$699,000 :: 1901 WESTRIDGE DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,167 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,908 sq ft
Added: 10/13/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21381895
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: NORTH OAKS – A SINGH DEVELOPME
Status: Active

Listed with RE/MAX Crown Properties


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$679,900 :: 856 MAJESTIC, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3.2 baths
Home size: 4,393 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,681 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217095156
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 1
Status: Active

Elegant Colonial in one of Rochester Hills most sought after subdivisions,Clear Creek. The curb appeal of this home will catch your eye with the professionally designed exterior landscaping & generous use of stone and pavers. The interior is equally impressive with its custom kitchen,cherry cabinets,granite counters,cozy hearth area,double-sided fireplace,and convenient double staircases. There is a “Pub”off of the great room, perfect for entertaining. Upstairs you’ll find 4 bedrooms, one with a princess suite,two that share a Jack-and-Jill bath and the spectacular master with fireplace,spa-like ensuite and expansive walk-in closet. There is a huge bonus room complete with a custom sauna. No details have been missed here, interior custom wood plantation shutters and drapery,new carpet (2016),moldings throughout,hardwood floors,hot tub,expansive decking,walkout basement and matured treed backyard. This home sits on one of the quietest streets in the sub. Award winning Rochester Schools!

Listed with Berkshire Hathaway Michigan


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$699,000 :: 1901 WESTRIDGE DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,167 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,908 sq ft
Added: 10/13/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21381895
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: NORTH OAKS – A SINGH DEVELOPME
Status: Active

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$699,000 :: 1901 WESTRIDGE Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,167 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,908 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217092937
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: NORTH OAKS – A SINGH DEVELOPME
Status: Active

Listed with RE/MAX Crown Properties


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The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Everyone knows location is the most important part of real estate. You can’t change where your house is (all things being equal). You have to consider school districts, crime rates, commute times—the list goes on and on. It can be much simpler when you’re considering buying a home to compare apples to apples so you can see how the real estate market differs according to location, so HowMuch.net created a new visualization showing land and housing prices at a glance.


The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is to become a property owner. Small circles and dots likewise indicate a very low cost of purchasing property. The home values are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Consumer Survey, and the numbers behind the land values come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several things stand out in the illustration. An acre of land is much more valuable in the Northeast compared to any other part of the country. This is partly because the Eastern seaboard is a very densely populated area with several large cities, most notably New York. New York and Massachusetts have some of the oldest modern structures anywhere in the U.S. In other words, Eastern cities are a lot older than Midwestern cities, so there isn’t a lot of farmland for suburban expansion anymore. In terms of geographic size, these are some of the smallest states in the country. As a matter of fact, the three states where the cost of an acre of land is greater than the median price of a house are all located on the East Coast, and they happen to be some of the smallest states in the Union (Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey).

Median home values (the red circles) are a different and more complicated story. California has the most expensive houses by far ($449,100). Oregon and Washington boast similarly high housing valuations, as well ($264,100 and $284,000, respectively). It is also expensive to buy a home on the East Coast, with six out of the top 10 states with the most expensive median home values.

There’s a noticeable dip in both housing and land prices in Southern and Midwestern states. Prices slowly rise the further you move from east to west. This highlights unique economic developments over the last several years, including the boom in oil exploration in North Dakota and the growth of Western cities, like Denver, thanks to young people. Snowbirds also tend to move to Florida and Arizona when they retire, which also pushes up housing prices in those places.

Top 5 Most Expensive States to Buy a Home

  1. California
    Value per Acre: $39,092
    Median Home Value: $449,100
  1. Massachusetts
    Value per Acre: $102,214
    Median Home Value: $352,100
  1. New Jersey
    Value per Acre: $196,410
    Median Home Value: $322,600
  1. Maryland
    Value per Acre: $75,429
    Median Home Value: $299,800
  1. New York
    Value per Acre: $41,314
    Median Home Value: $293,500

Top 5 Cheapest States to Buy a Home

  1. West Virginia
    Value per Acre: $10,537
    Median Home Value: $112,100
  1. Mississippi
    Value per Acre: $5,565
    Median Home Value: $112,700
  1. Arkansas
    Value per Acre: $6,739
    Median Home Value: $120,700
  1. Oklahoma
    Value per Acre: $7,364
    Median Home Value: $126,800
  1. Kentucky
    Value per Acre: $7,209
    Median Home Value: $130,000

All this shows that the laws of supply and demand are alive and well in the real estate market. You can easily find cheap acres of land where they are plentiful and un-useful (sorry, Nevada), but owning property is a lot more expensive in smaller places crowded with lots of people. As always: location, location, location.

A version of this article originally appeared on HowMuch.net.

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$129,900 :: 492 KENNEBUNK Drive, Oakland Township MI, 48306

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 23,086 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/20/17
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 217095100
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: OAKLAND VALLEY SUB NO 5
Status: Active

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!!! This is a deep lot ready for large home. Right across the street, you’ll have direct access to Stoney Creek Metropark that provides 4400 acres of trails, fishing, and playscapes. The Sellers already received an approved plan for a 4500 sqft French Country home. The work is already done for you and a copy of the plan can be provided to you.

Listed with Keller Williams Royal Oak Market Center


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$330,000 :: 1201 TIVERTON TRAIL DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,412 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21381968
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: CHICHESTER EAST SUB
Status: Active

4-bedroom Cape Cod in desirable Rochester Hills. Home sits on beautiful lot with nature galore from your back deck. Newly carpeted upper level features 4 bedrooms including large master suite with bathroom, four closets, dressing area and skylight. Newer granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms. Fireplace and hardwood floors in family room. First-floor laundry, walk-out finished basement with lots of storage. Newer stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Assigned schools: Long Meadow Elementary, West Middle School & Blue Ribbon honored Adams High School. Home backs to commons area.(===)

Listed with Real Estate One-Rochester


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The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Everyone knows location is the most important part of real estate. You can’t change where your house is (all things being equal). You have to consider school districts, crime rates, commute times—the list goes on and on. It can be much simpler when you’re considering buying a home to compare apples to apples so you can see how the real estate market differs according to location, so HowMuch.net created a new visualization showing land and housing prices at a glance.


The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is to become a property owner. Small circles and dots likewise indicate a very low cost of purchasing property. The home values are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Consumer Survey, and the numbers behind the land values come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several things stand out in the illustration. An acre of land is much more valuable in the Northeast compared to any other part of the country. This is partly because the Eastern seaboard is a very densely populated area with several large cities, most notably New York. New York and Massachusetts have some of the oldest modern structures anywhere in the U.S. In other words, Eastern cities are a lot older than Midwestern cities, so there isn’t a lot of farmland for suburban expansion anymore. In terms of geographic size, these are some of the smallest states in the country. As a matter of fact, the three states where the cost of an acre of land is greater than the median price of a house are all located on the East Coast, and they happen to be some of the smallest states in the Union (Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey).

Median home values (the red circles) are a different and more complicated story. California has the most expensive houses by far ($449,100). Oregon and Washington boast similarly high housing valuations, as well ($264,100 and $284,000, respectively). It is also expensive to buy a home on the East Coast, with six out of the top 10 states with the most expensive median home values.

There’s a noticeable dip in both housing and land prices in Southern and Midwestern states. Prices slowly rise the further you move from east to west. This highlights unique economic developments over the last several years, including the boom in oil exploration in North Dakota and the growth of Western cities, like Denver, thanks to young people. Snowbirds also tend to move to Florida and Arizona when they retire, which also pushes up housing prices in those places.

Top 5 Most Expensive States to Buy a Home

  1. California
    Value per Acre: $39,092
    Median Home Value: $449,100
  1. Massachusetts
    Value per Acre: $102,214
    Median Home Value: $352,100
  1. New Jersey
    Value per Acre: $196,410
    Median Home Value: $322,600
  1. Maryland
    Value per Acre: $75,429
    Median Home Value: $299,800
  1. New York
    Value per Acre: $41,314
    Median Home Value: $293,500

Top 5 Cheapest States to Buy a Home

  1. West Virginia
    Value per Acre: $10,537
    Median Home Value: $112,100
  1. Mississippi
    Value per Acre: $5,565
    Median Home Value: $112,700
  1. Arkansas
    Value per Acre: $6,739
    Median Home Value: $120,700
  1. Oklahoma
    Value per Acre: $7,364
    Median Home Value: $126,800
  1. Kentucky
    Value per Acre: $7,209
    Median Home Value: $130,000

All this shows that the laws of supply and demand are alive and well in the real estate market. You can easily find cheap acres of land where they are plentiful and un-useful (sorry, Nevada), but owning property is a lot more expensive in smaller places crowded with lots of people. As always: location, location, location.

A version of this article originally appeared on HowMuch.net.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$845,000 :: 2978 SHANNON DR, Oakland Township MI, 48363

4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 5,448 sq ft
Lot Size: 101,930 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21381556
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: BROOKMEAD HEIGHTS
Status: Active

Beautiful custom- built home situated on a rare 2.3 acre lot right in the heart of Oakland Township. Tiered deck with hot tub overlooks Paint Creek and Trout Creek, running right through the property. Two- story foyer opens to a window-filled, kitchen, and sun room. Clean lines, natural light and hardwood flooring throughout. Den with fireplace located directly off first-floor master bedroom. Lower level kitchen and family room are an entertainer’s dream. Spacious exercise room and sauna. Must see to appreciate this one of a kind property.

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


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$129,900 :: 492 KENNEBUNK DR, Rochester MI, 48306-2867

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 23,086 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 21381815
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: OAKLAND VALLEY SUB NO 5
Status: Active

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!!! This is a deep lot ready for large home. Right across the street, you’ll have direct access to Stoney Creek Metropark that provides 4400 acres of trails, fishing, and playscapes. The Sellers already received an approved plan for a 4500 sqft French Country home. The work is already done for you and a copy of the plan can be provided to you.

Listed with Keller Williams Royal Oak Market Center


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