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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.

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www.MiRelocation.com

My YouTube Channel: www.JackieHawleyRealtor.com

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up north cottage in lapeer or tuscola countyLooking For That Up North Cottage Without Going Too Far North? You don’t need to go any farther north than Lapeer County or Tuscola Countyin the Thumb area of Michigan to find that perfect get away or second home. Or possibly that retirement home.

You can get a little 700 sq. ft. cottage on 2 ½ acres on the Cass River for as low as $74,400.

There are a handful of houses on 200+ acre all sports Murphy Lake which boasts state land on about 40% of its shoreline.

There are a few lake houses on acreage in the $150,000.

And if your pockets are deeper and can spend somewhere between a million two and two and a half million you can get a waterfront home on 50-160 acres. Call Jackie for a list of homes for sale in Lapeer County (248)736-6407

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If you would like a more custom search or information about buying real estate in this buyer’s market please call:

Jackie Hawley with Keller Williams Realty, Clarkston

Direct line: 1-800-401-1444

cell: 248-736-6407

Jackie@JackieHawley.com 

www.MiRelocation.com

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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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