Lakefront realtor ratings – Oakland County Michigan – Russ Ravary

Lakefront homes for sale Loon Lake Waterford MI

So which lakefront Realtor has the best ratings in Oakland County Michigan? Russ Ravary is just one of the many top rated lakefront realtors in Oakland County Michigan. I do not claim to be the #1 realtor or “Mr. Oakland County Lakefront”. There are many good realtors out there that will look out for your […]

How much earnest money do you put down? – Waterford Lake home buying tips

One of the questions Waterford lake home buyers ask me is how much earnest money do you put down?  When you write your earnest money check you want to show the seller that you are serious about buying their house.  If it is a $400,000 house you do not want to write a $500 check.  […]

Lakefront home buying tips – Oakland County MI lakefront real estate

My name is Russ Ravary and I am a Southeastern Michigan realtor that helps buyers and sellers in our lakes area.  Here is another installment of my lakefront home buying tips.  Deciding on Oakland County MI lakefront real estate can be a daunting task because of the many different lakes.  There is one real estate […]

Lake home buying tips – Waterford lakefront real estate

Lakefront real estate Waterford Michigan

Get an added bonus when you buy your next home?  Russ not only will help you find a home that fits your needs at a great price, he also gives you a great closing gift of a new kayak, or grill, or snowblower, or lawnmower.  (up to $500 in value) Click Here to Get Your […]

Buying a home in the Winter – Milford home buying tips

My Milford home buying tip of the week is about buying a home in the winter.   You will be looking at the home when it is covered with snow in some cases.   You as a potential buyer of a Milford home could have issues when it snows.  How do you know what the roof looks […]

First time Lake buyer ? Oakland County MI lake real estate tips

Oakland County Lake front home

If you are a first time Oakland County lake buyer you may want a  lake house but don’t know where to start.  Of course like all home buying first you need to see your bank, or a lender to see what you can get pre-qualified for.  Lending guidelines and rules have changed so much in the […]

Location, Location, Location – Oakland County Lake home buying tips

All real estate depends on location and it is the same way with Oakland County Lake homes.  If you buy on a busy street your house will be worth less… it is the same with a lake home.    There are Lake homes that sit on M-59, Elizabeth Lake Rd,  Middlebelt, and many other busy streets.  […]

What is a Michigan all sports lake?

Oakland County lake homes for sale

If you are looking for a lake front home what is a Michigan all sports lake?  In the metro Detroit area we have lakes that don’t allow gas motors on them.  We have local lakes that only allow electric motors on them.  We have lakes that only allow paddle powered lakes, human powered row boats […]

Lake home real estate investing

Yes there are some people that rent out lake homes.  They have investment properties that are on the lakes and bring in income.  It is harder to do with Oakland County Lake front homes because the home costs are so much higher than homes that are non-lakefront.  But rents are higher for lakefront homes.  What you […]

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