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NEW HOMES COMING TO MILFORD

March 08, 2024

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… MARCH 2024:

We are coming up on a year since pre-sales began at Kensington Ridge and in that time, between Kensington Ridge and the adjacent development Lakeview Estates, Pulte Homes (and subsidiary Del Webb) have sold over 200 homes!

While there is still plenty more to go with the Del Webb product, the Pulte Homes section – particularly, the single family homes – are past the halfway point!

In our March 2024 Newsletter, we take a look at the new home market in Milford and how these developments have really helped spur a building boom in an area that traditionally hasn’t been kind to builders…

Kensington Ridge progress 2023; new homes coming to Milford

Additionally, details on the clubhouse have been released, including an exterior rendering (see below).

The Lakehouse(clubhouse), will start construction late this summer and will span 16,800 sq ft.

Located in front of the 43-acre no-wake lake, it will offer year-round activities with a full-time lifestyle director, offering several options for social clubs and interest groups.

The amenities will include the following:

Indoor Heated Pool
Pickleball & Tennis Courts
Fitness Center
Dog Park
Fishing Dock

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… SEPTEMBER 2023 Part II:

Pulte Homes announced today that they have already sold over 100 homes at Kensington Ridge since pricing was released in April; this has exceeded most reasonable projections for early sales in the neighborhood and is an indicator that price increases will be greater than anticipated.

Thinking about buying? Waiting could cost you, let’s chat

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… SEPTEMBER 2023:

Uptown Village by Kensington Family Homes in Milford MI

Sure, we’ve spent a lot of time (and space) in this post talking about Pulte/Del Webb, but a 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 only comes with nearly two centuries of cultivation.

This section of the neighborhood will consist of just 12 townhomes, so act soon; connect with us (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Kensington boss Julie directly for the details.

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… JULY 2023:

Lakeview Estates, the single-family component of the development is now on the Pulte website, with info on the floorplans available. The mid-sized Mercer/Continental/Waverly line of homes, features square footage in the 2,300 to 3,000+ range. We will update pricing and timing, as soon as it’s available!

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… APRIL 2023:

The floorplans AND pricing have been released! You can view them in detail via the Pulte website, but there is a breakdown below. Pre-sales have begun, so if you are currently working with us – or would like to be working with us – let’s connect to discuss the next steps!

COTTAGES SERIES
From the $350s

Vista – 1502 sq ft min – 2319 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 3 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

Meadow – 1503 sq ft min – 2294 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

Mirage – 1595 sq ft min – 2456 sq ft max,  2 bedroom min – 3 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

 

RETREAT SERIES

From the $420s

Prosperity – 1646 sq ft min – 2388 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

Mystique – 1841 sq ft min – 2784 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

Palmary – 1892 sq ft min – 2790 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2 baths min – 3 baths max

Prestige – 2026 sq ft min – 2798 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2.5 baths min – 3.5 baths max

SCENIC SERIES

From the $530s

Stellar 2421sq ft min –  3503 sq ft max, 2 bedrooms min – 3 bedrooms max, 2.5 baths min – 3.5 baths max

Stardom – 2213sq ft min – 2959 sq ft max, 2 Bedrooms min – 4 bedrooms max, 2.5baths min –  3.5 baths max

Renown – 2754sq ft min – 3590 sq ft max, 3 Bedrooms min – 4 bedroom max, 3.5 Baths min 4.5 baths max

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… NOVEMBER 2022:

The grand opening is still projected for spring 2023; this is when the model will open and they’ll begin taking deposits. Plans for the produce still haven’t been finalized, but they are still planning to build standalone, low-maintenance, ranch-style homes with and without basements (basement types will be standard, daylight and walkout). Prices are projected to range from $400,000s-$700,000s.

Other details include:

  • The Home Owners Association: the HOA amount hasn’t been finalized but it will cover lawn maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, sod, sprinkler, and all of the amenities in the community.
  • Amenities: Kensington Ridge will offer a 15,000 sq ft clubhouse, a 43-acre lake (no wake) with a sandy beach and fishing access, an indoor pool, and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and bocce ball, plus much more! You can find more details on the Del Webb lifestyle here.

Finally, a site plan has been released:

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… AUGUST 2022:

Featured in a piece by DBusiness.com earlier this month, the project is expected to start in the spring, with 4+ phases to be built over 10 years.

The bulk of the project will feature Del Webb product, which caters to the 55+ “Active Adult” crowd and will consist of detached ranch condos on 35′ to 55′ lots; with some surrounding the lake, and the rest in close proximity. “Resort-style amenities” will include a beach area; a dock for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding; an indoor pool; a fitness center; pickleball courts; walking paths; a community garden; an event lawn; and gazebos and benches to enjoy the surrounding views.

Additionally, Pulte Homes is expected to build out several other sections of the development, offering roughly 95 single-family homes, and 120+ townhomes.

New Homes Coming to Milford UPDATE… JANUARY 2022:

We spoke with a VP at Pulte, who advised us that the neighborhood is still at least a year out from pre-sales. Due to the current volatility of material prices, labor costs, etc., they still can’t estimate a price range for the various product lines, but stay tuned…

WHAT’S THE SCOOP IN MILFORD?

(Original post, December 2020)

Where there’s underutilized land in metro Detroit, PulteGroup will find it. Like winter is coming, so are new homes in Milford.

The vacant parcel on the northeast corner of Milford Road & Pontiac Trail is currently zoned retail-ish. The “applicant” is requesting a change for “mixed-use” with 5 retail-ish buildings + 175 multi-family units in 18 buildings. See the concept plan for The Crossings here.

The vacant “Milford Sand & Gravel” parcel on the southwest corner of Milford Road & Maple Road is zoned for all kinds of silly things. The “applicant” is requesting a change to planned unit development (PUD) for 887 total units on the 335 acres. See the concept plan for Kensington Ridge here.

MORE ON MILFORD TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

The I-96 corridor, just west of the Twelve Oaks mall traffic exit is one of those areas just ripe for more development. Not too far west, with plenty of land and existing trees (#DevelopersHateOldTreesButPromiseToReplace).

It’s underdeveloped on purpose, probably, which is one of the reasons the Milford area can be so appealing for many new home buyers. New homes – close to civilization – with nature. The best of both worlds. Closer than Brighton, all the nature.

Also one of the reasons current residents who already removed their old trees will probably oppose the development because of things like removing old trees. And more traffic.

Ahh, public hearings…but we get it, sprawl can be tough to swallow for some.

The Milford area offers a good mix of easy freeway access, more natural open space, a cute little downtownKensington Metropark, and good Huron-Valley Schools. Which is why it’s on PulteGroup’s radar, one of only a handful of national home builders actually developing parcels in metro Detroit. To put it in perspective, our Las Vegas partner has over 25 national home builders competing for dirt, sand, whatever…

WHAT’S NEXT?

As we write this in December 2020, a number of planning commission meetings and public hearings are scheduled for early 2021. Our best guess is they’ll cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s and start moving dirt in late 2021.

Stay tuned for updates as we stay on top of this! We are especially excited about Kensington Ridge and Del Webb, satisfying the needs of empty-nesters looking for small new construction ranch homes – without the long commute.

Lou Bitove & Jeff Bortnick, owners of The New Home Experts®, have more than 40 years combined experience in real estate, much of that with builders like Pulte Homes & 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, for free, and save money in the process – ask us how!

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