Have you been thinking about buying a waterfront property in Oakland County or Livingston County? There are so many beautiful lakefront homes close by. I always wonder why people drive up north for 3 to 5 hours when they can have the same thing here. No fighting rush hour or holiday weekend traffic. I know so many people that have lake cottages less than an hour away. I know one guy that drives 25 minutes. So he can wrap up a day on the lake when the sun goes down and still have time to relax at home. Search Michigan lake estates & waterfront homes by map. Zoom in on the lake or area to find your dream lake home!
We have some wonderful all sports lakes in Oakland County, though you may want a quieter lake. We have Green Lake in West Bloomfield and Lake Ona in White Lake that are electric motor only lakes. Or you have to paddle. These lakes are so quiet and relaxing. Around metro Detroit we have so many lakes and lake properties to choose from. It is a great way to enjoy your weekend or a sunny summer day. Below is detailed info about lakefront homes on Watkins lake in Waterford MI. If see a home you like give me a call on my cell at 248.310.6239.
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.
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The lake homes range from 1000 square feet to over 4600 square feet. Watkins Lake properties range from 34' to 194' lake frontage. There are even 3000 square foot home that are built on 50' wide lots. They are more of the shotgun style homes. Those homes are usually on some of the deeper lots on the lake. Some of them are over 340' deep.
If you are looking for space and privacy in a Watkins Lake property there are not many of them. But there are a few over 1 acre and one as big as 6 acres.
Watkins Lakefront homes. I wasn't expecting the homes around the lake to be so nice. For some reason I thought they would be smaller. But many of them have brick exterior or vinyl exteriors. Watkins Lake home styles are:
Between January & October 26, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.
|ADDRESS||LIST PRICE||SALE PRICE||DOM||SP PER SQFT||SQ FT||YEAR BUILT||SHORT SALE|
|4583 FOREST AVE||1500||1300||86||1.0833||1200||1950||N|
|4518 S SHORE ST||1600||1600||3||0.7699||2078||1954||N|
|3906 SHELBY CT||45000||35000||94||31.25||1120||1947||N|
|4610 FOREST AVE||58900||59000||289||75.641||780||1947||Y|
|4910 ROSS DR||79705||77000||114||77||1000||1954||Y|
|4589 FOREST AVE||81000||85000||10||66.1478||1285||1950||Y|
|4078 PINE BLUFF AVE||99900||99000||70||88.7096||1116||1954||N|
|4395 SEDUM GLN||115000||115000||26||88.4615||1300||1948||N|
|1318 EASON RD||134900||125000||44||80.9585||1544||1959||N|
|4123 OCEANA AVE||129900||128900||11||88.5302||1456||1971||N|
|4090 LAKEWOOD DR||134900||145000||1||63.7362||2275||1929||N|
|3656 COVERT RD||275000||275000||36||177.6485||1548||1924||N|
|1643 EASON RD||335000||300000||10||130.4347||2300||1965||N|
|4494 S SHORE ST||375000||350000||157||116.6666||3000||1978||N|
|3638 COVERT RD||400000||375000||85||124.6675||3008||1915||N|
Here are homes that sold on that lake between 01/01/2011 and 11/15/2011
|ADDRESS||CLOSED DATE||LIST PRICE||SALE PRICE||SP PER SQFT||SQ FT||BEDS||BATHS|
|3650 COVERT RD||6/9/11||249,000||223,500||107.5||2080||4||2|
|3945 PITT RD||6/30/11||429,000||395,000||146.3||2700||3||2.1|
|3782 COVERT RD||9/30/11||440,000||400,000||109.1||3665||4||3|
I will speak from my own experience. My wife and I lived in a Livonia subdivision for 22 years. I enjoyed living in Livonia for so many years. I had a good life. I enjoyed working in my garden. On weekends we went out with friends. We went out to dinner. We went to local festivals. We went up north to friend's places on lakes. We did not live on a lake. We went to other places than our home to have fun.
That is one of the main differences of lake living. Lake homes are the fun places to go to. Your lake home is the place your friends, your family will like to come to. If you are like so many lake home owners you may not want to go anywhere else. The years of going to festival like Arts, Beats, and Eats because you have nothing else to do may be gone.
What the difference of city living versus owning a lake home is that your lake home is a good destination. Your lake home is the go to fun place. I have heard so many lake home owners say that they sometimes pass up graduations, wedding, and family gatherings because they do not want to miss out on a beautiful day at the lake. I went to Jimmy Buffet for years. One summer we were sitting out tailgating in 90+ degree heat. All I could think of is being on the lake. The next year we did not go back to Jimmy Buffet's concert. I would rather be at the lake.
So it is your choice. Do you want your next lake home to be fun place or would you rather live in a subdivision and have to go out of your home to have fun. What would you rather do? I myself moved to a lake home.
Watkins Lake Location
Watkins Lake is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI. It is South of Dixie Highway, North of Pontiac Rd and Highland Rd and East of Crescent Lake Rd
Watkins Lake Fishing
The one gentleman I talked to on the lake said his grandkids were always catching good sized crappies and bass on the lake.
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2016 homes sold
|4052 S SHORE ST||2||3||1,932||$1,700||$1,600||03/23/2016||Lake Front|
|4589 FOREST AVE||1||3||1,284||$1,700||$1,700||08/30/2016||Lake Front|
|4082 S SHORE ST||2||3||2,410||$2,200||$2,700||10/15/2016||Lake Front|
|4583 FOREST AVE||2||3||2,010||$184,900||$185,000||03/11/2016||Lake Front|
|4576 S SHORE ST||2||3||1,810||$294,900||$284,250||03/28/2016||Lake Front|
|3970 Covert||1||3||1,200||$399,900||$365,000||07/12/2016||Lake Front, Water Front|
|3970 COVERT RD||1||3||1,200||$399,900||$365,000||07/08/2016||Lake Front|
|4191 LAKEWOOD DR||3||4||2,300||$449,900||$430,000||08/16/2016||Lake Front|
|4548 S SHORE ST||3||3||3,900||$639,900||$629,900||08/16/2016||Lake Front, Lake/River Priv|
|4381 FOREST AVE||4||4||4,357||$674,900||$630,000||09/15/2016||Lake Front|
Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent
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8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382
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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."
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