-6407

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The past few weeks I have been showing houses in North Oakland and Southern Lapeer Counties, all on at least an acre and many with pole barns. My brain knows prices are way down, but for some reason I’m still amazed when I show houses.

These particular buyers found a house in Dryden Township in pole barn oakland county lapeer michiganSouthern Lapeer County– less than a mile off Rochester Rd. Over 2600 sq. ft. which doesn’t count the finished walk out basement. It’s a bank owned home in excellent condition on over 2 1/2 acres with a pole barn. The asking price is $206,900.

We looked at several houses in the Ortonville, Oxford, Metamora, Dryden areas and there was a handful of houses– all around $200,000 – that were quite nice. We lost out on a house that was a bit under 2000 sq. pole barn oakland county lapeer michiganft. on a couple acres in Dryden to another offer. Very nice, newer home with a pole barn. There was one house that could have used a bit of sprucing up (carpet, paint, update the baths) that was on 10 acres with a pole barn for around $220,000.

There was a lot of crap out there, too. But if you would like to live in the country with a bit of property, you are able to get a pretty nice home on a couple acres for a decent price. And with today’s low interest rates, and dropping property taxes, a $200,000 house isn’t nearly as  high of a house payment as it was just a few years ago.

For more information about buying a home on acreage in North Oakland County or Lapeer County, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jackie Hawley
cell: (248)736-6407
email: Jackie@JackieHawley.com

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