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What Can You Afford In Fenton, Michigan?

Is Fenton Michigan ACTUALLY Affordable? - Discover Your Dream Home in Fenton, Michigan: 5 Homes, 5 Price Ranges | Fenton Real Estate Looking for your perfect home in Fenton, Michigan? Look no further! Join me on a captivating journey through Fenton's real estate market as I showcase 5 stunning homes at 5 different price ranges. Whether you're a first-time buyer or seeking a luxurious dream home, I've handpicked a diverse selection of properties to suit every budget and taste.

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So you’re thinking about possibly making the move to Fenton, Michigan, and you want to get an idea of how far you can stretch your dollar in this southeast Michigan city. Instead of going down the Zillow rabbit hole for hours and hours, I am going to show you 5 homes in 5 different price ranges from $175,000 to over $1million. Stick around, I bet you’ll be surprised what your budget can get you in Fenton, Michigan.

What’s going on everyone, Andrew McManamon here, a Michigan Realtor helping people like you buy, sell and invest in the wonderful mitten state, so if there’s ever anything you need, find my contact information in the description below.

Before I dive into these 5 very different home options in 5 different price points, I want to break down some quick real estate numbers for the area to give you some more perspective into the wonderful city of Fenton. Taking a look at this chart provided by the MLS, it shows Fenton Twp in red, the city of Fenton in blue and the entire MLS in green, and this is the 3 year progression of the median sale price. The city of Fenton is around $130,000 cheaper than Fenton twp., and intertwines pretty closely with the whole entire MLS, which shows that this city falls relatively in line with the average sale prices in the state. Fenton Twp, as you can see from the map, covers a lot larger of an area, including Linden (which I’ll have to make a video about in the future) along with the several lakes in the area, where as the city of Fenton is just the lighter gray corner on the bottom right.

I could talk about the amazing things this city offers for hours on end, but I will instead link a video I created a little while back touching on several things to consider before moving to Fenton, Michigan which I will link in the description.


Starting this home search adventure with the cheapest home on the list at #1, located in the Cliff View Village community a block or so west of Adelaide street which is a direct vein into downtown Fenton, this $175,000 townhouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 being a half, with over 1,000 square feet of living area upstairs and 400 finished square feet downstairs, that also has a one car detached garage out back and was built in 1975. Taking a look at the images, the first one gives us a great look at the front door (haha), which opens up into a moderately open floor plan, with the large L-shaped couch and 4-seater table off in the corner, which leads right into the kitchen which is a little closed off, but very common for condo communities in this price range. It’s nice that it has that little built-in pantry because most places don’t have any room for food and you’d most likely invest in a tiered shelf that looks ugly and takes up your living space. Moving along to the 1st bedroom which is a pretty good size, this looks like a queen bed with room around all sides, there’s also that little nook or slot where you can slide your desk in as they did, which is a nice touch. When people think of 2 bedroom condos, they assume there’s no room for an office space, but they did it the right way during construction. The next bedroom however is a little tighter, then you have the blue bathroom and the pink one. Stepping out back, you have a very private back deck with a fenced in yard that is a relatively good size and low maintenance.

This townhouse is a great option for anyone looking for a cheap, low maintenance housing option close to downtown Fenton. In most downtown areas, the communities tend to be a little more expensive, so this is definitely a pro to living in a town like Fenton.

This community has a $175 a month HOA fee, and does allow dogs and cats, as I know several do not.


Moving on over to home #2 on the list, we are getting into a little more of what a typical home in Fenton looks like (near downtown anyway) and I'll tell you why in a second. This home is located in the Doans subdivision north of main street and east of Leroy street, so it is incredibly close to downtown Fenton and within walking distance to Tomek-eastern elementary school. This home is priced at $220,900 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 956 square feet of living space with a 2 car detached garage, built in 1950 and situated on 0.16 acres. This is my opinion of course, but it’s something I have found to be fairly common in the Fenton area, especially since one of my brothers lives in Fenton and his living situation is pretty much the same. Taking a look at the images you can see we have this smaller home, less than 1,000 square feet, with a big ole garage. I don’t know if people in Fenton just prioritize their garages, or just love their toys, but my brother's garage is probably 1.5x bigger than his house, and it is just flat out goofy, but it works for him, and that’s all that matters.

This home is newly renovated, the siding on the outside looks to be in great condition on the home and the garage, neutral paint tones, and a pretty open floor plan despite the size of the home. It’s nice to see the kitchen and living area to be seamless into one another, so it actually feels like you have some space to breathe. My brother has a wall between the two that his kitchen cabinets and stove heavily depend on so it’s not getting removed, and it seems much smaller than this home despite the similarity in square footage. Being as this home has 3 bedrooms in less than 1,000 square feet, you can bet the room sizes are on the smaller size, so for the future, if you come across this situation, make sure your queen size bed can fit before you buy the home.


Stepping on over to home #3 on the list, located in the Torrey Grove community just west of Lake Fenton off of Torrey road, this home is located in Fenton twp, so it’s a little farther away from downtown than the previously mentioned homes. This home is priced at $349,900 and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one being a half) with 2,722 combined finished square feet, a 2 car attached garage, built in 1998 and situated on 0.51 acres. This home was freshly remodeled spectacularly, and you can bet these photos don’t do the home justice. Clean white cabinets, sliding barn door, large living room space with shiny wood floors throughout. Moving to the first bedroom, it’s got an awesome accent wall, and what seems to be a custom bed frame which is absolute perfection (could just be my opinion). That would need to come with the house for sure. A bathroom with another accent wall, a large walk in closet, and an attic access that won’t have a home inspector complaining they can’t fit into. The next room is staged a little goofy, but it seems to be relatively big regardless, then we have another bathroom with an accent wall and some accent floors. This is actually becoming a pretty common use tile, what do you think about it? Comment your thoughts below. Stepping downstairs we have the brick accent wall, which leads to a bedroom/workout area/hang out space. Stepping outside it has a larger yard compared to the other homes I mentioned (that’s the plus of being in the “outskirts” of downtown Fenton). A large back deck with a walkout basement.


Now onto home #4, and before I show you this awesome home, my birthday is 6 or so months away and this would be a thoughtful gift, you have a little time to think about it. This home is located on the other side of Lake Fenton from the last one I spoke about, east of Fenton road with 100 feet of lake frontage on McCully lake. It’s pretty much a pond and not the most ideal lake situation for watersports, but taking a look at the handy resource fishbrain (pretty much a facebook for fishing folks) there’s a few logged catches from these folks so you know there’s some opportunity out there. Anyway, to get back on track, this $450,000 home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, with 2,038 square feet, was built in 1985 and is situated on almost half an acre.

Taking a look at the images, this wood, black and dark stone vibe going on steals my heart. Stepping into the home, there’s all the neutral and trendy tones, probably wouldn’t hurt to throw a couple abstract paintings up, the vinyl rustic gray flooring throughout. A great view from the kitchen window and door wall, new carpet, new paint, updated bathrooms, sizeable living areas, a little bar potential in the basement area, a sizeable office, walk-in closet area, another updated bathroom, good sized bedroom, another custom looking bed frame, you probably didn’t think I'd catch it did you? A laundry area that’s a little tight, but it’s better than just putting them in the kitchen area, as most people tend to do when there’s nowhere else to put them. A great back deck with a view, and a hot tub nestled away underneath.

HOME #5 - $1,099,900 FENTON MICHIGAN

Last but not least, we have home #5, located west of downtown Fenton on the other side of US-23 on silver lake with 52 feet of lake frontage, this $1,099,900 home was tore down and rebuilt in 2008, it has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (2 of them being halves), with a combined 4,179 square feet, accompanied by a 3 car attached garage on .11 acres. Taking a look at the images, it’s a gorgeous blue color with a nicely done back deck. The yard is very small, but since I have lived on a lake, the less yard the better. You’ll think you’ll want a lot for the get togethers, but that happens very infrequently compared to the amount of maintenance you have to do to the yard and of course the beach. Stepping inside, we have some unique placement for the windows to let in all that natural light, the bright paint and furniture makes you feel like you don’t need to have a light on ever in this house. The floor plan is seamless and the view of the water is priceless. Office space with a built in, this would be the 5th bedroom. Little powder room with sink and toilet, sizable first floor primary bedroom, big primary bathroom with massive vanity and jacuzzi with standing shower off to the side. This laundry space is a dream. You always come across the top loading washers that can’t have counter space over it so this is a cool set up. A little lofted area where you can really see that view of the lake. You’ll catch me there with a book and my feet up 24/7. Another good sized bedroom, bathroom across the hall, couple more good sized bedrooms and a bathroom, and this unique second floor storage space. Jumping down to the lower level we have 3 tv’s and a little golfing green, a massive kitchen area, additional space for a game table, and a full bathroom. Now we step out on the back deck and realize why this home is a million dollars. Another hot tub tucked away down under. I’ve made up my mind, my birthday is coming and I want this one instead.

I hope this list of 5 homes in 5 different price ranges helped give you an idea of the affordability in Fenton, Michigan. After following along, what are your thoughts about Fenton and affordability? Drop your thoughts in the comments below. If you want me to do more videos like this in other cities throughout southeast Michigan, comment what cities I should do next in the comments below as well!



Andrew McManamon is a Michigan REALTOR® with Signature Sotheby’s International Realty and provides real estate services to Buyers, Sellers and Investors throughout SE Michigan including Livingston County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County & beyond. Andrew has become one of the rising stars of Michigan real estate agents. Prior to his real estate career Andrew was responsible for managing a senior living facility in Brighton, Michigan as a dining supervisor and an activities assistant. Andrew’s passion to help people is unlike any other, and he continues to strive to be best resource he can be. Andrew graduated from Cleary University in Howell, Michigan with a double major and currently resides in Brighton, Michigan.


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