As a lake realtor I feel it is very important for you the lake home buyer to know as much about the lake you are buying on. When I first started in this business there was no one spot to find out about our local Oakland County and Livingston County lakes. So I put this website together so you can find the information you need. Lake home buying is a little tougher than buying a regular home. Not only do you have to find the home you want but you also have to find the right lake, and the right lake bottom too. So it gets a little trickier. So if your realtor is not asking you about what you want to do on the lake, or what type of boat you are thinking of getting then you DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT REALTOR to buy a lake front home. Knowing what you want to do on the lake is important.
You may want to fish, or maybe swim with the grandkids. Or you may want to tube or wakeboard. We do not want you on a small lake if you love tubing and wakeboard with family and friends. You need the space to do that. So I post the home information below on lake homes on Whitmore Lake in Northfield Twp. Michigan gives you a glimpse of what to look for in a lake. Search "Oakland County Cottages & Lake Homes For Sale”
Whitmore Lake data
The 667-acre Whitmore Lake was named by Jonathan F. Stratton, a surveyor, after Luke H. Whitmore, a local landowner around 1825.
There is a page on the State of Michigan website that has all the laws pertaining to in lnland Lakes. I have tried to put and add lake rules whenever I find out about them. Most southeastern Michigan lakes are governed by the normal lake rules and regulations. Some lakes are non-motorized or electric motor only. But you will know that before buying on the lake.
Here are some of the normal rules and regulations of our local lakes. Boat traffic goes counter clockwise on the lake. You should stay 100 feet from the shore especially if you are making a wake. (Remember you are rocking everybody's boats. You can't tow somebody behind a boat before dawn or after dusk. Basically not in the dark. If you are at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978, may operate a Personal water craft legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.
Most boats have a sticker of how much weight and how many people can be on the boat at one time. You must have life preservers for each person on the boat too. Most lakes have no speed limits on them. There are only a few that do in our local area.
Most private lakes in Southeastern Michigan do not have a sheriff on the lake unless they are called. Many of the bigger public all sports lakes will have a sheriff on the lake on the weekends. It depends on the county and the county's budget as how often they are out there.
I did some research on Oakland County Lakes and added all the lake laws I could find on Michigan's website.
I am looking for local Livingston County lake association information and websites so I can add the link to this website so internet surfers that are looking for the lake association can find it. If you have information about a lake association or it's website you can email me at email@example.com Thanks for all your help
Whitmore Lake Fish Species
Rick's Bait Shack 9815 Main Street, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189-9438 (734) 449-8210
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Whitmore Lake events
The Whitmore Lake Harvest Festival is a two day event that occurs annually at the end of September, and was first established in 2007. The primary function of the 2009 Harvest Festival was to adopt a pet or donate money towards that cause
Usually there are a few Whitmore Lake waterfront homes for sale. They are a mixture of colonials, ranches, bungalows, and even split levels. Most of the homes on the lake are under 2000 square feet. A good number are under 1000 square foot.
Many of the homes on Whitmore Lake were built during the years of 1900 - 1950's. I did notice one home that was built in 1870. There have been many that have been torn down and new homes rebuilt where the old ones stoods. Some even as late as 2007. Residents on the lake with children would attend Whitmore Lake Schools.
If you are waiting for that perfect Livingston County lake foreclosure you may want to look at lake short sales. You may find a move in ready lake short sale in better condition than the lake foreclosures.
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|
|11992 EAST SHORE DRIVE||1000||1000||31||0.651||1536||1950||Z|
|9054 FOREST RD||1250||1250||9||1.0869||1150||1999||N|
|9963 MAIN ST||1650||1650||24||0.8431||1957||1970||N|
|9175 WALNUT DR||7500||6500||2||6.3229||1028||9999||N|
|8932 GARFIELD DR||29513||32000||55||27.9475||1145||1986||N|
|9084 FOREST DR||39500||33000||277||44.8979||735||1957||N|
|9043 BUTTERNUT RD||34900||35001||1||46.0539||760||9999||N|
|345 E SHORE DR||70000||45000||60||56.25||800||9999||N|
|517 E SHORE DR||145000||148000||36||109.6296||1350||1935||N|
|541 E SHORE DR||159900||159000||6||194.8529||816||1920||Y|
|222 APPLE BLOSSOM CT||172000||159250||51||101.0469||1576||1999||N|
|11856 EAST SHORE||154000||167000||8||239.9425||696||1947||N|
|11157 ELMCREST RD||258000||247000||71||145.2941||1700||1950||N|
|9568 MAIN ST||259000||257000||43||183.5714||1400||1890||N|
|11346 E SHORE DR||269900||258000||60||154.3062||1672||1925||N|
|11411 N SHORE DR||280000||270000||114||114.9425||2349||1930||N|
|11829 MAIN ST.||355900||340000||40||223.5371||1521||1993||N|
Here are homes that have sold or been leased on the lake between 01/01/2009 up to 11/15/2011
|ADDRESS||CLOSED DATE||LIST PRICE||SALE PRICE||SP PER SQFT||SQ FT||BEDS||BATHS|
|11328 E SHORE DR||4/13/10||550||475||800||1||1|
|10328 CEDARCREST RD||3/28/09||1000||1000||1242||2||1|
|11992 East Shore Drive||11/9/11||1000||1000||768||1||1.1|
|11715 KENTON DR||10/12/10||1100||1100||1090||3||1.1|
|10120 CANAL ST||9/30/09||1700||1500||1872||3||2|
|11306 E SHORE DR||9/10/09||104,900||105,900||66.9||1584||1||1|
|10274 GROVE DR||2/10/11||150,000||142,000||87.0||1632||4||2|
|11340 EAST SHORE||6/8/11||239,900||220,000||176||1250||3||2|
|11946 N MAIN ST||5/6/09||385,000||350,000||175||2000||3||2.1|
|10488 ROSALTHA DR||10/18/10||439,900||410,000||177.1||2315||4||3|
This website shows up on the first page of google for over 200 Southeastern Michigan lakes and for over 500 Michigan lake terms. No other Southeastern Michigan realtor's lake website does that. That means when you go to sell your home it will get viewed more than any other website. So give us a call to go over your marketing plan to get your home sold! My cell is
Location of Whitmore Lake
Whitmore Lake straddles the Livingston/Washtenaw County border. Whitmore lake is east of M-23 expressway, south of Nine Mile, west of East Shore Drive, and north of Seven Mile. The near town is Hamburg which just east of the lake. Part of the lake lies in Northfield Township and part in Green Oak Township.
Everybody thinks of the summer when thinking of Michigan lake homes. But even in the winter many Michigan Lakes are very active. There is ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, and four wheeling going on.
If you are serious about looking for a lake home in South Eastern Michigan email me and I will set up a lake home search with what you want in search criteria. We can help you find the lake home of your dreams!
2016 homes sold on Whitmore Lake
|9632 Main St||2||3||1,020||$205,000||$185,000||10/06/2016||Lake Front|
|561 E SHORE||2||3||2,200||$265,000||$195,500||11/25/2016||Lake Front|
|9681 Main St||1||3||1,808||$249,900||$242,000||05/16/2016||Lake Front|
|10120 CANAL||2||3||1,848||$319,000||$304,000||03/15/2016||Lake Front|
|9963 MAIN ST||2||3||1,957||$339,000||$310,000||09/02/2016||Lake Front|
|11485 NORTH SHORE||2||3||1,440||$339,000||$315,000||06/14/2016||Lake Front|
|11411 N Shore DR||2||3||2,066||$334,900||$335,000||07/01/2016||Lake Front|
|11701 KENTON DR||2||3||2,235||$425,000||$385,000||05/26/2016||Lake Front|
|10095 JOHN R ST||2||3||2,019||$399,900||$385,000||10/06/2016||Canal Fron|
Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent
Real Estate One
(248) 310-6239 YesMyRealtor@gmail.com
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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