Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: APRIL 2023

April 17, 2023

SUNNY SARASOTA

BUT SOMETIMES ALSO OTHER WEATHERS.

Sunny, kinda. But also windy, cloudy, rainy… and still spectacular.

Sarasota has long been one of our favorite Florida destinations, so they didn’t have to ask us twice to come visit the crew at The New Home Experts® Sarasota.

But if you haven’t been down there in a while, we’re here to tell you that it’s not your parent’s/grandparent’s sleepy Sarasota; gone are the days of Siesta Key, St. Armands Circle, and spring training baseball being all that the city has to offer.

In addition to the development explosion along the coast, the expansion of the suburbs to the east has been significant as well.

Moving inland, Lakewood Ranch and Wellen Park are massive master-planned communities, offering walkable downtowns with dining, retail, and entertainment centers, along with every imaginable amenity.

These communities also feature dozens of builders, with an overwhelming number of styles, floorplans and options to consider – whether you’re looking for a seasonal home, or you’re giving up on Michigan weather all together and looking for something more permanent.

Whatever your needs, let this serve as a reminder that our team down there can help! Reach out to Lou or Jeff if you’d like us to set up an introduction, or connect with division founder Jim Mancuso directly and tell him we sent ya.


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

The 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 are excited to see this home take shape.

Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is located in a particular section of the township that might be the only one which 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!


 

43145 W. 13 MILE | NOVI

Don’t let the address fool you – this relaxed section of 13 Mile crawls to a 25 mph roll, as passersby take in the spectacular views of Walled Lake, located across the street; literal “lakefront” living.

Built by Kensington Family Homes, this Kendall floor plan features 4 bed/2.5 bath, a home office, and a 2-car side entry garage, along with all the high-end finishes you’ve come to expect from Kensington.

This home is also situated on the same block as the new Robertson Brothers neighborhood Lakeview, so your new home will be part of the amazing transformation of this otherwise existing neighborhood.

And of course, you get award-winning/awe-inspiring/otherworldy/all-the-things Novi Schools.

This home is nearing completion and for a limited time, SOD & IRRIGATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!

Connect with Lou and Jeff (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Julie or Kim directly for the details.


OUR NOT NEW (BUT NEW TO YOU) COLLECTION

425 COLLEGE | FERNDALE

If you are looking for the energy efficiency and modern practicality of a new home, but seek the charm of an established neighborhood, then search no further!

Built less than 5 years ago by Robertson Brothers Homes, this gorgeous open-concept floorplan features updates galore, while within walking distance to Downtown Ferndale.

Located next to Wilson Park (which will begin a massive overhaul this summer), spend your summer strolling downtown and exploring all Ferndale has to offer!

Connect with Jeff and Lou to learn more, or to schedule a showing.

CLICK FOR MLS DETAILS


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

BROADWAY PARK WEST | ANN ARBOR

We are geeking out pretty hardcore on this one; development of the LONG vacant parcel on the south bank of the Huron River, opposite the Argo Park Cascades (in the area of Broadway and Depot Street) now has a name and a developer attached to it. Hunter Pastuer will be partnering up with the Roxbury Group and Forbes Co., on Broadway Park West, featuring a mixed-use development on the site of the former DTE coal-gasification facility. In addition to the 7-acre public space re-development that broke ground in this past January, the residential, hospitality, and retail component will break ground in early 2024; upwards of 90 condos and townhomes are expected. For those unfamiliar, this prime parcel has been vacant for decades and offers incredible access to Downtown Ann Arbor, as well as some of the city’s most magnificent parks and waterways… [read more]

EDGEWOOD | WEST BLOOMFIELD

A proposal for a new Toll Brothers development has been approved by the Township Board of Trustees; Edgewood will feature 30 duplex condominiums, expected to be priced from the $400s. Located east of Haggerty, on the north side of Walnut Lake Road, the parcel is currently vacant and development could begin as early as this fall; access to the neighborhood will be on the opposite side of Walnut Lake from another Toll neighborhood currently under construction, Reserve at West Bloomfield[read more]


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.

Get in touch to find out how we can sell your homes AND save you money in the process.


AGENTS: BECOME AN EXPERT…

WE ARE THE HOME FOR NEW HOME SPECIALISTS!

Join us. We are growing our national network of New Home Experts® agents across the United States and beyond.

If you are a builders sales rep looking for something different, or an agent/broker with a masterful level of experience selling or building new construction homes in your local market, we want to talk.

Set your business apart from competitors by focusing on this lucrative real estate sector; one that most other agents are either afraid of, intimidated by, or both.

Interested? Let’s chat about the life of an “expert” and if it’s the right path for your career.


CONTACT US

Questions about your new home search? Call or email us today – we look forward to hearing from you! Not ready for that kind of commitment? Check out our new-home-specific-search and email us incognito. Use a name like Casey Deeya. We’ll never know it’s you…

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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