$688,000 :: 4777 FAWN HILL Court, Oakland Township MI, 48306

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5 beds, 4.2 baths
Home size: 4,195 sq ft
Lot Size: 23,086 sq ft
Added: 09/18/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217084283
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: GOODISON PLACE SUB NO 4
Status: Active

Remarkable residence in exclusive Goodison Place. Dramatic vaulted ceilings & expansive windows bring natural light into the easy flowing floor plan. Blt w/ character, quality & custom detail from stately arches, columns & unique mill-work to a beautiful paneled library, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen w/SS appliances & breakfast rm that opens to the deck. Welcome your guests to the stately living & dining rms or, for a more casual experience, the comfortable open kitchen & family rm anchored by a natural fireplace. Master Suite is inclusive of a FP, walk-in closet, bath w/dual vanities, soaking tub & euro shower. 3 add’l bedrooms on the 2nd floor all w/direct bathroom access. Outstanding WOLL is complete w/a fully equipped wet bar, exercise rm, sauna, game rm, 5th bedroom, 3rd FP & full bath. Exit LL to paver patio & fire pit. Mud rm w/lge walk in closet, laundry rm & lav. House is wired for a generator. Furnace ’14 & AC ’17 Roof ’15. Anderson windows. 3 car garage w/new epoxy floor.

Listed with Hall & Hunter-Birmingham


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How Equifax Breach Could Hurt Home Sales

Here’s what your clients need to do to protect their credit and keep their real estate transactions from imploding.

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$1,900,000 :: 5760 WINKLER MILL Road, Oakland Township MI, 48306

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5 beds, 7.3 baths
Home size: 17,500 sq ft
Lot Size: 247,856 sq ft
Added: 08/10/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217071376
Community: Oakland Twp
Status: Sold

SPECTACULAR gated estate on nearly 6 acres with guard house. This private sanctuary has over 17,000 square feet of living space. Every bedroom is a suite! This lavish estate features tennis courts, waterfall pool with spa, entertainment cabana, guest house with wild game room and private pond. Imported building materials through-out. House is sold “as is”.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir


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Irma Proves Florida’s Housing Resiliency, Pros Say

Most properties in Irma’s path weathered the storm with only minor damage, showing the effectiveness of the state’s stricter building…

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$412,000 :: 1067 GRANDVIEW Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,645 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
Added: 08/01/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217067806
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: CHICHESTER SUB NO 4
Status: Sold

Welcome to a wonderful Colonial in the desirable Rochester Hills neighborhood of Chichester. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features updates from top to bottom. This extensive list of updates is available online. Updates include the following: 40 year Roof, Carrier A/C Unit, Anderson Window Door and windows(2015), in-ground sprinkler system(2013), driveway and walkway(2015), Brick Paver patio and walkway, 75 gallon HWH, Oak Hardwood Flooring on FF, High-end Carpeting, All door & window moldings replaced and painted white, updated Kitchen w/Kraftmaid cabinets, SS appliances, granite countertops, SS under mount sink & tile backsplash, FR features custom fireplace w/floor to ceiling millwork and curved cove moldings, updated Master Bathroom w/new shower door and marble vanity, updated FF powder room, new hardware in bathrooms. This home has it all! Will not last at this price! Award Winning Rochester Schools – Brewster Elementary, Van Hoosen Middle, Adams High Schools! Welcome Home!

Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB


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Student Debt Forces 7-Year Homebuying Delay

Young adults carry an average student debt load of $41,200—higher than their average annual income of $38,800, according to a new NAR study…

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4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently

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The real estate sales process can be stressful and seemingly complicated. Even a relatively smooth process can take ample negotiations and may require weeks to pass before you can close on the transaction. Some deals are increasingly complicated, and major roadblocks may develop that threaten the entire project. These are a few of the more significant factors that buyers and sellers may run into during the real estate sales process that could potentially prevent the deal from going through as planned.

Unpleasant Decor
Unpleasant decor is something that buyers notice immediately, and some will only make an offer on the home contingent to some decorative updates being completed before closing. For example, some buyers may detest bold paint colors on the walls or may feel that the decor in the kitchens and bathrooms is too outdated; however, sellers may believe that the home is priced appropriately for the as-is condition and that they should not make concessions because of decor. Both real estate agents need to review sales comps in the area to determine if other homes selling in this price range have similar decor or if they have recently been upgraded. The agents should make the buyer and seller aware of realistic expectations based on market conditions, and one or both parties may need to make concessions based on a sales price and property condition that is justified by the market.

Major Repair Issues
Home repair issues may be known by both parties before a property inspection is complete, but the inspection report can potentially reveal more issues that have not been discussed. Many buyers may try to negotiate to have repair work completed before closing. You may consider taking a course on renovations (like Rules of Renovation) and other significant home improvement projects before you agree to take on any huge projects as a buyer or a seller. These courses can help you to better estimate the cost and time it will take to complete the work that is needed.

A Low Appraised Value
Many buyers will apply for a home loan to pay for their purchase. Mortgage lenders typically offer a loan amount that is a percentage of the sales price or appraised value, and they will take the lesser of these two figures into consideration. This means that an appraised value that comes in lower than the sales price could reduce the loan amount to an uncomfortable amount for the buyer. More than that, the buyer may not want to pay more money for a house than it is worth. The feasible options are for the seller to lower the sales price or to work with the appraiser to increase the appraised value.

Title Issues
It is customary to review the title history on a property before finalizing a purchase, and this is a required step for anyone who is applying for a mortgage loan. This process essentially determines if the seller clearly holds title to the property or what obstacles need to be cleared before the seller can convey title to the buyer at closing. Some issues are minor and can easily be dealt with prior to closing by the title company and the seller. In some cases, however, a real estate lawyer needs to be contacted to resolve the matter.

Many real estate deals will close without a hitch, but many others will develop one or several of these issues. Many issues can be overcome when the buyer and seller work together and when enough time and patience is given to resolve the issues. You may also have to use third-party services, such as a title company or real estate lawyer, to address the issue properly.

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$555,000 :: 4770 FOREST RIDGE Court, Oakland Township MI, 48306

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4 beds, 4.1 baths
Home size: 3,500 sq ft
Lot Size: 26,571 sq ft
Added: 08/10/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217071606
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: GOODISON HILLS
Status: Sold

Fabulous wooded court Lot in Goodison Hills sits 3500 sq ft, 5 Bedroom, 4.1 Bathroom Capaldi built home Featuring: New Carpet in 2017, Furnace & A/C 2007, 75 gallon HWH 2009, Remodeled Dillman & Upton Kitchen in 2009 w/ Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel Appliances, two tone cabinets, granite and tiled backsplash, Roof in ’07, heated garage with newer garage doors, Finished daylight Basement with 5th Bedroom, Family Room, snack bar w/ Fridge & Dishwasher, Fireplaces in Kitchen/Great Room/Basement, Pine Tree Lighting, Tons of Natural light through Skylight windows, Synthetic Deck overlooks super private backyard. House has R-59 insulation in attic making for very low heating & cooling bills. This home is priced to sell! Will not last! Award Winning Rochester Schools – Delta Kelly, Van Hoosen, Rochester Adams. Welcome Home!

Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB


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Trendy Amenities: Dog Yoga, Rock ’n’ Roll Rooms

Urban landlords are increasingly offering unique incentives to attract buyers and tenants to their buildings.

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$459,900 :: 597 Kline Rd, Oakland MI, 48363

4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 2,755 sq ft
Lot Size: 167,706 sq ft
Added: 09/18/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31331163
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: n/a
Status: Active

WOW! Do not pass this one up This gorgeous 4 bed, 4.5 bath home located in Oakland Township, 10 minutes away from Lake Orion, Rochester and Romeo will surely check off everything you have ever dreamed of in a home. Stone Pillar entrance takes you into your privately located home on 4 wooded acres with partial fenced back yard along with additional 600’+ woods that is land locked. This gorgeous home boasts Large Master Suite with his/her large walk in closets, large sitting area and large en-suite with Jacuzzi tub. Finished walk-out lower level with large family room large full bath and bedroom with walk in closet. All this and a Private entrance to In-Law Suite with partial kitchen and large full bath. Huge 24′ x 40′ Pole Barn. New dual furnaces, air conditioners, and new roof. THIS HOME IS STUNNING! You must come see this beauty for yourself.

Listed with Century 21 AAA North-Macomb


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