Metro Detroit

HOMEBOUND

March 05, 2022

We regularly joke that many (most?) builders operate as if they believe the internet is a fad; it’s the source for most of their business, but it receives the least amount of their attention. Homebound appears to be changing that.

Started in California in 2018 in response to the wildfires, Homebound was an online platform for helping people who lost their homes to wildfires rebuild by offering a streamlined source for lining up contractors, etc.

Now, they are pivoting to non-disaster areas, “with the goal of taking learnings from those rebuilds and applying the same “streamlined, tech-enabled building process” to make custom home building an option for local homeowners.”

Founded by Nikki Pechet (pictured) and Jack Abraham, the company is now operating in Austin and has its sights set on Dallas, Houston, and Denver.

As tech seemingly drives every other industry, we are watching with a high level of curiosity and interest, to see if/how this company drags the building process into the 21st century.

You can read more about the company and its plans, via techcrunch.com here.

Lou Bitove & Jeff Bortnick, owners of The New Home Experts®, have more than 35 years combined experience in real estate, much of that with builders like Pulte & Toll Brothers.  They also provide market research for area builders, developers and national firms.  If you’re considering a new home, remember: the builders rep represents the builder, not you.  Work with the only local agents in Metro Detroit to specialize in new homes, and save money in the process – ask us how!

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