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Lake Oakland Lakefront Real Estate- Rising Prices- Low Inventory

So far there have been 4 closed sales this year on Lake Oakland in Clarkston and Waterford MI with prices ranging from $245,000-$751,871 with an average sales price of $414,218.

Last year the average sales price on Lake Oakland was $223,320 and in 2010 the average sales price was $194,677.

3 of the 4 sales this year were “normal” sales with only one bank owned home compared to last year when half the sales on lake Oakland were distressed sales and 64% of the sales in 2010 were distressed sales.

Houses are selling quickly and close to asking price. I had a buyer client get into a bidding war a couple weeks ago and our over asking price offer with a very strong buyer lost out.

There are currently 8 sales pending and 8 active listings on Lake Oakland.

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Jackie Hawley

ReMax Encore, Clarkston

Cell: 248-736-6407



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Deer Lake, Clarkston Michigan, Lakefront Real Estate Sales

all sports deer lakeDeer Lake is 137 acre all sports lake in Independence Township (Clarkston MI) just minutes from I-75 and downtown Clarkston. Deer Lake Beach is located at 350 White Lake Road and is open to residents of Independence Township from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting). A fee is charged for use of the beach and for the boat launching facilities. Swimming lessons are available throughout the summer. Park rules are posted at the entrance.

Lakefront housing on Deer Lake sells for a premium. “Back in the day” lakefront houses on Deer Lake would sell for over a million dollars easily. Even last year when half the sales were distressed sales, the highest priced sale in Independence Township was on Deer Lake and closed for just under $1.7 million. One of the things that makes Deer Lake unique to the area is the availability of homes on acreage. Most lakes in North Oakland County¬†are either areas of converted cottages OR developed to get the biggest bang for the developer’s buck. The house that sold for a million seven in 2010 was on over 7 1/2 acres. Even the lower price homes tend to be on good sized lots- even an acre or two.

There is currently 1 sale pending on Deer Lake (2-23-2011). A bank owned home, over 4000 sq. ft., on 12 acres.

On Feb. 23, 2011 there were 3 homes for sale on Deer Lake ranging in asking price from $699,000-$2,400,000.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home on all sports Deer Lake.

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

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photo from Flickr courtesy Themarzo

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