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Lake houses on Townsend Lake homes in Independence MITownsend Lakefront homes are like so many of Oakland County lakefront real estate.  There are some 1930's homes, and just about a home from every decade up to the 2000's.  I think the last one built on the lake was about 2004..  There are wide variety of home styles on the lake.

Almost all of the lakefront homes are under 2000 square feet.  I think there is one or two about 2200 square feet.  I would say the majority of the homes range between 1000.

When you buy a lake home in Oakland County you have to remember all these lakes used to be weekend getaways for the residents of Detroit back in the 1920's to 1960's.  That becomes a problem for some lake home buyers because that big beautiful lake house on Townsend Lake in Independence MI may be right next door to old tiny unkept lake cottage.  In most cases having an old house next to you does not affect the value of the home you are looking at.  Only if it is in major disrepair may it affect the value.  The best part is if you buy the home, most likely by the time you sell that little home is going to be fixed up.  There is so much renovation, and rebuilding going on the lakes.  It's not unusual to see 4 or 5 houses being built or remodeled on a lake at a time.  Lake homes are getting nicer and nicer each year. 

Townsend Lake near Clarkston MI

Here is a current list of lakefront homes for sale on the lake

Homes for sale Townsend Lake Independence MI as of 10/10/2018. 

If you are looking and this date is old go to the search by map tab at the top of the page to see what is currently for sale.  If you see any homes that you would like to see the interior of text, call or email me at (248) 310-6239 or   



Here are the basic charactistics of the waterfront homes on the lake so you can see whether the homes or lake even fit your criteria.


Style ranch, bungalow, split level, colonial, other
Year Built Range 1930-1997
Number of bedrooms 2-4
Number of bathrooms 1-2
How many car garage  1-2
Above Ground square footage 840-2400
Basement type unfinished, finished, walkout
Paved Street paved
Sewers or Septic sewer
Well water or municipal water municipal
School district waterford

Condo on the lake

Style N/A
Year Built Range N/A
Number of bedrooms N/A
Number of bathrooms N/A
How many car garage  N/A
Above Ground square footage N/A
Basement type N/A
Paved Street N/A
Sewers or Septic N/A
Well water or municipal water N/A
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Townsend Lake houses Independence MI

Here is where the lake is at

Search Lake homes for sale in Oakland County & Livingston County

Lake home selling tips

If you are selling a waterfront home on Townsend Lake  here is a quick home selling tip.

Painting is one of the biggest bangs for your buck.  I cannot stress this enough.  If you have dings and black marks on the walls or scuffed up trim work home buyers are going to notice.  This is going to cost you in terms of offer price. IT'S A FACT Today's home buyers want the house move in ready.  The majority of lake home buyers are the same way.  They will pass up a house that needs work and buy the house that is more updated and move in ready.  I have seen houses sit for months and months because the sellers did not want to invest the time or money to paint the house.  Then I have seen them sell in under two weeks once they were painted.  Not painting your lake home could cost you $10,000 or more in the sale price

You will definitely get the money you invest in painting back and them some.  My goal is to help you get the most for your home.   If you are thinking of listing give me a call at (248) 310-6239


Lakefront homes for sale on Townsend Lake in Oakland County Michigan

Not for sale just one of the very nice homes on the lake


Here were homes sold on Townsend Lake Independence MI in 2017

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4626 ROCKCROFT Boulevard, Independence Twp 48346 Price: $210,000
MLS#: 216112978 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $1,022
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 03/28/17 Winter Tx: $459
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
3 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv: TOWNSEND'S SUB Sqft Abv: 1,488 Yr Built: 1947
MLS Area: 02081 - Independence Twp Grg Size: No Garage Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 1/2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Bungalow Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.22 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 56X238
Office: Inside Realty, LLC
This beautiful lakefront home has been updated and is move in ready! Everything is new from the granite countertops and cabinets in the kitchen to the beautiful new bathrooms, interior trim, doors and flooring. This freshly painted, three bedroom home features an open floor plan with a spacious living/dining room area, enclosed 3 season room that leads to the huge deck with a spectacular view of Townsend Lake. Two entry level bedrooms and a great upper level master bedroom with full bath.
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4824 HARDING Avenue, Independence Twp 48346 Price: $249,000
MLS#: 217035853 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $1,598
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 06/30/17 Winter Tx: $713
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
2 Baths: 1.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv: TOWNSEND'S SUB Sqft Abv: 1,265 Yr Built: 1930
MLS Area: 02081 - Independence Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.32 Sewer: Septic-Existing, Sewer at Street
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 111 x 166 x 70 x 185
Office: Real Estate One-Clarkston
All sports lakefront that will please all the senses. The perfect blend of pottery barn and restoration hardware just waiting for you. Home boasts hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout and painted in those wonderful new neutral grays trimmed. The open floor plan sure to delight just awaiting your guests. Whether entertaining in your kitchen w/ granite countertops and stainless appliances (2014), eating in the formal dining, relaxing in the vaulted ceiling-ed great room or sipping your drinks on the brand new deck w/ full screened gazebo the panoramiic make views are sure to WOW. The seasons morph the views of the lake and unspoiled protected woodlands directly across the lake. Retreat to the master w/ vaulted ceiling and his and her closets. Plenty of storage in the basement (w/ newer furnace and hot water heater/ windows all door-walls 2012). Bring your lake toys and store them in the oversized shed! Don't forget the boat- tie it up at your dock!
Townsend Lake properties Clarkston MI
Lake houses on Townsend Lake Independence MI that sold in the years of 2011 -2016
4788 Harding Avenue
840 3 1.00 $125,000 07/03/2014  
4626 ROCKCROFT Boulevard 1,488 3 1.10 $140,000 06/24/2016
4776 Harding Avenue 2,264 3 2.10 $147,000 04/05/2011
4850 Harding Avenue 1,881 4 1.00 $155,000 03/13/2012
4824 HARDING Avenue 1,265 2 1.00 $189,900 06/18/2015
5431 VANDEWATER Avenue 1,557 3 1.10 $195,000 03/22/2016
4776 HARDING Avenue 2,264 3 2.10 $229,000 02/04/2015
5679 CORUNNA Avenue 2,486 3 2.20 $400,000 10/21/2016
Clarkston Home Buyer bonus - Free kayak
Townsend Lake homes in Independence MI are a great place to raise a family or enjoy your retirement.  It is a lake that is not too far from Great Lakes Crossing.  You won't have to travel far to I-75 or to shop from your lake homes.  If you have questions feel free to text, call or email me at (248) 310-6239 or  
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