Novi, MI Real Estate News

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Novi real estate seller tips -Paint Ceilings & Walls Walls - As a seller you don’t realize this but, buyers spend a lot of time looking at ceilings. They are looking for signs of a leaky roof, but what you don't want them to see are stains from grease or smoke and ceiling cracks. It is the same for walls. Nothing says freshness like new paint, and helps cover any odors.  By cleaning the wall’s and painting can help get rid of the smoke smell or the old person smell that is caused by the house being closed up too long.  So fix the cracks, the large dents with some spackle. Then paint a neutral color such as light brown - think of coffee with cream. Wallpaper – Yes all buyers hate wallpaper. They don’t want the work to take it down.  And they hate your taste in wallpaper – sure you may lo...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 4 Willowbrook Estates subdivision homes for sale (Novi, Michigan). On average these homes have been on the market for 58 days. These Willowbrook Estates subdivision homes range from 1100 square feet to 2100 square feet. The subdivision mostly consists of ranch and colonial style homes.  Willowbrook Estates subdivision is located between 9 and 10 mile roads and between Meadowbrook and Haggerty Roads. Willowbrook Estates subdivision is actually 3 subdivisions.  Willowbrook Estates has approximately 443 homes in it.  The homes were primarily built during the 1950's but there are homes built in the 1970's and 1980's. Photo Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $87,000 23661 E LE BOST NOVI 31...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Novi, Michigan is a great place to live! Currently there are 13 Novi foreclosures. On average these Novi foreclosures (Novi, Michigan) have been on the market for 143 days. Most of the Novi foreclosures are ranch and colonial style homes, Photo Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $69,900 317 DUANA ST NOVI 32RANCH1,500 VINYLNO GARAGE35X215/0 19574,934263WALLED LAKE $104,900 24351 N LE BOST NOVI 31.1RANCH1,211 BRICK, VINYL1 CAR82X159/0.4 19562,187867NOVI $119,000 24367 N LE BOST NOVI 42RANCH1,300 BRICK, VINYL2 CAR74X141/0 19552,205401NOVI $149,900 41826 QUINCE DR NOVI 31.1COLONIAL1,420 BRICK, VINYL2 CAR110 X 115/0 19602,427600NOVI $164,900 43440 COTTISFORD ST NOVI 32RANCH1,561 WOOD2 CAR367X230/0 19582,12...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 30 Island Lakes subdivision homes sold (Novi, Michigan). On average they were on the market for 95 days. These Island Lakes subdivision homes ranged from 3000 square feet to 5100 square feet. They were mostly colonial style homes.  Island Lakes subdivision has a 170 acre lake, community club house with fitness center, pool, tennis club, and nature trials. The Island Lakes subdivision is located between 10 Mile and Grand River and between Wixom and Napier Roads. Photo Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $2,850 25574 DOGWOOD LN NOVI 42.1COLONIAL3,024 BRICK3 CAR104X117X178X178/0 20027,5792,679NOVI $3,000 25490 DOGWOOD LN NOVI 43.1COLONIAL3,604 BRICK, WOODUNFINISHED3 CAR100X100X160X160/0 2...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 20 Chase Farms subdivision homes sold (Novi, Michigan). On average these homes were on the market for 84 days. These Chase Farms subdivision homes range from 2800 square feet to 4300 square feet. The homes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style.  Most of the homes have brick exteriors, 3 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 + bathrooms, basements (some walkout). Chase Farms subdivision homes are a part of 3 subdivisions with one homeowners association.  Chase Farms has approximately 332 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1991 -1999. Chase Farms subdivision is located between 8 and 9 mile roads and between Meadowbrook and Novi Roads. Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $3,00...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 5  Addington subdivision homes sold (Novi, Michigan). On average these homes were on the market for 96 days. These Addington subdivision homes range from 2600 square feet to 3500 square feet. Most of the homes in the Addington subdivision are colonial style homes. Addington subdivision is located between 9 and 10 mile roads and between Taft and Beck Roads. Addington subdivision has approximately 151 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1993 -1999.   Photo Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $234,900 24141 ELIZABETH LN NOVI 42.1COLONIAL2,814 BRICK3 CAR90 X 138/0 19954,773933NOVI $253,000 45675 ADDINGTON LN NOVI 42.1COLONIAL3,233 BRICK, WOODUNFINISHED2 CAR100 X 145/0 19...
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Novi MI MACPA's Short Sale Guru, Mike Sher to teach at The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountant's Construction Industry ConferenceIn Novi September 27, 2011 Mike Sher will be this years Short Sale Expert Speaker for the MACPA's Michigan Conference September 27th in Novi MI Mike will be speaking about the Strategies Short of Foreclosure: Real Estate, Short Sales and Beyond.  To learn more about Mike Sher check out his blog. You can contact Mike Sher at his Max Broock Office (248) 644-4700 or email him at ShortSale@mikeRealtor.com     I’m excited about acting as a resource for more homeowners who have questions about what they should do. As always, if you know homeowners who may need my help, have them contact me immediately! Together, we can put them back on the path to fi...
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(National Realty Centers)
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 17 Simmons Orchard subdivision homes sold (Novi, Michigan). On average these homes were on the market for 51 days. These Simmons Orchard subdivisions homes range from colonial homes at 1400 to 2200 square feet and ranch homes at 1200 to 1600 square feet. The homes are mostly Colonial, Cape Cod, and ranch style.  Most of the homes have brick/wood exteriors and brick/vinyl exteriors, mostly 2 car garages, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 + bathrooms, basements and some slab. Simmons Orchard subdivision is actually 4 subdivisions with one homeowners association.  Simmons Orchard has approximately 255 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1983 -1988. Simmons Orchard subdivision homes are located between 10 and 11 mile roads and between Taft and Beck Roads.  You can enter th...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the past year 19 Meadowbrook Glens subdivision homes (Novi, Michigan) have sold. On average these homes were on the market for 85 days. These Meadowbrook Glens subdivision homes range from ranch homes at 1100 square feet to 1300 square feet, colonial homes at 1600 square feet to 2700 square feet, and split level, tri-level and contemporary homes at 1500 square feet to 2300 square feet. Meadowbrook Glens subdivision homes is actually 4 subdivisions with one homeowners association.  Meadowbrook Glens subdivision homes has approximately 481 homes in it.  The homes were built during the years of 1969 -1979.Meadowbrook Glens subdivision homes are located between 10 and 11 mile roads and between Meadowbrook and Novi Roads.   Price AddressCity BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeL...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
In the last year 9 homes in Broadmoor Park subdivision (Novi, Michigan) have sold.  On the average they were on the market 165 days.  These Broadmoor Park homes ranged from 3400 square feet to 4100 square feet.  They were basically colonial style home.  Only one home that sold was a short sale. Broadmoor Park subdivision is located between 9 and 10 mile roads and between Taft and Beck Roads.   ADDRESS LIST PRICE SALE PRICE DOM SP PER SQFT SQUARE FOOTAGE YEAR BUILT SHORT SALE 24081 BROADMOOR PARK LN 378000 303100 282 73.9268 4100 2000 Y 24178 TRAFALGAR 397500 378900 316 101.8274 3721 1998 N 24040 TOTTENHAM CT 410000 400000 18 96.0845 4163 1998 N 23385 WHITEHALL DR 447500 419998 320 110.2067 3811 1999 N 47159 NORTHUMBERLAND 450000 435000 14 125.9409 3454 2001 N 23432 ARGYLE ST 460000 4500...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
When you buy a home in Southeastern Michigan it is good to know about the basic rules in the home owner association bylaws. (Novi real estate)  In the Southeastern Michigan home owner associations became stronger and became more important in establishing the appearance of subdivisions. Since the 1980's you can not fence your yard unless you have a pool.  Even if you have a dog or a small kids they usually do not allow fences.  Even then there usually are specific rules on what type of fence you can have for around the pool. Other items that are usually governed by rules are basketball nets, storing of boats and trailers, and sheds.  In most Novi subdivisions you can not put up a shed.  In most Novi subdivisions you can not store a boat or trailer on the driveway. So don't plan on storin...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
Novi, Mi Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off 2011 Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 9am until 2pm Novi, MI residents are included in The City of Farmington Hills yearly Household Hazardous Materials Drop event. This year, the event will take place in a new location. 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 at the OCC (Oakland County Community College) Orchard Ridge Campus northeast parking lot. You can enter the campus from Farmington Rd or Orchard Lake Rd, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile Rds. Residents of Farmington, Farmington Hills, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Novi, Walled Lake, Southfield and Wixom are eligible to take advantage of this great even. You must have a driver's license or other proof of residency. Common household items will be accepted including: Expired Medication Auto...
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By Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
(Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI)
Novi, MI Pothole Reporting and Repair Info Isn't it amazing that potholes appear year after year, without fail? The main reason that they keep coming back is water: precipitation that shows up as rain, ice and snow seeps into pavement cracks, then freezes, causing the pavement and underlying roadbed material to expand. Temperatures eventually rise above freezing, the water melts, creating a cavity or void in the road. Potholes are then created when a vehicle drives over the cavity, cracking the pavement and loosens the roadbed material. More precipitation, more freezing/thawing throughout the late winter and early spring, team up to make potholes significantly worse. The Department of Public Services (DPS) in the City of Novi is trying to keep up with the repairs of Novi roads. City cre...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
Novi Michigan Real Estate Home Buying Video   Thanks for stopping by my quick web-blog here in Novi Michigan.  If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a home in Novi Michigan feel free to take just a couple of minutes to watch the Novi video down below.  This is a great way to be able to put a face behind a name you may see on yard signs or the web/internet.  We are here to help you with any real estate questions you may have, feel free to call/text us at 734-578-6561 or email us at BOBANDTEENA@YAHOO.COM.  For more information on Novi real estate visit WWW.REALESTATEBUSYBEES.COM or WWW.BOBANDTEENA.COM anytime.        
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Here is a first time home buyer tip for one of my clients that is interested in buying Novi real estate.  Their question was:  "What should I be looking for"?  As a first time home buyer you can't get let colors, decorations, or current decor outweigh what the house is really like.  So look beyond that. As a Metro Detroit first time home buyer you need to be aware of potential major costs.  What will cost you big bucks to fix or update in the long run.  There are six major items you should be looking at when buying a home if you are somewhat interested in the home. They are: Roof - how old is the roof.  A roof can last from 15 to 25 years.  So ideally you would like to get a roof that is less that 10 years old.  Depending on the size of a house.  A roof can range from $4000 - $12,000. B...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you want to get upset about losing a house then don't listen to your real estate agent.  I have some good friends, their culture and heritage is about haggling about price.  Well we saw a nice Novi home that they really wanted. It was a bank foreclosure listed at $185,000.  The  home was over 2300 square feet.  Well there are very few Novi homes that size that don't sell for less than $100 a square foot.  So the house was worth about $230,000.  They couldn't wrap their head around the fact to bid more than the list price.  It was their culture, their way of life to offer lower than the list price.  Unfortunately they lost the house.  Even when highest and best offer they didn't even come close to what they should offer. So they lost a home they really wanted because they wouldn't lis...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Bellagio is one of two gated subdivisions in Novi MI (Ookland County).  Oakland County has quite a few gated subdivisions but they are mainly in central Oakland County. Bellagio subdivisionis located off Beck Rd between 8 and 9 Mile Rds and it is one of the few gated subdivisions in southwestern Oakland County.  There are not many Wayne County gated subdivisions.  So if you work on the west side of town and want to live in a gated subdivision Bellagio is one of your few choices. Bellagiohas about 55 luxury homes that range from 3700 - 7000 square foot.  The subdivision lot sizes range from three quarters of an acre to about nine tenths of an acre.  Bellagio is a beautiful subdivision. Here are some photos of some of the homes in the gated Bellagio Subdivision Novi MI.                   ...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
If you are planning to sell your Novi home then are you starting to plan what repairs need to be done.  I hate to say it but most people put off repairs.  Most husbands quietly put off that honey do list because it is never ending and they hate it.  Larger repairs or improvements are put off over the years because the money is needed else where. But now you want to sell and you have this overwhelming list of things to do.  So if you are toying with the idea of selling your Novi home in a few years now is the time to start whittling away all those projects.      Have a dark colored bedroom that your kids painted that you think the color is hideous?  Prospective Novi home buyers will probably think the same thing.  So paint it.                                                              ...
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By Bob Jakowinicz, Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures
(National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz)
  Autumn Park Novi Michigan Real Estate and Homes for SaleWelcome to Autumn Park Novi Michigan real estate and homes for sale web-page written by Novi Realtor Bob Jakowinicz.  From the moment you enter Autumn Park you will feel like you have really arrived somewhere special.  This executive style neighborhood is absolutely gorgeous complete with newer high square footage homes all around.  I have had many past clients comment on the pride of ownership the local residents take in their homes and community.  The school district is Northville Public Schoolsfor this approximately 145 homes subdivision.  Most homes in Autumn Park were built from the late 1990's to the early 2000's.  If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Autumn Park Novi Michigan you have come to the right place.  ...
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