2024 NEW HOME PREVIEW
Welcome to the 9th edition of our annual New Home Preview, where we showcase some of the highly anticipated new neighborhoods expected to begin construction across Metro Detroit in 2024.
As historically low inventory somehow continues to go historically lower, more and more consumers are turning to new construction as an option. However, with Southeast Michigan seeing some of the lowest permit totals in a decade, the competition for those coveted new lots is high.
What to do.
We say, work with us and get out ahead of the crowd! Whether it’s one of the new developments listed in our 2024 New Home Preview, or any other new construction neighborhood in Metro Detroit, we are here to help with your search and guide you through the process; from contract to closing and everything in between. Don’t assume you’ve seen everything out there – work with us and know for certain.
If you aren’t working with a Realtor yet, connect with us so we can help ensure you’re at the front of the line for pre-construction pricing, lot selection, and more when these communities open.
For additional new communities, check out our website!
Pictured above: Parc Vista in Northville, by Toll Brothers.
TOWNES AT MAIN STREET | NOVI
WHAT WE KNOW: Close to 200 townhomes by Pulte Homes will be built in the Main Street area of Novi; the closest thing Novi has to a downtown. Pre-sales are expected to begin in late spring/early summer and if the history of Pulte townhomes in Novi tells us anything, prepare to camp out for those initial lot releases.
WHAT WE THINK: New homes are great, and so is Novi; unfortunately when you add them together, things get pricey. Quickly. However, these townhomes (which should include a 3-bedroom option) will start in the mid-$400s, meaning the low $500s should afford you a well-appointed new townhome in one of Metro Detroit’s most acclaimed school districts.
BONUS: Once this neighborhood is finished, the strip from Novi Rd to Potomac Ave will FINALLY be… a little closer to completion. It’s unlikely anyone reading this will be alive when the day comes that it actually is complete, but hey with modern medicine who knows anything is possible.
MADISON | WESTLAND
WHAT WE KNOW: Located on the site of the former Madison Elementary school (near Cherry Hill and Wayne Road), expect 45 single-family homes by Lombardo Homes, spread across a roughly 12-acre parcel. This neighborhood is slated to open later this month and will feature Lombardo’s Artisan Series of homes; 3-4 bedroom colonials ranging in size from 1,900 to 2,800 sqft.
WHAT WE THINK: If you want a new home in Metro Detroit, that is both commute and budget-friendly, former school-sites are the way to go; we’ve seen this model have fabulous success in Farmington, Sterling Heights, Livonia, Ferndale, and elsewhere. Madison of Westland will be no different, so expect brisk sales; especially if prices start in the mid-$300s as is rumored.
BONUS: WESTLAND IS THE BESTLAND! Seriously though, if you work anywhere south of I-96 and want an alternative to Canton, we can promise you Westland’s section of Ford Road is Ikea-free.
SCRIPPS DISTRICT | DETROIT
WHAT WE KNOW: With prices anticipated in the $300s, Robertson Brothers Homes will be offering their extremely popular townhome product, covering a city block in the area of Trumbull and Selden in the Woodbridge neighborhood. Plans call for 64 units ranging in size from 1,100 to 1,600 sqft, along with extensive renovations to several existing buildings on the property.
WHAT WE THINK: Here’s the deal guys, when Ford purchased the Michigan Central Station property, prices in Corktown skyrocketed, causing people to start looking in North Corktown; Woodbridge is adjacent to North Corktown. Is the neighborhood there yet? No. Will it be soon? Sooner than most would’ve probably imagined 5 years ago. Once the MCS renovation is done, and employees start filling the massive campus, we expect prices to continue to climb and migration to continue northward.
BONUS: With so many new projects in Detroit’s hottest neighborhoods (Brush Park, Corktown, Midtown, etc) coming online recently as apartments, we are excited to see Robertson keeping the American Dream alive by offering these for sale instead of for rent.
DEERBROOK | MACOMB TWP
WHAT WE KNOW: Pulte Homes will be building 190 single-family homes on the north side of 23 Mile Road between Card and North Ave; prices are anticipated to start in the upper $400s. Expect 5 different Colonial-style floorplans, in the 2,800 to 3,400+ sqft range, situated on roughly 70′ lots.
WHAT WE THINK: As development in Macomb County continues to push towards the north and the east, finding anything under $500K south of 25 Mile has become challenging. While the base prices in Deerbrook won’t stay under $500K for long, those who buy early will be rewarded.
BONUS: With a location in the township that’s closer to I-94 than M-53, you’ll likely be able to avoid the dreaded Van Dyke-crawl for your commute. Unless you work on Van Dyke, in which case, you’re probably reading this while sitting in traffic on Van Dyke.
PARC VISTA | NORTHVILLE
WHAT WE KNOW: Adjacent (but not connected) to Pulte’s Ballantyne neighborhood on the north side of 8 Mile, Parc Vista by Toll Brothers will feature 44 single-family homes on half-acre lots. The estate-sized homes will range in size from 3,200 to over 4,400 sqft and prices are expected to start in the upper $800s or low $900s.
WHAT WE THINK: With 8 Mile now officially the new Beck Road when it comes to $1M+ developments on the west side, we anticipate this neighborhood will sell fast despite most (all?) of the homes being in the 7-digit range. Pulte has burned through Ballantyne faster than anyone expected (at similar prices) and we don’t think Parc Vista will be any different.
BONUS: Hang out at ITC Park down the street and experience the joy of watching out-of-towners traverse this section of 8 Mile expecting what they saw in the movie, only to discover… nope.
BROADWAY PARK | ANN ARBOR
WHAT WE KNOW: A long vacant parcel on the north side of Downtown Ann Arbor that was once a DTE coal-gasification facility has been remediated, beautified, and now a residential component by Hunter Pasteur Homes is set to get started. 90+ condos and townhomes along the Huron River are expected, ranging in size from 780 to more than 2,700 sqft. In addition to the residences and park space, there will also be commercial space, a hotel, and more. Prices haven’t been announced yet, but we anticipate somewhere between Ann Arbor-ish and super Ann Arbor-ish.
WHAT WE THINK: This is the development in our 2024 New Home Preview that we are the most excited about, and it’s not even close; with immediate access to the shops and restaurants in Kerrytown (Zingermans!), as well as spectacular views of the Huron River (including the Argo Cascades), we can not wait to see how this project finishes out.
BONUS: While much of the active development in Ann Arbor is to the south and west of the city (which can be a nightmare commute if you work closer to Detroit), this location puts you within a minute of M-14; meaning you can live your best life in A2, without giving up your job in the western ‘burbs. Which is key, because continued employment will go a long way in helping to afford one of these places.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
If the neighborhoods in our 2024 New Home Preview aren’t your thing, we will have a number of new homes being built in new and existing neighborhoods in 2024, with builders like Kensington Family Homes, Strathdale Development, and others, all over Southeast Michigan (scroll down to see a few of them of them); connect with us for the details!
For additional information on all the neighborhoods above, have your Realtor get in touch with the builder/builder rep directly.
Not working with a Realtor? Let’s chat.
Over 80% of resale buyers use a Realtor when purchasing an older home, building a new home shouldn’t be any different.
(OUR) CURRENT LISTINGS
OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION
LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES
Progress continues on this BRAND NEW/NEVER-BEEN-BUILT ranch floor plan by Strathdale Development. Featuring 3 bed/2.5 bath/2,450 sqft, a 3-car garage, and a ton of high-end finishes, we anticipate completion in February.
Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is in one of the few sections of the township that doesn’t require navigating 2-lane roads while winding around every lake in Oakland County, resulting in commute times that range from 30 min to the Donner Party. Yay! Connect with us for the details!
Pictured below: the view from lot #15.
24191 TRAFALGAR COURT | NOVI
Located near 10 Mile & Beck in the heart of Novi, and featuring award-winning/awe-inspiring/otherworldy/all-the-things Novi Schools, you can’t Novi any harder than this.
Built by Kensington Family Homes, this colonial features 5 bed/4 bath, over 3,400 sqft, and a 3-car side entry garage, along with all the luxury finishes you’ve come to expect from Kensington.
This home is nearing completion!
UPTOWN VILLAGE | MILFORD
Sure, there’s another notable development getting a lot of attention in the Milford area at the moment, but this quaint new development by Kensington Family Homes puts you a little closer to the heart of Milford.
Located on the north side of Downtown Milford in Uptown Village, these well-appointed 2-3 bed/2.5-3.5 bath townhomes are a short walk to one of Metro Detroit’s most coveted historical downtowns, with rows of shops and restaurants that are steeped in the authenticity that comes with nearly two centuries of cultivation.
OUR NOT NEW (BUT NEW TO YOU) COLLECTION
1260 DIAMOND COURT | ROYAL OAK
Located just a couple of blocks east of Main Street, and featuring 2 bed/2 bath and 1,435 sqft, the proximity to entertainment + dining is incredible, while still offering a neighborhood setting.
Built less than 5 years ago and barely lived-in, this home features a number of upgrades and high-end finishes.
BUILDERS: DON’T JUST LIST YOUR HOMES…
GET THEM IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT BUYERS!
Our website caters exclusively to new-home-specific buyers, so in addition to the usual audiences found on the MLS, Zillow, etc., we also bring you local buyers searching specifically for new homes, by creating original, organic content, and pairing it with a social media strategy that guides prospects directly to your listing; and we do it for less than what resale agents charge.
If you’re already working with a client and they have a house to sell, we can help with that as well – using our knowledge of the construction process, to help prevent any issues with timing, etc., when we list their home.
Get in touch to find out how we can sell your homes (and your client’s home), and save everyone money in the process.
Also… if you like what you’ve seen in our 2024 New Home Preview, connect with us to find out how your homes can be featured in future newsletters, or our New Home Preview next year!
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…AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WELL.
(at least, the ones who are like you)
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