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homes on Watkins Lake Waterford MIWhen 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 Watkins Lake in Waterford 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. 

When I first thought of Watkins Lake I assumed it was just a same lake with lots of small homes and cottages.  Boy was I mistaken.  Sure there are still the old 1200 square foot 1930's cottages.  But there aren't a ton of them anymore.  Many of them have been torn down and newer lakefront homes have been built.   There have been new Watkins Lake waterfront homes built in the last ten years.

Aerial view of Watkins Lake Waterford MI

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

Homes for sale Watkins Lake Waterford Mi as of 10/11/2018.

 

  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 yesmyrealtor@gmail.com   

Here is where the lake is at.

 
 
 
 
 

Lakefront homes Watkins Lake Waterford MI

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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.

Homes

Style cape-cod, colonial, ranch, bungalow, contemporary
Year Built Range 1907-1958
Number of bedrooms 2-4
Number of bathrooms 1-3
How many car garage  0-4
Above Ground square footage 1100-3300
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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Lake houses on Watkins Lake in Waterford Township

2017

Here were homes sold on Walters Lake Springfield twp Mi in 2017

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4671 FOREST Avenue, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $260,000
 
             
MLS#: 216105868 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $2,244
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 01/19/17 Winter Tx: $1,600
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
3 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv: SUPRVR'S PLAT NO 42 - WATERFORD TWP Sqft Abv: 1,817 Yr Built: 1946
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 1 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.2 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Canal Front, Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 54.68X158
       
Office: Keller Williams Rlty West Bloomfield M C
 
     
ENJOY THE VIEWS FROM THIS BEAUTUFUL RANCH ON 238 ACRE PRIVATE ALL SPORTS WATKINS LAKE. GREAT LAKE FOR FISHING, BOATING, AND MANY OTHER SPOR ACTIVITIES. TONS OF UPDATES. (ADDED IN 2002: COZY FAMILY ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILING. (ADDED 2002) LUXURIOUS MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH WALK-IN CLOSET, PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH STALL SHOWER AND JETTED TUB. REMODELED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOP. FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH SOLID HARDWOOD FLOORS. ALL LARGE BEDROOMS. LARGE DECK. UNFNISHED WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL WIATING FOR YOU. 3 DIMENTIONAL ROOF. WINDOWS HAVE BEEN REPLACED. WATER HEATER APPROX 3-4 YRS OLD. BRAND NEW ENERGY EFFIENCT FURNACE INSTALLED IN MAY 2016. ALL AGENTS MUST BE PHYSACALLY PRESENT DURING ALL SHOWINGS. ALL INFO/MEASUR. APPROX.
                 
     
               
 
     
   
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4667 CLAUDIA, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $285,000
 
             
MLS#: 217036483 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $2,420
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 06/19/17 Winter Tx: $1,946
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
4 Baths: 2.1
Assoc Fee: $100/ANN
SubDiv: LAKEVIEW MANOR SUB Sqft Abv: 1,509 Yr Built: 1963
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.22 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 80x120
       
Office: Andrews Realty Group
 
     
MOTIVATED SELLER!! This is a great opportunity to live on all-sports Watkins lake at an affordable price. 80 ft of lake frontage with private dock. Ranch with 2 bedrooms, 1.1 bath, kitchen and family room, living room and 2 car attached garage on main floor and an additional 2 bedrooms with egress, a 2nd full bath and a second kitchen on lower level with walk-out to the lake. Complete tear-off roof and new furnace in 2004 and new water heater in 2016.
                 
     
               
 
     
   
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3940 Covert Rd, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $292,000
 
             
MLS#: 216102429 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $2,846
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 01/11/17 Winter Tx: $1,884
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
1 Baths: 1.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv:   Sqft Abv: 888 Yr Built: 1941
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 1 Car Basement: No
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Bungalow Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.43 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 70w, 183, 125 Road, 217
       
Office: Max Broock, REALTORS®-Bloomfield Hills
 
     
70' FRONTAGE ON VERY DESIRABLE 236 ACRE WATKINS LAKE. PRIVATE, ALL-SPORTS,---PERFECT TERRAIN FOR A WALK-OUT. EXISTING BUNGALOW W IS GREAT FOR SUMMER RETREATS OR TEAR DOWN AND BUILD YOUR DREAM LAKEFRONT ABODE. BEACH HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY UPGRADED.NEW BUILDING PLANS ARE AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO ACCEPTABLE OFFER. 0.43 ACRES. VALUE IS IN THE LAND--IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. 20 MINUTES TO BIRMINGHAM.
                 
     
               
 
     
   
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1780 EASON, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $390,000
 
             
MLS#: 217056996 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $2,570
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 08/23/17 Winter Tx: $1,700
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
2 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv: SUPRVR'S PLAT NO 18 - WATERFORD TWP Sqft Abv: 1,756 Yr Built: 1941
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: No
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Community
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.18 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 102.73X76.5
       
Office: Keller Williams Rlty Cm Market Center
 
     
Welcome to the lake. Pack up the boat and the coolers...238 acre private all sports Watkins Lake is at your doorstep and is ready for you and your families fun. The best part of this home is that it sits on the point of the lake so you have lake views on 2 sides of the house. Wonderful views from so many rooms. Cherry cabinet kitchen has plenty of counter space & cabinets. Spacious family and living room are large enough for any family. Wood, tile, and marble floors. Two bedrooms, two full baths. Plenty of parking for your toys and your guests. Cozy up to the stone fireplace this winter after a day of ice fishing. Large two car garage has lots of storage.
                 
     
               
 
     
   
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4500 S SHORE Street, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $395,000
 
             
MLS#: 217043517 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $4,638
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 09/05/17 Winter Tx: $1,688
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
3 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee: $40/ANN
SubDiv: SOUTH POINT Sqft Abv: 1,660 Yr Built: 1951
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: Yes
Architecture: 1 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Ranch Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.23 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front
Lot Dimen: 50X200
       
Office: Max Broock, REALTORS®-Clarkston
 
     
Dreaming of Lakefront Living? Spectacular views from this Watkins Lakefront Ranch will reel you in. Just in time for your summer enjoyment on your Private all-sports 238 acre spring fed lake. Relax on your lakeside decks. All brick ranch with hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite and SS appliances, and updated full bath. Dining area and family room with lake views and deck access, Living room with fireplace & new carpet. Fresh paint throughout. Master bedroom connects to the all season room, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or relax with a book in the afternoons or watch the sun set in the evenings. Large deck great for barbecues and entertaining friends and family. Finished lower level recreation room with wet bar, full bath, and walk out and up access to lake. Agent is related to seller. Taxes are non-homestead.
                 
     
               
 
     
   
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1985 WATKINS LAKE Road, Waterford Twp 48328 Price: $398,000
 
             
MLS#: 217021354 Residential Status: SOLD Summer Tx: $4,567
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 07/08/17 Winter Tx: $1,720
School Dist: Waterford Beds:
4 Baths: 2.0
Assoc Fee:  
SubDiv: CO-TU-MA-BI BLUFFS Sqft Abv: 1,975 Yr Built: 1923
MLS Area: 02131 - Waterford Twp Grg Size: 2 Car Basement: No
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Contemporary Heating: Baseboard
Acreage: 0.25 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Water Fac: Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
Lot Dimen: 45X200
       
Office: Keller Williams Realty
 
     
Very rare, Private, All-Sports, Watkins Lake Front with amazing west facing views and 100s of yards of sandy gradually sloping lake front with incredible views of the main lake. This Home was completely renovated in 2015 with stunning large tile floors beautiful landscaping and custom finishing's. The family room has lots of large windows with breathtaking views of the lake that allow the light to come flooding in, that opens to a giant deck perfect for entertaining. Master Suite has large balcony that would be perfect spot to welcome the day.

Watkins Lake Homes Waterford Michigan
 
Lakefront homes on Watkins Lake Waterford Mi that sold in the years of 2011 -2016
 
4583 Forest
1,200 3 2.00 $130,000 05/02/2011  
1671 Eason 1,644 3 2.00 $130,000 06/10/2011
1738 Eason 1,855 4 2.00 $144,000 01/03/2012
4583 FOREST Avenue 1,210 3 2.00 $185,000 03/11/2016
1811 WATKINS LAKE Road 1,418 2 1.00 $185,000 10/15/2015
3921 Lakewood 1,140 2 1.10 $190,000 03/12/2011
3650 Covert Road 2,080 4 2.00 $223,500 06/09/2011
3970 Covert Road 1,170 3 1.00 $225,000 03/15/2013
4437 Forest Avenue 2,807 5 3.00 $254,900 01/13/2014
3656 Covert Road 1,548 3 2.00 $275,000 06/20/2012
3940 COVERT Road 0 2 1.00 $278,000 09/28/2015
4576 S SHORE Street 1,810 3 2.00 $284,250 03/28/2016
1643 Eason Road 2,300 3 2.10 $300,000 09/07/2012
4518 S SHORE Street 2,078 3 2.00 $310,000 12/19/2014
1561 Eason 3,288 4 2.10 $325,000 02/16/2012
1776 Eason 3,231 4 4.00 $335,000 04/30/2012
4494 S Shore Street 3,000 4 3.00 $350,000 06/22/2012
3970 COVERT Road 1,200 3 1.00 $365,000 07/08/2016
3970 COVERT 1,200 3 1.00 $365,000 07/12/2016
3672 Covert Road 1,256 3 2.10 $369,000 10/09/2014
3638 Covert Road 3,008 3 3.10 $375,000 04/09/2012
1776 EASON 3,231 4 4.00 $384,700 09/25/2015
3945 Pitt Road 2,700 3 2.10 $395,000 06/30/2011
3782 Covert Rd 3,665 4 3.00 $400,000 09/30/2011
4191 LAKEWOOD Drive 1,600 4 3.00 $430,000 08/16/2016
4265 LAKEWOOD Drive 2,834 3 3.10 $475,000 05/26/2015
3829 LAKEWOOD Drive 2,591 4 3.10 $503,000 08/31/2015
3557 Lakewood Drive 2,472 4 3.10 $508,000 12/15/2015
1991 WATKINS LAKE Road 2,890 3 2.10 $535,000 11/18/2015
4340 S SHORE Street 2,808 4 3.10 $564,000 08/29/2014
4548 S SHORE Street 2,126 3 3.00 $629,900 08/16/2016
4381 FOREST Avenue 3,357 4 4.10 $630,000 09/15/2016
4040 S SHORE Street 3,076 4 3.00 $649,900 06/30/2015
 
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Lake home selling tips

If you are selling a waterfront home on Watkins 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

Watkins Lake houses Waterford Michigan

 
Over the years I have sold several lake homes on Watkins Lake Waterford Mi and helped other lake home buyers find their dream lake home.  Can I help you find your?  A large private all sports lake with still some small cottages and many custom built lake homes.  When you have questions about the lake or any lake home feel free to text, call or email me at (248) 310-6239 or yesmyrealtor@gmail.com.  
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