Getting ready to buy a Oakland County lake house?

So where do you start when getting ready to buy a Oakland County lake house?  There are so many questions to ask to make sure the lake fits you.  Any realtor can sell you a home in Rochester or a home for sale in Livonia because there are not as many variables to the lots.  Or the property it sits on.  Having a lake front realtor that knows the lakes can make all the difference in the world.

Russ is full time realtor with 14 years of experience of finding good deals for his clients.  An added bonus is that he buys a new kayak, or lawnmower, or grill, or snowblower, or lawnmower when you buy and close on a home with him.

I want a free kayak when I buy my next home

Cass Lake West Bloomfield MI

Cass Lake West Bloomfield MI

I am applying for the job.  Let’s say you are looking to buy a lake home but really can’t afford to be right on the lake.  Then maybe a canal front home may be for you.  But you still need to know about the canal.  Are you close to the lake?  If there a bridge that will determine what type of boat you can have?  What happens if the lake levels rise can you get out?  Or if the lake levels go down is the canal deep enough?  Is the water stagnant?  These are all important questions to know.  Most regular realtors would not have a clue to even think about that.

What is the water source of the lake?  Does the lake level go up and down drastically?  What type of lake is it?  Is it a non motorized lake like Green Lake in West Bloomfield (electric motors only) is it a very busy lake like Cass Lake in Waterford Michigan?  Are the lake homes for sale on Pontiac Lake in White Lake going to be as desirable as a waterfront home on Duck Lake in Highland Township?  Would a realtor that does not specialize in working with lake homes be able to tell you those answers.

Whenever you hire a realtor go with the realtor that has the expertise and the experience to find the perfect fit for you.  After all it is not about selling you a house, it’s about finding the lake and the lake house that will fit you and your family’s needs.  It is a great lifestyle living on the lake.  Once you do it you will be asking yourself…..why didn’t we do this years ago?  If you have questions about buying a lake home or ready to get started give me  a call at (248) 310-6239

Here are three links of articles I have written in the past about buying, selling and living on a lake in Southeastern Michigan.

I hope this information helps make your next move easier, after all that is our goal to make your next move simple and stress free

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