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Only 9 Beautiful Homesites Remaining in Clarkston, Michigan

Posted in Around Your Home, Homeownership, Lifestyle, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes, Worth Repeating with tags , , , , on July 14, 2015 by Kevin Fox

DW Lot 395Another beautiful homesite has been sold – there are only 9 sites remaining in The Manors of Deerwood. There are walkout and daylight lots available, ranging from 0.6 acre to 2.1 acres.

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Clarkston, and is close to shopping and entertainment.

For more information on the homesites for sale, call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 or visit our website.

Another Beautiful Homesite Sold – Only 10 Remaining for Sale in Clarkston, Michigan

Posted in Construction, Homeownership, Lifestyle, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes, Worth Repeating with tags , , , , on June 16, 2015 by Kevin Fox

Now, you can purchase a homesite in one of Clarkston’s most desirable neighborhoods – – – The Manors of Deerwood. There are walkout and daylight lots available, ranging from 0.6 acre to 2.1 acres.

Manors of Deerwood Lot (New Home) | Clarkston, Michigan | Robert R. Jones HomesThe Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Clarkston, and is close to shopping and entertainment.

For more information on the homesites for sale, call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 or visit our website.

Only 11 Beautiful Homesites Available for Sale in Clarkston, Michigan

Posted in Homeownership, Lifestyle, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes, Worth Repeating with tags , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Kevin Fox

Deer on Manors of Deerwood Lot | Clarkston, MichiganThe Manors of Deerwood has always been one of Clarkston’s most desirable neighborhoods, with beautiful custom homes, rolling terrain and heavily treed homesites. Now, you can purchase a homesite and have your own builder construct your home.

  • Both walkout and daylight lots available
  • Large homesites from 0.6 acre to 2.1 acres
  • Clarkston Schools
  • Minutes from I-75 and the Village of Clarkston
  • Close to shopping and entertainment

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Clarkston. The property was formerly farmland, but it is now nicely wooded. It is bordered of the East by Independence Oaks County Park and on the West by privately owned parcels. To the North are 30 acres of privately owned land, yet to be developed, and to the South are earlier phases of the Manors of Deerwood.

For more information on the homesites for sale, call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 or visit our website.

Homeownership: A New Year’s Resolution That Lasts

Posted in Homeownership, I Wish I'd Thought About That, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Pat Hansen

Why not make this year’s resolution one that will last long into the future — long after you’ve stopped bothering to set the alarm an hour early to go for a run. Deciding to become a home owner is possibly the best resolution you can make.

According to a 2012 nationwide poll, 96 percent of home owners are happy with their decision to own, and 74 percent say that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make.

Lot 389DW (Manors of Deerwood | Clarkston, Michigan)
Here are some tips
to help you make good decisions for your homeownership resolution:

  • First, figure out how much you can afford. This depends on factors including your credit rating, your current expenses, cost of a down payment and interest rates. Don’t forget that you will need a down payment up front and money to make monthly mortgage payments.
  • Check your credit report carefully. Inaccurate information on your credit report could result in lenders offering you loans with higher-than-market interest rates or denying your application altogether.
  • Then find a lender you trust and work well with. Ask your friends, family and neighbors who own their homes for recommendations. Work with a qualified lender on getting together a budget and collecting helpful advice before buying a home.
  • When shopping for a mortgage, consider all of your options. There are many choices in terms of a loan and not everyone is right for every buyer. Don’t forget to research Federal Housing Administration (www.fha.com) programs that offer loans with lower down payments. They are often a good option for first-time buyers.
  • Keep in mind that there are tax advantages to being a home owner that can help offset costs. Depending on your specific situation, often the closing costs and some other first year costs of purchasing a home are deductible. And the mortgage interest deduction (MID) enables many home owners to reduce their taxable income by the amount of interest paid on their mortgage loan each year. More than 70 percent of home owners with a mortgage are able to claim the MID in a given year.
  • The U.S. Housing and Urban Development website (portal.hud.gov) has loads of information for home buyers, including tools to help you figure out how much you can afford, how to shop for a loan, information on how to avoid predatory lending and an explanation of the settlement process.
  • Finally, learn about the neighborhoods where you are interested in buying. Visit areas you are interested in at different hours, talk to people who live there, and find a real estate agent that you trust and knows the neighborhoods you like.

With careful and thorough planning, you will be moving into your new home before you know it. If you have questions about the home buying process, visit nahb.org/timetobuy.

This article is courtesy of the National Association of Home Builders.

Fourteen Beautiful Homesites For Sale in Clarkston, Michigan

Posted in Homeownership, Lifestyle, Manors of Deerwood, New Homes with tags , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Pat Hansen

The Deer on Manors of Deerwood Lot | Clarkston, MichiganManors of Deerwood has always been one of Clarkston’s most desirable neighborhoods, with beautiful custom homes, rolling terrain and heavily treed homesites. Now, you can purchase a homesite and have your own builder construct your home.

  • Both walkout and daylight lots available
  • Large homesites from 0.6 acre to 2.1 acres
  • Clarkston Schools
  • Minutes from I-75 and the Village of Clarkston
  • Close to shopping and entertainment

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the Village of Clarkston. The property was formerly farmland, but it is now nicely wooded. It is bordered of the East by Independence Oaks County Park and on the West by privately owned parcels. To the North are 30 acres of privately owned land, yet to be developed, and to the South are earlier phases of the Manors of Deerwood.

For more information on the homesites for sale, call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 or visit our website.

It’s Almost Spring . . . Time To Think About Building

Posted in Construction, Manors of Deerwood with tags , , , on March 14, 2013 by Pat Hansen

With inventories of existing homes dwindling, many buyers are considering building a home, to the delight of many home builders. Recently, we at Robert R. Jones Homes, have received several calls from prospective buyers who have discovered our prestigious community in The Manors of Deerwood in Clarkston. They say they are attracted to the large, treed homesites – each over a half acre in size and several larger than one acre.

Manors of Deerwood Lot (New Home) | Clarkston, Michigan | Robert R. Jones HomesThe property was formerly farmland, but is now nicely wooded. We are bordered on the east by Independence Oaks County Park and on the west by privately owned parcels, large enough to keep horses. To the north are 30 acres of privately owned land, yet to be developed, and to the south are earlier phases of The Manors of Deerwood community.

The terrain is rolling and will accommodate both walk-out and daylight basement sites. When visitors wind their way back to our property, they are pleased by what they see. Every site has a variety of trees, and during the spring, summer and fall, a variety of wild flowers color the landscape. The atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful.

Galleria Home Plan | Clarkston, MichiganThere are 15 remaining homesites to choose from. Our homes start in the high $400,000’s. There are numerous home plans to choose from, as well as the in-house capability to design a custom plan to suit individual needs. We are available for a personal consultation to help you plan your new home. You may call us at 248-895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

The Manors of Deerwood is located approximately 2 miles north of the charming Village of Clarkston, just minutes from I-75 and M-15.

We Will Build On Your Lot

Posted in Housing News, Manors of Deerwood, Renovation with tags , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Pat Hansen

In addition to building in our Manors of Deerwood community in Clarkston, MI, we will also build on customer-owned sites.  We often receive inquiries from people who own or are looking to own acreage or lake properties. While we currently do not have lake property, we can assist you in your search for a suitable lake lot.  There are lake lots available in Oakland County in areas where large, luxury homes have been built. There are also existing homes on lake properties suitable for tear-down.  It is not unusual to see new homes, both large and small, built on lake properties that at one time housed small cottages.  Orchard Lake, Commerce Twp., Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and West Bloomfield Twp. are all examples of this trend.

In addition to lake properties, there are also communities throughout Oakland County where older homes, built in the 50’s and 60’s, have been torn down and large, new homes have been built. Many of the tear-downs have been ranch-style homes. Many of the homes that have not been torn down have been remodeled with attractive, functional additions. These homes blend in well with the newly constructed homes giving the neighborhood an appealing presence.

If you are interested in building a new home or remodeling your present home, Robert R. Jones Homes can make your experience a pleasurable one. We have been building luxury homes for 33 years in our new home communities and also on customer-owned lots in Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland Counties.

We have the in-house capability to design, engineer, coordinate and supervise the construction of your new home. We will provide you with guidance during the selection process for the exterior and interior finishes. Our customers are delighted with the color renderings we provide them at the beginning of the planning process. The color rendering, suitable for framing, enables you to envision the final outcome. From start to finish, our goal is to make the entire building process an enjoyable venture.

What our customers have to say…

“With Robert R. Jones Homes, everything was upfront…there were no surprises. The crew was friendly, the subcontractors were terrific and our sales associate was outstanding.” Carole & Gary Dimitry

“In the past 25 years, we have built three new homes.  Thus, we knew the challenges that were ahead of us. However, working with the Jones Team, each phase went smooth, and was rewarding.” Elaine & Fred Burger

If you have been considering building a home on your lot or ours, feel free to give us a call for a free consultation. You may reach Pat Hansen at (248) 895-1115.

Is New Construction on the Rebound?

Posted in Housing News, Local News, Manors of Deerwood with tags , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Pat Hansen

Robert R. Jones Homes is pleased to report that we have had two sales at the end of 2011.

In November 2011, we sold our Dover Model in the Manors of Deerwood, Phase VIII, Clarkston, MI.

At the end of December, 2011, we sold a design-build for clients who formerly built one of our homes. They purchased their own offsite lot and are anxiously awaiting the start of construction on their second Robert R. Jones home.

This is a great time to take advantage of current market values and buy a home in a prime Oakland County location as a “tear-down”. Many of the luxury homes under construction today, are on sites where existing homes have been demolished.

If you are considering purchasing your own lot in a location other than our current community, we are available to meet with you at your lot, to advise you what you need to consider before purchasing the lot. You may call us at (248) 895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

If you are considering building a new home, you will find the Manors of Deerwood, Phase VIII, the ideal location. Many of the residents tell us they chose the “Manors” for its picturesque terrain and quietude, as well as the convenience to I-75 and the Village of Clarkston.

There are 15 remaining home sites to choose from with both daylight and walkout sites available. Our homes start in the high $400,000’s.  We have numerous home plans to choose from, as well as the in-house capability to design a custom plan to suit your needs.

We are available for a personal consultation to help you plan your new home. You may call us at (248) 895-1115 to schedule a consultation.

All of us here at Robert R. Jones Homes want to wish our readers a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Manors of Deerwood Summer Lot Event

Posted in Housing News, Manors of Deerwood with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by Pat Hansen

Summer is a great time to build a new home.  With that in mind, Robert R. Jones Homes has cut lot pricing to make building a new home more affordable.  Stop by our model for details on the reduced pricing for our beautiful, wooded lots in The Manors of Deerwood, Clarkston. There are both walkout and daylight lots available, in what is perceived to be one of the choicest communities in Clarkston.

There are now eight lots with no additional premiums; two of these lots back to Independence Oaks County Park, enabling you complete privacy in the rear yard.  These 1 acre lots formerly had a premium of $36,000. Both lots also feature walkout basements (included) which gives you the potential for additional living space.

Our buyers are attracted to the quiet, country atmosphere, the large lots, ranging from 0.61 to 2.1 acres, the convenience to I-75 and the proximity to the charming Village of Clarkston. They have enjoyed the small town activities replete with a 4th of July parade, a weekend farm market in summer and fall, Art in the Park at Depot Park, A Taste of Clarkston festival in September and a Christmas Tree Lighting event in December.

Visit the Manors of Deerwood for a personal tour of our model and experience the quiet tranquility of our community. Our furnished model is open daily from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (closed Thursdays). We look forward to meeting you.

Our model is located at: 6363 Deer Cross Dr, Clarkston, MI 48348

Map to the Manors of Deerwood

Call Pat Hansen at 248-895-1115 to schedule an appointment outside of our regular sales office hours.

Clarkston Schools . . . A motivator for moving to Clarkston

Posted in Manors of Deerwood with tags , , on August 25, 2010 by Pat Hansen

When we ask families who built or bought in our community, The Manors of Deerwood, why they chose Clarkston, Michigan and The Manors, they typically respond as follows:

  • An excellent school system
  • More home for their money
  • Unique floor plans
  • A quiet country setting
  • A small town, friendly atmosphere
  • A location convenient to freeways

As everybody knows, real-estate is about Location, Location, Location.  That said, perhaps the most important aspect of location is the local school system. Many of the families that have relocated to this area from overseas assignments or out-of state locations have discovered that Clarkston, Michigan offers one of the best school systems in the area.

Clarkton’s reputation as an outstanding school district is well established. There are two national Blue Ribbon schools and six others that have earned Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon school status. There are seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9 and Clarkston High School, which serves 10th-12th grade students.

The high school facility includes state-of-the-art technology, a Performing Arts Center, Olympic-sized pool and top-notch athletic facilities.

Clarkston offers free Full Day Kindergarten and a Half-Day Kindergarten option. The district now offers an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at the high school level (READ MORE HERE). Information on the world-wide International Baccalaureate can be found HERE

The Science, Math and Technology Academy (CSMTech) is available to qualified 9th -12th grade students from Oakland and neighboring counties. There are 13 Advanced Placement Courses. Rigorous, highly comprehensive curricular offerings enable students to prepare for future success in their chosen fields.As you can see on the provided chart, the MEAP scores are among the best in Oakland County.

 

 

For more information about the Clarkston Community Schools click HERE

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