$549,900 :: 4535 VALLEY VIEW PT, OAKLAND Township MI, 48306

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3 beds, 2.3 baths
Home size: 3,295 sq ft
Lot Size: 54,014 sq ft
Added: 06/08/18, Last Updated: 06/08/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031350077
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: VALLEY VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISIO
Status: Active

Excellent condition great room ranch with finished walkout basement on 1.25 acre private lot, renovated kitchen with granite counter tops and built-in Viking Appliances, cathedral ceilings with skylights, nice large great room, year round sun-room overlooking private yard, library has built-in cabinets and 3rd fireplace, formal dining room with butler’s pantry, Jack & Jill Bathroom between bedrooms, 2 half baths on first floor, beautiful hardwood floors throughout most of 1st floor, awesome owners suite with sitting area and access to sun room, finished walkout features 3rd 1/2 bath, bar, open entertaining area and fireplace; 3.5-car garage, extensive landscaping and large deck overlooking grounds. This is a great setting, very nice home, has a newer roof and seller is offering immediate occupancy.

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$295,000 :: 1785 BRAEMAR RD, Oakland Township MI, 48363-1804

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,236 sq ft
Lot Size: 25,264 sq ft
Added: 04/11/18, Last Updated: 06/06/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21433575
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: LAKE ORION HIGHLANDS NO 1
Status: Sold

Rave-worthy tri-level home offers inground pool, large open rooms, and hard to find four bedrooms including master suite. Large entry level dining room with tons of natural light and exposed hardwood floors. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen boasts granite countertops, peninsula, stainless steel appliances and doorwall access to back deck and amazing inground pool, perfect for entertaining friends and family. Cozy up to the fire in the spacious lower level living room featuring convenient half bath and walk out back patio. Three nice sized upper-level bedrooms share an updated full bath with custom tile shower. The master suite enjoys updated attached full bath. Quiet neighborhood, two car attached garage, shed/barn for storage, and only a short drive to downtown Rochester or Lake Orion. Welcome home!

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June Is National Homeownership Month

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June is National Homeownership Month, and the industry is recognizing the importance of homeownership as a milestone of the American Dream.

This year’s theme, set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is “Find Your Place.” HUD is one of many agencies that provide resources to help consumers obtain and sustain homeownership. Through its network of housing agencies, consumers can seek out counselors for homeowner education, foreclosure prevention and budgeting assistance. With mortgage options through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), consumers with low credit or low-down payment funds can reach their homeownership goals faster—a significant method of aid for millennials and upcoming buyer generations flooded with student loans, making it difficult to amass the funds needed for conventional financing. According to HUD, over 47 million homeowners since 1934 purchased a home with a mortgage insured by FHA, and around 40 percent of all borrowers purchase their first home using an FHA loan.

“Homeownership serves as an enduring symbol of security and prosperity, and it provides many Americans with a legacy they can pass down to their children and grandchildren,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson in a statement. “During National Homeownership Month, we recognize the abiding value of owning a home, and we rededicate ourselves toward helping hard-working families to find their place in the American dream.”

Although homeownership rates are currently stalled at 64.2 percent, experts say the lack of dramatic increase is a reflection of a market that is withstanding challenges such as low inventory and rising interest rates. While the number has not moved much since the first quarter of 2017, there have been gradual increases since 2016, following a significant drop after the housing crisis.

While the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) celebrates its commitment to homeownership year-round through resources provided on its Homeownership Matters and HouseLogic sites, NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall recognized June as a pivotal time to reaffirm the association’s mission to promote homeownership.

“National Homeownership Month is a time to celebrate and promote the modern American Dream of owning a home,” said Mendenhall in a statement. “Homeownership changes lives and enhances futures, and many Americans see it as one of their greatest hopes. These individuals are counting on the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS® to champion and protect homeownership and help make it more affordable, attainable and sustainable. REALTORS® pledge to continue to lead efforts to ensure that the dream of homeownership is not only possible, but very real, for any and all who want to achieve it, so they can have a place of their own to make memories, start growing their financial futures, and build strong communities.”

In addition, Freddie Mac’s website for National Homeownership Month provides valuable resources for homeowners, such as educational articles, homeownership program statistics and opportunities consumers can take advantage of in order to make their homeownership dream a reality.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), primary residences are ahead of all other financial assets, business interests and retirement accounts, accounting for nearly one-quarter of all assets held by households in 2016, as reported in the latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances.

“Homeownership is a primary source of net worth for many Americans, and is an important step in accumulating personal financial assets over the long term,” said Randy Noel, chairman of the NAHB, in an interview on NAHBNow.

In recognition of National Homeownership Month, NAHB is making a toolkit available for its members; the toolkit includes a video on the value of homeownership, sample social media posts, radio scripts and other talking points, relevant articles, and even print ads showcasing the benefits of homeownership.

Citing the passing of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act and this past year’s tax reform bill as recent progress, President Donald Trump released a statement pledging the administration’s commitment toward increasing homeownership incentives across the country:

“During National Homeownership Month, we affirm the joy and benefits of homeownership. For millions of Americans, owning a home is an important step toward financial security and achieving the American Dream. My Administration is committed to fostering an economic environment in which every family has the opportunity to enjoy the sense of pride and stability that can come with owning a home.”

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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At Home in Retirement: Boomers Facing a Hard Truth

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Baby boomers are on the cusp of retirement, but the ability to afford their desired lifestyle is at odds with their preferences, according to a recent report by The NHP Foundation (NHPF), an affordable housing nonprofit.

Of the boomers surveyed for the report, 85 percent want to be in the home they have now in retirement, but, of those, 76 percent have no budget for retirement, or anticipate half of their income will be Social Security—not enough to sustain, according to The NHPF. Despite the disconnect, 83 percent are confident their current home will be their home in retirement; just 17 percent believe they will have to move.

There are boomers who are concerned about housing, however; in fact, housing is one of their three top worries: being unable to afford healthcare (cited by 36 percent), being dependent on their kids (28 percent), and having to live in a home outside their standards (22 percent). For boomers, affordability is the No. 1 factor in their housing in retirement.

One-thousand Americans aged 50 and older (non-retirees) participated in the report.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$449,600 :: 1335 MICHELE CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-3731

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,426 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 06/01/18, Last Updated: 06/02/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21455965
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: THORNRIDGE SUB
Status: Active

Original builder spec home located in desirable Thornridge Subdivision on a private cul-de-sac. Lovingly maintained by the original owner. Etched glass entry doors lead to hardwood floors and a flowing spiral staircase. Formal Living Room and Dining Room and a library with French doors. Gourmet Kitchen is open to eating area, Great Room and Florida Room. Great Room has a natural brick 2 story fireplace, vaulted ceiling, wet bar and large windows. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms including a spacious Master Suite with a large walk in closet and a Master Bath with a tub and a stall shower. First Floor Laundry. Full finished basement with a wet bar and a private Karoke stage. Very large 600 square foot deck was resurfaced in 2017. New AC in 2008. New furnace in 2012. New roof in 2007. Chimney rebuilt in 2018. Award winning Rochester Community Schools ( Van Hoosen MS and Adams HS) can be reached through a private adjacent pathway. Perfect home for entertaining guests or just relaxing with family!

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$839,900 :: 219 KNORRWOOD DR, Rochester MI, 48306-1760

4 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 4,365 sq ft
Lot Size: 45,302 sq ft
Added: 06/01/18, Last Updated: 06/01/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21455441
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: KNORRWOOD PINES WEST SUB
Status: Active

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED CUSTOM HOME ON PREMIUM LOT BACKING TO WOODS. SPACIOUS FLOOR PLAN INCLUDES A 2 STORY FOYER WITH CIRCULAR STAIRCASE, ELEGANT FORMAL DINING ROOM W/BUTLERS PANTRY, STUDY WITH FRENCH DOORS AND A GORGEOUS 2 STORY GREAT ROOM. THE DEN IS TUCKED AWAY OFF THE GREAT ROOM…A PERFECT PLACE TO READ A BOOK OR ENJOY NATURE OUT THE BACK WINDOW. THE GOURMET KITCHEN FEATURES A FIREPLACE, 4′ X 6′ ISLAND WITH WONDERFUL STORAGE, WALK-IN PANTRY, BAY WINDOW AND A FRENCH DOOR TO A LARGE DECK. THE FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM FEATURES A LARGE WALK IN CLOSET AND A SPA-LIKE BATH. THE SECOND FLOOR IS ACCESSIBLE FROM THE FOYER OR A BACK STAIRCASE OFF THE KITCHEN. THERE ARE 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS AND A 15′ X 24′ FULLY FINISHED BONUS ROOM, PERFECT FOR A PLAY OR STUDY AREA. THE FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT HAS A FULL BATH, FIREPLACE, PLENTY OF STORAGE AND WALKS OUT TO A LOVELY STONE PATIO. 3 CAR GARAGE 1.04 ACRES

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$429,999 :: 3600 SALEM Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,855 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/31/18, Last Updated: 05/31/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218047619
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: HAWTHORN HILLS NO 4
Status: Active

Fabulous move-in ready Hawthorn Hills colonial sits deep in the sub, backing to wooded commons. Shows like a model, with touches Chip and Jo would be proud of! Cooking is a pleasure in this kitchen w/gorgeous updated cabinets, honed quartz counters, butcher block island, subway tile, pot filler, double ovens, and custom made hood. Cabinets have been updated w/custom touches like built-in shelves and new hardware. New lighting & ceiling fans t/o home. New hardwoods t/o most of 1st floor, w/new carpet in Family Room and office (currently a sweet playroom!). Master Ste is a private oasis. Tiled MBA has new marble counter, fixtures and hardware and refreshed vanity. Main bath has also been refreshed. Deck has been recently stained and stairway added to access beautiful backyard. Finished lower level walkout opens to patio for even more entertaining options. Newer roof, mechanicals, gutters, driveway, SMART home system for lights, fans and HVAC. 1st flr laundry, 3 car gar. Call agent today!

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$960,000 :: 1476 HIGHPOINT CRT, Rochester MI, 48306-1626

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5 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 5,191 sq ft
Lot Size: 24,829 sq ft
Added: 11/30/17, Last Updated: 05/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21393834
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: GOODISON HILLS SUB NO 2
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/9/2018 by 0%
Status: Sold

Fantastic opportunity to own this amazing 5191 sq ft 5 bedrm home w/ 4.2 baths, finished daylight basemt & 5 car garage on a private .57 acre lot! Baldwin/Van Hoosen /Adams HS ranked #1 in the State! Pristine is the only way to describe this one of a kind house. Lafata Kitchen, all high end appliances you would expect in a million $ plus home, exotic granite island w/ seating for 6, all bedrms are up plus kids playrm, master retreat with 2 massive closets & spa bath. Finished basemt has full kitchen, bar, dad?s workshop & plenty of room for the kiddies to play. Outdoor oasis w/ length of the home brick paver patio, built in grill w/ work area, garage 3 opens from the back (slide up garage door) for covered entertaining and a ~ bath too! Circular drive, new roof in 14, house has been repainted, new light fixtures, new carpet, tons of amenities. Looking for an exceptional private home to raise your family? You just found it!

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