Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2021

August 16, 2021
NHE

HOME SCHOOLED

BECAUSE HERE WE GO AGAIN. MAYBE.

After a trying/challenging/unprecedented school year in 2020-21, things were looking up for the coming school year. But now, as some of us continue to freedom when we need to science, things are looking a little questionable. Again. Sigh.

Despite not wanting to have ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANOTHER YEAR OF HOME-SCHOOLING (and we seriously can’t ALL-CAPS that enough), we are going to refrain from our annual “Oops it’s August and you forgot to buy a house before the school-year” reminder and revise it to “How’s your living room/classroom situation… just in case.”

If your answer is “not good” maybe we should consider looking at some options that don’t exist in your current home, but are common components of a newly built, modern floorplan; planning centers, loft space, finished basements with ceilings higher than 4′ tall, etc.

Does your home-school/home-work situation need an update? Let’s chat about newer homes on the resale market, spec homes nearing completion, or building from scratch… and hope that we don’t NEED to use your new scholastic space, but just have it as a reminder (since we all seem to have super short memories).

FYI – Pictured above is loft workspace + shiplap; shiplap, shiplap, shiplap… always with the shiplap.


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

$724,900

2371 STANFORD | BERKLEY

Framing is nearly complete on 2371 Stanford (as well as its already-sold neighbor, 2381 Stanford).

Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and over 2,400 sqft, some of the highlights of this brand-new floor plan by Mark Adler Homes include an open loft space upstairs, a 2nd floor laundry, a mudroom with a bench/drop zone + USB connectivity, a spectacular front-porch that wraps around the den, and a generous deck/landscaping/irrigation package.

Click for video…

And of course, the superior construction, high-quality finishes, and energy-efficiency Mark is known for.

This home is listed exclusively with The New Home Experts® so connect with us for the details and to get started while you can still choose MOST of your selections!


$534,900

LOT #1 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

Our first home in Whispering Ridge is framed and making excellent progress! Featuring the 4 bed/2.5 bath/2,760+ sqft Wellington plan by Strathdale Development, this home will be similar to what Strathdale has been building in Stonegate, only this will have a Gourmet Kitchen, trimmed & cased arches, and a leaded glass door on the study (with more upgrades to come).

Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, this particular section of the township might be the only one 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; there is still time to make many of the interior selections!


$589,900

360 CREEDMORE | COMMERCE TWP.

Featuring significant frontage along the Huron River as it flows into North Commerce Lake (and then South Commerce Lake – because geography), this amazing location offers a private beach club and access to all directions of Commerce Lake.

To be built by Kensington Family Homes, this new contemporary colonial floor plan features 4 bed/2.5 bath and nearly 2,500 sqft, with an attached 2-car garage. High-end finishes abound, as well as plenty of natural light and spectacular views.

And of course, desirable Walled Lake Schools.

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


OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION

2425 BRADWAY | BLOOMFIELD HILLS

POCKET LISTING ALERT!

Located east of Cranbrook Road in the desirable Bloomfield Villageneighborhood, this 5 bed/3 bath colonial features 2,900 sqft, a number of updates, and acclaimed Birmingham Schools. Get the details from Lori Munk and schedule a visit, before it hits the market.


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Traditions at Avon Heights| Rochester Hills

Located at the northwest corner of Livernois & Avon (and within the Rochester Community School District), Lombardo Homes will likely burn through this neighborhood that is ideally located near everything Rochester; Oakland University, Rochester College, Downtown Rochester, etc. Limited info is available on timing (“soon”) and pricing (our guess is they’ll be starting somewhere in the $500s), but we are confident the product will be from their “Traditions” line of homes because, well… #experts [read more]

Hudson’s Tower | Detroit

Being that August and mid-pandemic are traditionally slower times of year for development news, we figured we would check in on one of our favorite projects currently under construction; the Hudson’s Tower (or whatever it’s being called), on the site of the former Hudson’s warehouse on Woodward. We can spend hours watching time-lapse videos of development and construction, but what we really love is checking out all the various mock-ups of how the skyline will look once the building is complete. There are a ton of videos and pics to sift through, but this one is our favorite; oh to be alive in a time of advanced technology… please to enjoy: [click for video]


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.


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 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!

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