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Handy Lake Hartland MI Data

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  • Property in downstate of Michigan around Metro Detroit - Our service area includes all lakes in Southeastern Michigan, including the counties of Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Macomb in Michigan
  • Lakefront homes in Oakland County and Livingston County are just one of our specialities homes
  • Homes on the lake or not….well help sell many non- lake homes 

Handy Lake Hartland MI 

  • Cities the lake lies in                        Hartland
  • School district for the lake               Hartland
  • Streets around the lake are               Gravel, paved
  • City water                                         Well
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   no
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                    no

 Russ Ravary your local Michigan realtor is on your side and here to help.  

If you are buying a home on Handy lake in Hartland then I believe you should get a survey of the property.  Lake real estate and waterfront properties are unique.  It is not obvious where lot lines are.  A neighbor may have encroached on your property.  Do you own all the way to the lake?  I have heard of a few battles between neighbors where neither one really knew where the lot line was.  So get a survey if you can afford it.  

Are you thinking of buying a waterfront home in Oakland County?   Then you have come to the right Michigan website.  We have the most up to date waterfront listings here.   If you are exploring the possibility of living on the lake in Southeastern Michigan, I have to emphasize that lake homes will cost you more than a home in a subdivision.  There is a premium for a lake.  The bigger the lake the more expensive the lakefront property will be.   Too many times I have potential buyers think they are going to get the same home on the lake as in a sub for the same price. The more desirable the city will add to the cost. 

 If the view of water is calming to you then you will love all the other sights of nature you will have from the windows of your lakefront home.  You will see mist rising off the lake some days, other days you will see swans slowly swimming by, or the occasional fish jumping out of the water to get that bug.

 For example a lake house on Union Lake in West Bloomfield will be pricier than a Waterfront property on Long Lake in Commerce for two reasons.  One is that Union Lake is a larger all sports lake and the second reason is that Union Lake is in West Bloomfield and Long Lake is in White Lake Township.   So if a smaller lake will do, then many times you will get more house for your money.  Also another factor in the price of lake homes is sometimes how far or remote the lake is.  The further you are away from metro Detroit the less expensive the home in SOME INSTANCES.  There are some lakes that are geographically less desirable than others and that figures in the cost of the lake home. It’s not simple to tell you whether a lake house is worth the price sometimes.  Sometimes it is all about the demand by buyers for the lake that drives the price up.  Search Southeastern Michigan lakefront homes by map.  Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home.  I hope you enjoy this page about waterfront properties on Handy  lake in  Hartland Michigan.   

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                Yes
  • Size                                    60 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  23 feet 
  • Public Access                       No  
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Round Lake & Ore Creek

The lake is a low traffic boat lake.  Because it is a private lake you are not going to get weekenders that do not live on the lake coming out to boat and jet ski.  So you are not going to have boat after boat going by or having to worry about getting run over by a boat.

The lake bottom is mucky.  So many Handy Lakefront homes are going to be mucky out front.  But the neighborhood association beach is sandy.  I have heard some other homeowners have made their lake bottom sandy too.   Many homeowners just swim out further in the lake off the boat or at the association beach.  

Handy lake real estate Livingston County Michigan

Handy Lake real estate Livingston County MI

Handy Lakefront homes are mainly ranches though there are contemporary style homes, colonials, and split level homes on the lake.  The ranch homes range from a 1950's 700 square foot lake home to ranches that were built in the 1960's and are over 1500 square feet.  Over 3000 square feet if you count the finished walkout basement. There are even some 2000 built contemporary and colonial homes that are up to 3000 square feet in size.  They have walkouts, 2 car garages, and all the modern ammenities. 

Handy Lake properties Hartland MI

Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

11639 ISLAND CT 850 850 22 0.9637 882 1960 N
1790 SHORELINE DR 44900 47500 21 42.0726 1129 1930 N
11295 NORWAY DR 119900 110000 112 81.8452 1344 1998 N
11372 NORWAY DR 149900 158000 27 86.8131 1820 1940 N
1414 REMSING ST 199900 199900 1 107.3 1863 1999 N
1385 REMSING ST 250000 237000 89 102.553 2311 2003 N
1833 MAXFIELD RD 349900 340000 54 119.2982 2850 2002 N

Handy Lake properties are not overly large and spacious.  You won't find lake front properties with acreage.  In fact the largest lot I could see on our MLS was about 1/2 acre.

In the last 3 years (from 9/2011) the least expensive Handy Lake front home sold for $75,000.  It was a 1960's 763 square foot ranch 2 bedroom, 1 baths.

The most expensive Handy Lake waterfront property sold for $127,900 (last 3 years fron 9/2011).  It was a 1965 832 square foot bungalow with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage.

Hartland Lake homes Handy Lake


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Handy Lake is located in Hartland Township Oakland County MI.  It is South of 59, East of 23, West of Pleasant Valley Rd and North of Maxfield Lake.  

Handy Lake Hartland MI



You have not cared about how beautiful or updated your lake cottage or lake home was.  You may have been too busy on the lake.  Sometimes lake homes are not completely updated.  You may have been too busy enjoying the lake.  So many lake home owners are just happy living on the lake.  This lake home may be a second home to you.  You may not have had the money to keep it pristine.  It may not have mattered to you.  A sunny day on the lake may have been better than painting the home.

However you have decided to sell now.  Unless your lake home has so many negative factors it may pay to do some painting and re-carpeting.  I will tell you about a waterfront home I saw in Highland Township a few years back.  It was one of the newer homes that was built in the last 15 years on the lake.  The home owner never did the normal maintenance.

Lake home buyer bonusIt was big beautiful home with lots of great features, but the maintenance of the lake home was lacking. There were nail pops, some minor dry wall repair, and the house needed a paint job bad. The house sat on the market for 8 months.  I showed the house several times but the feedback I got from my clients was....the house was built poorly or the house was overpriced for the condition it was in.  The house never sold when it was in that condition.  Well the owner finally painted the home and fixed the drywall issues.  The house sold in less than a week after it was painted. 

So sometimes a fresh paint job and new carpet will do wonders for your lake home.  If you are thinking of selling your lake home give me a call.  We use the latest technology tools to get your home sold.  So give us a call on my cell at (248) 310-6239. 


  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Yellow perch
  • Pumpkin Sunfish
  • Catfish

Handy Lake Livingston County Michigan                                              

When a lake foreclosures comes up on a Livingston County Lakes you need to go out and see it as soon as you can.  Call me on my cell at (313) 310-9855 for your list of Livingston County Lake foreclosures.

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Russ Ravary your Hartland Township Lakefront real estate specialist  

Russ is full time realtor with 14 years of experience of finding good deals for his clients. An added bonus is that he buys a new kayak, or lawnmower, or grill, or snow blower, or lawnmower when you buy and close on a home with him.

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 2016 sold homes on Handy Lake

11639 ISLAND CRT 1 2 882 $1,100 $1,100 07/01/2016 Canal Front
  11541 Island CRT 1 2 609 $109,000 $105,000 01/06/2016 Canal Front, Lake/River Priv
  11555 TIMBERLANE TRL 2 3 1,823 $250,000 $242,000 12/30/2016 Lake Front
  11607 Echo CRT 4 5 2,573 $325,000 $318,000 01/22/2016 Lake Front

Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Real Estate One

 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382


Here is what a previous client had to say about me!

"Dear Mr. Ravary,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support, guidance and knowledge towards the purchase of my first home.  You were very kind, friendly and patient during the whole process.  The good thing I like about you is that you have never pushed us to buy any home, but walked with us and gave us yr honest opinion about homes we visited.  You had never rushed into make a decision but gave us a time to make the decision wisely during the whole process.  You made me familiar and explained with some of the real-estate terms and that helped me a lot during the whole process.  Even after the home purchased, I know I can still count you for any help towards my home.  I would definitely recommend you to my friends/family for their future home purchase!"   

~kash patel~


For more information on other lakes, follow the links below! 

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