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Van Norman Lake Independence Twp MI information

  • Cities the lake lies in                        Waterford
  • School district for the lake               Waterford
  • Streets around the lake are               Paved
  • City water                                         Well, municipal
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary, spetic
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                   yes

 Few things are as relaxing as time on the water, and Oakland County and Southeastern Michigan is filled with beautiful lakes. Each one is unique; now see which of these fantastic Metro Detroit lakes is just right for you.   Search lakefront home listings in Oakland County   Welcome to Russ Ravary’s lakefront real estate site.  Russ Ravary is one of Oakland County’s top lakes area realtor.  If it’s on the water, it’s on our site. Find every direct lakefront home in a minute or less; Learn the details of every lake by browsing through our site.  It is jammed pack full of real estate listings and in-depth information about many of our local lakes. If you are Buying or Selling Lake Property contact us.  Who better to help you than a lake realtor that knows your lake? Whether it is an all sports lake in Southeastern Michigan or a waterfront home in West Bloomfield we can help!  Or that has helped hundreds of people buy and sell lake homes? If you are looking for your dream lake home in Oakland County we can help.  Below you will find great information about waterfront properties on Van Norman Lake in Independence Michigan.     

  • Cities the lake lies in                        Waterford
  • School district for the lake               Waterford
  • Streets around the lake are               Paved
  • City water                                         Well
  • City sewer                                         Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  •  All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                 Yes
  • Size                                     78 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  90 deep 
  • Public Access                      No   
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Clinton River

What is nice about Van Norman is that you have access to two other lakes giving you a variety.  It is always nice to putt around the lake with friends and visitors and look at all the homes.   Being connected to two other lakes relieves the boredom of going round and round on the same lake.  


There is access to both Lester Lake and Greens lake via pontoon if you have a low side rail to go thru the culvert/under passess under the roads.   The roads around the lake are paved.  The children that live on the lake go to Waterford schools no matter whether it is the Independence Twp side or the Waterford side.  You can also get to Maceday Lake via kayak or very small boat via a small culvert.  One of the residents said it is a little scary because it is so low and dark. 


Van Norman Lake Oakland County MI

Van Norman Lake real estate Oakland County MI

Van Norman Lakefront homes for sale.  The homes have a gentle slope down to the lake. The terrain around the homes is not steep with stairs needed.  There are even a few vacant properties/land on the lake.

The one side of the lake is a nice subdivision with ranch, tri-levels and colonial homes.  These brick homes were mostly built between 1965 -1979.  They have basements, walkout garages and range in square footage between 1400-2400 square feet.  The Van Norman Lake properties on this side have between 90' - 220' of lake frontage.  It is a subdivision feel to this side of the lake with some space between the houses.  You aren't jammed on top of one another like some lakes.

The other sides of the lake are a mixture of homes like most Oakland County lakes.  The Van Norman Lake homes range from 1920's built 855 sq ft ranch with no garage on a 80' a 2000's built 4187 colonial on a 105' lot.  There is everything in between too.  So there are just about any style of home you could want except bungalows.  Those are in short supply, I didn't notice any on the lake.Van Norman Lake real estate Waterford MI

Over all most Van Norman lakefront properties range from 90' - 200' of lake frontage.  There there are some 50' lots too.    There are no homes with acreage that I know of.  I think the biggest one is about 1.32 acres in size.  So this isn't a Oakland County lake to look at if you are looking for 4 or 5 acres.

Again you aren't going to find the majority of the homes on the lake to be luxury high end 6000' square foot waterfront estates.  Though there is one 5000 square foot ranch.   Most waterfront homes on the lake are in the 1500 - 2500 square foot range. 

Between January & October 26, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.

6219 WATERFRONT DR 129900 125000 56 77.8331 1606 1950 N
4343 WATERLOO ST 134900 128000 65 64.8758 1973 1968 N
6029 ROLTON CT 139900 133450 45 103.4496 1290 1948 N
6828 BALMORAL TER 145000 135000 56 75 1800 1973 N
4619 CURTIS LN N 169900 135000 82 59.5238 2268 1965 Y
6660 WATERFORD HILL TER 145900 140000 45 94.6585 1479 1957 N
6522 WELLESLEY TER 169000 155000 87 84.4686 1835 1969 N
6039 ROLTON CT 159900 164000 73 81.8363 2004 1949 Y
6440 ANDERSONVILLE RD 239000 230000 102 115 2000 1955 N
6311 WELLESLEY TER 234900 232900 9 86.5477 2691 1959 N
6739 ROYAL HARBOR 325000 280000 30 115.7981 2418 2007 N

Here are some of the homes that have sold on Van Norman Lake since 01/01/2010 up to 11/15/2011

ADDRESS CLOSED DATE LIST PRICE SALE PRICE SP PER SQFT SQ FT BEDS BATHS 6548 ANDERSONVILLE RD 5/22/10  1450  1450    1430    3    2.1 4391 DUBAY ST 2/25/11  129,900  120,000  59.7  2009    4    2 6015 ROLTON CT 8/17/10  174,900  150,000  46.1  3257    3    4.1 6003 ROLTON CT 9/19/11  169,900  167,500  77.7  2156    3    2 6491 WELLESLEY TER 2/25/11  175,000  168,000  68.3  2460    4    3.1 6755 WELLESLEY TER 2/26/10  249,900  225,000  105.9  2124    4    3.1 5975 ROLTON CT 3/19/10  264,900  240,000  108.6  2210    3    3.1 4395 PONTIFF ST 9/7/11  325,000  300,000  167.9  1786    4    3.1 6431 WELLESLEY TER 7/8/11  439,000  426,500  177.7  2400    4    3.1

To give you an idea of what the prices on the lake go for here is the highest and lowest prices in the last 3 years.  (going back from 10/2011)

The least expensive sold in 10/2010 for $120,000.  It was a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1926 built vinyl colonia that was 2000 sq feet on a 80' lot.  This was a short sale.

The most expensive Van Norman Lake front home during the same time was a 2011 built stone/wood exterior, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, finished walkout that sold $426,500.         

Va n Norman Lake Location

Van Norman Lake lies in both Independence Township and Waterford Township Oakland County MI.  It is north of Andersonville Rd and west of Dixie Hwy.

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Van Norman Lake Waterford MI


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Huntoon Lake (small all sports)

Van Norman Lake Fishing

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

 Van Norman Lake boating Oakland County Michigan

Other Waterford Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale

 Van Norman Lake Homes sold in 2016

4705 CURTIS LN 3 4 3,240 $259,900 $255,000 05/05/2016 Canal Front, Lake/River Priv
6025 ROLTON CRT 3 4 2,906 $335,000 $300,000 07/21/2016 Canal Front
6062 WATERFRONT DR 2 4 2,900 $319,900 $319,000 12/23/2016 Lake Front, La


Here are some of the other local lake in the area Greens Lake, Lester Lake, and Woodhull Lake

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Russ Ravary your Waterford Lakefront Realtor

 Lake house buyer bonus

There is an advantage to working with a realtor that has

  1.  visited the local lakes
  2.  talked to the residents of the lakes
  3.  listed and sold homes on the lakes

 So many little factors about the lake property determine the price of the lake home.  When you buy or sell a lake property factors like property size, amount of parking, where the home sits (faces) does make a difference to the current or future home buyers.  Lake home owners have parties.  They have friends, and families over on the weekends.  They may need parking for 5 or 6 cars.  Do you have the parking space for your friends?  Or is there some public parking for you.

The larger the lot the pricier the lake home may be.  Acreage on the lake is rare in Southeastern Michigan.  A lake home that is private is a rare commodity.  Most Southeastern Michigan lake properties are close together.  Many lake homes are on lots that range from 35' to 80' in size.  So you are going to see your neighbors in most cases.  Simply because you do not want to obstruct your lake views with trees and bushes.  Besides it would become a battle with your neighbors.  You do not want to put in a tree that will obstruct your neighbors view.  That is one way of creating an enemy fast.

So what is the best side of the lake?  Some people believe another plus for any property is to have a sunset view.  Everybody loves to see the sun set over the lake.  I cannot put a dollar amount on what it is worth, but it does add a little value to the home.  Some home buyers start out trying to buy a sunset view home.

The last question is do you have the space to add on if that is what you want to do?  Again this is up to you the buyer to go to the local community's building department to find out the restrictions.  There are many rules and regulations when building on a lake.  There is a line of site regulation in some communities.  What I mean by that you cannot build or add on towards the lake if you obstruct your neighbors view.

If you are selling your Southeastern Michigan lake home be sure to share that information of all the little bonuses you have.  The extra parking, the sunset view, the extra space to add on a garage all makes as difference to potential home buyers.  So tell them about it. 

Give me a call on my cell or email me anytime! 

I'm Ready for a Lake Home!

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!

"Hi Russ,

I wanted to thank for helping me get my Milford condo.  I know I limited my chances of finding the "perfect condo" by wanting a certain small area.  But you came out here whenever we found one.  It took me a year of looking but finally we found one that was the "one".  It was a short sale which I knew nothing about.  You told me about all the problems that might happen with a "short sale" and some of them did.  You were good about re-assuring me about the length of time short sales take.  But we finally got the condo!   Thank you from Courtney and I."

Kelly Przywara 

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