Hey, it’s August, which means a bunch of you have finally started working on your landscaping – because pandemic or not, there are two camps: those who have their landscaping done by Memorial Day, and the rest of us who have it done by Labor Day. Or Jeff, who has it done by Victoria Day.
However, an often overlooked detail of building a new home is that landscaping is usually not included; it’s almost always required, but rarely worked into the price of the home. In most instances, it’s not even available as an option/upgrade through the builder.
What to do. Well, for starters, find a builder who includes it! Or part of it. Currently, all of our listings in Stonegate South, and Kensington’s listing featured below on Greer, include sod & irrigation (which is a fancy way of saying “lawn & sprinklers”), while our listing on Hull Avenue includes a full landscaping package – saving you time, money, and the commitment needed to earn a degree in horticulture.
Connect with us to learn more about how landscaping works into your budget, and to find options that won’t leave you yelling “GREEN SIDE UP” when you get your kids to attempt the install…
OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION
31701 HULL AVENUE | FARMINGTON HILLS
We are progressing quickly on this gorgeous modern farmhouse, and are now about 30-days from completion. Located in a peaceful, wooded setting (while still commute-friendly and close to amenities), this Hendrie floor plan by Mark Adler Homes meshes a contemporary look, with rustic touches.
Featuring 4 bed/2.5 bath and nearly 2,600 sqft, it also includes a 2-car attached garage, and a cedar deck + landscaping package. As for the details, you’ll find floor trusses over I-joists, energy-efficient cellulose insulation over fiberglass, custom grade-subfloors, and a number of high-end finishes that will provide you with the feel of a custom home, minus the custom home-process.
5767 GREER | WEST BLOOMFIELD
Time is running out if you want a new home in West Bloomfield for under $400K; this is the last home Kensington has in their Greer neighborhood, located in the heart of the township and surround by parks & lakes.
Featuring 4 bed/2.5 bath and over 2,500 sqft, this brick-colonial features a dramatic 2-story entry, a wall of windows across the back of the home, and high-end finishes throughout. And of course, as is our theme this month, landscaping is included! Connect with Lou and Jeff (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Julie & Jennifer directly for the details.
LOT 61 | STONEGATE SOUTH
Coming in September, we will preview our next home in Stonegate Southwhich we’re calling the Wellington II on Lot 61 because it’s a Wellington II floor plan located on lot 61 and please don’t ask how we come up with this stuff clearly Lou hires the best marketing people.
Construction has commenced on this 4 bed/2.5 bath/2,760+ sqft colonial by Strathdale Development (near the commute-friendly intersection of Dutton & Squirrel), connect with us for the details; don’t wait until it’s complete – purchase now and choose ALL the interior selections!
OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION
17022 MARGUERITE | BEVERLY HILLS
This updated ranch is conveniently located 2 miles from Downtown Birmingham, and features acclaimed Birmingham Schools. Located on a shaded lot with a private backyard, the floor plan offers an open-concept kitchen/family room combo with updated cabinets, granite counters, SS appliances, and a tasteful mix of ceramic & hardwood floors.
For the details on this home, connect with Lou; for info on the Birmingham/Beverly Hills area, connect with Lori; to discuss Beverly Hills 90210 connect with Jeff and seriously you two probably deserve each other.
IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…
Dunlap & Center, Northville
The Northville Planning Commission approved the site plan for a new building, proposed for the north side of downtown. Located on the former site of long-time tenant Uniquely Yours Flowers and most recently Scott Smith Financial, the project will include a new 3-story building and a renovation to the adjacent building to the south, which is the current home of the Tuscan Cafe. Plans call for a restaurant on the first floor of the new building, and then residential units on the upper floors and above the cafe next door… [read more]
The section of E. Jefferson Avenue that runs through the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood has the bones for redevelopment; now it has some plans. Jefferson East Inc. and its development arm, East Jefferson Development Corporation, recently revealed an updated master plan for the area that connects the Jefferson North Assembly to Grosse Pointe Park. At least 4 locations along Jefferson have been pegged for redevelopment, that will include a mix of retail and residential… [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; 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.
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 Moe Rhan. 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!