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Date Archives: March 2014

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As most of you are noticing foreclosures across Metro Detroit have dropped dramatically in the last 2 years.  Right now there are only nine lake foreclosures in Oakland County.  They are few and far between.  Right now there are only two lake foreclosures West Bloomfield Michigan.  When you buy a foreclosed home on a lake in West Bloomfield or any other city in the County you need to have it fully inspected.  When people let their home go into foreclosure they usually do not take care of it.  They are not spending money to keep it in good shape.  They just let the home get run down.  So it is even more important to get the home inspected.

Here are the 2 lake foreclosures in West Bloomfield Michigan that are currently for sale,  One is on Bloomfield Lake, and the other is on Upper Straits Lake in West Bloomfield Michigan.

6461 WARDELL Court, West Bloomfield Twp 48324 Price: $380,160
MLS#:   Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $11,391
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 03/08/14 Winter Tx: $3,621
School Dist: West Bloomfield Beds:
3 Baths: 2.1
Yr Built: 1978
SubDiv:   Sqft: 2,216 Basement: Yes
MLS Area: 02181 - West Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 2 Car, 3 Car
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Well-Existing
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 1.04 Sewer: Septic-Existing, Sewer at Street
Waterfront: Lake Front, Lake/River Priv
Lot Features: Lake View, Wooded
Office: Johnson Premier Realty Co
3359 LONE PINE Road, West Bloomfield Twp 48323 Price: $472,500
MLS#:   Residential Status: ACTV Summer Tx: $5,168
County: Oakland Stat Dt: 03/07/14 Winter Tx: $4,806
School Dist: Bloomfield Hills Beds:
6 Baths: 4.1
Yr Built: 2001
SubDiv: BLOOMFIELD ON THE LAKE SHORES NO 5 Sqft: 3,802 Basement: Yes
MLS Area: 02181 - West Bloomfield Twp Grg Size: 2 Car
Architecture: 2 Story Water: Municipal Water
Style:  Colonial Heating: Forced Air
Acreage: 0.3 Sewer: Sewer-Sanitary
Waterfront: Lake Front
Lot Features: Lake View
Office: Century 21 MJL Corp Trans Serv
Frankel Built Lakefront on Bloomfield Lake. Features include: Two story foyer with grand staircase. Large kitchen overlooking private deck & lake. Family Room with built-ins. Huge master closet. Lower level with dual fireplace in great room, 2 additional bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, and walkout.

   There are no foreclosed homes on lakes in Livingston County right now.  If you would like to see either of these two lake foreclosures in West Bloomfield Michigan.  My cell phone is (313) 310-9855

There are so many beautiful lakes in the metro Detroit.  Give us a call or email us for your list of lake homes for sale.


Are you searching and wanting to buying properties, homes, and vacant lots that are waterfront and located in Oakland County Michigan? Great this is the right website for you. With so many 500 waterfront property listings, you can find the best and newest real estate listings here. The waterfront homes for sale in West Bloomfield Michigan were selling quickly.  Especially if the homes were updated and in good to great condition.  Lake home buyers are like any buyer.  They want the best deal possible.

Metro Detroiter's from the early 1900's found Oakland County lakes a great place to escape from city living.  From the 1920s and 1930s they started trekking north and east to enjoy the lakes.  Back then  there were no super highways as we have now.  The county only had gravel and dirt roads.  Lakefront real estate started way back then.   Speculators and real estate agents realized how valuable lakefront real estate was.  They started to dam creeks and rivers to form larger lakes.  Some were dug out and some low lying areas were flooded.  It was not much later that lakefront houses were built for weekend get aways.

Back in the 1920s, it was rough to travel from Detroit to northern West Bloomfield and Clarkston.  On rainy days the roads were filled with potholes and very tough to travel through.  It was a tough go with the early travelers.  It took hours to travel some of the dirt roads.  Only a few Detroit streets were paved back then.  Not everybody could travel out to the Oakland County lakes areas.  It was many times reserved for the wealthy or for people that could afford an automobile.  The invention of Henry Ford made lake access in West Bloomfield Michigan a little easier.  As years went on, the roads and automobiles got better so lake properties became more valuable.

Waterfront homes in West Bloomfield Michigan were first built on small lots.  Lake cottages were small back in the 1920's and 1930's.  Many of them ranged from 500 to 800 square feet.  So a 38' to 60' lots were the norm back then.  Of course the wealthy lakefront home buyers bought several lots or invested in larger parcels before they were plotted out.  West Bloomfield was no different than so many other lake areas in Oakland County.  The larger and best lakes were usually developed first.  There were church camps, country clubs, and small hotels and inns on some of the lakes.   Such a small lot could only accommodate a single story homes. The lakefront homes you will found now in West Bloomfield Michigan are much more luxurious.  Some are very large ranging to over 10,000 square feet.

Lakefront homes in West Bloomfield Michigan offer you exclusive properties having full basement walkout areas with stunning views of the lakes.   Gourmet kitchens, large master bedrooms and master bath with walk-in closets are part of many of the newer larger lakefront homes.  The choices of lakefront homes in West Bloomfield are wide and varied.  There are still a few smaller existing properties that still can be bought and remodeled.   While you can enjoy a wonderful lake home in West Bloomfield year round some buyers use them just on the weekend.

While buying homes on sale in West Bloomfield Michigan, be sure to have your priorities straight.  Knowing what you and your family need in a lake home will make your search easier.  It will keep your search focused and you will be able to cross off properties that do not fit your criteria.   When you are looking for lake properties it's wise to have a local lake real estate agent that knows West Bloomfield lakes.  Knowing the lake and the local real estate prices well will help you find a great lakefront property.

West Bloomfield Michigan lake homes are close enough to Orchard Lake Rd, and Oakland County's business districts.  Yet these homes are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Detroit.. You will find all the local information about West Bloomfield's lakes DNR access, the lake's depth, size and water source before purchasing a home there. You can even check for the recent sold prices from our agents.  So give us a call and let's start on your search for your beautiful dream home

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