Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2022

August 15, 2022
NHE

LAKE-ISH LIVING

PURE MICHIGAN + LOCATION

When it comes to sizing up a lake in Michigan, where it basically takes a fresh-water ocean to impress any true Michigander, a 43-acre lake probably won’t raise an eyebrow. If anything, it’s just a… wait for it… drop in the bucket. Apologies.

However, location changes everything, and when a builder can offer lake-living, with insanely close access to commute arteries, amenities, and proximity to civilization (without charging 10-digit prices), the size of the lake starts to matter less, and lifestyle + location take over.

This is why the anticipation for Kensington Ridge by Pulte Homes, and their active-adult division Del Webb, is attracting so much attention.

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.

Situated on the west side of Milford Road (just north of I-96), in Milford Township (but straddling the border with Lyon Township), the former gravel pit will offer some nice topography and excellent access to the western ‘burbs.

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; some will surround the lake, with 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 (likely traditional neighborhoods open to all ages), offering roughly 95 single-family homes, and 120+ townhomes. In total, the development will have more than 800 residential units spread across the 335-acre property when complete.

Pricing could be available by the end of this year; we will continue updating our blog as more info becomes available.

If you’re working with a Realtor, have them visit the development’s websitefor the details and timing. Or, if you’re already working with us, let’s discuss a game plan for when they begin pre-sales.

(pictured above: the 43-acre lake in question…)


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

LOT #1 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

We are now taking backup offers on this home! Featuring the 4 bed/2.5 bath/2,670+ sqft Wellington plan by Strathdale Development, it includes a Gourmet Kitchen, trimmed & cased arches, glass doors on the study, a full appliance package, sod + irrigation, and more! Check out the most recent pics (below) of our new modern-craftsman style trim!

CLICK FOR MLS DETAILS


LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

The foundation is in, and progress is being made 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!


7533 GILMAN | WESTLAND

Westland is the BESTLAND and this beautiful new MOVE-IN READY ranch by Kensington Family Homes offers all of the luxuries and efficiencies of a new home, while still offering the charm and conveniences of an existing neighborhood.

Located a block from the Middle Rouge River and all the parks surrounding Hines Drive – including Middlebelt Hill Park! – you’ll also find yourself in close proximity to shopping, dining, and Garden City Hospital (though not necessarily in that order).

Featuring 3 bed/2 bath and nearly 1,330 sqft, it also offers an attached 2-car garage, plenty of high-end finishes, and desirable Livonia Schools!

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


OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION

205 N ELM | WEBBERVILLE

Located in “Ville” Country (west of Fowlerville, north of Dansville, etc), this 4 bed/1.5 bath ranch is nestled on the banks of the Kalamink Creek, and positioned perfectly between Lansing and the west side of Metro Detroit, for those couples/families split between the two locales and looking for answers to geographic challenges.

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



IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

ORCHARD CROSSING | LYON TWP

With news breaking of Blake Farms taking over Erwin Orchards and Cider Mill last week, several of you have inquired if houses are still going to be built on the property and, the short answer is yes, they are. As we noted here last May, after proposed plans for 300+ homes for the entire 181-acre development (by several builders) were shot down by the township, Lombardo Homes stepped in with a trimmed down plan for 121 single family homes and 40 duplex homes spread over 77-acres; the remaining 104-acres would retain a portion of the apple orchard, and see improvements/expansion of the cider mill including a bake house, tasting room, event center, some sort of alcohol-consuming situation, and honestly they had us at alcohol-consuming situation but also yay homes! The residential construction component could start as early as next spring… [read more]

 

JLA SITE | DETROIT

600 Associates, the LLC given to the former Joe Louis Arena site by the developer (The Sterling Group), finally released a rendering of the 25-story residential tower that is currently under construction along the banks of the Detroit River. Additional buildings, including a hotel and office, will be built on the site as well, but the building pictured will feature 500 apartments, and is anticipated to be complete in 2024. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first rendering released to the public so far…


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 Leigh King. 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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