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Lou Bitove
Co-Founder | Board of Directors | New Home Expert® Emeritus

Lou has been in this industry since 2002 and “says” he knows how this real estate stuff works. He’s sold new developments for Centex & Pulte Homes, and also worked in commercial leasing & management for CBL & Associates Properties. School includes a BBA from Western in marketing and MBA from Wayne State in management. He lives in Novi with his lovely wife, 2 boys, 2 dogs, and insane cat.

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Jeff Bortnick
Co-Founder | Owner/Broker | New Home Expert®

Jeff has been in the biz since 1999, but reads at a level of someone who’s been in the biz since 1998. He grew up in Toronto and currently lives in Huntington Woods with his wife and 2 lovely daughters, who tease him mercilessly about his silly Canadian accent. Jeff has worked for Toll Brothers, Centex Homes & HBA; he received his B.A. from Eastern.

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Lori Munk
Design Coordinator | REALTOR® | New Home Expert®

Lori has been putting up with Lou & Jeff since their days at Centex Homes together, and for that she has our unending sympathy. She lives with her husband, son, & daughter in Birmingham, in a gorgeous home that is stuck in a constant state of upgrading. Lori has worked for Centex Homes and Townsend Realty; she received her B.A. from Michigan State.

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Julie Longo
Builder | REALTOR® | New Home Expert®

Julie’s new home construction experience runs deep – after tours with Centex, Lombardo & Timothy Patrick Homes, she now owns Kensington Family Homes. Her history with Lou & Jeff run’s almost as deep, working with them at Centex, sharing office space with them at TPH, and acting as a constant source of answers to the building questions they always pretend to know. Julie lives in Novi with her husband and 3 sons. She received her B.S. from Eastern. www.kensingtonfamilyhomes.com

Reviews

Lou and Jeff were great to work with! They knew our situation was not of an urgent matter and worked with us for over 2 years from when we first got in contact with each other. Not only did they help us find our new home along with the sale of our old home, but they were a great resource to help guide us through the whole process. We used their knowledge to guide us in decision making and industry standards from start to finish. We felt extremely comforted knowing they were working with and for us, They made the whole process as smooth as it could be.

Nick Field

Lake Orion, Metro Detroit

Jeff with NHE is amazing! For us this was a HUGE step; to buy out first house and Jeff made it an awesome experience! He showed us tons of places... never any rush! When we finally picked our dream house he was there every step of the way! Explaining all the process and all the questions we had. He became more than a realtor to us! He is a good friend! We highly recommend NHE to anyone who is looking!!! - Marcela, Jose and Emma Clemente

Marcela C.

Berkley, Metro Detroit

Jeff and Lou were stellar to work with! I primarily dealt with Jeff, who was extremely knowledgeable of the areas that I was looking to purchase in. My circumstances left me dealing with a 30 day turnaround time, with little inventory on the market. Jeff really listened to what was on my wish list and was able to deliver! I truly appreciated his directness, honesty, work ethic (Poor guy sent me listings for 2 years, until I was basically forced to pull the trigger. That’s dedication!), and sarcasm...they’re both funny guys! I’d work with them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a solid realtor! Thanks again, fellas!

Christine W.

Royal Oak, Metro Detroit

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Videos

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New Home Experts® – Know Your Builder – Mark Adler Homes

Choosing your perfect home builder is a big decision. The New Home Experts® Know Your Builder video series features various metro Detroit home builders and the story behind the name.

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New Home Experts® | The Bluffs at Spring Hill Grand Opening

Jeffy visits the grand opening of the Bluffs, Pulte's new detached condo neighborhood in Brighton, and scopes out the landscape...

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New Home Experts® – What Happens When

New video! Jeff explores what happens when the brick you ordered isn’t exactly the brick you ordered...

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Blogs

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NEWSLETTER: NOVEMBER 2022

HOME OWNERSHIP STILL THE AMERICAN DREAM (AND OCCASIONAL REALITY). How we define the American Dream may vary from person to.

November 15, 2022
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ELEVATED RATES; A PERSPECTIVE

Rates have leveled off - even dropping back down a little bit - but this chart serves as a reminder.

November 12, 2022
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NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2022

STATISTICS IF YOU'RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING. It's been a couple of months since things slowed to something closer.

October 18, 2022
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