$210,000 :: 1488 SADDLE Lane, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,280 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/13/18, Last Updated: 05/13/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 218041424
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: KING’S COVE CONDO
Status: Active

Popular Kings Cove Condo Community. This unit offers Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, Large spacious eat in kitchen with bay window , maple cabinets, stainless appliances and newer sliding door to re-done private brick paver patio, large open great room for entertaining, first floor powder room with pedestal sink. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The spacious master bedroom offers it’s own private bath. Other amenities include newer light fixtures , carpet, end unit and garage. Association fee includes gas and water. Kings Cover offers tennis, swimming and easy access to the Paint Creek Trail and just minutes to downtown Rochester!

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$1,625,000 :: 4676 WIND RIDGE CRT, Rochester MI, 48306-1646

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5 beds, 8 baths
Home size: 6,130 sq ft
Lot Size: 44,431 sq ft
Added: 05/12/18, Last Updated: 05/12/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21447086
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: GOODISON PLACE SUB NO 4
Status: Active

Expect total perfection from this Vito Anthony Signature Home in Goodison Place on 1 acre. This two story Home w/ porte-cochere&stunning treed lot w/ small creek features 6,130 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 6.2 baths & finished walk-out to private yard! Exceptional details in every room: Grabill Kitchen w/ high-end S/S appliances & Hearth Room w/FP, 2 Story GR that leads to the cozy Sun Room w/walls of windows, Library w/detailed Mill Work, Step up Master Retreat w/2 closets & spa bath with basket-weave marble flooring & white Carrera Walls and Counters, 4 additional Suites and a Home Gym top off the 2nd floor. Wait, there is more! Walk out features bar, $100,000 wine cellar w/ plenty of seating for guests & parties (wine comes w/ the house!), Family Room & Theatre Room (all equipment and chairs stay). Trex Terrace, walkout brick-paver Patio&so much more, this is an extraordinary estate which could never be duplicated for this price! Award winning Rochester Schools, Welcome Home!

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$559,900 :: 933 PEACH BLOSSOM CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-3346

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,804 sq ft
Lot Size: 67,082 sq ft
Added: 05/11/18, Last Updated: 05/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21446684
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: KNORRWOOD HILLS NO 3
Status: Active

A Nature Lovers Paradise! Situated on a cul-de-sac lot boasting 1.54 acres of perennial gardens and a private lake and fire pit. Enjoy peaceful views of the lake from the deck or enjoy activities of swimming, canoes, kayaks, and row boats. A truly charming residence that is move-in ready. This one of a kind custom home is freshly painted, has marble floors in the foyer and hardwood throughout the first floor. Living room and dining room have built-in cabinetry. Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Wonderful 4-seasons sunroom with skylights located off kitchen. Master suite is an owner?s retreat with sitting area overlooking the lake, cozy fireplace and fully updated bath. Incredible walk out has Great Room with built ins and fireplace, full bath, office and plenty of storage plus a cedar closet. Whole house generator. 2 Story ceder out building with deck. Location and lot must be seen to appreciate it!

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How the On-Demand Consumer Has Changed the Real Estate Industry

Over the last decade, homebuyers have become more tech-savvy, beginning with a simple shift of traditional in-store shopping and REALTOR® office visits to Cyber Monday shopping and searching for house listings online. As the real estate industry continues to grow, consumers have come to adopt, and expect, a self-sufficient, on-demand technology experience, where they have control over the process.

For the Buyer
Having absolute transparency to browsing house listings online has done numerous things for the real estate consumer, including increasing their overall knowledge and convenience, and making it a much more simpler process to buy a home. Consumers can educate themselves on real estate trends and changes in the industry. Rather than waiting on a third party, or real estate agent, to send them a list of houses, the consumer has the freedom to browse online from the comfort of their home.

Outside of the online experience, companies such as OfferPad allow buyers to browse their homes on their own and during their own timeframe. If interested in touring a home, the customer can simply send a text message and instantly gain access to the home. There is no need for an agent to be on-site, and the pressure is removed from the buyer. If the customer is interested in making a purchase offer, they are free to directly work with OfferPad.

For the Seller
Very similar to a buyer, a homeowner selling their home has more transparency into the market, as well. They have a better insight to what the buyer may be looking for, and possibly an inkling of what they think their home may be worth. Those who have sold a house before through the traditional process know that it can be a long and stressful event. Everything from determining what renovations need to be done to the home, keeping it clutter-free for when strangers want to tour it, worrying about how long the home may be on the market, and expenses that come along with each day, then hoping the right buyer doesn’t fall through…the process can be time-consuming.

Recent real estate industry changes have welcomed technology and alternate ways to buy and sell a house. Emerging companies like OfferPad offer a new way for people to move freely. Those who are looking for a more seamless way to sell their home that offers certainty, and removes much of the pain points, are selecting companies to directly buy their home.

With nearly every industry making great strides to support the on-demand consumer, real estate will need to evolve, and continue bringing innovative ideas and solutions to the homebuyer and seller. For those interested in using OfferPad as a different, hassle-free way to move freely, visit offerpad.com, and type in your address and property information. The company will contact you within 24 hours to provide an offer.

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$519,900 :: 77 LONDONDERRY LN, Rochester MI, 48306-4671

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,352 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
Added: 05/09/18, Last Updated: 05/09/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21445465
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: OAKLAND KNOLLS SUB
Status: Active

Welcome home!! Oakland twp executive colonial with custom updates! 2-story foyer with private study and formal living room. Gourmet eat in kitchen with custom island looking into the the large 2-story great room! Tons of light!! no rear neighbors!! backing into 7 acre nature preserve! 4 large bedrooms master suite with tray ceiling his and hers walk in closets luxurious master bath with soaking tub! Jack n jill bath and the other bedroom has a full bath. Huge daylight basement prepped for bath 3-car side entry garage 800 sq.ft. composite deck with hot tub overlooking the 7 acre nature preserve and pond New roof 2013 a/c 2012 Baldwin Elementary, Hart Middle, and Stoney Creek High school. Agent is owner.

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How to Plan Your Next Trip Around a ‘Walkcation’

(TNS)—On my latest trip to Chicago, I consumed nine tacos, three doughnuts, an Indian crepe, a giant tamale, a mound of carnitas, a bowl of pasta and a table full of Vietnamese food. How did I not gain 15 pounds? Well, I also walked eight to 10 miles per day, which is typical for me when I travel.

Exploring a city on foot has so many benefits. I stumble on unique gems that I likely wouldn’t find otherwise. I hear neighbors talk to each other. I suddenly feel like a local, which, in my opinion, is the best thing to feel when you visit a place. As a bonus, you can eat more.

Here are a few tips for planning your next “walkcation”:

Pick your highlights and pin them. First, figure out what you most want to do or see, and then plot your findings. The Google Maps app allows users to custom-label any address or landmark with names and little flags that pop up when you look at the map as a whole. This way, you’ll easily see which of your favorites are within walking distance of each other.

Think neighborhoods. Consider using your highlights as jumping-off points for neighborhood crawls. Research the borders of a neighborhood, map out the main streets and hit the pavement. Walking is the best way to get a sense of an area’s character and what it has to offer. Stop at anything you find interesting.

Do the distance. Checking out a park? Walk its circumference before leaving. A museum? Take the stairs between levels. Want to lounge on the beach? Walk a mile on it first.

Track your progress. Pedometer apps are easy to find by searching the phrase in your smartphone’s app store. Watching the miles tick upward is motivating.

Dress in a versatile style. With all this walking, you’ll need the same outfit to span breakfast, lunch and dinner—and don’t forget to wear a good pair of walking shoes.

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$195,000 :: 1139 PINE RIDGE CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-4244

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,152 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 03/22/18, Last Updated: 05/07/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21425816
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: KING’S COVE CONDO
Status: Sold

DESIRABLE location ?ON GOLDEN POND? offers OUTSTANDING VIEWS & Steps from the PAINT CREEK TRAIL, Pool, Tennis courts and Club House! Classic Updated D~cor w/Crown Moldings, Recessed Lights, Gas Fireplace & Wood Bannister-Kitchen offers WHITE Cabinets w/Lazy Susan, STAINLESS Appliances & Doorwall to SPACIOUS DECK for added Living and Entertaining area! Master Bedroom has Walk-In Closet, Ceiling Fan and Crown Molding, Bedroom #2 offers a Ceiling Fan & Walk-In Closet w/Organizers ?Large Bath features LaFata Cabinets, Jetted Tub, Recessed Lights & Crown Molding! Fin LL apx 300 sq ft perfect for Home Office & room w/Lots of Storage perfect for Craft/Hobby Rm. HOA incl: WATER, Trash/Recycle, Snow/Lawn. Walk, Bicycle or Jog on the Paint Creek Trail into DOWNTOWN Rochester! Enjoy the City Park, Lib, Restaurants, Shopping, Farmer?s Market & more! Rochester Schools! BATVAD

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Real Estate Q&A: How Can I Make My Community’s Board Listen to My Ideas?

(TNS)—Q: I live in a beautiful community that is well maintained by the board and its various committees. All is great, except for the roads—they are ugly with oil marks and patched areas. I have asked after this, but it does not seem to be a priority of the board of directors. How do I get the board to address this issue? – Philip

A: Most people who want to get their board’s attention try to bring up a new issue at the public board meeting. This is not a good idea and will most likely not work.

A board meeting is a business meeting and should be run from an agenda of items known to all in advance so that the members and directors have ample time to research and consider the issues to be dealt with during that meeting. The common tactic of trying to embarrass or ambush the board at the meeting almost always backfires. Simply, the board meeting is not the time to introduce a new issue.

The better method is to send your board a letter outlining your concern. Try to be detailed and propose solutions. Explain why you think it is an essential use of the community’s resources, bearing in mind that other residents may have differing priorities. Send the letter by certified mail to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

If it still does not make the agenda, try again, or, even better, get some neighbors to write in, too. Many voices will hold more sway than just one.

Finally, if, after all of these efforts, the existing board does not share your priorities for the community, you should consider running for the board at the next election. When you are a board member, you are able to help set the agenda and get your ideas pushed through—at least, that is, if enough of your neighbors agree with you.

Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar.

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$720,000 :: 3461 MOCERI COURT, OAKLAND Township MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3.3 baths
Home size: 4,595 sq ft
Lot Size: 22,651 sq ft
Added: 10/16/17, Last Updated: 05/04/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031333292
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: THE HILLS OF KINGS POINTE SUBD
Status: Sold

Mint condition colonial with fully finished walkout basement on over 1/2 acre private yard backing to treed common area featuring extensive landscaping with award winning perennial gardens featured on the Rochester Garden Walk, over 6,500 sq. ft. of finely appointed living area, entertainer’s size gourmet island kitchen w/granite countertops & built-in appliances, 3rd fireplace in large owner’s suite with additional sitting room, En-suite bedroom plus Jack & Jill bathroom servicing other 2 bedrooms, library with built-in book shelves, finished walkout lower level includes a wet bar, billiards area, wide open recreation area with fireplace, exercise room, 3rd 1/2 bath & plenty of storage. Exterior boasts a huge cedar deck and lower brick paver patio overlooking private yard, great location on a quiet cul-de-sac. Seller is flexible on possession time.

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